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1  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Hitler escaped his Berlin bunker and died in South America in 1984 aged 95 on: 27-01-2014 08:16PM
? source ? source credibility
2  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Ladies & Gents: What Is Wrong With These Pictures? on: 14-08-2012 10:56PM
i dont agree those children are future ashewos bcos they were portrayed the way they were in that pics by an adult and that constitute a form of child abuse
3  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: Photos From Naijapals Charity Visit 2012 - The Lagos Story!.......... on: 27-07-2012 03:02AM
HOW COME NAMETALKAM NO DEY THERE?
4  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: EXCLUSIVE: Jim Iyke's Mug Shot + How He Scammed Popular Hajiya [Pix Inside] on: 21-07-2012 07:32PM
HATERS NAMETALKAM GO FIND SOMETHING TO DO INSTEAD OF SPENDING ALL YOUR LIFE ON NAIJAPALS PAGES POSTING NONSENSE
I WONDER IF U GET WORK SELF
5  Forum / Sports / Re: Chelsea's Mikel dropped by Nigeria (Page 4) on: 18-05-2012 11:52AM
Mikel works hard for Chelsea but does the exact opposite for Nigeria, he behaves as if he is bigger than Nigeria president while on the field playing for Nigeria he is so pompous and lazy while playing for Nigeria and above all he  distracts the team from focusing well on the match at hand. He forgets that the only yard stick we measure his contribution to the country is by playing well for Nigeria the way he plays well for Chelsea
6  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Veteran Nollywood Actress Eucharia Anunobi Officially Ordained Pastor [Photos] on: 6-02-2012 09:24AM
when will those long ear rings, multiple finger rings and all the artificial hair clips goes?Huh?
she is still wearing them in this pics
7  Forum / Relationships & Romance / are they really husband snacthers?!!!! nollywood actresses on: 6-02-2012 02:22AM
NOLLYWOOD’S MARRIAGES AND THE SCOURGE OF THE OTHER WOMAN – WHY TOP ACTRESSES ARE CAUGHT IN HUSBAND SNATCHING DRAMA FROM MERCY JOHNSON, TO INI EDO & NOW OBY EDOZIEN



It is fast becoming common occurrence – a recurring decimal if you will: A Nolly-wood actress will announce to the world that after years of diligently searching for that unique person – the one that fulfills her emotional, physical and spiritual needs that she had finally landed the man of her dreams. The media will celebrate the affair and their romance will dominate the pop culture media for months. Their every move would become subject of speculation and intense interest.

As the newly minted love-birds do the social rounds, all would seem to be going well on the relationship front. But the moment they decide to take the union to the next level by announcing their engagement, then all hell will break loose. Skeletons hitherto hidden in the closets will be laid bare; the carefully contrived image of a perfect couple in the making will give way to details that are at best sordid and unsanitized. Another woman will materialize and lay claims to being the legal wife of the man whom the actress had just proudly announced was her newly minted ma



Ini Edo and her beau – Philips
A few years ago, popular and pretty actress Ini Edo was also caught with the story of another woman who had showed up soon after Ini Edo and her beau – Philips Ehiagwina had concluded wedding their plans. The other woman – Ruth Okoro, whom Philips was previously married to, had come out to lay claims to still being the legal wife. After back and forth, claims and counter-claims, it was apparent that Philips and Ruth were indeed divorced by the time he had made a commitment to marry Ini Edo. The whole affair was a media hit as several versions were woven. Today, Ini and Philips are happily married-defying naysayers who had predicted the union will not last a distance.



Oby Edozien and Alex O
The current one involves the pretty actress – Oby Edozien. Last December, she got married to Nigeria’s 90s pop sensation – Alex O. Soon after the highly secretive marriage became public, another woman Fathima Aboobaker – a South African lady of Asian ancestry, came out to accuse the pop star of bigamy. She told the world she was still married to Alex O. and that Oby Edozien was a husband-snatcher.

