Tuesday, 10 September 2019



Her parents actually shot me. 
I can say that because the uncle shot me three times. This is not an exaggerated story. It was a real story - the uncle shot me with a gun.
She has been very helpful and instrumental in my success. The time I married her, I was really a strong, young man fighting to survive. I had just parted ways with my brother. 
I ventured into importation and the first consignment went wrong and I lost my capital.
But, I am a very determined individual. I believe in dignity of labour. 
For instance, somebody who came to our wedding gave us a weighing scale. One day, things got so hard that I took it to the market and got people to weigh themselves for a fee. I was collecting 10 Kobo from each customer. I came back with some money and my wife wanted to know what I did, and I told her. She cried like a little baby. 
Later, to support me, she dusted her certificate and got a job where they were paying her N85. She would bring the money every month to keep us going and we did that until things got better again for me. So, she was my first employee. 
When you see the name Coscharis, it means Cosmas and Charity combined. So we own the company together because we built it together. 
She married me when I was driving a motorbike. She came to me when I had nothing. So, whatever I make today, she is my first employee and whenever I went to Japan, she stayed in the shop.
Those days when things were hard for us, I used to ask her to give me a list whenever it was time to give her money to cook soup. I never gave her money without seeing her list. When she returned the week after for money for another soup, I would say ‘write another list.’ Then, I would bring out the former list to compare with the new one. And, if I saw a bottle of oil, I would ask, ‘you bought oil last week, why are you writing oil again?’ Then she would ask me if oil had become Coca-cola that she could drink. That was the level of poverty and training. But she had learnt from all of those things, and today she can sign a cheque of N10 billion and her credit card has no limit.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Xenophobia is a crime against Humanity


Pieter Willem Botha, was a former president of South Africa. 

In 1988, he told the World: Black people can not rule themselves because they don't have the brain and mental capacity to govern a society.
He went further to say, how the black people hate themselves! He said: *"Give them guns,* they would kill themselves;
*Give them power*, they will steal all the government money;
Give them independence, they will use it to promote tribalism, ethnicity, bigotry, hatred, killings and wars!"
Tell me of any black society today where they love each other?
Xenophobia in South Africa is a reflection of how weak the black man brain functions! They hate themselves, they are jealous of each other, they kill each other with reckless abandon, they can't think beyond tribal considerations, blacks don't know why Africa was even divided by the Europeans!
*Xenophobia* tells you, how black brain is negatively constructed! Indians are not killing themselves, no matter where they come from;
Chinese don't kill each other, no matter what they do together;
The Asians don't kill each other.......but black Africans derive joy in hatred, war, stealing, looting, jealousy, ethnicity and killing of each other!
*South African white, Indian, Asian and Chinese community, are looking at black people as animals who can not live together in peace and harmony but to kill themselves!*
Anytime you hear Black South Africans talk about xenophobia, reflect your mind back to Pieter Willem Botha, who said: "Blacks can never be able to organize themselves without killing each other!

*Xenophobia is a crime against *humanity*. What a shame on Black Race!!!!
West-Galilee Ogbamen.

Friday, 30 August 2019


Explosion on Friday rock the bura crude Trunkline purportedly operated by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation. NNPC in Otu-Jeremi community Headquarters of Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The cause of the explosion. Which happened around 4pm is still sketchy at the time of this report.
"DAILY POST" gathered that the weekly Otu-Jeremi market has been shutdown as residents. Traders and customers who stay within the affected trunkline scampered for safety for fear of being consumed by fire. Volumes of crude oil impacted the Council's Secretariat just as soldiers have cordoned off the scene of the incident.
When Firefighters arrived but it is left to be seen if they can put the raging inferno and save it from spreading to communities within Ughelli South and other areas. It was learnt that the affected trunkline accommodates the Oil Mining Lease. OML 34 pipelines operated by the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company. NPDC/ND Western jointly with that of Abura Line belonging to NNPC...


The Olojo Festival is a festival in IfeOsun State, in Nigeria.

The Olojo Festival is a culture festival in the calendar of the Ile-Ife, Osun State which is located in the Southwestern part of Nigeria. It is the celebration of the remembrance of “Ogun”, god of Iron, who is believed to be the first son of Oduduwa, progenitor of the Yoruba people. The festival is held annually in October.

