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|Religion / Re: Have You Praised Him Yet, Today? by knotty(m): 12:28pm On Nov 12, 2013|
I am grateful, Lord.
|Sports / Re: ??? by knotty(m): 1:21pm On Sep 29, 2013|
Shame there are no Scrabble players here.
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|Politics / Re: Change We Can See: Kudos To Gov Kwankwaso Of Kano State by knotty(m): 9:32pm On Aug 23, 2013|
omanzo02: KWANKWASO Don recruit e-warrior too?if appreciating good governance is a mark of being a govt recruit; i have no apologies being one.
but dirt on shekarau, your boss, for wasting 8years of a generation doing nothing.
|Politics / Re: Boko Haram Kill 44 In Borno by knotty(m): 7:52pm On Aug 23, 2013|
Life means nothing to those goons...it is 10 for tuppence
|Politics / Change We Can See: Kudos To Gov Kwankwaso Of Kano State by knotty(m): 6:20pm On Aug 23, 2013|
i am at the departure lounge of MAKIA, Kano: and i am brooding over the high and low points of my trip to this ancient city.
I have spent a huge chunk of my life growing in this city; I had my primary school here. But it is no longer a primary school. It is now a girl’s secondary school. Its gate also made the news for being the epicenter of a bomb blast that took lives in drove.
Comparing the glorious halcyon days to the needless bloodbaths makes one to want to wash ones past. But, it is hard for anyone to wash away their past you may only wish it away. This is the price one pays for change in life.
The changes that had starred me in the face but which i had been oblivious of, is now visibly audible. You can literally hear Kano speak. The story of Kano of today is a story that personifies change. A visible change, almost a singsong of Obama,s campaign slogan: Change We Can See.
All the change we are seeing started with the second coming of Gov Musa Kwankwaso as Governor. It seemed he is on a redemption mission. A mission which will forever imprint his name indelibly in the hearts and minds of Kano citizens for years to come. I do not intend delving into the specifics lest I be misconstrued as a paid praise singer. Rather, I am commenting on infra-structural developments that had until now been seen as impossible to happen in Kano but are springing with reckless abandon. None leaves you awe struck more that the prodigiously ambitious flyover that seeks to link the heart of Kano to its tributary arteries in one fell swoop. Without doubt, the project is a brilliant idea; the execution is a masterpiece is urban rebirth.
As for the dead street of Kano suddenly lit at night, I can only marvel at the short time it took all this to happen. While the haters continued to throw bombs, Kwankwaso continued working. The streets that his predecessor had left in eternal ruin, he finished. New ones, he built. Interlocking tiles pave the walkways of the ancient for the first time in 50 years.
Suddenly, a rudderless place like Kano now has direction. A leader they can queue behind in obedience is here at last. Anyone who is capable of outlawing Achaba business (OKADA) in a boisterous and restive city like Kano without any major rehash is indeed a true Leader.
|Literature / Re: Word Of The Day- Improve Your Vocab by knotty(m): 11:57am On Aug 05, 2013|
1. to bend or cause to bend in two he doubled up with the pain
2. (intr) to share a room or bed designed for one person, family, etc.
Sorry to veer from Word to phrasal verb today. But, i stumbled on the correct usage of this phrasal verb by accident.
i had grown up knowing `double up` to mean hurry up.
My teachers go it wrong in the past.
`After the race, Bode doubled up in excruciating pains.``
|Car Talk / Re: The Best Tyre For Nigerian Roads by knotty(m): 4:03pm On Jul 30, 2013|
I wonder o.
Where will you get Michelin tire for 10k
Abeg, budget 60each for a good tire.
Other than that you will have to settle for Korea.
Whatever you do, do not touch Used Tires.
|Literature / Re: Word Of The Day- Improve Your Vocab by knotty(m): 9:21am On Jul 29, 2013|
Word of the day- COTQUEAN
1. A coarse or scolding woman.
2. A man who busies himself with domestic matters traditionally regarded as suitable only for women
|Celebrities / Re: Obafemi Martins Shows Off His Diamond Watches And Shoes by knotty(m): 11:19am On Jul 16, 2013|
hard to figure out of the 2 is uglier
the wristwatch or the tattered hand
|Religion / Re: Have You Praised Him Yet, Today? by knotty(m): 12:50pm On Jul 07, 2013|
Thanks again, Lord
|Celebrities / Re: Wizkid Buys Another Porsche? by knotty(m): 2:44pm On Jun 27, 2013|
aniola01: @Otunfour... screenshot na screanshot... at least u fit read am.
