Monday, October 24, 2011

I vow to thee my country

I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

I heard my country calling, away across the sea,
Across the waste of waters she calls and calls to me.
Her sword is girded at her side, her helmet on her head,
And round her feet are lying the dying and the dead.
I hear the noise of battle, the thunder of her guns,
I haste to thee my mother, a son among thy sons.

And there's another country, I've heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

On Siasia

Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon on the proposed removal of Siasia:

"I have read with acatalectic disgust, Nigerians asinine and puerile ratiocinations
attempting to justiceate the proposed removal of Samson Siasia.

It has asseverated that it's intentions is guided by the need to checkmate the odoriferous excesses of a machiavellian and mephistophelean cabal and i have said to myself,what a shame? What a self indicting admittal of the failure of... vision? What an hocus-pocus? What an anathematous disdain for it's citizenry?

Must the people now bear the brunt for NFF ineptitude, inefficiency and pusillanimity in squaring up with these economic philistines and fat cows committee members?

I feel even more nauseated and vexed that the Eagles nest has posthaste conferred an apocalyptic imprimatur on this genie.Let's not forget that majority of these same
WOWO had earlier called for this state of affairs as a condition sinequanon for paying for a foreign coach.What an opprobrium? What a deprecable descent from the sublime to the ridiculous?

It's up to us all to put an end to this madness. Siaone must stay!"

- Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon
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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Zamfara shows the way...

There was an early on Sunday that left 19 people dead. Now the Zamfara police have rounded up suspects. Contrast with the situation in Plateau where killers now believe that they own the state.

I just hope that the issue of state police becomes a reality soon because it doesn't make sense for every little thing to be referred to Abuja before it works. No sense at all...

On Mikel's fine

Samson Siasia fined John Mikel Obi $5000 for coming to camp late. Some people feel that the fine is uncalled for given that Mikel's family

When Mikel had an apparently worse family situation i.e during the kidnap of his father, Chelsea gave him a leave but he didn't accept it.

At the onset of whatever family issue he has now, he had the opportunity to apply for a leave and dash home to see his folks but he didn't do that.

I believe that he chose an inauspicious time for this move. He's trying to kill two birds with one stone but in as much as Nigeria is paying for his air fare to and from the UK, he has the duty to comply with camp rules. SS is right on this.

I don't accept that Mikel should try to do to Nigeria what he couldn't do at Chelsea. His Chelsea team discipline should match that of the SE. Who remembers what Mourinho did to him when he was always late for team training? I guess it's not in public domain.