Monthly Archives: January 2013

Orifunke Lawal

Whew! Glad to be back here! Not like I went anywhere before sef. Laziness has had the better part of me(y’all know I’m lazy, yeah?)- well, this year, I’ve determined to send laziness far far away from me. So help me God. Amen.

Today, we are going to be talking about something important, so read on and don’t forget to leave your comments and share after reading. Thanks!

We meet/see people everyday,everywhere. We see different people with different faces from different races. It would be difficult to know what kind of problems or burdens each carries on the inside. We’ve got smiling faces everywhere and many of ’em have crying faces within. You never can figure out what someone is going through unless God tells you or unless the person tells you.

Some weeks ago, I was chatting with a friend. I asked him how he was doing and he…

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97 records & milestones broken or equalled by Lionel Messi during the 2012/13 season so far.

UPDATED on 14th January 2013 (after his goal vs Málaga):

#1
Lionel Messi became the first Barça player in 43 years to score 2 goals in the first 20 minutes of Match Day 1 of La Liga (Miguel Ángel Bustillo, 1969/70).

#2
Lionel Messi became the first Barça player in 19 years to score in 3 consecutive Match Day 1’s of a La Liga season (Hristo Stoichkov, 1991-1993).

#3
Lionel Messi became the only player this century to score a total of 7 goals on Match Day 1 of La Liga (Forlan = 6, Negredo = 5).

#4
Lionel Messi became only the 3rd player to score a total of 5 goals vs Real Sociedad at Camp Nou (Rivaldo & Juan Manuel Asensi).

#5
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 15+ Clásico goals (César Rodríguez Alvarez = 14).

#6
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 7 goals at Camp Nou vs Real Madrid (Evaristo de Macedo = 6).

#7
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of the Supercopa de España to score in 4 consecutive editions (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).

#8
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score a brace in each of the first two games of the season.

#9
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 10 league goals against Osasuna (Samuel Eto’o = 8).

#10
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score the most away goals (5) in La Liga vs Osasuna (Luis Suárez Miramontes, Eulogio Martínez, Francisco José Carrasco = 3).

#11
Lionel Messi became the first player in 11 years to score in six consecutive games for Argentina (Hernán Crespo, 2000/01).

#12
Lionel Messi surpassed his personal record of 60 goals in a calendar year during 2010, by scoring his 61st against Getafe.

#13
Lionel Messi became the first Barça player in 59 years to score three braces in the first four league games of La Liga (László Kubala, 1953/54).

#14
Lionel Messi became the first player in 18 years to score 3 braces in the 1st four league games of La Liga (Iván Zamorano, 1994/95).

#15
Lionel Messi became only the 8th player in the history of La Liga to score 3 braces in the 1st four league games (Olivares, Mariano Martín, Pahiño, Zarra, Kubala, Puskas, Zamorano).

#16
Lionel Messi became the first Barça player in 51 years to score 6 goals in the 1st four games of La Liga (Evaristo de Macedo, 1961/62).

#17
Lionel Messi became the first player in 13 years to score 6 goals in the 1st four games of La Liga (Salva Ballesta, 1999/00).

#18
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of La Liga to score 5 goals at Getafe’s Coliseum Alfonso Pérez stadium (Roberto Soldado = 5).

#19
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of the Champions League to score a brace in 14 different games (Raúl).

#20
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of football to win the Onze d’Or award three times in a row (Michel Platini, 1983-1985).

#21
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 100 league goals at Camp Nou.

#22
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 150 goals at Camp Nou.

#23
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 6 league goals against Real Madrid at Camp Nou (Evaristo de Macedo & Gary Lineker = 5).

#24
Lionel Messi became the first Barça player in 18 years to score 2 goals from direct free-kicks in a Clásico (Ronald Koeman, 1992-1994).

#25
Lionel Messi became the first player in 13 years to score 2 goals from direct free-kicks in a Clásico (1998/99).

#26
Lionel Messi became the only player to score 9 league goals against Iker Casillas (Samuel Eto’o = 8, David Villa = 7).

