Former Super Eagles midfielder, Thompson Oliha dies at 44

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Thompson Oliha dies at 44

Former Super Eagles player, Thompson Oliha, has passed on. The midfielder, who was among the 1994 victorious Super Eagles’ squad that won the Nations cup in Tunisia, died today Sunday, June 30 at 4.05 am at the Yusjib industrial medicare hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, Super Sport reports.

Confirming his death in Ilorin, Doctor Yusuf Abdulraheem told Super Sport that Oliha was brought to the hospital at the time when there was nothing he could do to resuscitate him.

“I feel so sad to confirm to you that Thompson Oliha is dead and by the time his wife brought him here, the body was completely lifeless. His wife Irish Oliha told me that he slumped in the toilet before rushing him to hospital and there was nothing we could do to save him,”

Brief Biography:Former Super Eagles midfielder, Thompson Oliha who was born in October 1968 in Benin City, Nigeria, died in the early hours of Sunday 30th June,2013.

A retired Nigerian midfielder, Oliha played for clubs in Africa and Europe during a career marred by injury. He played for Bendel Insurance (1985-1987), Iwuanyanwu Nationale (1988-1991), Africa Sports (1992-1993), Maccabi Ironi Ashdod F.C. (1993-1994) and Antalyaspor (1994-1995).

As a player, he was known for his powerful shots and abilities in the air. Oliha retired at the age of 27, as a result of a serious knee injury.

One of the wishes of Oliha before his death was for the federal government to fulfil the promise of a house General Sani Abacha promised the Super Eagles for winning the Tunisia 1994 Nations Cup.

Sadly, he did not see that come true in his life time. Oliha becomes the third player to die among the much celebrated Nigeria 1994 squad, joining Uche Okafor and Rashidi Yekini in the great beyond.
May his soul rest in Perfect Peace!!

Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.

Advertisements

Happy Birthday Uche Ogbujah

20130629-174413.jpg

It was a moment of joy as Grace Gardens And Events celebrated with pretty Ms Uche Ogbujah,Proprietor of Keke and Duchess Catering Services

20130629-170622.jpg on Sunday 23rd of June 2013. It was also a rich display of assorted and delicious meals from her Keke’s kitchen .

20130629-174955.jpg
For your catering services for all types of ceremonies,call Uche Ogbujah on 08035078380 .

20130629-175526.jpg

20130629-175554.jpg

20130629-175636.jpg Wishing her more fruitful years ahead.

20130629-175758.jpg Grace with pretty Zita

Lets pray for the Poko Queen,Tonto Dikeh

20130629-144214.jpg

You might be wondering why we should pray for Tonto Dikeh,the Poko Queen of controversy who had never been reported ill or any thing like that don’t you? Yea,she is hale and hearty but needs spiritual fasting and prayers to save her from a thunderous clash judging by the rate at which she is flying on the wings of controversy. For goodness sake,what joy does one,a top Nollywood actress for that matter derives in immersing herself with negative pictures of herself and marijuana? A pretty young lady full of life and loved by many,what will she be doing with such harmful substances?What can you say about her dazed look compared to the beautiful smiling face above or the face below?
What’s exactly is her point posting pictures of marijuana at any given opportunity? Celebrity craze?

20130629-145211.jpg Whats the meaning of this picture as posted by her aboard a flight earlier this month?

20130629-145523.jpg. The last straw was this picture above. Tonto posted that rolled up joint on her instagram page yesterday with the caption ‘Mi smoke gaja mi smoke weed while my hatez smoke ma gossip’ and then she posted a photo of herself looking like she just finished…etc..

In addition she took photos of her name spelt with the infamous grass, any advise for our dear tonto?

20130629-145906.jpg Reacting to the various posts and pictures of marijuana,Spokesman for NDLEA Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju said, “Our attention has been drawn to the post quite frankly and I can tell you that action will be taken on it. The law is clear and NDLEA has been very clear on the issue. No one is permitted to sell, use, cultivate or encourage the use of Indian hemp in Nigeria. The weed is one of the banned narcotics in the country.

“NDLEA Act Section 14 (b) states that any person who conspires with, aids, abets, counsels, attempts to commit or is an accessory to any act or offence referred to in this act shall be guilty of an offence under this act and liable on conviction to be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not less than 15 years and not exceeding 25 years.

20130629-151144.jpg
Responding to the allegations,Tonto Dikeh debunks the stories as false and just mere rumour . Lets await as events unfolds.Tonto Dikeh sure needs our prayers or what do you think?

Three Policemen killed chasing an Okada rider. Banning of Okada in Lagos and its challenges

20130629-085444.jpg

Coping without the operations of commercial motorcyclists popularly known as #okada# by Lagos residents had in recent time proved to be stressful and challenging,judging from the long queues at the various bus stops for either #keke marwa# or buses,especially during the morning hours as people struggles to reach their various working and shop areas on time. Same scenario in the evenings as people also hussles to get back to their various homes and to escape the horrific Lagos traffics. This period is also known as the rush hours and you have to be extra energetic and vigilant for you to get transportation especially if there is no organised queue to that effect.

Th decision of the Lagos State government to ban or restrict the operations of commercial motorcyclists on 475 major roads in the state sometime last year, generated a lot of misgivings. While some commended the decision, others criticized it, especially when the state government has not provided alternative jobs for Okada riders or provide another means of transportation for residents, especially on major streets across the state.

Specifically, Section 3 (1) of the traffic law prohibits the riding, driving or propelling of a cart, wheel-barrow, motorcycle or tricycle on the listed major highways in Lagos.