According to investigations, Alex O. and Fathima were married and the union appeared to have suffered irretrievable emotional and physical damage – necessitating Alex O. to have opted out of it. Fathima was said not to be willing to let go of the marriage, and the two have been living apart for years. It was during this time, that Alex O. met Oby while the pretty actresses was doing the post-production of her movie, which is the business Alex O. runs in South- Africa – digital animation company. The two were said to have fallen in love in the course of this collaboration, resulting in their hushed-hushed wedding last December. Oby was quoted to have said that there’s only one woman that Alex O. is married to, and that “woman is me” – Oby Edozien.



ALEX-O AND WIFE FATHIMA DURING THEIR WEDDING

Another perspective from Kenny – also a relationships specialist noted that sometimes the fault may be from the ladies. “A man comes along with certain flash and dash and sweeps the lady off her feet. She throws all known cautions to wind and begins to frolic with the man-oblivious to what baggage he may parade. The man eventually tells her the truth about his other relationship entanglements, and she tells him it’s ok, I will deal with it. She, at this point is hoping to wean the man off of the other woman’s grip. She succeeds and then the other woman becomes a mad and emotionally wounded person and goes on negative publicity drive. Some of our female celebrities may have found themselves with similar scenarios, and I dare say it is not a unique thing to Nollywood actresses – people in Hollywood have experienced similar situations.”
8  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Genevieve Nnaji Confesses “I Am Tired Of Spinsterhood on: 6-02-2012 02:08AM


For Nollywood star actress, Genevieve Nnaji, the reality of time is beginning to tell on her, as she is not re finding her single status funny any longer. A close source the actress disclosed to Entertainment Rendezvous that, the actress, whose rivalry with Omotola Jalade Ekehinde is said to have taken another dimension, is tired of life as a single girl.

“I am tired of spinsterhood o, all my friends are now married o” she was said to have voiced out, when one of her childhood friends sent her a picture of her wedding via blackberry.

Anyway, what Entertainment Rendezvous will tell you is to lower your guard and maybe, just maybe------well Let’s just say that we wish you all the best in finding true love.
9  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Adeboye declares ‘war’ on Boko Haram on: 6-02-2012 02:05AM


IN a rare display of anger, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, on Friday night, adopted a spiritual way out of Nigeria’s current security challenges, urging the mammoth crowd of worshipers, who attended the February Holy Ghost Service, to pray to God to dismantle all ‘gates’ behind the menace.

Declaring ‘holy war’ against what he described as a reign of terror in the country, Adeboye asked members of RCCG, who had commenced a month of fasting and prayers, to add a prayer point aimed at arresting the menace of Boko Haram before the end of the month.

“His words: As we wait on the Lord in fasting and prayer this month, I want you to include two items in your prayers: I want you to ask God to deal with the enemies of Nigeria speedily; that before the end of this month, all the problems of Nigeria would be over.”

According to him, “if we all join forces and cry to God, He will do for us. The second prayer I want you to pray; remember I’ve asked God for a special 70th birthday present of 70,000 children, join in prayer that God would release those that are still hanging in the air this month.

“I want 70,000 new babies, so that by the end of this year there will be no barren left in our churches.”

Preaching a sermon entitled, “Lift up your head oh ye gates,” Adeboye urged the crowd of worshipers at the Redemption Camp not to be too sanctimonious about the prayer against terror, stressing that from the days of John the Baptist, the Kingdom of God suffers violence and it’s only violent that can take it by force”.

Explaining the effects of biblical gates, he said there are national gates where a whole nation can be in trouble because certain gates refuse to open, pointing out that “every gate that is holding the children of Nigeria captive must come down crashing in the name of Jesus Christ.”

At intervals, the General Overseer, whose wife had earlier led the congregation to pray for peace in every part of the country, sent spiritual missiles to all harbingers of terror in the country who have created fear and terror.
10  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Al-Mustapha sentenced to death on: 6-02-2012 02:00AM


Major Hamza Al-Mustapha’s long drawn murder trial ended yesterday when a Lagos High Court sentenced him to death by hanging for the 1996 murder of Kudirat Abiola, wife of the late presidential candidate Moshood Abiola.
Judge Mojisola Dada of the High Court ruled that Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, chief security officer to the late Head of State General Sani Abacha, was guilty of conspiracy and murder of Kudirat.

