Category Archives: Uncategorized

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…

View original post 491 more words

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

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!

Click here to see the complete report.

www.phemyodu.blogspot.com

hello world, i would really appreciate it if you  visit my new blog http://www.phemyodu.blogspot.com

i’m having some problem posting on this blog.

i promise to keep up with the pace.

OAU ILE-IFE RESUMPTION DATES

I believe this post will bring an end to all the rumors spreading about the school’s resumption date.

O.A.U ile ife senate met some hours after the asuu’s suspension of the 59 days strike to decide the resumption for both new and returning students.

Speculations with no serious agreement suggests the new students and returning students will resume on the 12th and 19th of February respectively.Registration for freshers starts on the 6th of February.

However, the speclation awaits confirmation from the head of the school PROF. Omole, they hope to decide very soon.

Read and pass it on……….. 

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

FINALLY ASUU SUSPENDS STRIKE

The National Executive Council of ASUU meeting in abuja yesterday resolved to suspend the on-going strike action. which started on the 4th of December 2011.

According to the chief spokesman for ASUU, “We want to thank you all for your understanding thus far, all lecturers are to resume immediately , And ASUU will not relent on her efforts to rescue the educational system by pressing home the demands necessary at all times”

the ASUU president, Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie will officially announce the suspension of the strike later today…

For more information follow @ASUU_NIGERIA on twitter

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE SALARY OF MAJOR POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS.

PLEASE share after reading

1).
President Barack
Obama (USA)- $400,000.002.

2) Prime
Minister Davaid Cameron (UK) –
$222,000.003.

3)President Nicolas
Sarkozy
(France) – $302,000.004.

4)Chancellor
Angela Merkel (Germany) –
$296,000.005.

5)President Hu Jintao (China)-
$11,000.00.

Now Compare the above with the
yearly
salaries of Nigerian. Federal
Lawmakers

1) Senator (Nigeria) – $
1,100,000.00 (x
109)

2) Member, House of
Representative
(Nigeria) – $834,402.00 (x360).

A
SNEAK
PREVIEW OF OUR PRESIDENT AND
VP’s
PROPOSED EXPENDITURE FOR 2012:

* If u buy
40 newspapers/day for 366 days
@ N350,
u’ll spend N5.12m..
Our VP’s
Newspapers
budget in 2012 is N45.08m!

**Jonathan’s feeding allowance is
N1 billion
naira for this year… At an
exchange rate
of N159 to $1, N1b equals
$6.3million
dollars this equates to about
$17,231 that
is N2,739726 per day on food
President.
Obama will not spend this!!!

**At
N70,000 a
month the money spent on
feeding by the
President will pay the salaries of
1200
Nigerians for a year!!!

**The
Federal
Government earmarked a curious
N16.64million as rent payable on
the
official residence of Vice
President Namadi
Sambo, although the president
and his
deputy are not known to pay
rents for
their official residences.The
presidency
would spend another
N230.133million on
the acquisition, upgrading and
furnishing
of the VP’s official guest
house.

**Over
N1.06billion comprising
N500million for
the construction and furnishing
of the
extension of the same VP lounge,
and
another N560million for the
construction
of official quarters for the VP’s
director of
protocols.N116.733million is
provided for
the installation of universal
power system
(UPS) facilities at the VP’s
residence, while
about N108million is to be spent
on
communication equipments at
the VP’s
guest house and the presidential
villa.Other expenses include
N20.80million for
plant/generator fuel cost, and
N10.40million for maintenance of
plants/
generators, as against
N54.33million and
N15.216million respectively by
the
president.Also, the Presidency is
to spend
about N203.88million for the
construction/provision of
electricity at the
villa this year, in addition to
about
N85.21million electricity charges
and
another
N168.72million provided in the
budget for
fuel and general lubricants.
Honorarium
and sitting allowance,
N173.75million;
publicity and advertisements,
N77.56million; medical expenses,
N84.3million; postages and
courier
services, N14.06million as well as
welfare
packages, N285.14million.The
provision for
general utilities include
N56.48million for
telephone charges; N42.94million
for
water rates and N80.8million for
leased
communication lines(s) Who is
deceiving
who?
What are these people
contributing
to the growth and development
of the
Nigerian economy to deserve
such hefty
salaries?
Just this week, there
was massive
pay cut (up to 52%) for
politicians in
Singapore. On which planet is
Nigeria?
One
of the very few underdeveloped
countries
that can afford such blatant
waste of our
very limited resources… Enough
is Enough
of this LOOTING OF OUR
TREASURY.
Nigeria is ranked as one of the
countries
whose citizens have a high
tolerance level
but this oppression has gone on
for too
long. Its time to stand up for our
rights!!!!!
#OCCUPY NIGERIA!!!

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel