POEM: ”Kpamaku” – old plate in Esan language, Edo State

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Makers of “Kpamaku”

Only a total finish provides
The awesome sight of
Those indellible tattoos
Crafted real on our “kpamakus.”
We met it from time to time
Only at the finish line.

We do wave and dance
With our “kpamakus”
Boasting feats to our mothers
Always happy having us gourmands
Who never stopped until
A touch of those lines crafted by
The makers of “Kpamaku.”

Those plates of yore,
Surviving the ages like…

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Originally posted 2014-12-17 07:52:10.

Reps launch probe into oil theft

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ABUJA – The House of Representatives yesterday in Abuja mandated its committees on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), (Downstream) and Justice to investigate alleged aiding and abetting of oil theft in the nation’s coastal waters. The resolution to probe the allegation was sequel to the threat by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Usman Jibrin, on

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Originally posted 2014-12-17 02:17:23.

Microfinance, SME Funds: Edo seeks N2 billion

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BENIN CITY- Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has requested for the state parliament approval to access the sum of N2billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) N220bn Microfinance, small and Medium Enterprise Economic Funds. The request of the Governor was contained in a letter dated November 28 2014 and signed by Comrade Adams

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Originally posted 2014-12-17 01:57:52.

NFA election: Igbokwe gives FIFA 3 day ultimatum to upturn decision

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Abuja – (NAN) Leonard Igbokwe, a petitioners who appealed against the conduct of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Sept. 30 board election had given FIFA a three-day ultimatum to cancel the election or face legal action. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Igbokwe had sought the annulment of some of the elections conducted

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Originally posted 2014-12-16 21:58:35.

Jonathan felicitates with Buhari at 72

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Abuja – (NAN) President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday evening, felicitated with Presidential Candidate of the APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari , on his 72nd birthday anniversary coming up on Wednesday, Dec. 17. This is contained in a congratulatory letter from Jonathan to the former Military Head of State, the president’s office said in a statement in

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Originally posted 2014-12-16 21:49:59.

Buhari to announce running mate today

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Abuja – (NAN) The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said the running mate for the party’s presidential candidate for the 2015 general election may be announced on Wednesday. Odigie-Oyegun, who disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday at the end of National Working Committee meeting of the party, said

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Originally posted 2014-12-16 21:47:07.

1. Twelve (12) Points For Wives To Note

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(1) The wife that wins all arguments with her husband is not wise. The home is not a law court.

(2) The wife that uses sex as a weapon in the home – placing embargo, going to bed in jeans shorts and trousers – lacks wisdom.

(3) The wife that uses the modern trends and laws of “women’s rights” to insult or ridicule her husband simply makes a fool of herself.

(4) A woman that makes her home devoid of peace through bickering, nagging and quarrels needs help. A man should be eager to run away from office to be at home, for that should be the safest and coziest place on earth for him.

5. Modern-day equality in marriage does not mean competition. It simply means partnership. Taking advantage of such equality to turn around and become the ‘de facto’ head of the home and oppress the man is tantamount to playing with fire. If you destroy your home, soon you will be the boss of an empty home.

6. A wise wife makes the man feel so good that he assumes that he is the head. Once he gets that feeling, the woman gently wields her power and the head actually turns to wherever the neck wants without a protest.

7. A wife that does not pull herself away from friends’ influence and advice or even from the control of her mother and father will have herself to blame.

8. When a man is looking for a wife, he bypasses women of different shapes and sizes to choose a wife. But soon after childbirth, many women hide under the excuse of childbirth to let go of themselves. Many stop bothering about their looks, shape, dressing, etc.

Within five (5) years of marriage, people start wondering if the wife is the man’s aunt, even though she is seven (7) years younger. Her defense is that if he truly loves her, he should love her the way she is. But when looking for a wife, he saw people like the present YOU and ignored them and settled for the former YOU.

Today, you go to bed smelling of onions and ogiri. You go to bed wearing grandmothers’ clothes. Why are you playing with your marriage? Love is not about looks – we know. But looks enhances love and marriage.

There is a difference between someone disfiguring herself and the person being disfigured by an accident. Please don’t be complacent. As hard as it may be, work on looking like you were when he first saw you and began the chase.

9. If every night you are tired, sleepy, sore, down with headache or fever, ‘not in the mood,’ you are a joker, a serious comedian!

10. If your children suddenly become more important to you than your husband, you need prayers.

11. If you assume that as the woman, only you need to be pampered and fussed over while the man is a stone that has no emotions, you need to be pitied.

12. A woman that has the mind of a wife does not excite her husband. Wives are usually complacent and presumptuous. A wife must strive to have the mind of a girlfriend. A girlfriend is always nicer, sweeter, more loving and always thinking of ways to wow her sweetheart; a girlfriend does not try to win all arguments, does not call the man a ‘useless man’, is not careless about her looks or dressing, always smiles and laughs with the man, sends the man sweet messages and calls, etc.

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Originally posted 2014-12-16 18:00:00.