| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Arsenal Fan Thread (Rising From the ashes like the Phoenix, Gunners march On) by folahann(m): 7:23pm On Nov 02, 2012 |
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Arsenal Fan Thread (Rising From the ashes like the Phoenix, Gunners march On) by folahann(m): 12:05pm On Nov 02, 2012 |
Stop being a blind follower, that kind of attitude leads to genocides.
This guy has been loyal to Arsenal Fans, he may have a problem with the management, but I don't recall him dissing the Fans in anyway.
Releasing that silly statement and moving to a fierce rival club (leaving our manager with no option) is enough dissing. He had no option but to be loyal during 8 injury-plagued seasons. Arsenal kept renewing his contract despite being injury prone. His first season without injury, then he became too good for Arsenal.
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Man Ure Supporters, What Do You Make Of These Facts? by folahann(m): 11:31am On Nov 02, 2012 |
dopeJemi: Timbros, I don't get
R u saying we were robbed or we robbed dem
Is dat our keeper or tottenham's keeper
Tottenham was efin robbed. Your keeper made a terrible howler at injury time. The ball seriously clearly crossed the line. The Referee throway face, he knew he was in Old Trafford
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Manchester United Vs Arsenal 2 - 1 - On 3rd November 2012 by folahann(m): 11:19am On Nov 02, 2012 |
Even as Arteta, Carzola and Wilshere would be available, Wenger will surely find a way to use his RAMSEY.
| Jokes Etc / Re: Nairaland Proposal! by folahann(m): 10:53am On Nov 02, 2012 |
Dem stage am joor
| Politics / Re: NCP Secretary Calls For Fashola’s Removal From Office by folahann(m): 6:56am On Nov 02, 2012 |
Have you EVER being to Abuja?
2002, If at all you have!
Sorry o, slip of finger. Wanted to say 'Abuja has okada BANNED on major street'
u have know since the latter part of my post didn't corres-p
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Arsenal Fan Thread (Rising From the ashes like the Phoenix, Gunners march On) by folahann(m): 5:28am On Nov 02, 2012 |
Tell me exactly what did RVP do wrong? A young boy of about 20 years joined Arsenal at a point in history when even Barca and Madrid wanted to play like us, now even Swansea have more purposeful ambitions.
Look, this thing is simple, Arsenal now considers qualifying for UCL as a trophy, fine. But we shouldn't expect everyone to buy that bull crap, cos that's what it is. Bull Crap.
You're asking for what Van Persie did wrong?
Stop smoking marijuana, it's not good for your health, it has a great effect on your brain.
| Politics / Re: NCP Secretary Calls For Fashola’s Removal From Office by folahann(m): 5:07am On Nov 02, 2012 |
Abuja has okada on its major streets and it looks good. Lagos- the second capital- is trying to achieve same.
GEJ wishes the 2nd capital enjoy this sanity, hence soldiers.
| Entertainment / Re: Keri Hilson Expresses Love For Flavour's Song 'Ashawo' by folahann(m): 11:30am On Nov 01, 2012 |
| Entertainment / Re: Keri Hilson Expresses Love For Flavour's Song 'Ashawo' by folahann(m): 11:26am On Nov 01, 2012 |
Abegi that song na rubbish. There's more to Miss Keri sending that tweet.
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Arsenal Fan Thread (Rising From the ashes like the Phoenix, Gunners march On) by folahann(m): 10:37am On Nov 01, 2012 |
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Chelsea Vs Manchester United - Capital One Cup (5 - 4) On 31st October 2012 by folahann(m): 9:38pm On Oct 31, 2012 |
mukina2: mikel don collect his usual mtn
The guy na MTN ambassador now, abi u no wan make him promote him sponsors again?
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Arsenal Fan Thread (Rising From the ashes like the Phoenix, Gunners march On) by folahann(m): 9:29pm On Oct 31, 2012 |
I dont know what AW smokes at times but does he really need to set us up with this lone striker formation all the time
Exactly what I think. He doesn't have to use the same formation everytime. Some matches call for a different approach, depending on the players available and opposition.
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Arsenal Fan Thread (Rising From the ashes like the Phoenix, Gunners march On) by folahann(m): 12:05am On Oct 31, 2012 |
That was a hell of a match. Thank God the band boys didn't visit here tonight.
@Dayokanu So you stay up late to follow ENGLISH league cup. maybe that's your way of hating English football. Who knows if you've been watchin Blue square. Can u pls help me with the name of German equivalence of capital one cup.
