Monday, 30 May 2011

Possible lawsuit against Sarkozy by 2 French lawyers on the bombing in Libya

At last some well grounded minds like Roland Dumas and Jacques Vergès, two renowned French lawyers, are trying to make masses understand the harm NATO is causing to Libyan civilians.

I wrote about what France, US, UK and its NATO allies are doing in Libya and people were against my opinion saying that I am a follower of Ghadaffi, who wants to hold on to power till death.
Thank goodness that today, I am not the only person with the opinion that the strategy used by NATO and its allies, is causing great harm to humanity.

Ghadaffi and the people of Libya have lost a lot from this unjustified invasion that has taken a lot of lives and properties. I think it is high time that press and journalists start telling everyday people what is really going on, other than manipulating the minds of loyal citizens in order to favour their elite friends with their political desires.

The press article below in French, is on the above mentioned French lawyers who intend to file suit against French president Nicolas Sarkozy, for crime against humanity (Libya).

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Obama worth peace nobel price?

I just want to ask if the nobel price of peace awarded to Obama is right?

Does Obama deserve this nobel price after what he and his blood sucking vampire allies are doing in Libya? Is he any better than Bush?

Tell me this greedy politicians how much you hate peace that will make you people not leave the world in peace? Why do you always love causing havoc to peace in the world? Why can't you give the world peace of mind for once?

A year without your unlawful invasion in another sovereign state does it mean your tenor in office was unfruitful?

This politics of war to loot other's wealth because of GDP growth is treacious!!! Learn to play politics differently and respect other countries sovereignty I beg of you imperialists!!!

Are you leaders not equally clinging to power like African leaders? If your popularity is droping in your respective states and you want to draw public opinion in your favour just to win the next election, you will take your religious crusades to the ones you term "developing countries".

Good for Gaddaffi. These are the same people with whom you have been dinning and winning and signing treaties with. The only problem is the poor Libyans who will loose loved ones. Is these air and land strikes not causing genocide under the pretext of humanitarian activities?

Since you started your unlawful air and land strikes in Libya, we see that oil price at the fuel pumps that was rising rapidly have fallen all of a sudden in your respective countries. Kudos to you guys!!!

My pity goes to AU. Sorry you lads, you really are a bunch of what we Africans call "sidown look"!!!

But western world, flex your muscles today and pray for there not to be a wind of change.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Paris will soon strike Libya!!! Generation in darkness - Africa think!!!

Another Hiroshima in Libya???????????

Saddam Hussein was brought down by pretext of weapon of mass destruction, 2 North African sovereign states have brought down their long time serving presidents saying that they are "dictators".
Now its time for Libya. What is the pretext to bring down Khadafi, "dictator"?

African states have no sovereignty!!! Developed countries still rule Africa because of our wealth. This is neocolonialism or should I say, COLONIALISM?

Since when did a non elected rebel group become legal that western states recognize them as legitimate????????

Paris life

My master degree programme is almost through with tough internship search period.

Living and schooling in Paris is very challenging due to the heavy work load and less time given to prepare assignments. You virtually have no life when you are schooling in Paris. I've not had enough time to go around but hope to do that immediately after my exams.

As a globe trotter, you sometimes miss home. Right now, am in such a mood that I really am missing home and can't wait to go back and be with my own people.

However, I don't have a lot to say now but to add my web 2.0 class presentation on weird dreams. Don't fail to go on this pages and share your weird dreams you wish to see come through with us.

Cheers all!!!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

One week in Rome

After my registration for my Master degree programme at the IAE Gustave Eiffel (Eiffel Management School of the Université Paris Est - Créteil) early September, I decided to take a week break and visit Rome before lecture commence.

It was a short but culturally enriching trip with visits to the Coliseum (gladiator arena) amphitheatre of the Flavian emperor of Rome, visits to the Palatine, Forum, the catacombs of the St. Callixto of early christians in Rome (close to St Giovanni), visit to the Vatican, and visit around the centre city of Rome.

The touristic sites were very interesting but the only problem with this short vacation is the hotel where we lodged, and customer service.

My hubby and I were lodged in a lovely hotel called Hotel Cilicia, on via Cilicia, close to Saint Giovanni metro stop. Yes the hotel is lovely but we spent 5 nights of 28°C without air conditioner. We spent the nights leaving our room window open, listening to the siren of the city ambulance and noisy vehicle engine sound, and waking up as early as 5 am tired and warned out for the days' activities.

What was surprising about all this is that the hotel did not seem bothered to try to fix the problem. After so much asking, all they could propose was to bring table fans to the room. But they already had these table fans in the rooms but wouldn't tell clients that the air conditionning systems possibly is broke down, or is just placed in the rooms for fancy.

We also had problems with finding a decent restaurant. Rome has more of pizzerias, and offers pizza at tourist price.
Considering the fact that prices were expensive for what were offered, and after eating some horrible looking empty pizzas in the tourist traps called "pizzeria", we had often had no choice but filling our appetit with the only acceptable speciality of Rome; the 'gelateria'.

Another good thing in Rome are the fresh water fountains found almost at every street corners in the city.

Ice cream in Rome is a sure option to calm your lack of choice for good food, and I so much loved to stop off at "Blue Ice". The price is cheaper than in France. You get 3 scoops for €2.50 with lovely flavors like nutella flower, nocciola, strachiatella and more. There is one in the city centre, and another close to the Vatican.

Images of my week in Rome:

Coliseum, Forum & Palatine
Outfit of the gladiators on exhibition

Monument Il Vittoriano (Victor Emmanuel) and that of the unknown soldier

Victor Emmanuel (1820 - 1878) was the first king of Italy (1861 till death), also called the father of the patrie was the unificator of Italy. This monument was put up in his honour.

Trevi fountain

TheVatican City, its Swiss soldiers, St. Peter's statut & grave, & the Double Helix Bramante stairs (where people descending or ascending never meet)

Patron of the altar boys (St. Callixto)

Good sides of Rome

Friday, 3 September 2010

A graduate at last

After 8 tough years of persistence, I finally have my first degree.
It has been a long rough road of ups and downs. I stumbled on rocks, fell on hard nails, got up, passed through difficult administrative bodies, but arrived at my targeted destination.

It all started 8 years ago back in Nigeria. In 2001-2002 academic season (started in 2002), I got my admission to study French Language in the department of Modern Languages, under Arts Faculty, University of Lagos. After series of lecturers' strikes (2003: 3 months, 2004: 7 months, and 2005: 5 months) demanding for salary increase from the federal government, I decided to go overseas to follow up my studies.

As a year 3 student in French Language, I opted for France. I applied for a French visa and found myself in France.

Arriving in France, I was told that my french was not sufficient to pursue a higher degree programme in french; that I needed to take a 1 year intensive french classes. I equally needed to go through a national French Language examination in order to test my level of comprehension of the language, written level, as well as the level of my oral french.

I passed through the stage of intensive language year and exams, got into the university to read law (in french language), but failed my 1st year (ofcourse. Why not?).

My first day in the amphitheater was 'Introduction to French law'. The overseeing lecturer made a joke in french. I did not know he said something untill I heard everyone laughing. Another anecdote was when we had a suprise test (general principles of french constitutional law). I did not understand that the lecturer was setting a test untill I turned around and saw people bringing out sheets of paper. Before I new it, she was already dictating.

The year went by and I saw myself coming back to do all over what I did the previous year. But this time around, I understood better. I ended the year with better grades (10/20 overall grade), and even had 16/20 in the constitutional law course, whereas I had 1/20 the previous year.

After my 2nd year in the law faculty of the 'Université de Droit et de la Santé Lille 2', I decided to follow up studies in the language I was born with, English ofcourse.
I went to (IAE) Institute d'Administration des Entreprises and read business administration. The programme allowed for 2 internships in an academic year. Such training periods are highly valued in companies. It enables one get direct company insight, add practical knowledge to ones' already acquired theoretical knowledge, offers career opportunities, as well as an individual follow up of students. All these are rare (if not lacking) in the universities.

I need to spare you dear readers of the ordeal I went through in the hands of some of my french lecturers who are not open minded with foreign students even in this 21st century. There attitude toward grading a foreign student who's 1st language is not french is a bit appalling. Every error in french was not tolerated, whereas, in the English language course I took, lecturers were always strict with me, claiming that English is my 1st language.

It was very saddening to know that I was not treated equally with my other classmates when it was a matter of English, but was told (in the courses taught in French) that when I become a lawyer, I will practice in french courts, and will defend my clients in French. For this reason, there should not be room for errors. I was even refused French/English dictionary in the exam.

Following these ordeals, I changed my orientation and went to a graduate management school, where I am now proud to write to you that I am finally a graduate.

I am very happy all the same that I went through such difficult time in the university. It added to my experience in life, developed my knowledge of the French legal system, increased my written and oral french (necessary to stand in front of a jury and defend clients!!!), gave me the courage to fight harder in order to have better gardes in my new school, and with my recent success, comforted my motto of never say die.

At the moment, I am proudly pursuing my post graduate degree programme in Paris. However, the level at which students are left behinde without assistance in the french university system should be put into consideration.

Friday, 11 June 2010

BP US oil spill: what about the people leaving in the Niger delta of Nigeria?

I do not intend to compare the tragic situation of oil spill in the US that is polluting and causing huge loss of livelyhood for people leaving in the affected areas, with that of oil spills elsewhere.

I only would love to highlight the fact on the rate at which BP is responding to the pressure mounted upon them by the USA government. See how much BP is trying to make amends, to these damages.

Everyone is concerned; world press is reporting daily on this issue. The question is, who is giving an ear to the cry of the people living in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria?

Oil companies in Nigeria do just as they wish with their numerous yearly oil spills, and leave people living in these areas virtually hopeless.

The web link below provide a glimps of what people in the Niger Delta of Nigeria are subjected to.

How long will this last? Have Nigerians not beared enough? Why is it that no one seem worried when these oil spills pollute our farm lands, our rivers, and render people in the underdeveloped countries hopeless and useless?

US, while you are making BP pay for their act, remember to fight for us too because, the world entirely only hears and respect when you talk.