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1  Forum / Politics / ‘You Can’t Do Better Than Your Predecessors’, Boko Haram Leader, Shekau Tells New Service Chief on: 28-01-2021 04:28 PM

Leader of Insurgent group, Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, in a new video said the newly appointed Security Chiefs cannot do better than their predecessors in the fight against insurgency.

Boko Haram realeased a 9 minutes audio, he said he heard about the retirement of the previous service chiefs and their replacement with new ones but that his message was to call them to Islam.

In the new audio, Shekau mentioned the names and the roles of the new service chiefs and called them to repent because they can’t do anything to destroy his terror gang.

“Leo Irabor, the head of the military, you should have sympathy for yourself, repent and convert to Islam. There is nothing you can do,” Shekau said.
He said Maj-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru should not ”deceive” himself because he has a Muslim background.

“Even if you are Muslim but you conduct polytheistic practices, you are no longer a Muslim,” Shekau said.

On Tuesday January 26, President Buhari replaced the former Service chiefs with new ones. Major-General Leo Irabor was appointed the Chief of Defence Staff and head of the military while Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru was appointed the new Chief of Army Staff. Rear Admiral A.Z. Gambo became the Chief of Naval Staff, and Air-Vice Marshal I.O. Amao is the new Chief of Air Staff.

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2  Forum / Politics / PHOTOS: 1000 Islamic Clerics Meet To Pray For Nigeria on: 26-01-2021 10:17 AM
A former house of representatives member, Abdulmumin Jibril organised a prayer session for Nigeria on Sunday.

The prayer session led by Abdullahi Pakistan, a sheik, held in Kano, and reportedly had over 1,000 Islamic clerics in attendance.

Jibrin disclosed that while the prayers lasted, COVID-19 protocol was observed.

See pictures from the event below.

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3  Forum / Politics / Dino Melaye Shows Off Newly Acquired Luxury Truck (Photos) on: 26-01-2021 10:13 AM
Former Nigerian lawmaker representing Kogi-West, Senator Dino Melaye has added a newly acquired truck to his exotic fleet of cars.

The former Senator took to his official Instagram page yesterday being Sunday, the 24th day of January, 2021 and showed off his latest “toy”.


In the now viral video, Dino Melaye is seen taking his followers on a virtual tour around the new car while expressing his excitement.
The senator is also heard saying “if I see you for Abuja I go flog you with this car”. He however noted in his caption that he cares less about what people would say.

Watch video of his newly acquired truck below…
4  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Giving Someone A Gift? Here Are 11 Important Things To Consider When Getting A Gift For Someone on: 26-01-2021 10:03 AM

Getting a gift for someone is one of the hardest decision for almost everybody, irrespective of your relationship with the person, be it your partner, boy/girl-friend, colleague, parent, sibling, et cetera.

Gifts are one the ways we show people that we care about them and that they are important to us, so the kind of gifts you get might be synonymous to how important they are to you. Your gift might not be expensive because the cost is not a measure of their importance to you. Before you get a gift for someone, there are some important things to consider.

Here are 11 important things to consider before getting a gift for someone.

1. Consider your relationship
You should always consider your relationship with the person whether the relationship is formal or casual. For close relations like friendships or sibling relationships, you can choose to give anything you wish or desire to present. On the other hand, for formal relationships like bosses or teachers, gifts shouldn’t be too personal. Stationery items, flowers are the best ones for this kind of relations.

2. Consider the occasion
A gift should be gotten according to the occasion. Different gifts for different occasions, for example, the best gifts to give on a birthday is something like a cake or a bouquet of flowers but proposals or Valentine’s Day  require something like red roses, rings or customized gifts.

3. Consider their age

This is very essential, it would be disappointing for an adult or teen to receive a child gift and vice-versa. Always get someone that is relatable to the person’s age.

4. Consider their personal needs
If you are choosing a gift for someone on a tight budget, it’s nice to give them something that they need, but to splurge on the quality or quantity. For example, if your friend is a chocoholic, then the best gift for him/her would be chocolates. Similarly, if your mom is in love with home décor, then the best gift for her would be some ravishing décor items.

5. Appliances don’t always score
 A good basic rule of thumb is that if the gift is primarily used to serve people other than the recipient, then don’t get it. This is true even if the person will also benefit. An example would be a blender or vacuum. It can be argued that these things are needs that should be purchased and used as such, not purchased and wrapped.

6. Don’t Buy a Gift that the Person Already Has? Check with Him/Her Before You Do So

Many do this a lot, they buy a gift a person already has before.To avoid such mistake, you can check with the person before buying the gift. It may sound a bit impolite to ask about that directly, especially if the person is a distant relation. In this case, the best option is to go for evergreen gifts like flowers, cakes, chocolates, body mists, etc.

7. Don’t Follow The Crowd
Don’t get a gift for a person because every other people are getting that exact gift. Instead, do a little research and get a gift that the person interested in. If your research led you to know what he/she needs, nothing could be better.

8. Always Remove the Price Tag 
You should never make a person know the cost of the gift in material terms. It is indeed an impolite gesture. So make sure you remove the price tag before packing the gift. Your gift should be valuable to the recipient in terms of thoughts, not money.

9. Try To Customize The Gift

Always try to customize your gift, to show how thoughtful you have been while picking it up. For example, in case you are presenting a birthday cake, go for a photo cake rather than an ordinary one.

10. Include a Message
Make sure to include a personalized note in the gift. A gift along with a message is a sign of care.

11. Try To Package It Well
The first thing a person sees in a gift is the packaging. Until you wrap or package the gift properly, your present has not received a complete finish. Remember to gift a sober yet safe packaging considering the contents of the gift.

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5  Forum / Politics / #EndSARS: ‘Protesters not economic saboteurs’ –Femi Falana on: 19-12-2020 04:50 AM
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Human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) on Thursday said that #EndSARS protesters were not economic saboteurs as suggested by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, on Tuesday.

Justice Tsoho on Tuesday tried to justify the order issued by another judge of the court, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, freezing the accounts of 20 #EndSARS promoters

He said, “So if it was the #EndSARS people that were involved in the activities under cover then it is unfortunate for people to begin to call and vilify the court making damaging allegations against the court.”

When asked to respond to the Chief Judge’s attempt to link the protest promoters to economic sabotage, Falana said on Thursday that the protest promoters were not economic saboteurs but patriotic citizens.

He said Emefiele resorted to obtaining ex parte order to freeze the accounts of the protest promoters after failing to convince them to call off the protest.

He said, “Since the application of the 20 #EndSARS promoters seeking to quash the ex parte order freezing their bank accounts is pending before the Federal High Court presided over by the Honourable Justice R.A. Mohammed, I have persuaded our clients to refrain from joining issues with the Honourable Chief Judge over the controversial ex cathedra statement.

“However, it is pertinent to state that the 20  #EndSARS were not sued as corporate bodies but as individuals whose names and bank accounts are listed in all the processes filed in the court by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

“I wish to say, without any fear of contradiction that the #EndSARS protesters are not economic saboteurs but patriotic citizens who protested against incessant police brutality.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the case was filed on October 20, 2020, while the order ex parte was issued on November 4, 2020, after the #EndSARS protests.”

Falana, who is a lawyer to the #EndSARS protesters whose accounts were frozen by the apex bank, recalled that the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, held a virtual meeting with the promoters in the wake of the peaceful protests.