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Arsenal Fan Thread (Rising From the ashes like the Phoenix, Gunners march On) by folahann(m): 7:52am On Oct 28, 2012 |
I heard my boyboy Schalke came to the useless Emirate and desecrated the whole place
Me I also hear your CHAMPIONS came here last season.
Is it true that Chelsea -6th in my league - pissed on your to win UCL at Allianz?
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Arsenal Fan Thread (Rising From the ashes like the Phoenix, Gunners march On) by folahann(m): 9:10pm On Oct 27, 2012 |
dayokanu: You forgot to mention that Artetas goal was also offside
If you're not satisfied with the result, you can always go court. Get a good lawyer to prove your case at the court of law.
Wilshere was looking really sharp, he was too sharp for someone who's been out for over a year. I guess Ramsey is still recovering from his long-term injury.
| Politics / Re: Doctors Rejects Patient For Tummy-tuck After Offering Millions by folahann(m): 10:39pm On Oct 24, 2012 |
Should be moved to health section.
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Arsenal Fan Thread (Rising From the ashes like the Phoenix, Gunners march On) by folahann(m): 10:00pm On Oct 24, 2012 |
Absolute rubbish. Ridiculous nonsense.
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: UCL: Arsenal Vs Schalke (0 - 2) On 24th October by folahann(m): 9:51pm On Oct 24, 2012 |
manmustwac: arsenal are a waste of space. Abeg remove this nonsense from the homepage.
hey manmustwank, this area is meant for UCL teams only. Find a europa league thread
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Baptizing Dayokanu Into English(prem & 3lions) Fanatic by folahann(m): 9:46pm On Oct 24, 2012 |
I swear that Dayo get juju he take dey find downfall for EPL teams especially Arsenal. I hate the guy.
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: UCL: Arsenal Vs Schalke (0 - 2) On 24th October by folahann(m): 9:32pm On Oct 24, 2012 |
Have Arsenal lost a group stage match at the Emirates before today.
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: UCL: Arsenal Vs Schalke (0 - 2) On 24th October by folahann(m): 9:30pm On Oct 24, 2012 |
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: UCL: Arsenal Vs Schalke (0 - 2) On 24th October by folahann(m): 9:10pm On Oct 24, 2012 |
Damn it. We need Messi and Falcao. Maybe Iniesta too, together with Ronaldo and Tevez
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Barcelona Fc Are 2005/2006 UEFA Champions! Arsenal Defeated: (in Pics) by folahann(m): 2:42pm On Oct 24, 2012 |
That was one hell of a moment.
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Arsenal Fan Thread (Rising From the ashes like the Phoenix, Gunners march On) by folahann(m): 2:36pm On Oct 24, 2012 |
you mean united lost last night?
what almost happened.
| Politics / Re: Ondo Election Results: Soyinka Cautions ACN Leadership by folahann(m): 2:25pm On Oct 24, 2012 |
Me too. Thought it was the famous one.
| Politics / They Walk Through The Valley, But Fear No Death by folahann(m): 1:10pm On Oct 24, 2012 |
What is life like for octogenarians and nonagenarians? Do they occasionally fear death? And what interests them? ODOGWU EMEKA ODOGWU and NICHOLAS KALU, who spent time with them, report
Many of them are left without their spouses of several decades. Some have even lost children.www.thenationonlineng.net/new/news/they-walk-through-the-valley-but-fear-no-death/
Chief Olatunbosun Falana, 85, used to beg for food. His fellow Ekiti State compatriot, who is also 85, Mrs. Ojuolape Oladimeji also used to beg for what to eat.
The case of another Ekiti indigene,Mrs. Felicia Ishola, believed to be over 105 years, was not really different.
But, thanks to a Social Security Scheme introduced by the Dr. Kayode Fayemi administration, their stories have now changed.
Mrs. Ishola said: “Fayemi will not cry in old age. He will not bury any of his children. He will get favour of people in this world and that of God.”
But for old people elsewhere, they are on their own. Government has no plan for them on the last lap of their lives.
Creek Town, Cross River State-born Elder Effiong Aye has been able to cope with life at old age because he retired as principal of the famous Hope Waddell College, Calabar and still receives pensions to support himself.
Aye, who was born in 1918 in Creek Town, lost his wife Miranda in March this year.
Aye said he nurses no fear of death.
