Monday, 11 August 2014

EBOLA AND THE NIGERIAN MAN.




Good morning great young mind, how was your weekend? Hope it turned up for you oh, and that you had plenty reasons to celebrate and pop some champagne wearing gloves. Hope you didn’t Bath with salt Hot water and pepper oh! :p Hope you had fun? Please I don’t mean to sound like a Monday whiner, after all I tire no be lazy, but is it me, or are Saturdays and Sundays less than 24 hours?? I mean these 2 days seem to be 17 hours or something, man go just sleep now now, wake up now now,  and bam Monay e haf reach. Mcheeewww. Nawa oh!


So last week was not just hard and busy for me, it was difficult, and in as much as I had the opportunity to do some hanging out with one fine Babe, and Drink some careless bottles before COB, it was still tough all in all. I mean I was so busy that I didn’t have time to be a part of the world last week, and more less a Part of Nigeria. I didn’t have time to understand the gravity of the position that we had gotten ourselves into, nor the quick sand that we were gradually sinking into. I didn’t have time to actually realize that we faced a Potential threat, I didnt have time to know that EBOLA was real here, and killing people. 


So over the weekend, I got time to Lounge and chill, I mean my Doctor of Life sister is home, so I hardly know my way to the kitchen these days buahahahahah. I just Lounge, and Lounge, and Lounge all Saturday, plus my family is finally free from my Biafra meals I used to cook, and all the Rice punishment I gave them all the while :). And I am like Yeaaahhh mehhhnnn!!! This is the life. So during one of my lounging sessions, I was opportuned to read about these Dreaded Ebola thingy I mean it is all over my Timeline on Facebook, so I had no option. Some persons even called me inconsiderate for talking about making money and dreaming big as against posting about Ebola, and I was like nawa oh! and even when I went for Mass yesterday, I realized that 1st of all there was no Holy water Jar at the entrance of the Church, I thought maybe the church warders forgot, so I just went in regardless, and then I later noticed that there was no usual hugging and sign of “Peace of the lord be with you”, I mean the shit just got real, and was high alert. I even saw one over Zealous ANTI- Ebola guy that came to mass wearing winter gloves, and in my mind I am like “Bros, na you fia pass oh” I mean it was funny. So this morning I have a burning anger in my heart, and I thought to come pour it out on my most favorite place in the world, The YnC blog. :)


My first anger is simple, so here goes: NIGERIAN AGENCIES AND MINISTRIES ARE A BUNCH OF NIT-TWITS… You see why I so respect Ms Janyl Benyl (My blog Mother) so much? Months before this Ebola thingy got into Nigeria, she wrote here on the 28th of March 2014, as well as a whole lot of others, warning all west African countries about the potential High risk threat called the Ebola virus, but however nah, Naija as usual, was more interested in sacking Ms. Stella Oduah, and returning those Stupid Coscharis cars she bought for 500 Million Dollars or so, as against setting up PREVENTIVE measures to keep her citizens safe. I mean can we see the level of stupidity our leaders and ministers portray day in day out? How easy would it have been to set up screening centers at the Airports? That way the Liberian man who came into the country would have been deported effective immediate, but NOOO!!! They didn’t. My HOD Traveled to Kenya last week, and then even before he left, we heard word that they were screening people departing. Look at even Ghana, have created preventive measures as a way of protecting her citizens. And then NIGERIA, the self acclaimed “GIANT of AFRICA” mehn nobody berra call this Nation that thing again oh, or else in the word of Erniesha Tibs, I will give that person a Bitchslap aswear.  Now our FG is seeking CORRECTIVE measures, and I am like you knew about this thing, and instead of PREVENTING it then, you did not, and now you seek a cure. Trust the Nigerian Social media, they who have been deceived by the success of the #bringbackourgirls campaign have started an #ObamagiveustheZmappdrug campaign, and I am like: I tire for this Nation jo, I swear this Nation needs an Overhaul.