Monday, 26 August 2019

EFÚNSETÁN ANÍWÚRÁ... Iyalode Ibadan. Yoruba’s Most Powerful Woman That Ever lived

The story of Efunsetan Aniwura is perhaps one of the most motivating thrillers in Yoruba political history. It captivates, in the most astounding manner, the place of women in Yoruba political history. But all along, the story of Efunsetan had been written and foretold by her tormentors and painted grimly by mostly chauvinistic It must be understood the context of Efunsetan’s coming into global fame, at least at this time. The story of Efunsetan Aniwura is intriguing. Her date of birth remains uncertain, but she must have been born around 1790s or around that period. Yoruba epic films and folklores portray Efunsetan as a very vicious woman, filled with prejudice, a woman who died in tragic circumstances. But there are hidden thrills and heroic feat that those who wrote his history continue to undermine. There is nothing as perplexing as having the story of a great woman being relayed by men, in a society credited for not giving women any chance in socio-political affairs, especially in the primordial times, where women were seen as objects consigned to the kitchen and on the mat top. It is to the glory of Moremi, that her story definitely ignited passion in subsequent Yoruba women, one of which was Efunsetan Aniwura. This woman of substance has been consistently portrayed as a villain who ran a Gestapo of sorrow and blood, a blood-sucker who beheaded people’s head at will. No. We must deconstruct the narrative that veiled real stories under the cover of the superiority of men over the distinction of some brave women in our troubled history. Efunsetan was the son of an Egba farmer, Ogunrin, a native of Egba Oke-Ona. She rose to become the Iyalode of Ibadan. She was the first woman to set up a flourishing agrarian economy that employed no fewer than 2000 men and women. Around 1850, worried by the spread of war and combat in the Yoruba country, she introduced infantry military training into the midst of her workers. She was said to have had her own military training in urban and guerrilla warfare after which she requested that the same training be impacted on her slaves, about 2000 of them. The workers mainly worked in the vast farmland. They produced cash crops, cotton, groundnuts, maize and beef. She was said to be in possession of a vast dairy farm that could feed the entire Yoruba country and beyond. She traded up to Ghana and the Hausa country and even exported her produce to Europe. In her book, A History of the Yoruba ,Prof Banji Akintoye wrote about Efunsetan who she described as a rich “woman trader” that ‘had more than 2000 workers employed on her farms.” This was at a time the industrial revolution was gaining strength in Europe and agriculture had become the most industrious enterprise in Yorubaland, being one of the service points for European products. David Hinderer, a missionary who wanted to erect a Church in Ibadan could not source human labour because all the men and women were engaged in large scale farming. The Generals of the Yoruba Army had also taken to farming to beat famine as a direct consequence of war. Hinderer wrote of his travel to Ibadan in 1853 with a caravan of traders and carriers “consisting of not less than 4000 people.” Prof Akintoye wrote “It is not unlikely that Efunsetan was the richest person in the whole of the Yoruba interior in about the late 1870s.” Efunsetan had her own pains and anguish. She had no child after several years of marriage. Unfortunately, her only daughter died in 1860 during child birth. She also adopted a son, Kumuyilo. Now, having lost her only daughter, she went into recluse and became suspicious of life and living. She even became an atheist, ignoring all the gods wondering why she should lose her only daughter. She may have been pushed to some form of extremism. She ordered that no one among her 2000 workers must marry or have sex within and non of the girls must conceive. It came that one of the workers broke the law. She ordered that the woman be executed. No doubt that she carried out outrageous order of execution, but this was nothing compared with her heroic contributions to the economy of the Yoruba nation. Due to this act, the Aare ordered that she be brought to justice. This was just the proverbial hawk that was looking for every opportunity to clawlift the chicken. It is believed that her persecutors merely waited for her to carry out a dastardly act as an opportunity to seek revenge against her perceived emergence as a strong and influential woman, whose mutual rival was Madam Tinubu of Lagos who was also her friend. It was at a time her own army had become a threat to the fiery army of Latoosa. How could a woman raise such a vast array of armed soldiers? There are two varying accounts of her death. One claimed Aare Latosa led a strong infantry army to lay siege on her house and instead of being overpowered, she committed suicide by drinking the Hemlock. At this period, her army had been divided and the loyalty fractured due to the execution of some of the 2000 workers for acts inimical to her authority. The other story said Kumuyilo was bribed by Latoosa to poison her but that the attack on her was carried out in the night by two of her slaves who sneaked into her apartment through the ceiling and clubbed her. There were events that indicated that the Ibadan chiefs were unhappy with the way Efunsetan was brought on her knees. Infact, with Latoosa there was a meeting on 8th of July when the Egba leaders came to Ibadan requesting for a Commission of Inquiry on the murder of Efunsetan. The two slaves were subsequently brought before the Ibadan traditional court on 10th of July 1874. They were impaled right at the Basorun market. Efunsetan has been painted in forbidding pictures through Yoruba history. It is time to deconstruct and give her due honour as a heroine. At death, Efunsetan’s property was declared the property of the Yoruba country. `But there were other reports that she was indeed given a befitting burial with full military honours by Ibadan military rulers, after her enforced death... Watch out for this historical play live on stage...