He said: “I don’t have any fear of death. I just feel the time was coming, when I don’t feel myself active like before. My limbs are getting weaker and weaker. And I knew that time was coming. It is coming now. Already, I am getting fed up. Most of my friends don’t live again. They are all gone. You see new generations coming up here. But that one is left to God. He dictates. But I still feel myself alright.”
At 94, Aye says he does not stick to any diet. “I just eat normal food like everybody else; gari, rice, beans and so on. I am not on any special diet,” he said.
However, Aye says he has not tasted meat in the past 50 years. “Christ never ate meat,” he said.
He believes he is in good health, except for the occasional malaria fever. He enjoys moral and financial support from his family.
A prolific writer, with over 10 books authored by him, Aye spends most of his day reading. At the moment, he is revising the second edition of the Efik dictionary.
He said: “I don’t joke with that one (reading). I read a lot. In fact, that is what I spend most of my time doing here in my study. I don’t write much now. But I read a lot,” he says as he reads a few lines from the Efik dictionary he is working on without the aid of his glasses.
“I mostly stay inside these days, doing a lot of reading. For instance, this (second edition of the Efik dictionary) a big job to be done.”
His routine is a bit different from Etubom Enian Essien, 92.
From 1951 to 1984, he was a member of the Eastern House of Assembly. Now he is the clan head of Ikoneto.”
He was reading by the window of his 19 Anderson Street, Calabar home when our reporter called on him. He said contentment is the reason for his long life.
“What I would say is contentment. When you are contented with what you have and are, you don’t have problem,” he said.
At 92, Essien drinks beer, though sparingly, and still smokes cigarettes.
On whether he is on any special diet, he said: “No, no. I just live an ordinary life. Eating the normal food everybody else eats. I am not particular about any food. I eat cow meat, goat meat, fish and so forth, I don’t discriminate.”
Like Aye, he spends most of his time reading. He does not go out often. “I scarcely go out, except when I go to church.”
He reads without glasses. “I can read without my glasses, except the writings are too tiny,” Essien said.
Essien said after his 85th birthday, he started experiencing general weakness.
On how he gets cash to get by, he said: “As a clan head, I have a monthly stipend which I use in maintaining myself. All my children are grown up and on their own now, but they still take proper care of me.”
The widower says he does not worry about death. “Well, you know, I don’t fear death. After living to the age of 92, what else would I fear? In fact, if you look around here, you do not find anybody of my age.”
Essien goes to the African Club once in a while to fraternise with friends and drink a bottle of beer. “I drink beer twice a week. Yes, I still smoke cigarettes till now,” he says.
For Madam Enyiuche Mary Obuekwe, a trader, baker and farmer, there is no need to fear death after living for four scores and a year.
The widow, who lost her husband about 10 years ago, still washes her clothes and sweeps her house. “I cook my food the way I want it because children of nowadays don’t know how to cook food that has taste. They only know how to cook with maggi cube.”
She is not on any special diet. But, she does not consume excess sugar.
She has, however, had to battle heart-related problem. She was flown abroad by her children for treatment. Since then, she has had to take medications for high blood pressure.
Mrs. Obuekwe said: “I am not afraid of death. If it comes now, I will welcome it. I have accomplished my mission on earth. I am just enjoying additional life now. But I always ask God to make sure I am not going to die through accident. I want to lie down on my bed and pass on and I will be smiling home while going the Lord.
“The only people that are afraid of death are people who did not keep anything in the world. I have left my foot prints in the world and I thank God for that.”
Pa Samuel Chukwunweike Nwadiogbu, 80, a farmer, mechanic and retired Police Inspector, spends most of his time praising God these days.
“Once I wake up as early as 5am, I will pray to God with my entire family for protecting us over the night. On Friday, I go to Friday class in my parish but if it is other days, I will relax and take care of the house while the children go to school. So, the only thing that keeps me busy now is church activities. I am a member of the choir. I don’t work any longer, because I have retired now,” he said.
Old age has affected his memory. He says he easily forgets things now.
That started three years ago.
He said: “I will be discussing with you; but immediately you go away, I will forget all we have said, unless you remind me about that.”
He still washes his clothes because his wife is not always at home because she is usually with the children.
He too does not fear death. In his words: “I know that one with God is with majority. I am not owing anybody. So, I am not afraid of death at all. So, I thank God for the good health He granted me. That is why I kept praising God day in day out at home and in the church.”
Chief Shedrack Onuohaegbunam Mbanefo, who is still four years away from becoming an octogenarian, looks as though he is more than his age. He is on special diet, such as vegetables and proteinous foods. Doctor has also got him to stay away from alcohol and avoid anything that contains sugar.