An aide to Abiola, Lateef Sofolahan, was found guilty of the same charges and also sentenced to death by hanging after the trial which had been repeatedly delayed since 1999.

Kudirat was shot dead on June 4, 1996 in Lagos.

“The court is of the view that the prosecution evidence is manifestly reliable as having proved ingredients of conspiracy and murder against the accused for the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola on June 4, 1996,” Justice Dada said in her ruling which lasted about eight hours.

“The defendants are hereby sentenced to mandatory sentence according to Section 319 of Criminal Code of Laws of Lagos State. They are to die by hanging until pronounced death,” she added.

Defence lawyer for Al-Mustapha, Mr. Olalekan Ojo, rejected the court judgement, saying he would appeal against it.

Speaking to the BBC Hausa shortly after his sentencing, Al-Mustapha said the judgement was hypocritical and was not based on the evidence before the court. He insisted that some unnamed powerful people were behind his travails.

Al-Mustapha is not going to be hanged immediately, lawyers said, pending the outcome of his appeal which could take a couple of years.

If the Court of Appeal confirms his sentencing, he is likely to appeal again to the Supreme Court.

Death penalty has not been officially carried out in the country in some 15 years, with earlier executions having prompted harsh criticism from rights groups.

State governors who have powers to endorse death warrants have not been keen at sending condemned prisoners to the gallows, experts say, leading to a swelling number of death-row inmates in the country’s prisons.

Al-Mustapha was the powerful chief security officer to Abacha, who ruled from November 1993 to July 1998 when he died.

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11  Forum / Sports / Lionel Messi is not the greatest ever player, says Pele on: 26-01-2012 11:18PM


Brazil legend Pele says Barcelona's Argentina star Lionel Messi has a long way to go to be considered his rival as the greatest player of all time.

Messi, 24, has won Fifa's Ballon d'Or for the best player in the world for a third successive year.

But Pele thinks he needs to improve for Argentina and score more goals.

When Messi's scored 1,283 goals like me, when he's won three World Cups, we'll talk about it," Pele told French newspaper Le Monde.

Messi has won the Champions League three times with Barcelona, as well as five league Spanish league titles.

But his only triumph with the national team was at the 2008 Olympics - while Pele's Brazil won the World Cup in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

The 71-year-old said: "I like Messi a lot, he's a great player. Technically, we're practically at the same level.

"He's a great player for Barcelona, but when he plays for Argentina he doesn't have the same success.


"People always ask me: 'When is the new Pele going to be born?' Never. My father and mother have closed the factory."
12  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Nigeria may collapse in 2030, say US military experts on: 18-01-2012 09:26PM
Nigeria would be engaged in multipartite civil war like it happened in Lebanon in 1975 and Somalia in 1991 before its final disintegration in 2030, a report by the United States military experts released by the Centre for Strategy and Technology, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama has said.

In the case of Nigeria in 2030, the experts believed that Nigeria’s “history of tribal and religious conflicts, endemic corruption at all levels of government, poor national planning, uneven development, social disorder, rampant criminality, violent insurgency, and terminal weak governance provides an environment that could portend imminent collapse and failure.”

But the military scholars explained that the security report is “not a specific prediction of the future or a depiction of a state of affairs that will and must occur” but “a discussion of how the trends occurring in Nigeria since its birth as a nation in 1960 could, under the right conditions, lead to its failure.”

The report said that “fragmentation of the Nigerian body politic could create conditions for a multipartite civil war, mirroring in some ways the events in Lebanon in 1975 and Somalia in 1991.”

The report however said that “Nigeria’s 250 million people, 350 different ethnicities, and religious differences can, under the right circumstances, cause the nation to shatter in an instant.”

“Attempts to remove corrupt influences from governance will be fought by those who have historically benefited from these arrangements, namely the criminal family enterprises and the business oligarchs,” the report said.

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13  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / goodluck addresses the nation on: 8-01-2012 12:02AM
NATIONAL BROADCAST BY PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN, GCFR, ON THE DEREGULATION OF THE DOWNSTREAM PETROLEUM SECTOR SATURDAY,
by Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 9:04pm

NATIONAL BROADCAST BY PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN, GCFR, ON THE DEREGULATION OF THE DOWNSTREAM PETROLEUM SECTOR SATURDAY,  JANUARY 7, 2012

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Dear Compatriots,

    1.    A week ago, I had cause to address Nigerians on the security challenges we are facing in parts of the country, which necessitated the declaration of a state of emergency in 15 Local Government Areas in four states of the Federation. That course of action attracted widespread support and a demonstration of understanding. With that declaration, government had again signaled its intention to combat terrorism with renewed vigour and to assure every Nigerian of safety.

 

    2.   The support that we have received in the fight against terrorism from concerned Nigerians at home and abroad has been remarkable. We believe that it is with such continued support that progress can be made on national issues. Let me express my heartfelt appreciation to everyone who has expressed a commitment to support us as we strive to improve on the country’s security situation, and build a stronger foundation for the future.  The recent mindless acts of violence in Gombe, Potiskum, Jimeta-Yola and Mubi are unfortunate. I urge all Nigerians to eschew bitterness and acrimony and live together in harmony and peace. Wherever there is any threat to public peace, our security agencies will enforce the law, without fear or favour.

 

    3.   This evening, I address you, again, with much concern over an issue that borders on the national economy, the oil industry and national progress.  As part of our efforts to transform the economy and guarantee prosperity for all Nigerians, Government, a few days ago, announced further deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector. The immediate effect of this has been the removal of the subsidy on petrol.

 

    4.   Since the announcement, there have been mixed reactions to the policy. Let me seize this opportunity to assure all Nigerians that I feel the pain that you all feel.  I personally feel pained to see the sharp increase in transport fares and the prices of goods and services. I share the anguish of all persons who had travelled out of their stations, who had to pay more on the return leg of their journeys.

 

   5.   If I were not here to lead the process of national renewal, if I were in your shoes at this moment, I probably would have reacted in the same manner as some of our compatriots, or hold the same critical views about government.  But I need to use this opportunity as your President to address Nigerians on the realities on the ground, and why we chose to act as we did. I know that these are not easy times. But tough choices have to be made to safeguard the economy and our collective survival as a nation.

 

    6.    My fellow Nigerians, the truth is that we are all faced with two basic choices with regard to the management of the downstream petroleum sector: either we deregulate and survive economically, or we continue with a subsidy regime that will continue to undermine our economy and potential for growth, and face serious consequences.

 

    7.   As you all know, the subject of deregulation is not new, we have been grappling with it for more than two decades. Previous administrations tinkered with the pump price of petroleum products, and were unable to effect complete deregulation of the downstream sector. This approach has not worked.  If it did, we would not be here talking about deregulation today. I understand fully well that deregulation is not a magic formula that will address every economic challenge, but it provides a good entry point for transforming the economy, and for ensuring transparency and competitiveness in the oil industry, which is the mainstay of our economy.  

 

    8.   As a President, elected and supported by ordinary Nigerians, and the vast majority of our people, I have a duty to bring up policies and programmes that will grow the economy and bring about greater benefits for the people.  Let me assure you that as your President, I have no intention to inflict pain on Nigerians.

 

 

    9.    The deregulation of the petroleum sector is a necessary step that we had to take. Should we continue to do things the same way, and face more serious economic challenges? Or deregulate, endure the initial discomfort and reap better benefits later? I want to assure every Nigerian that whatever pain you may feel at the moment, will be temporary.  

 

    10.               The interest of the ordinary people of this country will always remain topmost in my priorities as a leader. I remain passionately committed to achieving significant and enduring improvements in our economy that will lead to sustained improvement in the lives of our people.

 

 

    11.               I am determined to leave behind a better Nigeria, that we all can be proud of. To do so, I must make sure that we have the resources and the means to grow our economy to be resilient, and to sustain improved livelihood for our people. We must act in the public interest, no matter how tough, for the pains of today cannot be compared to the benefits of tomorrow.  On assumption of office as President, I swore to an oath to always act in the best interest of the people. I remain faithful to that undertaking.

 

    12.                To save Nigeria, we must all be prepared to make sacrifices.  On the part of Government, we are taking several measures aimed at cutting the size and cost of governance, including on-going and continuous effort to reduce the size of our recurrent expenditure and increase capital spending. In this regard, I have directed that overseas travels by all political office holders, including the President, should be reduced to the barest minimum. The size of delegations on foreign trips will also be drastically reduced; only trips that are absolutely necessary will be approved.  

 

    13.               For the year 2012, the basic salaries of all political office holders in the Executive arm of government will be reduced by 25%. Government is also currently reviewing the number of committees, commissions and parastatals with overlapping responsibilities. The Report on this will be submitted shortly and the recommendations will be promptly implemented. In the meantime, all Ministries, Departments and Agencies must reduce their overhead expenses.

 

    14.               We are all greatly concerned about the issue of corruption. The deregulation policy is the strongest measure to tackle this challenge in the downstream sector. In addition, government is taking other steps to further sanitize the oil industry.  

 

    15.               To ensure that the funds from petroleum subsidy removal are spent prudently on projects that will build a greater Nigeria, I have established a committee to oversee the implementation of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme. I sincerely believe that the reinvestment of the petroleum subsidy funds, to ensure improvement in national infrastructure, power supply, transportation, irrigation and agriculture, education, healthcare, and other social services, is in the best interest of our people.

 

    16.               Fellow Nigerians, I know that the removal of the petroleum subsidy imposes an initial burden on our people, especially the rising cost of transportation.  Government will be vigilant and act decisively to curb the excesses of those that want to exploit the current situation for selfish gains.  I plead for the understanding of all Nigerians.  I appeal to our youth not to allow mischief-makers to exploit present circumstances to mislead or incite them to disturb public peace.

 

    17.                To address the immediate challenges that have been identified, I have directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government to embark immediately on all projects which have been designed to cushion the impact of the subsidy removal in the short, medium and long-term, as outlined in the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme Document.

 

   18.                Tomorrow, 8th January, I will formally launch a robust mass transit intervention programme to bring down the cost of transportation across the country. The programme will be implemented in partnership with state and local governments, labour unions, transport owners, and banking institutions, and  supported with the provision of funding at zero interest rate as well as import duty waiver on all needed parts for locally-made mass transit vehicles, which will create additional jobs in the economy.

 


    19.               We will keep these incentives in place for as long as it takes. I want to assure you that Government will not rest until we bring down the cost of transportation for our people.  Let me thank the transporters’ associations that have agreed to reduce transport fares. I have directed the Minister of Labour and Productivity to work with these associations to come up with a sustainable plan to guarantee this within the shortest possible time.

 

    20.                In addition, I have ordered the mobilization of contractors for the full rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt –Maiduguri Railway Line and the completion of the Lagos-Kano Railway Line. I have also directed the immediate commencement of a Public Works programme that will engage the services of about 10, 000 youths in every state of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory. This will create an additional 370, 000 jobs.

 


    21.               Government has taken these decisions in the best interest of our economy, so that we not only have benefits today, but to ensure that we bequeath even greater benefits to our children and grandchildren.

 

    22.                Let me assure Nigerians that every possible effort will be made to ensure that we march forward, with a collective resolve to build a Nigeria that can generate greater economic growth, create and sustain new jobs, and secure the future of our children.  

 

    23.                This Administration will aggressively implement its programme to reposition and strengthen our economy, while paying adequate attention to the immediate needs of our citizens.

 

    24.                I assure you all that we will work towards achieving full domestic refining of petroleum products with the attendant benefits.

 

 

    25.                As I ask for the full understanding of all Nigerians, I also promise that I will keep my word.

 

    26.               Thank you. May God bless you; and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR

President

Federal Republic of Nigeria

January 7, 2012
14  Forum / Sports / racism again in liverpool football club stadium - adeyemi racially abused on: 7-01-2012 11:19PM




Man arrested over alleged abuse of Oldham footballer Tom Adeyemi


Police investigating an incident of alleged racist abuse by fans at Anfield towards Oldham Athletic defender Tom Adeyemi have arrested a man.

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An investigation was launched after Friday night's Liverpool v Oldham FA Cup third-round game.

Merseyside Police said a 20-year-old man from Aintree, Merseyside, was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.

The man is being held in custody and being interviewed by detectives.

The game was stopped briefly while Adeyemi - on loan from Norwich - alerted referee Neil Swarbrick to the incident.

On Saturday evening, Liverpool issued a statement, saying: "Liverpool Football Club continue to work closely with Merseyside Police to establish all the facts surrounding the incident that occurred during last night's game.

"We take this matter extremely seriously and have today provided the police with the evidence we currently have available to us."

The incident compounds a difficult few weeks for Liverpool, who were without Luis Suarez for the match against the Oldham as the striker serves an eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra at Anfield in October.
15  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / northerners flee anambra over fear of reprisal on: 7-01-2012 02:55PM


BY VINCENT UJUMADU

AWKA-FOLLOWING the threat by the secterian group, Boko Haram, asking Christians in the Northern part of the country to leave the area within three days, an ultimatum that expired yesterday, many northerners residing in various parts of Anambra State have been deserting their places of business and fleeing to unknown places.



Though there was no threat to their lives whatsoever in any part of the state, some of them said they did not want to take chances, in view of the warning by the Boko Haram sect.

In Awka, most of the northerners who serve as security guards and foreign exchange traders were seen moving in groups to the border town of Amansea in Awka which has a large concentration of northerners.

It was not clear yesterday if they intended to depart the state completely, but many house holds that engaged their services said they returned from New Year celebration only to discover that their guards had abandoned their duty posts.

At a popular residential estate in Awka GRA, the northerners guarding the area approached their employers yesterday demanding that they be paid off because they were afraid to continue with the job. Not even the assurances of the residents could make them change their mind as they moved out soon after collecting their money.

Suya spots in the town have also disappeared, while some of the popular yam, onion and tomato markets did not have commodities yesterday because the trailer drivers bringing them did not come.

One of the guards, Mohammed, said: "It is not that we do not like to remain here. The reason we want to leave is due to the threat by Boko Haram which made our people to ask us to return immediately."

He, however, promised that they would come back when the situation of things normalized.

The popular Bridge Head goat market in Onitsha has also been deserted as the northerners selling in the market could not be seen.
16  Forum / Relationships & Romance / celebrities react to fuel subsidy removal on: 7-01-2012 02:40PM

Monalisa Chida (Actress)

“It should not be reversed, but the implementation should be done in phases of 50 per cent increment, rather than the 200 per cent that was done on January 1. Also, the refineries should be immediately revamped to optimum level of production to make the effect of the subsidy removal minimal on the masses.”


Cynthia Agbolor (Actress)

“It appears our government is confused and the best thing for them to do is to vacate their seats. They should provide for us accommodation, good roads, stable electricity, and other infrastructures before coming up with this subsidy removal of a thing. It is the height of wickedness.”

Adebayo Salami ‘Oga Bello’, former president of the Association of Nigeria Theatre and Arts Practitioners (ANTP)

“Government should not have removed fuel subsidy now. They should have considered the people they are governing before taking action. It is a bad timing. I heard that someone who claimed to be representing Nollywood was going about claiming that we artistes are in support of fuel subsidy removal. We never supported it. It is wickedness on the part of the government.”


CEO Mohits Records, Michael Elebeli Collins aka Don Jazzy,

“I hardly regret the decisions I make. That my one vote added to put the current government in power is one decision I regret with all my heart.

Bearing his mind further, the talented music producer said, “What I don’t know is, if the man we all voted for deceived us knowing [that] he would turn out to be like this or is there someone else leading us? May God help us. “God knows that the government has not given Mohits any kobo like I have always said. I am boldly putting [it] out here for anyone to contest. We all voted for the President Jonathan because at that time, we thought and believed he would be the one to move the country forward. My conscience is clear,” he stated.


Yemi Solade (Actor)

This fuel subsidy is a technical thing. It would have benefited Nigerians if it was well implemented. It may not be this year, but in years to come. It is wrong timing on the part of the government.


Bond Emeruwa, President, Directors Guild of Nigeria

“I don’t think Nigerians are ready for any subsidy removal now. There are many things to be done, not the fuel subsidy removal. There are other issues like power, security and so many things that require urgent attention. What do they mean by wanting to use the money for the subsidy to do other things? Can’t they remove the money from their own pocket? I learnt they budgeted 1.2 billion naira for the president’s feeding allowance ; can you imagine that? They are wicked!”



Lizzy Anjorin (Actress)

“Our leaders are just being wicked. Why remove the subsidy at this time of year when people are still trying to get their priorities right? It is bad.”
17  Forum / The Buzz Central / nollywood divided over fuel subsidy removal on: 7-01-2012 02:27PM


Nollywood practitioners seem divided over the recent removal of fuel subsidy by the present administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The division came to the fore on Tuesday after aggrieved stakeholders under the aegis of the Association of Nollywood Core Producers(ANCOP) addressed the press, while disowning the earlier position allegedly taken by the Segun Arinze-led faction of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), as they resolved to throw their weight behind the government on the removal of the controversial fuel subsidy.
According to him, the fuel subsidy removal is anti-masses as there is no way the industry would pitch its tent against the Nigerian masses in favour of the government of the day.

His words, “after painstaking consultations by ANCOP with various stakeholders in Nollywood on this disgraceful act of Segun Arinze and co, and as a result of the abrupt removal of the fuel subsidy by the Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, it was resolved, and we hereby state categorically that the Nigerian movie industry popularly called Nollywood, rejects in its entirety the fuel subsidy removal by President Jonathan.

The act is anti-masses and there is no way Nollywood would pitch its tent against the Nigerian masses in favour of a wicked cabal who have resolved to further pauperize the Nigerian masses.”

“We align ourselves absolutely with the position of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and all other progressives on this matter. We shall mobilize for, and key into legitimate protests organized by the nation’s labour movement in days and weeks ahead.

We use this opportunity to call on all Nollywood stakeholders across the country to identify with the organized labour in their respective states. It is clear that the fuel subsidy removal is indeed injurious to citizens of this country and the country itself. Nollywood can never, ever, ever endorse this pain-inducing policy of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan targeted at the Nigerian masses with a view to further impoverishing them.”

Also, sultry actress Genevieve Nnaji who happened to be one of the recent beneficiaries of National Honours by the present government has expressed worries over the fuel subsidy removal, stating that “I still can’t help but feel that fuel subsidy removal is the right move at the wrong time.”

18  Forum / Relationships & Romance / president goodluck reacts to fuel subsidy and other matters on: 5-01-2012 11:25PM
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19  Forum / The Buzz Central / nollywood actresses expected by fans to get married in 2012 on: 4-01-2012 11:40PM


The movie industry is no doubt blessed with beautiful and electrifying queens. It was almost a believe at a point that the criteria for being made to act in movies was being fair skinned and charming.

This insinuation, according to fans of the movie industry in Nigeria who love to watch films released on DVD on their TV screens, was born out of the fact that 90% of Nollywood actresses were fair skinned.

But it is still a big surprise to many fans of some Nollywood female superstars who have in one way or the other not still obeyed God’s
commandment of a woman leaving her parents, clinching to a man in becoming husband and wife.

While some took the giant step in obeying God in 2011, many others, who are in the eyes of their numerous fans, taking their ages into consideration, are still rocking their spinsterhood to its fullest.

Among those who got hooked in 2011 are Mercy Johnson, Oby Edozieh, and others.

Going to the list of the eligibles for 2012, there is no doubt that the list will be endless.

In this piece, NigeriaFilms.Com is taking a see-through at some of your expected screen idols to take the bold step to get a man to take them down to the aisle in 2012. Enjoy



GENEVIEVE NNAJI

Genny, as this acting queen is fondly called, is one of the princesses of the movie industry in Nigeria that many fans would be happy see finally get married in 2012. She has severally been romantically linked with many men in the industry and outside the game. The list of reported romance with top guys in Nollywood is almost endless. The height of it was when she was reported to be lubricating then the sitting number two man of the country during the reign of Baba Iyabo. What is keeping this 32 year old and mother of one screen goddess waiting is still a mystery to her fans. Will 2012 be the lucky year for Genny? All fingers are crossed