#27
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of El Clásico to be directly involved in 27 goals (17 goals, 10 assists).

#28
Lionel Messi (25y-110d) became the 5th youngest player in history to score 9 World Cup qualifying goals (after Marcelo Salas, Tostão, Obafemi Martins and Luis Suárez).

#29
Lionel Messi became the only player to score 2 free kicks during the CONMEBOL 2014 World Cup qualifying tournament (Dorlan Pabón, Juan Arango, James Rodríguez = 1).

#30
Lionel Messi became the only player to score 12+ goals for his country in 2012.

#31
Lionel Messi became only the 10th player in the history of Argentina to play 75 times for the national team (Javier Zanetti = 145).

#32
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of Argentina to score 12 goals for the national team in a calendar year (Gabriel Batistuta, 1998 = 12).

#33
Lionel Messi (59) broke his personal record of club goals in a calendar year, surpassing his previous personal best of 58 in 2010.

#34
Lionel Messi (43) broke his personal record of league goals in a calendar year, surpassing his previous personal best of 42 in 2010.

#35
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score 59 goals in a calendar year (Cristiano Ronaldo = 43 in 2011).

#36
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 15 hat-tricks in La Liga (César Rodríguez Álvarez = 14).

#37
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 5 away hat-tricks in La Liga.

#38
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of Barcelona to score 6 goals at Deportivo de La Coruña’s Municipal de Riazor stadium (László Kubala = 6, Ronaldinho = 5).

#39
Lionel Messi became the first Barça player in 62 years to score 11 goals in the first eight league games (César Rodríguez Álvarez, 1950).

#40
Lionel Messi became the only player this century to score 13 goals in the first nine league games of La Liga (Salva Ballesta, 1999/00).

#41
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barça to score 4 away league goals vs Rayo Vallecano (Koeman = 3).

#42
Lionel Messi became the joint 10th player in the history of La Liga to score 182+ goals (Juan Arza).

#43
Lionel Messi (292 goals) became the 3rd highest scorer in official & friendly games in the history of Barça (Alcántara = 369, Samitier = 333, César = 291).

#44
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 23+ international goals (club and country) in a calendar year.

#45
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of Barcelona to score 4 goals against Scottish opposition (Sándor Kocsis).

#46
Lionel Messi became only the 8th player in the history of La Liga to score 15 goals after the first 11 games of the season (Bata, Lángara, Pruden, Echevarría, Mariano Martín, Zarra, César).

#47
Lionel Messi became the first player in 62 years to score 15 goals in the first 11 Liga games of the season (César, 1950/51).

#48
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score 11 goals in the first 6 away games of the season.

#49
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 6 league goals away at Mallorca (Kluivert = 5).

#50
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score 11 goals against Mallorca (Tamudo = 10).

#51
Lionel Messi surpassed Pelé’s South American record of 75 goals in a calendar year, set in 1958, by scoring his 76th goal of 2012 away to Mallorca.

#52
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 6 goals vs Real Zaragoza at Camp Nou (Basora & Begiristain = 5).

#53
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of La Liga to score 2 or more goals in a single game 55 times (Zarra = 76, Di Stéfano = 54).

#54
Lionel Messi became only the 3rd player in the history of La Liga to score 13 goals vs Real Zaragoza (Ferenc Puskás, Raúl).

#55
Lionel Messi became the first player in 64 years to score 17 goals in the first 12 Liga games of the season (César, 1948/49).

#56
Lionel Messi became the joint 9th player in the history of La Liga to score 186+ goals (Santillana).

#57
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of the Champions League to score in 19 different cities (Raúl = 19, van Nistelrooy = 18).

#58
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player this century to score 56 goals in the Champions League (Raúl = 56, van Nistelrooy = 48).

#59
Lionel Messi became only the 3rd player in the history of the Champions League (main tournament) to score 56+ goals (Raúl = 71, van Nistelrooy = 56).

#60
Lionel Messi is the only player in the history of the Champions League to score 15 braces (Raúl = 14).

