Categories: Hall of Shame

Wanting to patronise Wakanow.com? Think Again.

Recently, I made an online ticket reservation on wakanow.com. I was issued with a booking invoice advising me of the bank account details to make payment to as well as the amount. Lucky me, Wakanow supplied details for the same bank that I am using. Immediately, I transferred the stated sum to Wakanow, taking care to follow the specific details that had been advised and noting my booking number in the remark field of the bank transfer. I forwarded the evidence of transfer to the advised wakanow.com email box as an attachment and waited for my ticket to be issued. Read More...

Little Acts that destroy our nation.

Insensitive and Unperturbed....Oshinowo Omobolaji

I was on the return leg of a trip to Port Harcourt and unlike at other times, the plane arrived on time to take us all back to Lagos. It was the Aero Contractor’s first flight of the day to Lagos. The flight was the Aero Contractors (ACN) flight 314 to Lagos.  Read More...

Prositution and Marijuana in Lekki Phase 1

I haven’t seen “Doctor” for quite a while, frankly not in three (3) months or so. We’ve been meeting thrice weekly on the Lawn Tennis Court in Ikoyi and it was a given that I would walk away from the matches being the victor. This day was different. Not only did he beat me, I went home limping. I was later to learn that I just got Planter Fasciitis, don’t bother asking me what this meant.

Well, I have been in and out of the clinic mending this. Now, having missed my regular dose of tennis, my tummy has started bulging out. I needed to make a choice between having a sagging tummy and injuring my foot further. I called “Doctor” and we arranged to meet on Friday. The game was good, real good but the pain in the foot was disturbing. I had my pound of flesh and after playing for a little over an hour, we called it off.  Read More...

Nigeria, how did we get here…How do we move away from here?

It all started as a joke, like most other things do…but underneath it, a portent message with significant undertone for a nation of 165million people.  Read More...

Wickedness in High Places…Impunity of Australian Visa Officers

Department of ImmigrationIt was early September 2014 that Mr A., a close family friend and I, were discussing and we talked about plans for the Vacation period. We talked about a planned Cruise trip and concluded that it would be a nice experience for his daughter to join the cruise.

Soon after, we looked at the requirements for a Visitor’s Visa to Australia and put together the needed application package. Since the cruise will take her out of Australian waters and then back, we concluded that she will be needing a multiple entry visa and as such need to pay for her cruise trip so as to demonstrate to the Australian Visa Officers the genuineness of our intentions. The needed payment was made to the Cruise Line and the relevant tickets were issued. The cruise would depart Australia on 6th Dec 14. Read More...

Barclays Bank, What a Shame?

Following the fraudulent diversion of funds meant for me to a Barclays Bank Account in London, I got in touch with Barclays Bank Fraud Unit. I had a lengthy phone conversation and was then requested to send in my written complaint. Read More...

Yes, I got the Driver’s License…Nothing else is as daunting!

I am sitting on my bed listening to “Yungba Yungba, a music piece by Buga. Each time, I am opportuned, I love listening to Buga with his fast moving beats laced with the bata drum and underlying trumpet creating a unique music piece that is second to none.  Read More...

Oga Jega, No Permanent Voters’ Cards in Lekki

I arrived at the table late for lunch on Friday. The “group” had already taken their seats and were almost through with their meal when I arrived. I managed to secure an empty seat and settled in, trying to catch up on the conversation that I had missed.

It was then I remembered that Lagos State had declared the day a work free day for civil servants to be able to collect their voters’ cards. I interjected the discussion that was going on and I asked the “group” what their plans were to collect their voters’ cards. The response I got ranged from sheer apathy to one bothering around a loss of faith in the electoral system. As it is with me, I raised the need for us, as the educated and privileged to participate in the electoral process by going out the next day to pick up our permanent cards. With some reservation but a deference to the wisdom in my advice, everyone agreed to pick up the cards and one person added “even if I so decide not to vote later on”. Read More...