My Next anger is directed towards  those Bozos called Doctors, Its funny, cause some of these guys have 3-4 Jobs, yet they still complain about funds, and go on stupid incessant strikes. They live so flamboyant a lifestyle, that they see themselves as gods placed on high pedestals, and we as mortals at their mercy. Now I cannot believe that these people who swore to the Hippocratic Oath could have the nerve, and absolute absence of conscience to still remain on an Industrial action in the midst of this crisis. I mean it is sad. My sister is a Doctor (Mehn I love saying this eh.. come be like say she has been one for years lmao), and heaven knows that I know how much she suffered and toiled to get that degree, but I mean regardless of anything, Money nor funding should not be a reason to let people die. Who will find vaccines for these illnesses? who will help the already dying transit easily? If you guys stay on strike, to what clinic will the poor masses go to, having that you are lounging in your houses? I mean most of these goons complaining (I mean Doctors) run Private clinics in their homes, hence the reason they can go on with the strike for as long as possible. They are making money regardless, and are just plain simply greedy.


And finally I rant at the Nigerian Populace. Now when this Ebola thingy started, It was like a Joke. I went on social networks, and all I saw were hilarious pictures, and I as one laughed so hard as I saw these pictures. Some guys covered their faces with nylon bags, and wore gloves et al, it was just funny. But over the weekend, it struck me that a problem with the Nigerian populace, is that we play with everything. I as one have done some stupid jesting in the past that got me into a whole lot of trouble, but this Ebola thing is scary. People are dying, families are being wiped away from the face of the earth like it’s a curse from hell, this shouldn't be a time to pull a wise crack, or create some hilarious picture, this is a time for Nigerians to think, for the Nigerian Medical laboratories graduates to lock themselves in the Lab and mix chemical upon chemical till they find a cure, this should be not a test of Humor, but a test of brains, abilities, and purpose. But oh well, Like my Principal used to call and say to me back in Secondary school, “A Clown will always be a clown”, but Even Hugh Jackman who started his career as a clown, knew when shit got real, and when it was time for him to define his purpose, and chart a new course for his life, he did.


Today as I end my rant, I implore you my Family and my friend to stay safe. I have pointed fingers at the goons and nit-twits that should protect us, but who are too oriented in chasing cash than helping us, I have ranted. But I guess all this changed nothing, and so I point the final finger at you and I. It is us who can save ourselves, it is us who can stop this Virus from going haywire, it is us who can prevent ourselves from having but 21 days to live, it is us who can choose life as against Death. So today I implore you all to stay safe, to wash frequently not just your hands, but up to your elbows. As a child, and even as a 22 year 9 month old that I am, I hate bathing 2 times a day, maybe its my way of saving water and soap in the house J:), but oh well I hate it. but I guess it’s time for the lot like me to start taking showers like it was going out of fashion, and start a new self hygiene process. At this moment my Dear Nigerians, its not bathing with salt and Water plus maggi, Tin Tomato, Thyme and curry, nor Kolanut that will save us, it is only GOD, and our self hygiene.


Permit me to share with you something Dr. Duru shared with me last night, I mean she was in the next room oh, but she still chose to send it to me via Whatsapp, and I am like: oh mehn Internet has made all man Lazy eh lolz so here goes: 

US Embassy Alert:    In order to help our Embassy Community better understand some key points about Ebola virus we consulted with our medical specialists at the U S State Department & assembled this list below, worded in plain language for easy understanding. • The suspected reservoirs for Ebola are fruit bats.
• Transmission to humans is thought to originate from infected bats or primates that have become infected by bats. Under-cooked infected bat and primate (bush) meat transmits the virus to humans.• Human to human transmission is only achieved by physical contact with a person who is acutely and gravely ill from Ebola virus or their body fluids.
• Transmission among humans is almost exclusively among caregiver family members or health care workers tending to the very ill.• The virus is easily killed by contact with soap, bleach, sunlight, or drying. A washing machine will kill the virus in clothing saturated with infected body fluids.• A person can incubate the virus without symptoms for 2-21 days, the average being 5-8 days before becoming ill. THEY ARE NOT CONTAGIOUS until they are acutely ill.
• Only when ill does the viral load express itself first in the blood and other bodily fluids (e.g vomit, feaces, urine, breast milk, semen and sweat).• If you are walking around you are not infectious to others.                           
• There are documented cases from Kikwit, DRC of an Ebola outbreak in a village that had the custom of children never touching an ill adult. Children living for days in one room huts with parents who died from Ebola did not become infected..
• You can't contract Ebola by handling money or swimming in a pool. •There's no medical reason to stop flights,close borders, restrict travel or close embassies,businesses or schools.• Always practice good hand washing techniques, you will not contract Ebola if you do not touch a dying person.Pls share this information & try not to spread panic on social media




