1 Feb 2013


Thank God, the Super Eagles, Nigeria's national senior football team qualified for the Quarter finals. However, as it has become characteristic of the Eagles we had to wait for the final game before we could qualify. They advance to the quarter final stage of the competition, courtesy two goals scored from the penalty spot by Victor Moses of Chelsea United. From the quality of play of the current crop of Super Eagles players, it is evident that there is still a long way to go for us to get back the former glory of the Super Eagle in 1994. Like every other sphere of life in Nigeria, our football can only move forward, when we have the right people in the right places and we begin to cherish and uphold the right values, like integrity, hard work  commitment among others. From the way our boys play, it is as if there is nothing at stake. And really what is at stake? Is it winning the cup for a nation where corruption reigns supreme and the masses do not matter, as the ruling class care only about themselves? But maybe they can win for themselves, their pride, their dignity and their own personal bragging rights and their marketability, well time would tell as they play their next match on Sunday.  Kontriman wishes them well and hopes that they would win the cup.


In the midst of so much corruption, poverty, hopelessness, misery, suffering among other vices, we as Nigerians still focus on things that have no bearing in our lives. Why is that Nigerians carry on as if all is well with our country? Or maybe they don't just care. As a people we get easily influenced by other cultures, it is visible by the way we dress, our entertainment, lifestyle etc. At the moment, the rave is reality television. We have gradually caught the reality television bug; forgetting that such things cannot work in our society. Agreed we have to work a little and play a little, but if we are going to play, we must at least work first. And when we play, we should try to play and relax the Nigerian/African way. We must start taking a more active interest in issues that bother on our growth, development and progress as a nation. For instance, get involved in you neighborhood and resident association and get involved in your local government affairs. Democracy is not an end, but a means to an end. Cultural influence is not a bad thing, but it shouldn't steal your No 1. identity which is Nigerian/African.


Barely 72 hours after he walked out of court a free man, courtesy the Judgement of Justice Talba of an FCT HIGH COURT, Mr. John  Yakubu Yusuf, was re-arrested by the EFCC. He is to be re-arraingened to face fresh charges. Mr. John Yakubu Yusuf was arraigned for stealing N27 Billion, but in what has been tagged by many groups and Nigerians as a travesty of Justice, Mr John was sentenced to two years imprisonment, with an option of fine (N250,000.00 for each of the three counts, amounting to N750,000.00). He gladly took the option of fine. It is evident that the war against corruption in Nigeria is a big joke. This is the same country, where people are languishing in jail awaiting trial for lesser crimes, and many of whom have stayed beyond the terms of the alleged crimes if they had been convicted.


Looking for an escape? Or just an opportunity to daydream? Here's a list of 25 amazing places to put on your bucket list. Whether you crave white-sand beaches, masterpieces of art, mountains of glaciers or historic ruins, there will be a location here that will make you swoon. All that's left for you to do is book the ticket.

1. Salvador, Brazil

The third-largest city in Brazil, Salvador, is also called the "capital of happiness." Known for its citywide outdoor parties, which culminate in the Carnivale in the spring, the city is a cultural jewel. Divide your daylight hours between tours of the historic colonial city and trips to the turquoise blue waters surrounding Salvador's 50 miles of beaches. At night, enjoy the renowned local cuisine while watching a performance of Capoeira, a mix of dance and martial arts.

17 Jan 2013


The 29th edition of the African Cup of Nations commences on the 19th of January, 2012. We want to us this medium to wish the Super Eagles and Coach Steven Keshi well and we call on them to do us proud.
KontriMan also uses this medium to congratulate Confederation of African Football (CAF) and South Africa and wish the well also. We hope that the tournament would be a success and surpass past edition. As for the other participating countries we call on them to play good football and uphold all that is good in the game. All stakeholders in African Football should see themselves as ambassadors for the continent.
Africa, the world is watching.


This people in Government must really think Nigerians are really stupid and as such treat us with disdain and contempt. If not how can one explain the drama currently unfolding on the issue of his son money laundering case.
The other day it was that the Judges were in a conference and yesterday the story was that the Judge that the matter was assigned to was not on seat.


It is a known fact that today in Nigeria, corruption is one of the biggest problems we face in Nigeria. It is no secrete that our leaders are corrupt. But the story does not end there; let us truly reflect and ask our selves this fundamental question? Is it only our leaders that are corrupt, what of we the people; are we any better?


Why I’ll contest in 2015, by Buhari
Senate probes alleged recruitment scam in agencies
Govt moves to strengthen anti-human trafficking laws
Inquest into London fire reveals final words of dead Nigeria woman
‘Niger Delta officials in Jonathan’s govt have failed’
Delta House faults agency’s claim on road projects
Northern elders, Labour oppose Sanusi over ethnic, religious groups
Oshiomhole defends appointment of Perm Sec outside civil service
CBN establishes entrepreneurial development centres in Borno, others
Presidency okays pre-retirement leave for NIS boss

OYINLOLA: PDP DISAGREES WITH TUKUR •Files motion for stay of execution of judgment •Legal adviser goes underground
Reps to probe NNPC $1.5bn foreign loan deal
Centenary celebration: Reps divided over Jonathan’s request
Petrol truck explodes at NNPC mega-station
Nigeria to attain rice sufficiency by 2015 - Akinjide
Ribadu, Aregbesola tackle Jonathan, PDP on poor governance
Bizman flays Oyo govt over demolition of building
Federal High Court was misled over sack of Oyinlola - Osun PDP
13% derivation fund: Pay us, not states, oil communities demand
Couple bathe son in hot charcoal, remanded in prison
Why we are enforcing ban on cooking in halls - U.I. Dean, Students Affairs
We have no plan to impeach Tambuwal —Reps


PDP CRISIS: Govs to shun NWC meeting

Mega party emerges in June - Buhari
Nigeria loses N165bn to pipeline vandalism in 4 yrs - PPMC
Prove we’re Africa’s giant, Jonathan charges Eagles
Senate resumes, wants capital punishment for terrorists

FG agencies sell jobs for N500,000 each — Senators
Buhari: I may run for president in 2015
Recruitment scandal - Immigration boss removed
Reps group moves to oust Tambuwal
PDP Crisis - Tukur edges out Oyinlola - Removed national secretary returns to court
Investigation - Why nine refineries projects stalled
Nyako insists on Kugama-led faction - PDP may appoint acting secretary
Ex-governor berates FG over insecurity
‘North misapplied N8.3 trillion’
Dana: FG, N/Assembly on collision course

FCT Minister ‘Temporarily’ Suspends Ban Green Mini Buses In Abuja
EFCC Declares Wale Babalakin Wanted
Rights Commission Condemns Reported Abductions And Rapes by Military in Abuja
Farouk Lawan: Festus Keyamo Gives Police One-Week Ultimatum
PHOTONEWS: Jonah Jang Visits Suntai At German Hospital And Rehab Center
The Man Died And So What? By Bayo Oluwasanmi

16 Jan 2013


KontriMan joins KontriPipu to remember our fallen heroes and pray that they did not die in vain. The only way their deaths would not have been in vain is if Nigeria becomes a great country.
Let us all endeavour to make Nigeria great.
Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress.


In recent times the news has been awash with stories of the rift between Chief Matthew Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. The climax of this battle at the moment is the sacking of Olagunsoye Oyinlola (an Obasanjo man) by Bamanga Tukur (a Jonathan man).
The major reason behind this rift is no doubt the 2015 elections. The million dollar question is this: who is going to bow first?