Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Baba Grumpy

    That Jose Mourinho rant and its fallout

That Jose Mourinho rant and its fallout

I don’t like Jose Mourinho. Never did. I doubt I never will. I hope nothing gravely bad happens to him because I won’t shed a tear. I know he doesn’t care about this random person who has an aversion for him. Fair enough.When the Champions League Round of 16 draws happened, I tipped Sevilla to knock out Manchester United. It [...]

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    Major Kaduna Nzeogwu’s Nigeria — as it was in 1966, so it remains in 2018

Major Kaduna Nzeogwu’s Nigeria — as it was in 1966, so it remains in 2018

In 1966, Major Kaduna Nzeogwu changed the face of Nigeria permanently by leading a coup exercise that failed.His words (reproduced below) are forever etched on the minds of many."...Our enemies are the political profiteers, the swindlers, the Men in high and low places that seek Bribes and demand 10 percent, those that seek to keep the country divided permanently so [...]

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    The Paris Saint German conundrum

The Paris Saint German conundrum

I was at the Paris Parc Des Princes last season to watch Arsenal earn a well-deserved draw against PSG in the Champions League. I say well deserved because Arsenal kept plugging away and didn’t allow PSG’s many untaken goal opportunities deter them. After that match, I wrote this article http://babagrumpy.blogspot.it/2016/09/from-paris-with-draw.html Below is a quotation worthy of note from that article. “PSG are definitely a team [...]

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    Imagining the post-Wenger landscape at Arsenal

Imagining the post-Wenger landscape at Arsenal

It looks like the WengerOuters who were previously the lunatic fringe are now the mainstream and might soon get their wish.The day Arsene Wenger believes his work is done was always going to come and if I had a magic wand, it will not come like this.Wenger has to go when he wants to go. In my opinion he has [...]

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    In defence of Mrs Alakija

In defence of Mrs Alakija

I do not know Mrs. Folorunso Alakija. I have never met her. Maybe I have been in the same room with her at public functions many years ago. Her life story is a good one. A story of how you can use your network to achieve huge life changing goals. Mrs. Alakija’s life story is every bit as uplifting as that [...]

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    Jonathan’s govt had a PhD in corruption — Buhari’s govt is a learner

Jonathan’s govt had a PhD in corruption — Buhari’s govt is a learner

The opponents of President Buhari are so desperate to tar him with corruption that their attempts are risible. The plan is to apply to Buhari every single label that got Jonathan kicked out of power. Fortunately they know that only one man will ever wear THE INEFFECTUAL BUFFON crown and that is the only accidental hero of democracy – Ex President [...]

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    Donald Trump: Democracy is weird

Donald Trump: Democracy is weird

When Donald Trump unexpectedly won the US elections late in 2016, I wrote this https://www.thecable.ng/thoughts-american-election-2016. It was from a deep place. Although I had no direct stake in the election, I couldn’t bring myself to get ready for work that day.  When I finally did, it was like a popular Nigerian musician sang – ‘it was a day the devil drank water’. [...]

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    What is the electoral relevance of Obasanjo’s letter?

What is the electoral relevance of Obasanjo’s letter?

"Yes OBJ is a powerful voice in Nigeria but only amongst the elite. As an electoral asset, OBJ is a duffer. He can’t influence the elections in any of the South West states. Conventional wisdom suggests Buhari is the biggest electoral asset in the core North where the big numbers are." I don’t speak for Buhari but I have sympathy for him. I am not [...]

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    Nigerians should blame themselves for some politicians’ lies

Nigerians should blame themselves for some politicians’ lies

The reactions following the recent launch of 10 new railway coaches for the Abuja Kaduna line revealed many Nigerians for what we truly are.  It also showed many Nigerian politicians in their true color. I have come to the conclusion that Nigerians love to be deceived. Otherwise why would the issue of the launching of the coaches in January 2018 cause [...]

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    Reaction to Coquelin transfer is evidence some Arsenal fans have lost it

Reaction to Coquelin transfer is evidence some Arsenal fans have lost it

With his recent transfer to Valencia, I am 100% certain many now know a lot about Francis Coquelin. He joined Arsenal at the age of 17 after been scouted by Gilles Grimandi. Two years later he alongside Alexandre Lacazette and Antoine Griezmann won the U19 Euros Championship for France with Francis playing 84 minutes in the final game and Lacazette scoring the winning [...]

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    PDP and its social media voltrons are taking Nigerians for fools

PDP and its social media voltrons are taking Nigerians for fools

The Nigerian government played an own goal last week by announcing the names of about a dozen people amongst the list of over 1500 appointed into the Board of federal government agencies.  Aside from the dead people there were other issues. At least one of those nominated appear to have been convicted of corruption charges. Another one had a high profile [...]

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