#61
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of the Champions League to score 25+ away goals (van Nistelrooy = 24).

#62
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 4 goals vs Spartak Moscow (Romário, Koeman & Stoichkov = 2).

#63
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of football to score 25 international goals (club & country) in a calendar year (Vivian Woodward, 1909).

#64
Lionel Messi became the first player in the history of the Champions League to score 13 goals in a calendar year (Cristiano later equalled this record).

#65
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of Barcelona to score 7 goals vs Levante (Cayetano Ré).

#66
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score 2+ goals in 4 consecutive away games (3 vs Deportivo, 2 vs Rayo, 2 vs Mallorca, 2 vs Levante).

#67
Lionel Messi became the first player in 69 years to score 19 goals in the first 13 Liga games of the season (Echevarría & Martín, 1943/44).

#68
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of football to be on the list of the final 3 nominees for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award, on six occasions (2007-2012).

#69
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of football to score 72 club goals in a calendar year (Gerd Müller, 1972).

#70
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 21 goals in the first 14 Liga games of the season.

#71
Lionel Messi became only the 4th player in the history of La Liga to score 21 goals in the first 14 league games of the season (Bata, Lángara & Pruden).

#72
Lionel Messi set a new personal record of scoring 2+ goals in 5 consecutive games for Barcelona (March 2010 = 4 consecutive games).

#73
Lionel Messi (228 games) became only the 2nd player in the history of Barcelona to score 190 goals in La Liga (César Rodríguez Alvarez, 287 games).

#74
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 191+ league goals (César Rodríguez Alvarez = 190).

#75
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of football to score 79 club goals in a calendar year (Gerd Müller = 72, 1972).

#76
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of La Liga to score 89+ away goals (Hugo Sánchez = 99, Raúl = 87).

#77
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of football to score 91 goals in a calendar year (Gerd Müller = 85, 1972).

#78
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of football to win the World Soccer Player of the Year award 3 times (Ronaldo).

#79
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of football to be nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award, 4 consecutive times.

#80
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score 26+ goals in the first half of the league season (Cristiano = 23).

#81
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 12 league goals vs Atlético de Madrid at Camp Nou (César Rodríguez Alvarez = 11).

#82
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score 16 goals against Atlético de Madrid (César Rodríguez Alvarez = 15).

#83
Lionel Messi became the first player in 72 years to score 25 goals in the first 16 league games of the La Liga season (Pruden 1940/41).

#84
Lionel Messi became only the 3rd player in the history of La Liga to score 25 goals in the first 16 league games of the season (Bata 1930/31, Pruden 1940/41).

#85
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score a brace in 6 consecutive league games.

#86
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of La Liga to score a brace in 6 consecutive league games (Telmo Zarra = 7, 1946/47).

#87
Lionel Messi became only the 8th player in the history of La Liga to score 196+ goals.

#88
Lionel Messi became only the 3rd player in the history of La Liga to score 27 goals in the first 18 league games of the season (Bata 1930/31, Pruden 1940/1941).

#89
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of football to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or award 4 times (Platini, Cruyff, van Basten = 3).

#90
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of La Liga to score 28+ goals in the first 19 league games of the season (Pruden 1940/41).

#91
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga season to score 28 goals in the first half of the season (Cristiano 2011/12 = 23 goals).

#92
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score 17 away goals in the first half of the season.

#93
Lionel Messi equalled his personal record of 23 away goals (all comps) for Barcelona in a season (2011/12, 2008/09).

#94
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 10 league goals against Málaga.

#95
Lionel Messi became only the 3rd player in the history of La Liga to score 10 league goals against Málaga (Tamudo = 12, Cristiano = 10).

#96
Lionel Messi became the first Barça player in 16 years to score in 9 consecutive Liga games (Ronaldo = 10 games, 1997).

#97
Lionel Messi became only the 3rd player in the history of La Liga to score in 9 consecutive league games (Mariano Martín 1942/43 & Ronaldo 1996/97 = 10 games).