With the law, many residents had expected that Okada riders would be free to ply other roads in the state, apart from the listed 475 major roads. But the situation appears quite different as the law is being enforced by policemen in the state today.

While policemen have clamped down on defaulters and seized their motorcycles on several occasions, they have in recent times extended their dragnets to unrestricted roads where they now lay ambush, intimidate and extort money from the riders with impunity. This has given rise to untimely deaths and accidents which mostly occurs whenever an okada rider runs into policemen and a hot chase will ensues.

That was the same story yesterday as Three police men were feared dead in Lagos when a commercial Faragon bus ran over them and crushed them to death.

20130629-085155.jpgThe unfortunate incident happened on Friday Morning at Cement Bus Stop along Lagos-Abeokuta Express Road. The bus according to eye witnesses was coming from the Oshodi end of the Express Road and heading towards Iyana Ipaja when the accident occurred.T

It was gathered that the policemen were chasing commercial motorcycle which flouted the State govt law ban on the operation of motorcycles when the accident occurred.

20130629-085823.jpgFurther investigation revealed that the commercial motorcycle popular referred to as Okada in Lagos and the passengers escaped.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command , Ngozi Braide, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP said that she received some calls from a media house in respect of that trying to confirm the incident, but was yet to confirm from the Divisional Police Officer of that area or the Area Commander. What should be done to reduce this accidents? Should Okada ban be lifted? Share your views

UPDATE: D’banj Donates N7Million, Wizkid N3Million, Ini Edo N2Million, Olamide N1Million For OJB’s Kidney Transplant #SAVEOJB

UPDATE: D’banj Donates N7Million, Wizkid N3Million, Ini Edo N2Million, Olamide N1Million For OJB’s Kidney Transplant #SAVEOJB

D’banj Just Reportedly Dropped the sum of Seven Million Naira for Producer/Singer OJB’s Kidney Transplant…,

As at this Momment we are Reporting this., Here is a list of Nigerian Celebrities that Dropped their hard earned cash for their fellow one… [GOD BLESS THEM]

 

D’banj – #7Million

P’Square/Jude Okoye – #5Million

Wizkid – #3Million

2Face – #1.5Million#

Ini Edo – #2Million

Don Jazzy – #1Million

Iyanya/Ubi Franklin – #1Million

Davido – #1Million

M.I – #1Million

Olamide – #1Million

Ice Prince – #500k

Mercy Johnson –

Julius Agwu –

and lots more…

and Thanks To Every One, Non Celebrities that Took as little as #1,000 From their Pocket to help Him.. That Pocket would never go Dry!.. AMEN

Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.

Celebrated Nigerian Journalist,Sir Kelechi Deca responds to the UK’s £3,000 visa bond!

Sir Kelechi Deca,Editor-at-Large at Newstrackers International 20130628-124549.jpg

Reactions trails new UK’s £3,000 visa policy bond as announced by the British Government.

The British government through its home office announced that visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh whose national are deemed to pose a high risk of immigration abuse will be required to produce a bond of 3,000 pounds which will be forfeited should they over stay in Britain.

According to British Home Secretary, Theresa May, the move was part of the British government policy to make immigration system more selective.

The Federal Government of Nigeria had described as discriminatory and capable of undermining the spirit of the Commonwealth family, the proposed new UK visa policy requesting visitors from Nigeria to post a £3,000 bond before entering the UK.
The Nigerian government has, therefore, asked the British government to reconsider the proposed policy, saying it is incompatible with the strong and cordial relations built over the years between the UK and Nigeria.

The Federal Government also assured its British counterpart that it has a responsibility to take appropriate measures to protect the interest of Nigerians who might be affected by the proposed policy, if finally introduced.

Responding to the media report about the UK’s £3,000 visa bond,
Sir Kelechi Deca,a renowned and celebrated journalist who had in the course of his career visited over 66 countries of the world and had positively impacted on their economies reacts thus:

“New Visa charges; who will lose?

I have not been to the UK in close to two years. I have not had need to, their visa on my passport is still valid and will be valid for the next two years. But even if it is expired. I will never cough out £3,000 (approx. N740,000) just to get a Visa to go to the United Kingdom. What is there that will propel me to pay such outrageous amount for just a sticker paper.

There were times I had so much miles on my Virgin flyer that it got me over three free tickets because of the frequency of my trips to the UK or through the UK. But things have changed, and I have not missed the UK in anyway. I helped my organisation get around what normally takes me there every month and we got people who provided same quality( if not better) services for the business in Nigeria( depending on job size), Dubai,South Africa and the US. Have I missed the UK?

I also know that there are others like me whose frequent traveling to the UK is strictly on business, businesses that otherwise put money into the pockets of David Cameron’s government,businesses that could help grow the Nigerian economy if we put our acts together. People of whom traveling is not for fun such as naming ceremony, wedding,engagement and shopping as Nigerians have taken their propensity to waste to such an incomprehensible level.

If many will think and see things like me,the question should be asked, is there anything service the UK can provide and no other country can provide same service at a more cost effective rate? Their currency is already a disincentive for business, so why must I go to the UK?

Lets see how it pans out, but left for me,I will not miss the UK, even though I like London,which in my estimation is one of the most friendly cities in the world. There are few cities you get so easily absorbed into as London.

But not at the cost of N740,000.

Good bye Virgin Atlantic, you can keep my Gold Card. Qatar and Emirates have proved to me that they are better alternatives”

What do you have to say about this? Share your views and opinions ! Thanks