RITA DOMINIC

For Rita Dominic, not much of her being romantically linked with colleagues has been reported except for the Nigerian fine Nollywood actor that loves to Americanized his talks. This high-heel shoe lover is really happy with her present status. When she was recently asked by a reporter when she would be getting married, she simply told the reporter to do that for her. It very certain that anytime news get to the public that this well over 30 years old light skinned actress is getting married, it would make headlines of many papers and bloggers. Fans only hope 2012 doesn’t just pass by without a rim on her fourth finger of her left hand



FUNKE AKINDELE

Funke Akindele has been in the game for a long time now, but was thrown into limelight around late first decade of the new millennium through her blockbusting flick, Jenifa. She has since then moved into the A-list category of her section of profession. Jenifa, as she is fondly called by fans, is in her late 30’s and is still very much single. Her love life is mostly not of the Romeo and Juliet type as we reliably learnt that she loves enjoying herself very well when she feels like. Before now, she has been reportedly linked with seeing the married Femi Adebayo (Jelili) to the extent of almost breaking up his marriage. She is one of those actresses fans would be happy get married in 2012. Will the bell ring in 2012?

UCHE JOMBO


One of the actresses that would be expected by fans to walk down the aisle is surely going to be Uche Jombo. Her 10 years romance with Super Eagles player, Ikechukwu Uche, who she was denied of ever having any romantic feelings for or ties to, was recently reported to have hit the rock. Though no reason has been given for its failure but feelers have it that that event made it impossible for Uche not to tie the knot with Ikechukwu this year. What her fans would be happy about is seeing their role model finally get someone to say I Do to in 2012.



STEPHANIE OKEREKE

For this Kanekalon and LG brands ambassador, getting tied to man is not crossing her mind as we were hinted by a close source. After getting crashed in her former marriage, she is taking her time to get into being a man’s wife. She is also enjoying the fun her jara job is giving her. She has been linked to some men in the past, especially with some in the presidency, which pitched her against another bigwig in the business. This Imo State 2002 runner-up of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria has since 2007 after three years of marriage, when she officially dissolved her marriage to former fringed Super Eagles player, Chikelue Iloenuosi, been without a steady man as a husband. Will 2012 change her status?



QUEEN NWOKOYE

For Queen, her innocent look is really working for her in the industry. When the bad girls of the industry are called, she is surely not going to be among them for now. She recently won Scandal free actress of the year, after saying in the industry since 2004 without any scandal attributed to her. But what is surprising to the fans of this Sociology and Anthropology graduate of Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka is the fact that she is till not married. When recently asked about her boyfriend, she said she was single but not searching. Some of her fans have wondered when this gentle and good girl of Nollywood would get married. When would the right time, as they always say, come? 2012?


ANNIE MACAULAY

Annie Macaulay, the push away of Nigerian Africa’s songster, Innocent Idibia, who is well known as 2 Face, has since her failed romantic relationship with Tu Baba, as 2 Face is also called been without a man in her life. Her romance with 2 Face produced Isabella. What is still wondering Annie’s friends and fans is the fact that Annie fights any woman that dares come close to 2 Face. Some have asked if Annie still thinks she has a future with Tu Baba, after having five children with three different women. Some close associates of Annie said that what is baffling them is the fact that Annie doesn’t want to open the security tight and locked door of her heart to any other man except the father of her daughter, Isabella, who is three years old. The prayer of her friends and fans is for them to see 2012 change for this actress in being a wife with a husband.
20  Forum / Relationships & Romance / would you have married your love knowing he or she has just 2 weeks to live? on: 4-01-2012 10:53PM
For many love is only governed by whatever is in it for one party or the other, a lot of the time the material benefit is what decides how it’s going to be. But the selfless love as shown by Chris Draft is quite unbelievable but true. And it just shows that true love conquers all.

In what seemed like an unbelievable scenario in a movie, an American Football player Chris Draft on November 27, 2011 at an emotional ceremony to show that he was one of a kind, got married to the love of his life Keasha in Atlanta, knowing full well she was battling CANCER! The bride came to the wedding on a wheel-chair and was only able to take the last few distance by herself, but after just a month after the nuptial ceremony, she has passed on!

We would love to found out from our readers, if they would go the same route if they were in such a situation?

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