Stats courtesy of:
@champ_ian
@messistats
@barcastat
@2010misterchip

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

40 Things To Note About 2013 – Dr D.K Olukoya

Its a new year already, and we have different prophecies from the mouth of different men of God.
Here are the 40 prophecies uttered by the General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr D.K Olukoya on the 31st of December, 2012.

1.A YEAR THAT WILL GENERATE WIDESPREAD REBELLION SPARK
2.A YEAR OF MYSTERIOUS HAPPENING
3.A YEAR OF HORRIBLE AND PATHETIC SINS
4.A YEAR OF DISINTEGRATION AND DISCEPTION
5.A DANGEROUS YEAR TO PLAY WITH SIN
6.A YEAR OF UNUSUALTURBULEN ­ CE TIME
7.A YEAR OF UNCOMMON LAWLESSNESS 8.A VOLATILE YEAR WITH SHORT TEMPER
9.A YEAR OF SPECIAL PRAYER
10.A YEAR WHEN THE ACCUSED WILL BE THE JUDGE
11.A YEAR OF THE RAGE OF SEAS….
12.A YEAR WHERE PRAYERS ARE NEEDED TO ARREST LOCAL,NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL WASTERS
13.A YEAR OF NATURAL DISASTERS
14.A YEAR OF DEATH FOR ARTISTE AND MUSICIANS
15.A YEAR OF SHAKING FOR NATION THAT SUPPORT GODLESSNESS
16.A YEAR OF CONFUSED REVOLUTIONIST
17.A YEAR OF HISSING AND SHAME FOR THE DEVIL
18.A YEAR OF NEW POSITIONING
19.A YEAR OF UNBELIEVABLE AND DISLOYALTY
20.A YEAR OF REBELLION AGAINST ALL BONDAGES
21.A YEAR OF PLENTY OF INIQUITY
22.A YEAR OF BLOODY CIVIL WARS
23.A YEAR OF JUDGEMENT FOR THOSE WHO INITIATE ANTISCRIPTUAL JUDGEMENT
24.A YEAR OF CELESTIAL WARFARE
25.A YEAR OF ECONOMIC FAMININE FOR UNBELIEVERS
26.A YEAR OF UNCOMMON SHAKING IN MARKET OF THE WORLD
27.A YEAR OF BLESSINGS FOR CHILDREN OF GOD
28.A YEAR OF RAW POWER OF GOD TO DESRTOYLONG STANDING YOKE
29.A YEAR OF UNCOMMON DISASTER FOR THE SEXUALLY LOSE
30.A CRUCIAL YEAR OF GOD’S CALLING,TRAINING AND CHOOSING
31.A YEAR WHEN THE POWERLESS SHALL PUT THE POWERFUL TO SHAME
32.A YEAR OF RESULGENCE OF CULTISM 33.A YEAR OF BROADCASTING MALPRATICES
34.A YEAR WHERE DESTINY WILL MOVE OUT OF BONDAGE
35.A YEAR OF DELIVERANCE AND JUSTICE
36.A YEAR OF WHEN DESTROYERS SHALL SPLIT
37.A YEAR WHEN SATANIC ACQUIRED WEALTH SHALL BACKFIRE
38.A YEAR OF RAGE OF CONFUSION
39.A YEAR WHERE MANY SORROWS WILL TURN TO JOY
40.A YEAR OF HARVEST OF BREAKTHROUGH

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

Bisi Komolafe’s Death: “We Were Trying To Raise Money For Her” – Yinka Quadri

President of the Association of Theatre-Arts Practitioners, ANTP, Prince Jide Kosoko, on reacting to Bisi Komolafe’s death disclosed that the union was planning to raise funds to help Bisi when the tragedy struck.