Very cool. Insurance companies replacing accident vehicles with newer and superior models within 21days.
believe this, believe also that Jonathan has no second term ambition.
|Celebrities / Re: Vector Prays With OJB Jezreel (Picture) by knotty(m): 2:03pm On Jun 25, 2013|
texaco1: our politicians arent smart,this is a good way to win ppls hearts and votes ,sponsor the trip and everything .believe some ppl will vote for u just because of this singular actyou forget too well that we are forgetful
the politicians know us too well
so, they rather spread the dash-money than invest in one man.
|Politics / Re: Please Is Kano Among The Boko Haram Infested States In Nigeria? by knotty(m): 8:52am On Jun 23, 2013|
Katangora: Kano is very safe,no single case of violence & insurgency for the last 20 yrs.. The whites you are bringing in can even walk freely around the streets of SABON GARI at 2amHey, hold it there.
@ OP be circumspect when in unfamiliar territory.
Kano is save but the best safety gadget is made of common sense.
Use it well.
Avoid the densely populated CITY vicinity, if you can.
Get good tour guide, perhaps a Kano based NLer.
Nightlife is still good. Enjoy your stay in the ancient walled city of Tumbi Giwa
|Literature / Re: Word Of The Day- Improve Your Vocab by knotty(m): 7:07am On Jun 23, 2013|
"Truth, but not the whole truth, must be the invariable principle of every man who hath either religion, honour, or prudence. Those who violate it, may be cunning, but they are not able. Lies and perfidy are the refuge of fools and cowards."
-Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl
Perfidy: easy to pronounce \ˈpər-fə-dē\
the quality or state of being faithless or disloyal : treachery
an act or an instance of disloyalty
disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, inconstancy, perfidiousness, infidelity, unfaithfulness
Perfidy is easy to be confused with Theft. Please, do not mix the 2 words.
|Literature / Re: Word Of The Day- Improve Your Vocab by knotty(m): 12:59pm On Jun 20, 2013|
|Business / Re: Guaranty Trust Bank: More Branches Needed? by knotty(m): 1:23pm On May 23, 2013|
Apart from ATM child-like transactions, have tried any serious banking transaction with First Bank?
Gtb, to me, does not require more branches for now. There only need to work on their Network link which has this annoying habit of going of only when i am expecting credit....ahahah
|Politics / Re: Bomb Explosion In Kano by knotty(m): 9:06am On Mar 23, 2013|
2days ago, Musa killed okoro,I did not talk because I ve never seen okoro before. | Yesterday,mohammed slaughtered chimezie,I did not complain because he is not my brother. | Today, ibrahim is chasing me with cutlass,he wants to kill me,nobody wants to HELP
how that one come concern me? uh. abeg settle with ibro jor
|Politics / Chinua Achebe,s Death And Our Sycophancy by knotty(m): 9:04am On Mar 23, 2013|
@ChinuaAchebe30 That is the Twitter handle of Chinua Achebe whilst alive and he had 422 followers, ONLY!!!
The moment he died, he started trending. Things Fall Apart too trended.There were several threads up running about his famous quotes and loved books.
Where were these media junkies when the man was alive?
Maybe we should bottle sycophancy and turn it into an exportable commodity. We will sell, wella.
|Literature / Jking- Satire, Parody, Adventureit by knotty(m): 8:03pm On Mar 13, 2013|
It so seemed that a certain King must appease kingmakers in the land if he must continue to rule the land. It had been the turn of his clan among the 3clans far flung among the kingdom and as is the tradition; he must relinquish the throne for the other Prince nested across the river.
This he knew as the honorable thing to do and was willing to do . But somehow, he felt pulled by a part of his past that he felt the gods had not meant he must reign for just a meager 4year term. You see, he came from a lineage that had never worn the crown before. His forbears never knew what a horse was much less own one. Forsooth, he never wore a pair of shoes all his growing days.
As the scripts of the gods, besmirched in foreign liquor will play out, he assumed the throne fortuitously and ill-ready: the Lord of a vassal state had committed an abomination in the land and was vacated out of office. He stepped in.
The gods from no where descended among men and sniffed one white powdery stuff and of all days decided to re-write the script of the land on their ill-advised visit. By the time the nation woke from a general slumber: the gods have the power to make even the sun sleep, our King had been made Supreme Lord of the Land.
The deepest stuporous sleep still wears out. Our brothers from across the land where the cows graze roused up from theirs and were going to burn the kingdom for they claim it was their turn to rule as the agreement written among men had declared. Blame the gods for the funny stuffs they have been sniffing lately and not the shoeless King.
Well, what is four years in the life of a kingdom reasoned the royal House that had reign over the land. ``This man is but the son of a fisherman, from their rivers flows the liquid that pays for our luxuries. Let him have a taste of the throne for a while. He is a frail man at heart, he will not betray us``. With this thinking JKing reigned un-peacefully for there existed a certain ilk of the Royal house which never wanted the frolicking fisherman’s son.
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|Politics / Re: Construction Of Lagos-abidjan Expressway To Commence In 2014 by knotty(m): 3:05pm On Mar 03, 2013|
Clear your febrile mind before you spew rubbish at me for airing my displeasure about an issue pertaining to GEJ, your benefactor.
GEJ announced this project though it be in the works for a long while. He said those words knowing other members of ECOWAS are seriously non-committal because they hardly have the means and also because they know it is largely Nigeria that stands to profit from the project, before the benefits trickle down. Forget the ADBs and WB, without the counterpart local funding, it remains in the doldrums.
That is even beside the point, why did he not announce the project in formal gathering of ECOWAS Heads of States where it will be seen to be a collective decision and not the whims of a fisherman high on palmie at a self glorifying occasion?
Was it not the same palmie that made him dole out $1m poverty alleviation fund just to bring a certain Beyonce to visit his State as Governor? That man has lost it. He does not have the pedigree of a leader, Nigerian leader at that!
And it seems he must outdo himself, he shelled another #3b of taxpayers money to Nollywood as if that is the most tendentious of our collective national need now…….shior
Bring in all your 40 computers and abuse us for all you care……we have learnt (NOT TO GIVE A DAMN). Spew all your invectives, dish all your venoms, they count for naught because your GEJ has expired.
Look back into his tenure and tell me 3promises fulfilled….yet, the promises keep rolling out by the day.
There are surprise ahead of you guys. Enough is enough. Even PDP knows that now.
|Politics / Re: Construction Of Lagos-abidjan Expressway To Commence In 2014 by knotty(m): 11:10am On Mar 03, 2013|
Looks like GEJ is ready to make any avowal at the sight of anything pleasant regardless of cost, practicalnes, and reality.
That convoy ride across the streets of Abidjan and the honors certainly touched the right cord in the `I PROMISE` membrane of his brain.
I am surprised he didn't promise them free education and automatic employment at all levels in Abidjan
|Religion / Re: Have You Praised Him Yet, Today? by knotty(m): 10:04pm On Jan 20, 2013|
thanks for your mercies, Lord.
great is your faithfulness.
|Autos / Re: 2010 Porsche Panamera Cleared For DANTITIKI On NL by knotty(m): 8:23pm On Jan 20, 2013|
femi, i think you are doing Dantiki a disservice with this post.
you may have hyped your abilities to clear high end cars, but what is the sense in declaring their price tag on an open forum like this?
the invoice value you have is for your consumption alone and not for the world...confidentiality it is caled in proper documents.
Did you know how much he had claimed from the buyer? this NL is a national library, in fact, Nigeria,s response to Google. should the buyer stroll in here and see the price will he feel good about the seller,s margin?
aside, at what value was Duty paid? we all know govt officials troll NL, should one of them come here and see this value, will you pay the difference of your compromised duty? think about the next man who intends clearing like vehicle, how easy have you made life for him?
please, advertise your skills and services but be mindful of common good.
i love the machine though.....cheers.
|Literature / Re: What's Your Favorite Novel Of All Time? by knotty(m): 6:14pm On Jan 18, 2013|
The Word...Irvin Wallace
|Nairaland / General / Re: Countdown To Nairaland,s1millionth member by knotty(m): 10:21am On Jan 13, 2013|
tick tock goes the clock
|Politics / Re: Multiple Explosions At MRS Depot, Apapa by knotty(m): 12:44pm On Jan 09, 2013|
scene of incidence
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