Thank you so much for the past 7 minutes of your time, you do us a great honor with it, as there is no me without you. My prayer for you this week is simple: MAY EBOLA NOT COME NEAR NEITHER YOU, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR FAMILIES, NOR YOUR ENEMIES,  cause trust me, that shit is scary.


P.S:  The good thing about Ebola is that even Prostitutes are scared as hell. On my way to my desk each morning, I usually see like 10/day, but this morning, the streets of Ademola Alakija was as clean as there was a freaking curfew, and then it hit me, that no one wants to die… Tomi and One + The ONE are doing some real Operation on my conscience through their blogs oh, so I might soon turn to a Born Again again sef, cause the fear wey dey catch me no be here… but oh well, no one knows… 

Do have a Ghen-ghen week oh, and please stay safe. No SEX, no Hugs, No French kissing, no Clubbing, no PDA. I mean its rational to stay celibate for now and stay safe, you have the rest o your life to fles, but for now stay safe people, please. And if your are outside Nigeria, all I can say is: Please Pray for Nigeria, cause Shit just got real here. We are scared as hell. :(.

Cheers.

#Udo

17 comments:

  1. Hehehehe. It got me really scared. May it never near our door steps.

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    1. Amen Bubba, Amen.. Thanks for stoping by Baby mi. :)

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  2. Hiya Papi....**uses a note to cover up the picture above**....papi....that picture looks like he is about to swallow me...**in my husband's words**....I tire o....hehe...wadduppppp papi!!....This word "Ebola"....Jesus Christ!...You know mehnnnn...*shaking my head**...You know, HIV looks like a headache next to this Ebola ish...honestly, I dunno what to add....cuz you wrote this post like I would....with aggression and frustration....and I can feel it....I pray that this disease doesn't come near us.....**sigh**......and it hurts my heart the way it keeps dropping people......it's crazy!...**sigh**

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    1. hehehehehehehehhe Aswear Down, the Stuff gives me Goose Bumps oh, but oh Well, this too shalll pass... Amen Ernie, Amen... :( May GOD almighty keep us and ours safe. :)

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  3. Am so scared of this Ebola virus, and to think Nigerians always find a way to turn serious issues to trending humor, I just can't handle! The day they started sending BC to use salt and water is the moment I realize our jobless my fellow countrymen are, dps just dey change on salt and water early morning o, am like do some people have a life aside from social media bullocks? Its so annoying. Now y'all want to start campaign. Anyways God protect me and my family from this deadly virus haunting people.
    www.tosyne101.wordpress.com

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    1. heheheheh @ The day they started sending BC to use salt and water is the moment I realized how jobless my fellow countrymen are.. Truly baby mi, it was just ridiculous that some folks could play with something so serious. Anyhow, Moby made a point as regards that oh... She said stuff about this in her comment Below. Kindly view... :)

      Amen @ Your prayer Baby mi, Amen. Cheers, and stay safe oh!

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  4. Lol @ pop some champagne wearing gloves - You are a clown, nna mehn. Ebola is very scary, but, if you arm yourself with knowledge, chances are you will be able to prevent it. Prevention they say is better than cure!

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    1. True that YT, Knowledge is key here. However, the sad thing is that Knowledge in this case also brings fear, so its kinda a 2 way thingy.. But no wayo sha, na GOD hand we dey. Thanks for stopping by, you know you are our Nurse of Life nah, so its always refreshing to read your comments. :)

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  5. May God help us in Nigeria! We need help!
    Your post is so right on many levels.. We are a corrective-measure prone nation rather than being preventive. We often bother about meaningless things at the detriment of matters of life and death.
    May God deliver us from Ebola.

    PS Welcome to Dr Duru.. It's indeed wonderful to have a Doctor in the family :-)

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    1. Amen One + The ONE, Amen... Truly ehn Bubba, the Wahala of this Nation out weights the Faith I have in her :(. But GOD dey sha, GOD will see us through this Endemic, and i believe that this too like many others shall pass... Thanks for stopping by, seeing your comment gives me that UP- NEPA feeling :)

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  6. Please the last thing we need is fear and panic. Let us just take personal hygiene more serious. I don't blame Nigerians for changing every of our problems into joke cos that the only thing we have and depend on...let's look at it from this angle. One day,take a chair outside your house, sit down and then think of everything wrong with Nigeria. Bad roads,unemployment,no light,corrupt leaders,no security, even the air we breath in is polluted, the water we drink is contaminated, the drug we use is pirated, everything around us is bad. I'm sure as you're sitting outside, your neighbour's 'I pass my neighbour' gen is making so much noise you can't even think well... Guess what happens next... DEPRESSION.. Then you're thinking of killing yourself. But do you know what keeps us going... The joke and the comedy. Your neighbour's dog is going mental and you just have to laugh and then you pick up your phone and type #crazy dog and its trending...or someone jokes about Patience Jonathan on facebook and it has 20 likes already. That's what makes us happy cos truthfully the country doesn't and isn't making us happy. So if anyone tells me to bath with salt water cos of Ebola, I would laugh and rebroadcast it cos that's all I can do...make myself laugh and make someone else forget about the situation of the country. That's one of the reasons I started blogging... To make me happy nd put a smile on someone's face by fire by force...*takes a bow*...with these few points of mine, I hope I've been able to convince you that we need all the laughs we can get. Thank you

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    1. You know ehnn Moby, firstly your comment made me smile... I mean your own FUNNY by NATURE na in born aswear. hehehehehe Secondly You spoke the ttruth also... Constantly focusing on the sad things about this nation will only make us sad, but taking it simply will help us. my anger however is in the excessiveness displayed by the masses, but oh Well, A smile is what makes life worth living yeah... Thanks for your comment Baby mi, i really really appreciate. :) Cheers. You Inspire moi, trust me.

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  7. Jeeez! At last I've found this blog. U don't know for how long I've been searching for it.
    Ehhhm...u made this ebola more scary by using that pic above, take time oh! We'll all be fine...EvE

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    1. heheheheheheheh Evey Koko whats cracking??? Haba! ** Wears Straight face i have been waiting for you for forever nah Baby mi... I was beginning to think you had dumped me and found another Boyfriend tahthas motor :( **Crying in Spanish. hehehe How are you my Blog Love? Thank GOD you found it eh, i for kidnap you if you didn't.

      Kpele Baby mi, i didnt mean to scare you oh Jari, i just needed to rant, and show how angry and Bad the situation is. Amen EvE, i really pray we will... I have a funny temperature, and I am already scared :( but oh well... its probably just my mind fooling with me.

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  8. I don't understand why in God's name Nigeria didn't take this ebola thing seriously! Airports and borders should have been screening people. and Liberia didnt even help matters - they intentionally allowed that man travel to Nigeria knowing fully well had ebola.
    May God help us!

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  9. Amen Baby mi, Amen. Mehn you need to see me now oh, my hands are whiter than DENCIA noe eh, as i wash my hands by the second now oh! Mehhhnn the scare is mad esspecially here in Lagos, but we thank GOD cause we know that this too shall pass... :) #PastorJdBmode...

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  10. For real for real, ebola is scary. I even did a post on it on my blog

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