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1  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: The World's Fattest man on: 12-02-2012 09:29 PM
Big boy
2  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / The World's Fattest man on: 12-02-2012 09:25 PM
Weighing in at almost 60 stone, Keith Martin has not been able to leave his house in 10 years.
With eight men and an extra large stretcher needed to move him, it’s a job only a specialist team can tackle.
But supersize Keith is getting bigger, heavier, and wider and could now be the world's fattest man.

The heavyweight, from Harlesden, north-west London, is believed to have taken the fattest man title from a 90-stone Mexican called Manuel Urbe, who has gone on a diet and is now a lighter 31st 6lbs.

The 42-year-old, who began binge eating after his mother died when he was a teenager, cannot find clothes to fit him and is forced to lie in bed everyday. Keith, who has admitted to eating a couple of roast dinners in a row, is cared for by his two sisters, an ambulance crew of eight, four carers and four nurses. 

3  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: SUBSIDY REMOVAL: Jonathan begs Nigerians on: 8-01-2012 05:52 AM
This is complete madness. Why apply anathesia after you have started the surgery. The best way to regain the trust & loyalty of Nigerians is to revert to N65 per litre, then after we finish the consultations you can start the removal from April which was the month you promised you will start to remove the subsidy. If you can't keep an ordinary date of implementing a policy how do we trust you to even use the money to do the things you said you will use them for. We have heard these lyrics before, please come out clean & lets start from N65 per litre
4  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / SUBSIDY REMOVAL: Jonathan begs Nigerians on: 8-01-2012 05:47 AM
In what appears to be a desperate move to stop the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) strike, set to commence tomorrow, President Goodluck Jonathan, has appealed to Nigerians to see beyond today’s pains and focus on tomorrows gain over the removal of fuel subsidy.
He assured that the money will be properly channeled.

In a national broadcast last night, President Jonathan, who probably said he would have reacted the same way had he been in the shoes of Nigerians, pleaded that he was not out to inflict pains on Nigerians but as President he needed to make tough choices to safeguard the economy and our collective survival as a nation.

He assured that his administration was prepared to make sacrifices, announcing measures to cut the size and cost of governance, including the continuous effort to reduce size of current expenditure and increase capital spending.

He directed that overseas travels by all political office holders including the president be reduced to the barest minimum. The size of delegations on foreign trips is also to be drastically reduced, stressing that only trips that are absolutely necessary will be approved.
He has also directed that for the year 2012, the basic salaries of all political office holders in the executive arm be reduced by 25%.
5  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: BREAKING NEWS: Boko Haram Opens Gun Fire On Deeper Life In Gombe State on: 7-01-2012 08:38 AM
Pastor Kumuyi said we should not revenge, so Boko Haram has seen his church as the best to start slaughtering Christians. I think its time we show this people we as Christians can also do what they are doing by attacking not just their mosques but houses
6  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / I.G's Son Fails Police Exam on: 7-01-2012 08:35 AM
The list of candidates to be recruited into the Nigeria Police Force as Cadet Inspectors and Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police released by the Police Service Commission in December 2011, is generating controversy as some candidates, who did not make the list alleged favouritism by the PSC.

The list, released by the PSC, had eight candidates from every state for the Cadet ASP and eight for the Cadet Inspectors for Batches ‘A’ and ‘B.’

Findings, however, indicated that the children of some prominent Nigerians, including the son of the Inspector-General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, failed the examination.
7  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Breaking Gist: NLC Declares indefinite Strike on: 4-01-2012 04:24 PM
Nigerians are back to the dark days of military rule when a new year starts with strike as the Nigeria Labour Congress has declared an indefinite strike from Monday, January 9th, 2012 in response to the deceitful & callous increase of the prices of petrol in the disguise of fuel subsidy removal. A s a result, Nigerians as usual have been advised to get necessary supplies in readiness for the showdown
8  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Meet the World's Smallest Woman on: 18-12-2011 07:27 PM
Will u marry her if she is still single?
9  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Meet the World's Smallest Woman on: 17-12-2011 07:09 AM
Celebrating your 18th birthday is a momentous occasion for anyone, but for tiny Jyoti Amge the milestone is even bigger news.
The 2ft teenager is already a mini celebrity in her hometown of Nagpur, India, but is now set for a huge record when she is officially declared the world's smallest woman.
And despite her miniature stature, 61.95cm-tall Jyoti hopes to celebrate being crowned the world's shortest woman by launching a Bollywood movie career.

She took the Guinness World Record from 2ft 3in American Bridgette Jordan, and celebrated her birthday with a teddy bear which loomed over her tiny 24.4in frame.
She measured 7 centimeters (2.76 inches) shorter than the 22-year-old American Bridgette Jordan, who had held the title since September.

10  Forum / Sports / Man City Goes for Van Persie on: 17-12-2011 06:39 AM
MANCHESTER CITY will offer Robin van Persie a £41.6MILLION deal to join them in the summer.

The mega-rich Prem leaders are convinced they will land the Arsenal hitman with a £30m bid.

City are comfortable that Van Persie will not sign a new contract at the Emirates and follow Gunners Samir Nasri, Kolo Toure and Gael Clichy to the Etihad.

Van Persie has just 18 months left on his £80,000-a-week contract but City are planning to offer him a four-year deal worth £200,000 a week.

The Dutch star, 28, will line up against City in Manchester for tomorrow's big match.

And he knows this summer will provide his last chance to make one last big-money move — and he will also realise he has more chance of winning silverware with City.

Van Persie only has one FA Cup winners' medal to show for his seven years at Arsenal.

He is in red-hot form and has 33 Premier League goals so far for Arsenal in 2011.

That puts him only one behind ex-Gunner Thierry Henry and four away from breaking Alan Shearer's record of 36 from 1995.
11  Forum / Sports / SHOCKER: Arsenal to loan Thierry on: 17-12-2011 06:38 AM
ARSENE WENGER could make a dramatic loan move for Arsenal legend Thierry Henry if the Gunners suffer a January striker crisis.

Boss Wenger refused to rule out a shock bid for New York Red Bulls star Henry, who has been training with Arsenal.

But it is understood that Wenger would attempt to sign Henry as an emergency player only if star striker Robin van Persie suffers an injury over the Festive period.

Wenger is looking to sign a forward long-term and will already be short of cover because Marouane Chamakh is to join up with Morocco for the African Cup of Nations.

Asked whether Henry could sign on loan, Wenger said: "At the moment, Thierry Henry just practices with us. I haven't even investigated that.

"I cannot tell you even if there is a chance because I haven't even made any approach, not to him nor his club."

But asked whether Henry is good enough to play again in the Premier League, Wenger replied: "Yes."
12  Forum / The Buzz Central / Simon Cowell nearly had sex with Paula Abdul on: 16-12-2011 05:50 AM
With their endless displays of affection and constant flirtation, there has always been speculation surrounding the nature of their relationship.

With their shared smooches, red-carpet cuddles and apparent segxwal tension, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul could often be mistaken as a couple.

Now the 52-year-old X Factor judge has revealed that he actually came close to sleeping with the 49-year-old Opposite Attract singer

Speaking to Barbara Walters on her annual 10 Most Fascinating People Special last night, Cowell said he considered bedding his friend of nine years, however he was terrified about the aftermath.

'I considered it, but then I thought, "I don't think the after would be as good as the before," he explained.

'I'd let her stay for a few hours, but then it would have to be goodnight,' he joked.

He said that Abdul desperately wanted something to happen between the pair.

'A million percent,' he said.

He explained that during the first season of American Idol the pair couldn't stand each other, on account of her feelings towards him.

'I mean, the truth was, on the first two seasons, we couldn't travel on the same plane together. We really disliked each other that much,' he said.

13  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Kanye West 'all over' Kim Kardashian on: 16-12-2011 05:42 AM
It's been little over a month since Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris Humphries after just 72 days of marriage.

But rumours of a fresh love interest for the reality star were in the air last night.

According to a report in The New York Daily News, rapper Kanye West was 'all over Kim,' at an after-party following the star's Watch The Throne concert in Los Angeles.

'He was all over her - caressing her head, touching her waist.

'I think he was dying to kiss her, but there were too many people in the room,' the insider added.

The pair, who are long time friends, were attending billionaire Ron Burkle's party for Kanye and rapper Jay-Z who performed tracks from their hit album at LA's Staples Centre.

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14  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Corper arrested for kidnapping on: 16-12-2011 05:15 AM
A  National Youth Service Corps member in Osun State, Kenneth Arabame, has been arrested for the alleged kidnap of a 67-year-old woman at Ubiaja in Edo State.

Arabame, a graduate of Economics of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, was among five suspected kidnappers paraded by the  State Security Service on Thursday in Benin.

Others paraded were Oboh Ikhuoria, a Banking and Finance graduate of AAU, Jimoh Edobor, Isioma Jato and Amos Peters.

According to the Edo State Director of the SSS, Bello Bakori, two other members of Arabame’s gang are serving different jail terms.

The suspects, however, denied involvement in the crime, saying they were only invited to assist in collecting ransoms or rescuing kidnapped victims.

Arabame claimed a friend invited him to Ubiaja to help in pushing the vehicle that was used in transporting a victim
15  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Ghana to sell electricity to Nigeria on: 16-12-2011 05:12 AM
Ghana’s ruling government has concluded plans to begin export of electric power to Nigeria and other West African countries by 2015.
The country’s Vice President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, who unfolded the plan in Accra, on Tuesday, said the government has already embarked on extensive expansion of power infrastructure to enable them achieve the project.

Mahama explained that a key motivation for the investment was that Ghana presently has competitive advantage in the area of power supply over other neighbouring countries, including Nigeria, which is still grappling with massive power deficit for its estimated 150 million citizens.

The vice president, who spoke at a summit on Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Compact Two in Accra, said the country intends to consolidate on its existing energy infrastructures by exploring alternative sources of supply, including solar power and biomass resources, to ensure that the target of selling power to other West African countries was achieved by the next four years.

Mahama, who underscored the imperative of stable energy in the economic development of his country said Ghana was partnering the United States Government to realize the dream, stressing that raising the nation`s power generation would in addition create wealth and alleviate poverty among her citizens. It was in the light of that initiative that the Millennium Challenge Account Compact two was organized to seek ways of funding power generation and transmission and uninterrupted power supply.

Under the arrangement, the country intends to increase her current 2000 megawatts of electricity to 5000 megawatts with the hope of selling surpluses to needy countries including Nigeria. Also speaking, Ghana’s deputy minister of Energy, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini explained that the country would require about $1.7billion to meet its quest for universal access to power supply, pointing out the President Arthur Mills government had already received about $966.55million from bilateral and multilateral institutions in that regard.
Alhaji Fuseini said there was a` shortfall of about $729million against which background it considered MCA compact two was considered useful.

IT would be recalled that Ghana has one of the largest dams in the world had in 2009 celebrated her ten years of uninterrupted power supply. Authoritative sources say that the Akosombo Dam built by late President Kwame Nkrumah has the potential to supply the entire West Africa with electricity if fully utilized.

It would be recalled that President Goodluck Jonathan had shortly after being sworn-in in May reviewed the nation’s power roadmap, raising fears that Nigeria may continue to live with power shortages in the foreseeable future.

16  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: Kim Kardashian files for divorce 72 days after wedding on: 3-11-2011 08:30 AM
Really crazy
17  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Kim Kardashian files for divorce 72 days after wedding on: 3-11-2011 07:55 AM
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian filed for divorce on Monday, October 31, 2011 just 72 days after marrying basketball player Kris Humphries in a lavish wedding that was billed as a "fairytale."

Kardashian, 31, star of the TV show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians", filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences.

"After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don't work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best," Kardashian said in a statement.

The court papers show Kardashian has asked the court to confirm that jewellery and other personal items, as well as earnings before and during the marriage, be considered separate property. It also notes the couple has a prenuptial agreement.

Kardashian and Humphries married on Aug. 20 in southern California in a wedding reported to have cost $10 million, after dating for about nine months. More than three million U.S. viewers watched a two-part TV special earlier this month called "Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian event".

But claims of tension in the marriage erupted quickly and have spread across entertainment media for the past week. Some reports have suggested Humphries, a 26-year-old New Jersey Nets basketball player, was reluctant to play his role in the Kardashian brand, and there were differences over where the newlyweds would make their home.

This is the second divorce for Kardashian, who was previously married to music producer Damon Thomas for four years, separating in 2004. Since then, the reality star has had a number of high-profile relationships including R&B singer Ray-J and American football player Reggie Bush.

Kardashian is one of the highest-paid reality stars on U.S. television with 2010 earnings estimated at $6 million from her TV show, clothing line, perfume, jewelry and tanning cream and other product endorsements and appearances.
18  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Judge sacked for beating wife on: 3-11-2011 07:34 AM
A deputy high court judge who hit his wife during an argument has been sacked for bringing the judiciary into disrepute, officials said today.

James Allen QC was removed from his judicial positions after being given a 12-month supervision order by District Judge Daphne Wickham at Bradford Magistrates’ Court in June.

A spokeswoman for the Office for Judicial Complaints said: 'The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice are of the view that his actions had brought the judiciary into disrepute and have removed Judge Allen from his judicial positions.'

He was called to the bar in 1973 and was made a QC in 1995. He was made a deputy high court judge in 2000.
19  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Teenagers arrested over Aso Villa bomb hoax on: 3-11-2011 07:28 AM
Two secondary school pupils were arrested by the State Security Service (SSS) over purported plans by Islamic sect Boko Haram to attack the Presidential Villa and the National Assembly in Abuja, it was learnt yesterday.

They attend a secondary school in Kagara, Niger State. The SSS did not reveal the name of the school.

SSS spokesperson Marilyn Ogar said in a statement in Abuja that the suspects - 18 and 17 years - were picked up following investigations.

They have been handed over to their school authorities and parents for proper counselling.

The Boko Haram (western education is a sin) group is behind bombings in the North, especially the Northeast.

The group extended its operation to Abuja where it has struck twice.

It claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks on the police headquarters and the Unite Nations (UN) House in Abuja. In both incidents, lives were lost and properly damaged.

According to Ms Ogar, the circulation of text messages about plans by the Boko Haram to attack specific targets in Abuja,  have become rampant, causing apprehension and panic among residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs.

“One of such messages alleged purported plans by Boko Haram to attack the Presidential Villa and National Assembly on the 28th October, 2011.

“However, following painstaking investigations, the Service succeeded in tracing it to two persons who issued the threat text message with the aim of inciting a frenzy of fear and panic in the society. Both suspects are boarding pupils in a secondary school in Kagara, Niger State.

“The two suspects claimed they were encouraged to send such panic messages by an advertorial they saw in a national news daily of 18th October, 2011 that requested members of the public to volunteer information on the activities of Boko Haram.
20  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Banana hawker rescued from ritualist’s deep freezer on: 3-11-2011 07:21 AM
A rice dealer at Marian market and Etim Edem market, Mr. Kenneth Ubah, has been nabbed by the police for allegedly locking up a 13-year old banana hawker in a disused deep freezer in Chief Obot Close State Housing Estate Calabar.

Daily Sun investigations revealed that luck ran out on the trader when the brother of girl, he lured into his premises allegedly for ritual purposes raised the alarm, which prompted intervention by passersby and the police. On getting wind of the incident, the Zone 6 Command dispatched a team of detectives to Mr. Kenneth Ubah’s residence and the girl was rescued from the claws of death.

A source told Daily Sun that Kenneth, along with others was working on his storey building, when he invited the girl into the premises on the pretext that he wanted to buy banana. The source revealed, “When the girl entered the premises he quickly locked the gate and grabbed the girl and bundled her into a disused fridge.”

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