Famous Nigerian Musician, MC Loph Is Dead

Nigeria’s entertainment industry has again been hit by yet another death. Obiajulu Nwaozor, who is better known as MC Loph met his untimely death earlier today while driving on the notorious Benin-Ore expressway. Street Journal gathered that he was traveling to Anambra State in the Eastern part of the country for his traditional wedding when the accident that claimed his life occurred.
His wife to be too was said to have been in the vehicle with him.
MC Loph, the only son in a family of four became an instant celebrity when he did a remix of Osita Osadebey’s Osondi Owendi, an award winning song that enjoys airplay till date. Though his songs tilted towards Highlife, he classified them as Afro-Hip Hop as they contained elements of Rap. He graduated from the University of Nigeria Nsukka with a degree in Sociology and Anthropology.

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Between me and my friends at Kosalabaro Palm wine palour.
Kosalabaro: Okebadan, where is Deziani and our money now?
Okebadan: Deziani dey London.
Kosalabaro: Money nko?.
Okebadan: Which money, Naira or Euro or Cefa!.
Kosalabaro: the money dey talk say she stole.!
Okebadan: Who said dem still money
Kosalabaro: America,Oshiomonle, Sanusi and world bank. Abi you no dey Nigeria ni?.
Okebadan: I dey bros , this kind news no be today, Fela said $28m dollars got missing during Buhari time as Petroleum minister under Obasanjo regime , Obasanjo talk say $90b was stolen by Abacha family. Gani Fawehimi said Babangida pocketed $20b gulf oil money windfall. So my brother no be today them dey give us figure!.
Kosalabaro: So what are you saying now?. I don dey prepare how I will spend my own share when they recover dis money from that useless woman.
Okebadan: eenh, Where is the one they recovered from Abacha?. Where is Ibori bribe?. What is the role of America and the western world?. How did they allow this people to smuggle this money out of our country?. Can any minister in Britain smuggle £1000k out of Britain to Africa. Where is our former Petroleum minister. London. Where is our stolen fund as they claimed.London and the rest Western World. So how can we recorver money which is in the bank of Armed robbers in his private bank .

Kosalabaro: Hummm: I hear you. So money no dey Naija?. Kai, oyibo no dey gree release money wey enter their bank ok. So what is the way forward?.

Okebadan: Obassnjo Style: You will dey prison untill you transfer all the Money wey dey your bank account back to Nigeria. If you know transfer the money back , na prison you go die.
Kosalabaro: Hummm: Human right nko?.
Okebadan: You have no right when you denied other people their right. Good road, stable Electricity supply , good medical care and security are the right of common man. When you decide to deprived them all this thing , it's not bad if government deprive you your own right.

Kosalabaro: But the woman is sick now.

Okebadan: What's the name of sickness wey occur after you don bellefull?.

Kosalabaro: Wackie and die

Okebadan: And what medicine dey cure it.

Kosalabaro: I go call my doctor.

Okebadan: I beg make you no worry Dr Show in Yemetu Amunkoko Joor. The medicine na Long time Prision followed by Summary Execution!. Next time nobody go try it joor!.
My friend me I dey go home make go cuddle my Abebi, idi Ileke, Jare.
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DIDN’T vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the last election, though I know that Nigeria needed change. I just disagreed with the change agent due to reasons I have explained in various write-ups in the lead up to the election. I didn’t vote for Jonathan either; the PDP as was constituted and operated just wasn’t a Party I could even consider for anything. In the end, I voted for one of the lesser known Parties.

But Buhari it is. The majority vote will always prevail and that is respected here without any equivocation. So we move on.

As we move on however, it is becoming a struggle not to be uncomfortable in the way things have unfolded and in the way they are playing out. Some of the reservations expressed by some of us are now rearing their ugly heads. Contrary to his inauguration speech, and contrary to reasonable, logical expectations, Buhari hasn’t put a fully functional government in place. This is already the end of July.

As we say around here, nothing spoil. The only harm I saw were incompetent governors (who are unable to manage quite sizable resources) dancing around the President, taking advantage, and getting off easy. The mound of flip flops and reversal of official pronouncements have only meant a slight loss of face; nothing major.

However, I began to panic when I read a news report that Buhari has approved an exchange rate of N160 to $1 for Christian pilgrims. This report was publicised widely and with plenty of fanfare.

To me, it is another indication that the President sorely needs all the help he can get. He needs technical advisers and a seasoned cabinet like a fish needs water.

But the President has already and unwittingly set up his eventual Ministers for failure. They can’t win. Expectations are just too high now. Ministers would still have to be Nigerians, working in Nigeria. The current perception is that Buhari is searching for the best of the very best – folks with no blemishes at all but blessed with superpowers. Optimal performance bothering on miracles would be expected from these Ministers and other appointed government functionaries. How could anyone go into a job like that? It is unrealistic and quite unfair.

All the same, I am becoming increasingly convinced that the President created this governance lacuna in order for him to have unfettered, unchallenged (dictatorial, if you will) shot at managing the country for a while before Ministers, Advisers and other technical and legal people are brought in and begin to rein-in some of his more impulsive and autocratic tendencies.

It seems to me that Buhari wants to get in a few military-style diktats, strong-arm a few people before settling down to normal democratic governance. Because, so far, the only things on the table are hunting down people, dire innuendos and promises of persecution.

As has been whispered all along, the President has finally confirmed that he intends to probe just Jonathan’s government. It is only that government that is corrupt in Nigeria’s recent history. Obasanjo is living large. The bribes from the Halliburton scandal are the major stakeholders in Nigeria’s present day change project. Even the scions of Abacha are running loose, obscenely flaunting stolen wealth. No problem with that. No investigations. Now tell me; how are certain sections of this country supposed to feel? Does this not seem like the start of marginalisation and dehumanisation of the usual suspects all over again?

Even Madam Patience Jonathan was comprehensively humiliated at Port Harcourt airport last week when she attempted to use the VIP waiting area. She was refused access by security personnel citing “orders from Abuja.” How petty! If a former First Lady cannot use an airport’s VIP lounge, who should? I suppose Rotimi Amaechi is using his APC mates to exact revenge. Anyway, there is God o!

The inclusiveness that was pervasive in the last four years is fast dissipating. Perhaps, someone needs to remind the President that we are in a thriving democracy. The opposition and opposing voices are not supposed to be treated like conquered prisoners of war, or like burnt offerings.

Which brings me back to the issue of the pilgrims’ exchange rate.

I could have sworn that I heard candidate Buhari campaign that he would scrap government’s participation in, and subsidy of religious pilgrimages. But he has only gone and directed that pilgrims should exchange N160 to the dollar.

What this means is that a pilgrim with N400,000 who would have received $1,740 at the normal exchange rate will now get $2,500 under the Buhari plan. The government will cough up the difference.

Last year, about 14,000 Christians made one form of pilgrimage to one place or the other. 76,000 Muslims went to Mecca. If we do the math, the government is going to end up subsidising around a further $68 million or N13.6 billion on top of whatever is already subsidised for these pilgrimages.

Can you see why the President needs ministers and other technical people like yesterday?

Furthermore, a pilgrim with N500,000 would get $3,125. In theory, this person could turn around and sell back dollars on the black market and make a profit of $1,000 or N237,000. Now, an…emm…shall we say, enterprising Pilgrims Board official can fund 100 people into this scheme and he is looking at a cool N23,700,000 million per pilgrimage cycle. The Christians alone run four pilgrimages in one year! Heavens only know what they are looking for.

Please, please, we do not desire on a national scale a situation like that which currently exist in Osun State. The struggling governor of that State, Arigbesola, who has not been able to pay workers salaries in like forever somehow manages to find money every year to pay for Osun citizens transportation during sundry religious holidays; no audits, no questions asked.

Dr.Michael Egbejumi-David, wrote London.
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