Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Chxta's Wall: 2008 list


As we draw to the close of yet another year, the time has once again come for us to take stock of what the past year has been, and what the events of the year just rolled by mean for the future. It is also time to offer thanks to those who in one way or the other helped us in the outgoing year. For me the following helped make 2008 what it was for me in one way or the other. The list is by no means exhaustive, but I want to say a massive thank you to all of you and wish y'all the best of 2009...

Abimbola Salami
Abu Maiyaki
Ada Ifedirah
Ada Okpala
Ada Oriaku
Ada Osuzoka
Adaure Achumba
Ade Obilana
Adewolu Adene
Adigwe Uraih
Adil Jain
Afam Nnaji
Afolabi Aremu
Aisha Nnadi
Akeem Adeyemo
Akin Aroko-Okon
Akin Akintayo
Akin Odebunmi
Akpan Utande
Akunna Ukanwa
Alex Konidairis
Alex Obika
Alex Pinheiro
Amaka Okafor
Amaka Uraih
Amarachi Gbujie
Ameen Kamaldeen
Andreas Norstedt
Anna Powis
Andrew Enenmoh
Andy Okolo
Angela Erharine
Angela Hainsworth
Anita Wikina
Anwuli Uchendi
Arit Erete
Austin Aghenta
Awwal Abubakar
Awele Anyahun
Awele Ogeah
Ayo Bolaji
Ayo Soebi
Azubuike Emordi
Azubuike Okoye
Azubuike Onianwa
Bade Animasaun
Bade Iriabho
Bayo Anjorin
Beatrice Etemah
Becky Okonkwo
Ben Gbandi
Ben Nwanze
Benji Umukoro
Bhola Durosawo
Bisi Afon
Blessing Oyeleye
Bob Lawrence
Bola Odepe
Boma Harrison
Bubay Omordia
Bridget Adepoju
Bunmi Nwanze
Bunmi Sowande
Cameron Freer
Carl Rosenberg
Charles Ifinedo
Charles Omoruan
Charles Uduje
Cherno Joaque
Chichi Opurum
Chichi Uraih
Chidi Uwandi
Chiedozie Ibeneme
Chiedu Ebinaso
Chiedu Mokogwu
Chiedu Onyido
Chiedu Uraih
Chika Ihejimba
Chike Chukwumah
Chike Nwokedi
Chineze Chukwumah
Chippla Vandu
Chiweta Uraih
Chris Akiri
Chris Bradsaw
Christian Edigin
Chuma Uraih
Chychy Nwanze
Claire Stedman
Clive Reedman
Connor Cunningham
Daisy Maka
Darlo Uyi
David Adenuga
David Mason
David Purkess
David Shine
David Silcott
Dawn Idiodi
Debe Nwanze
Debra Mamorsky
Dennis Ikhile
Dhawal Thakker
Dina Sidani
Dubem Anyaeji
Dubem Maka
Dubem Nwanze
Edward Okumagba
Eghosa Osazuwa
Ehidiamen Anao
Ehi Uraih
Ehis Aiwerioghene
Ehis Asibor
Ekanem Oyekanmi
Elisha Sulai
Elue Okonkwo
Emma Imanah
Emma Nwanze
Emma Wilson
Emmanuel Taggert
Emeka Anugom
Emeka Onyekonwu
Emmy Otakpor
Eran Leon
Eric Uzi
Ese Norman
Eugenius Idiodi
Eyinmisan Nikatsekpe
Eze Unegbu
Fatima Waziri
Febeke Okafor
Femi Imoru
Femi Nwanze
Femi Oke
Flavia Hovig
Florida Chime
Fola Agoro
Francis Toye
Fred Oghumu
Gbenga Olukoya
Gina Uraih
Godwin Maka
Golibe Gwam
Gori Daniel
Goziem Nwanze
Graham Bae
Harry Igbenehi
Helene Cornu
Henry Okelue
Ian Sweet
Idemudia Abaku
Ifeanyi Molokwu
Ifeanyi Okonkwo
Ifeanyi Uraih
Ifechukwude Uraih
Ijeoma Ezeokeke
Ijeoma Samuel
Ike Chukwumah
Ike Igboanugo
Ike Okafor
Ikenna Ivenso
Irene Iwe
Isoken Afe
Iwedi Ojinmah
Iyken Ikoro
James O'Brien
Jane Okonkwo
Jennifer Alozie
Jennifer Fairfield
Jennifer Parker
Jeremy Weate
Jide Oshin
Joan Agabi
Joan Okhiku
Joseph Ewah
Joy Okafor
Julum Nwanze
Jumoke Ogunjana
Kanayo Okoli
Kanayo Onyekwere
Karl Duzie
Kate Amuta
Kate Okpaireh
Kayode Aruleba
Kayode Babalola
Kayode Olanipekun
Kayode Soile
Kelechi Uwakah
Kemache Okoaye
Ken Gwam
Ken Nwanze
Kennedy Erharine
Khadi Joaque
KK Ogu
Kola Munis
Koribo Harrison
Kris Nwokolo
Kuso Ashi-ofu
Kuso Elue
Kuso Jo
Kuso Uraih
Lambert Edigin Jnr
Lambert Edigin III
Larry Ekpudu
Laura Okougha
Lawrence Ijezie
Lekan Lifoji
Liliana Friligou
Lilyan Kiyyali
Lynette Cox
Mabel Ndulue
Mamoke Gbemudu
Martin Matsumiak
Mary Uraih
Max Chamberlain
Mayowa Adekoya
Meg Clark
Michael Obinyan
Michael Rosenberg
Mohammed Abubakar
Mohammed Ahmed
Mohammed Mustafa
Monica Aletor
Moyo Makanjuola
Mustapha Joaque
Nabila Khan
Nadeem Bhutta
Naomi Mburie
Nat Nnadi
Naveed Sheikh
Ndidi Ibeachum
Nene Ilozor
Nero Ogude
Ngozi Agwu
Ngozi Ugbebor
Ngozi Uraih
Nicky Lloyd
Nicole Kruk
Nkechi Ogeah
Nkem Ifejika
Nkem Uraih
Nkiru Maka
Nkiru Nwafor
Nkiru Uraih
Nnamdi Chukwumah
Nneka Chukwumah
Nonso Nwanze
Norah Duckett
Oah Ejakhegbe
Obi Mordi
Obiajulu Uzoigwe
Obinna Anyadike
Obinna Egbuniwe
Obinna Ike
Obinna Nwankwo
Obiora Nwanze
Obiora Nwanze Jnr
Obiorah Okafor
Obla Enenmoh
Ochuko Opute
Odinma Uraih
Ofunne Gwam
Oghale Airawhorai
Ojiaku Uraih
Okechi Emuchay
Okoiza Ojo
Olaitan Hamza
Olamide Akanbi
Olise Wakwe
Olly Owen
Omagbitse Ejoor
Omo Akpofure
Omo Ehigebolo
Omonye Oaikhena
Omuwa Braimah
Onome Alika
Oria Iyayi
Osa Palmer
Osasu Iredia
Osita Nwoye
Othuke Enase
Oti Samuel
Paul Paton
Pathum Fernando
Pelumi Oyegbami
Peter Ajemba
Peter Ikenebomeh
Peter Ozua
Praise-God Ekhaesomi
Prosper Oramalu
Ralph Okeke
Rami Taibah
Regina Ofoegbu
Rhian Evans
Ricky Smith
Ruth Nwaru
Ruth Uraih
Sa'adetu Yahaya
Saidu Garba
Sally Obayiuwana
Sandra Williams
Schola Ijekeye
Seun Lawal
Seyi Babatunde
Sheila Osayogie
Shez Bhayat
Sijuwade Salami
Simon Davies
Singto Saro-Wiwa
Sokari Ekine
Sola Fagade
Sola Odebunmi
Sola Oludaiye
Solomon Sydelle
Soluzo Nwanze
Somnazu Nwanze
Stella Uraih
Steve Ruddock
Suashi Akerele
Suhail Saleem
Sylvester Iluore
Teslim Giwa
Thaddeus Ehigebolo
Theresa Edigin
Theresa Odion
Thomas Lemeire
Thomas Momoh
Timothy Ebare
Tina Ewombi
Tolu Akinbo
Tonilea Morton
Tony Ejimofor
Tony Uraih
Tracey Chimwuzie
Tracy Lawal
Tunde Adeyemi
Ubaka Onyechi
Uche Anidobi
Uche Chuta
Uche Egolum
Uche Nwagboso
Uche Obieme
Udeme Ukutt
Udoka Obi
Uju Maka
Uju Okafor
Uju Uraih
Unoma Egborge
Usifo Agenmomen
Uso Uraih
Uwa Obayuwana
Uzo Amuta
Uzo Anene
Uzo Nwanze
Valentine Onyekweli
Vera Ezimora
Victor Dongo
Victor Nwabueze
Victor Uraih
Victoria Okoh
Victoria Nwanze
Vincent Bello
Vincent Osara
Voke Egborge
Wajid Abassi
Wayne Eastman
Will Cunningham
Yemi Aliu Salami
Yvonne Ezomo
Yvonne Osakue
Zino Asalor

Thanks everyone, and let's do it again next year.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Gele


You have to feel some sympathy for the driver of the vehicle.

Monday, December 22, 2008

127.0.0.1

For the first time in my life I got into a brand new plane yesterday, Arik Air's Our Lady of Perpetual Help. It was a great flight, and I was for the first time ever served rice with beef stew and vegetables just the way I like it on a flight. The only thing that was missing was plantain, but I ain't complaining. The hosts and hostesses were amazing, always ready to help. A mixture of Naijas and Portugeezers, apparently the deal to bring Arik to the UK is being done in conjunction with a Portuguese airline. The presence of the Portuguese air hostesses brought about my only down point in the entire flight, some idiot on seeing one of the hostesses began chatting her up. 'I'm going to be governor of Jos,' he said, 'my white friend here (insert scrawny looking white dude) is financing my campaign.' In my mind (Chxta has grown up), I kept asking myself who the hell the dude was trying to impress? He was bloody sitting in economy for crying out loud!

The second leg of my journey wasn't as good as the first. Arik's local service is piss poor. We were delayed at MMA local for two hours. To be fair to them though, they appeared suitably apologetic. But then again, that is after the damage had been done...

What is with the headline in all the newspapers today? Now I am convinced, Yar'Adua's government is insane!

Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Euthanasia

Considering the programme that is on Sky now, do you support the position?

Let me set the ball rolling. I believe it is wrong to leave someone in so much pain especially if the person's situation is terminal. As a civilization we should have gone beyond the thinking that someone should endure such high levels of suffering simply because 'God wills it'. When we know that someone is going to die regardless, and that modern medicine has found no way to cure the person, it is better to turn off life support than leave the person in a piteous vegetative state.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Enforced recess

Not been online much since my broadband went down the toilet a little over a week ago. Just acquired a 3G dongle from '3' yesterday, but the speed reminds me of browsing in Netquest all those years ago in UNIBEN, and my RSS reader has almost 1000 unread items.

What is this I hear about Uncle Nuhu being forced to take flight? Whither Nigeria...

Edit: RIP Haruna Ilerika, a member of Nigeria's first ever 'golden generation' of footballers.
Haruna da kun jowo, ye ge won le ege sere.