Tuesday, February 26, 2013

France will not negotiate with hostage-takers

France will not negotiate with gunmen claiming to be from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram who have taken a French family of seven hostage, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday.

In a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ix9rno--RQposted online on Monday, the gunmen threatened to kill the three adults and four children unless authorities in Nigeria and Cameroon released Muslim militants held there.

"We do not negotiate on that kind of basis, with these kind of groups," Le Drian told RTL radio. "We will use all (other) possible means to ensure that these and other (French) hostages are freed."


Monday, February 25, 2013

PAUL ODI: Discussions on the Igala Legend

Dear Atayi
 I personally would love to see a poll on who is the greatest Igala musician of all time on this forum. I love Kaka Odogomu, infact she and I have a familial affiliation, but truth be told, greatest musician is greatest musician just like a most valuable player in the game of football can either be a goal keeper, defender, or striker. I think audience appeal, originality and content are what make a musician great and greatness transcends genres. Most musicians-Ikani Ajabiti, yahaya Agbogodo, paul Oj"okweje, Ayoki, and even a few of the olele musician have biopsied Paul odi's lines at one time or the other.

However, a poll will suffice as a study in musicology will not help us determine who the public think is the greatest just like grammy awards are not based on the judgement of a few music producers but also on audience appeal and sales. - Dr Zakari
Dear Atayi
Paul Odi took Agwomu and Agale and weaved them into what became his music which makes it an Igala iconic music.  Ugworo originated from the Hausas and Nupes, a tradition of social entertainment during the Ramadan.  This was then popularized to what we know as Ugwolo today.