“I got to know of her illness on Sunday when Yinka Quadri called me that there is a need for us to raise fund for her treatment abroad. But unfortunately, we got the shocker this morning that she is dead. It is sad that this is coming on a new year” He said.
The Yoruba actress, died on the 31st of December, a few hours to the New year, after being hospitalized in the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan for 2 months, following a miscarriage she had.
Her boss, Mr Yinka Quadri in a telephone chat disclosed that the condition at which he last saw her on Sunday, December 30, had weighed him down. “I had to reach out to the Elders of the Association of National Theatre Practitioners (ANTP) to raise money for Bisi’s health because she had run out of money.” he said.
Bisi Komolafe got engaged to her Canadian based lover a few months back and had planned to get married this year.
The late actress was a nominee of the 2009 and 2011 BON Awards.
She left behind aged parents, brothers and sisters.
She will be buried on the 4th of January at Okepadi, Salvation Army way, Ibadan.

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 1,600,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 29 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

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Prophecies For Individuals In 2013 – Prophet T.B. Joshua

is indeed a prophecy with a difference and caused us to stop and ponder his words:
“Let me give you six out of many.
The prophecies for nations, continents and for those at the helm of affairs shall be announced during the next Sunday Service.
1. A year of surprises – I am seeing many great, famous, popular and rich men and politicians will become helpless and in need of help in matters of sickness, disease, finances, death, etc. One of the causes: They have failed to reward those who helped them to succeed. This is the year of judgment, especially for politicians who use youth to support their political ambitions without reward after winning power. Tell your neighbour: Reward those who help you succeed now.
2. Those in the foodstuff business will have a field day this year. Farming and agriculture will be the order of the day and will help greatly to be the source of solution this year. People engaged in it will be greatly blessed.
3. Those anxious about God and who hate sin – the faithful – your prayers for many years are not lost. This year, there will be instant answers to your prayers, especially those who have been seeking for the fruit of the womb. The long-time barren will become mothers of many babies this New Year.
4. Natural disasters will be many this New Year, such as motor accidents, sea sickness and air disasters. Let us move to God. With God, all things are possible.
5. Stop praying against those who hurt you. This year, you will see clearly that God is God of vengeance. Instead, you should pray for them.
6. Do charity work – feed the poor and the needy and give scholarships to those who deserve them. This year, there is great reward in doing this if you do it with all your heart. No matter how little, share it with others. Share their pain and share their joy.
7. Our youth who think always of travelling should use the money to go into agriculture or foodstuff business because in the New Year, God will bless them. They will achieve greatness by transacting in agriculture and foodstuff and become successful in export and import business. The money I am talking about could be in the region of N100,000, N200,000, N250,000 ($1,000, $1,500, $2,000).
Those who have been working for many years and have never been satisfied with the job and salary they receive, the little limited resources at their disposal should be invested in foodstuff business or agriculture, especially those already married. They should divide themselves in such a way that either the husband or wife should step down from service where they receive salary and face agriculture.
Foodstuff business and agriculture or farming are anointed businesses this New Year, to revive the world from economic depression. This is the secret of God revealed to you today. Quote me; you will not regret doing it. My name is T.B. Joshua.

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

Fashola Donates N4.5m For Ngozi Nwosu’s Kidney Operation

Just this evening, on the last day of 2012, Lagos State Governor Raji Fashola on behalf of the Lagos State Government donated the sum of N4.5m to complete the money needed for Nwosu’s operation.
Sources say Fashola heard about Nwosu’s case a few weeks ago while reading a publication and asked one of his protocol officers to get in touch with her.
‘They got in touch with us and have asked us to meet with them’, a source close to the actress told Nigerian Entertainment Today.
NET gathered that Nwosu and her friends were in the office of the Governor today, but we could not immediately get confirmation from the governor’s media team.
Our source also tells us that prior to Fashola’s call, other state governments had gotten in touch with them ‘but nothing substantial has come out’ of their meetings.
Nwosu now has N6m and can sort out the fees required for the operation.
This isn’t the first time this sort of gesture has been made to an ailing entertainer or individual. Recently deceased Nollywood veteran actor Enebeli Elebuwa also received help from the Delta State government.
Others like cancer patients Debbie and Funmi Lawal received financial donations from the likes of music producer Don Jazzy, artistes Davido, Solid Star and actresses Tonto Dike and Rukky Sanda

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel