Monday, 14 January 2019

Protests in France & A Surprise Election Result in the DRC

Protests continue across France, as surprisingly, the gloss of President Macron begins to fade....already
Protests are a result of rising fuel prices, a struggling middle class, and cries that Macron is out of touch with the people.

Despite the initial attraction of En marche, many are now citing the fact that as a minister in the previous government, President Macron is very much part of the old ruling establishment, with his youthfulness providing the hope he would be 'different'.

Interesting interview


The election result in the DRC was not as Martin Fayulu hoped for...or expected...

Neither he, nor Kabila's choice ...won..

Claims are that the results did not tally...
..Perhaps not so unexpected

This is Politics

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Sowing Seeds in January

Something I've always wanted to do is grow my own food all year round. A bit ambitious for me yes, but I'm really enthusiastic about it..

I bought an allotment book about ten years ago, so the passion has been their for awhile.. have I read it?.. no... !
Anyway, it's very inspiring to see I don't have to wait till Spring as I've always thought... It's knowing what to plant
I've started to get my seeds now though.. so will start a few .. most from Feb, but this visual is very helpful:)

Weekend WOW Factor: EFF 's Julius Malema Interview

Elections are set to take place in South Africa later this year

Whats Malema been up to?

I feel more often these days that it makes more sense to pursue social justice and put that at the forefront of the political agenda, than pursue an outright socialist ideology
Anyway, with those thoughts it's interesting to hear Malema's take on it.
He is very clear and forthright
This is an interesting interview.

Happy Married Life to Simi & Adekunle Gold x

Congratulations to Simi & Adekunle Gold on their journey as husband and wife
Our two great singers and producers.. both super talented and super cute


I'm sure they had a wonderful and memorable wedding day x

You can't interupt an APC man when he's talking!... and expect him to stop:)

This is the kind of Presidential debates needed
Live stream - Debate on Housing at the University of Lagos

Violence and gunfire erupted at an APC Rally in the week.... yet the speaker was totally undeterred...
Imagine. He simply carried - on - talking.


This is a bit of a cringe worthy interview.
Firstly Buhari would not agree to live interview, or to the crew using their own equipment, so the quality is quite poor
Secondly... extra long (not great questions) and soooooo much giggling.. from grown men..
It's clear those present were in awe of the President..
It' natural I guess
However, they are seasoned journalists, and did not hold his 'feet to the fire' as was claimed

Buhari seems very trusting... believing whatever his ministers tell him

It's true that no head of state has time or the headspace for petty matters, but he seems to have his eye off the ball in a number of areas. There are serious issues that he appears not to be 'moved' by

President Buhari is ex military
Yet there doesn't appear to be a clear and concise strategy to deal with the matters of security. Soliders are deployed to do jobs that the police should be doing, fighting or harassing civilisations should never be on the agenda.

There may be alot of confusion under Buhari...
But what's not confusing is his ability to turn grown men into giggling sycophants
Interesting nonetheless!

Enjoying the debates....
Have a lovely evening x

Yemi Alade - Oga