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Photo: President Muhammadu Buhari visit to Japan.

L-R: Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum; SGF Boss Mustapha; President Muhammadu Buhari; and Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu aboard presidential jet on Sunday. Photo: Buhari Sallau/IG

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; his counterpart in Borno, Babagana Umara Zulum; and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, were among the dignitaries that accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to Japan on Sunday.

Buhari left for Japan on Sunday to attend the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development.

The TICAD7 will take place in the City of Yokohama from August 28 to 30.

The President is expected back on August 31.

See the photos, courtesy, Buhari Sallau via Instagram:

Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, bids Buhari farewell as the President leaves for Japan on Sunday
President Buhari leaves for Japan on Sunday

"EFÚNSETÁN ANÍWÚRÀ". Iyalode Ibadan...

Efunsetan Aniwura was a great figure during the ancient times.
Who is the greatest Yoruba woman to have ever lived? Some will say it is Madam Tinubu and others will say it is Efunsetan Aniwura.
It is believed in some quarters that Efunsetan Aniwura was born in the 1790s. There is no concrete evidence to back this up. Aniwura was said to be a friend and rival to Madam Tinubu who was born in 1805 according to history. If Madam Tinubu's year of birth is correct it would mean that Efunsetan Aniwura was indeed born in the 1790s for them to have been friends.
Madam Tinubu was then regarded as the richest woman in the Yoruba kingdom. If so, Efunsetan Aniwura was regarded as the most powerful. Born to an Egba father, Ogunrin who hailed from Egba Oke-Ona.
There are really no accounts of how she rose to power but we do know at a certain time (most likely) in the 1860s she became the Iyalode of Ibadan.
History does have it that she had up to 2000 slaves who worked on her farms. Apart from investing in the flourishing agriculture scene in Yoruba land during this period, she dealt in arms and ammunition. She influenced politics, was a stakeholder in talks on peace and war. Efunsetan had warriors of her own and lent them regularly to Ibadan during military expeditions. It is also claimed that she also had military training and took part in some campaigns.
Her farms produced cash crops which led her to do business up north and as far as Ghana. She even exported her crops to Europe which was already in the industrial revolution era.
"It is not unlikely that Efunsetan was the richest person in the whole of the Yoruba interior in about the late 1870s," wrote Prof Banji Akintoye wrote about the Amazon.
The legend of Efunsetan Aniwura takes a dark turn. Oral history (depending on the one you listen to) says her only daughter died during childbirth. This tragedy would make the business tycoon become evil. It was said she whipped and starved her slaves.
She also ordered that her slaves not to get married or have sex. One of her female workers broke the law and became pregnant. Efunsetan Aniwura didn't think twice and killed the slave. This act was said to have brought her into direct confrontation with the establishment in Ibadan.
Her dastardly act led to her downfall. There are two accounts on how she died. The first one was that she committed suicide by drinking hemlock when the king's men came to her house and told her she had been summoned by the king.
The other account was that she was murdered by two of her slaves during her sleep. The gruesome act was said to be orchestrated by the Aare Ona Kakanfo
Latoosa with help from Efunsetan's adopted son.
Latoosa and Efunsetan had a cordial relationship but things turned sour between them over a failed arms deal. It is believed by some that Efunsetan Aniwura did not commit suicide but was killed by her slaves who were doing Latoosa's bidding.
In this version of events, Egba chiefs were annoyed at Efunsetan's death. They came to Ibadan and demanded an inquiry. After investigations, the slaves were killed and Efunsetan's adopted son was removed as the head of her family.
Some historians believe Efunsetan Aniwura has been distorted by patriarchy who have tried to demonise her and make her look like an evil woman.
If this is true, it does not diminish her influence and power in the Yoruba kingdom during this period.

"Efúnsetán Aniwúrà". Iyalode Ibadan. Written by. Late. Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola and Directed by. Art. Osagie Okedigun. Produce by. Roqwas Entertainment and Art-o-Ten Productions.