One of his eyes is weakened. He too said he is not afraid of death.
“The only thing I ask is that I don’t bother my children and relations on sick bed before death. I don’t want to be urinating and defecating on the bed before death comes. I see that as punishment. So, I want to die while strong,” he said.
Unlike Nigeria, Europe and America have plans for the elderly, especially the weak. Sick old people in Britain are treated free of charge by the National Health Service, which is funded by general taxation. Poor and frail old people are given free help with washing, dressing and cooking.
When old people become so infirm that they can no longer make a cup of tea, they may be nudged into a care home, but at her own cost, unless they are particularly poor.
Mr. Geoffery Chima, the National Vice Chairman of the Association of Federal Public Service Retirees (AFPSR), said there must be a ministry for the elderly.
He said: “We want our own ministry because it will help to ensure that we are properly taken care of. There are more than 15 ministries in the country today, which all the pensioners retired from. So, it is better for a ministry to be created for us. The process of establishing a task force to take care of pensioners who embezzled pension funds should be eradicated. Nigeria should be serious with their pensioners like other countries.”
A nongovernmental organisation (NGO) known as the Senior Citizens Advocacy Network of Nigeria (SCANON), has advocated adequate healthcare, transportation, and care givers, among others to promote the well being of the senior citizens.
The chairman of the group, Rear Admiral Christopher Ehanmo (rtd), at the official inauguration of SCANON earlier this month, said the Senate passed a bill entitled: “National Agency for Elderly Persons (Establishment) Bill 2009 (SB.15)”.
However, the House of Representatives did not pass the bill and therefore the bill could not be sent to Mr. President for assent.
“We believe all the senior citizens in Nigeria will actively participate in this important and timely crusade of our efforts to improve the well being of the elderly persons in Nigeria”, he said.
| Sports / Re: Fifa Authorises Two Goal-line Technology Systems by folahann(m): 11:12am On Oct 24, 2012 |
What of technology that will determine penalties, diving, red card offences and so on. We need to rescue EPL from Howard Webb
| Violent/Disgusting Non-Celebrity Crimes / Re: Motorcyclist Sells Nurse To Ritual Killers For N10,000 by folahann(m): 10:06am On Oct 23, 2012 |
Very very sad indeed. Some people are so heartless. at least this shouldn't be happening in 2021
| Politics / Re: Ondo Elections Not Free And Fair- Akeredolu by folahann(m): 9:47am On Oct 23, 2012 |
mbulela: This man is disappointing me big time.
I thought he was a bit refined?
Why can't he just accept defeat and start strategizing for 2016? After all Mimoko will not contest then and considering his relative naivety in politics he can build a better stronghold by then.
I am still looking for an election ACN will lose and accept defeat. Why are they such sore losers?
It takes a lot to make the demonic PDP look good but on the count of electoral result acceptance, ACn are sure making PDP look like saints.
How many elections have they truly lost that they didn't accept defeat? Partisanship doesn't mean you shouldn't be objective.
| Politics / Re: Ondo Elections Not Free And Fair- Akeredolu by folahann(m): 9:42am On Oct 23, 2012 |
Didn't know ACN could become like this. Now I see they (all politicians)are all the same. Anyway maybe that is restricted to Ondo alone.
Even PDP challenged Oshiomole's victory in Edo State, that is what is expected.
| European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Arsenal Fan Thread (Rising From the ashes like the Phoenix, Gunners march On) by folahann(m): 9:07pm On Oct 16, 2012 |
HNIC: Okay Gooners...Let's spice this place up.
Answer the questions below and win a plot of land somewhere in Lekki(no googling)
1.)Which Arsenal player was spotted in a public bus in London recently?
2.)Which Arsenal player is referred to as the 'BFG'?
3.)Who is the only Liberian national to have played for the Arsenal?
4.)Which Arsenal player made this statement on twitter after an Arsenal game "Good win gays" instaed of '"Good win guys" and this spelling mistake resulted in a barrage of abuse....The player is still teased about this mistake till today.
5.)The summer of 2008 was a strange one for Arsenal.Flamini, Lehmann,Hleb and Silva left and we signed Na$ri and Ramsey.Apart from Silvestre,who was the other rather bizarre signing Arsene Wenger made?
BTW...The cost of filling the land at Lekki is more than the market value of the land
Yeah I know no.5, Amauri Bischoff - the one who had no knees.