Of Which I nearly fell victim to 419ers!

This is an alert. An alert to friends that the 419 epidemic is wide spread and largely uncurtailed. I almost fell victim of a well orchestrated 419 attack recently and am willing to share my experience with those who want a detailed download of what happened.

Suffice it to say that we all need to be conscious of the following details and if any surfaces around you, please call the law enforcement agents. These are the details of the fraudster that attempted to defraud me: Read More...

Lest we forget… Farouk Lawan has a date with Justice….

The Nigerian Police on 13th of July 2012 arrested house of representatives member Farouk Lawan, chairman of the ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives for receiving bribe from shady oil business magnate Femi Otedola. Read More...

7 Nations of Louisiana – by Popeyes @ Orchard Exchange….

The plan for the day was to get to the Ion Mall and buy a few clothes for the kids. We took the very first step by calling a cab and requested to be taken to Orchard Street. The trip from Marina Bay Sands to Orchard Street was a fifteen minute drive and one gets caught up with the sights and sounds of Singapore. Before we knew it, we were there. Read More...

30 planes for Nigeria…History is mocking us.

Vanguard – Of Nigeria’s 30 Planes Read More...

Corruption is not the cause of our problems….Jonathan really?

Attitude, not corruption, is Nigeria’s problem –Jonathan Read More...

NIPOST …..now in the Theatre of the ridiculous

NIPOST Stamp

It’s another first for NIPOST – that colossus that rules the Nigeria’s antiquated postal system. Read More...

Are the King’s Hands soiled?

This Malabu Oil issue will not disappear and should simply not be forgotten. With the unfortunate crash of the Dana Airlines flight, not a few of this in our King’s palace will be praying that we should forget, but we will not. Read More...

KFC, It’s more than Tomato!

After church service today, I was a hungered (though not after 40 days and night of fasting as Jesus did). The church where I worshipped was close to Shoprite and I chose to eat at the KFC eatery therein. Read More...

Tompolo is government….Government is Tompolo.

What is in a name? The eccentric economists Levitt and Dubner asked in their book Freakonomics and the answer will be startling to the average African – nothing. Read More...

Tell Governor Suswam that we need more than the Governor’s Lodge

Thisday Newspaper of Thursday March 8th 2012 was exciting. Exciting in the sense that the Benue State Government chose this medium to advertise its achievements under Governor Gabriel Suswam watch. Such being necessary as to publicize the official visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to the state. Read More...

Yap! Arik Air has reached a new level of Incompetence.

Ever been in a situation where you think that it can never get worse than this and then, boom, out of nowhere a new low is achieved? Yes, you know what I mean. Read More...

Driver of JA604EKY – VW Passat

On Sunday February 5, 2012 at around 8:02am, a lady driving a black Volkswagen Passat with Lagos registration number JA604EKY approached the Chevron Lekki Roundabout. Instead of going the full circle round the roundabout, she took an immediate left turn and drove on the wrong side of the road. Read More...

James Onanafe Ibori

1. Massive corruption and personal conversion of money held in trust for the development of Delta State;
2. For being a convict, having been convicted of handling a stolen credit card in 1991 and thereafter running for governorship of Delta State, an office he was not qualified to run for. Read More...

ARIK AIR – a redefinition of failure

On 31st Jan 2011, I purchased a ticket for Arik Air flight 517 from Lagos to Port Harcourt. As per the boarding pass details, the flight was scheduled to leave Ikeja by 14:00hrs. This flight did not leave Ikeja until about 16:30hrs and the only explanation received for the delay was operational reasons. Read More...

Hall of Shame – Driving

On Sunday February 5, 2012 at around 8:02am, a lady driving a black Volkswagen Passat with Lagos registration number JA604EKY approached the Chevron Lekki Roundabout. Instead of going the full circle round the roundabout, she took an immediate left turn and drove on the wrong side of the road. Read More...