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1  Forum / Music and Radio / NEW MUSIC: 2FACE ft. MACHEL MONTANO – GO on: 26-06-2014 04:00 PM
The song features Machel Montano, one of the biggest Soca acts in the world. Montano is a Trinidadian Soca singer, record producer and songwriter with a career that spans over 30 years.
 
2Face is known for his ability to produce phenomenal music, and with ‘GO’ he has set the bar even higher. The result of his unique musical pairing with Machel is a catchy, upbeat song with explosive lyrics.
 
2Face and Machel will perform GO at the 18thannual St. Kitts Music Festival, being held today, Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, June 28.  Other performers include Grammy award-winning artists Deniece Williams and Bill Champlin, along with legendary performers Boby Kimball, Paul Peress, Tessanne Chin, Beenie Man and Chronixx.
 
If this song is anything to go by, 2Face’s upcoming album, THE ASCENSION will have audiences all over the world Buzzing!

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2  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Breaking News: Bomb blast in Jos, many feared dead on: 20-05-2014 04:29 PM
A bomb has exploded in the central areas of Jos the Plateau state capital.

The heavy explosion was heard at about 2:55pm Tuesday afternoon. Casualties is said the be high because the explosion happened at a densely populated areas of Ahmadu Bello way where the GSM market is located.

Sound of the explosion was heard in Bukuru, which is about 20km from Jos city.

Details of casualties not yet known as security agencies had condoned off the areas and rescue operation is ongoing.

source: http://www.viralsplash.net/breaking-news-bomb-blast-jos-many-feared-dead/
3  Forum / The Buzz Central / EXCLUSIVE: The reason I didn’t marry Goldie – DERENLE on: 31-03-2014 11:41 AM
You would agree that prior to her death, controversial songstress, Goldie and Channel O Presenter Denrele had very strong ties. Not only did Goldie breathe her last in his hands, Denrele was the first to announce her death to the public.

A year after her death, Denrele has made a very candid statement when asked about Goldie in an interview recently. His words, “Goldie was my soulmate. Everything about goldie was unique. She wasn’t only beautiful she was so captivatingly beautiful in and out that no eye could avoid her and once she has hooked you with her charming innocence, you will surely melt. If I start to talk about Goldie, we won’t leave here. I met her married and that’s why we didn’t marry.”

Meanwhile, when asked about his ideal women, Denrele who is believed by many to be gay did not only deny it but admitted that he has dated several ladies, hear him. “I’ve dated lots of ladies but unfortunately, most of them tried to change me. They tried to change the real things that make me who I am. Any woman that don’t understand me and where I’m coming from is definitely not my ideal woman.
4  Forum / The Buzz Central / The 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2014 on: 18-03-2014 08:32 PM
OK! This is a different list, not that kind of list you’ve been seeing everywhere online recently. The 9ja music industry is no doubt the best in  Africa and we have some artistes whose albums we can’t wait to lay our hands on. Yung6ix and Ajebutter 22 have been the only artists to drop their albums so far this year.  I shall lead you to the top 10 Nigerian artists we are anticipating their albums in 2014…

M. I ABAGA

Well, they call him the chairman, he’s always in VIP. MI ABAGA has been the best thing that has ever happened to hiphop in Nigeria. He has four projects to his credit already. His last official album MI2 THE MOVIE was released in 2010, he promised a mixtape the following year, but failed to deliver. However he released his second mixtape, his fourth project in 2012 “ILLEGAL MUSIC 2”. The mixtape was highly criticized by many including myself; I felt like it didn’t worth the wait. Then, we were expecting an official album later that year unfortunately we got none. 2013 looks promising he said, but still no new album from the self-acclaimed “BEST RAPPER IN AFRICA”. I was beginning to think MI is the 9ja version of “DR. DRE”, the album he promised about 10 years ago hasn’t been released till date. He has witnessed and mentored ICEPRINCE to 2 successful albums since his last album. The chocolate city vice president is obvious busy making money. Well, he promised an album this year, his CHAIRMAN album is the most anticipated album of 2014.


WIZKID

YAAGA! The last time wizkid released an official album was in 2011, he however was part of the EME COMPILATION album in 2012 featuring label mates BANKY W, SKALES, SHAYDEE & NIYOLA. We waited for an album in 2012 we got none from him, 2013 came nothing again! All WIZKID released was crazy-award winning singles. He didn’t have an album in 2years; still he was everywhere making money. Back in 2011, Wizkid and Olamide released their debut album but, since then, Olamide has released 2 other albums and still planning to release another one this year. Wizkid has been into a lot over the years, from the EME drama to launching his own record label STARBOY ENTERTAINMENT. The fans can’t just wait for wizzy to release his DOUBLE-ALBUM, yeah..he revealed he’s releasing a Double album sometimes this year. We just can’t wait!!!



WANDE COAL

WOW!!! I still can’t believe a WANDE COAL will have just one album to his name since all these years in the industry, with his kind of talent. His debut album under the then MO’HITS sold out. It’s been more than 6years and there is no new album from the amazing singer. He has released more than 8 singles since he released his MUSHIN TO MO’HITS album and I am wondering why he wouldn’t just drop an album. He recently left Don jazzy’s MAVIN RECORDS, thereby officially launching his record label; BLACK DIAMOND ENTERTAINMENT. His second album will drop in few months, he said in a recent interview. We also can’t wait!!!



PSQUARE

Peter and Paul Okoye are the best set of twins making music together in Africa, no doubt. They released their last album in 2012 called INVASION and made money all through 2013. They also released some ground-shaking singles like ALINGO and PERSONALLY which was the people’s favorite all over Africa. They revealed their plans to drop their 6th studio album this year. There’s always something special about the okoyes that we can’t wait to feel it again on their album.



 DAVIDO

Since the release of his successful debut album O.B.O back in 2012, David Adeleke has been everywhere..On our faces all the time! He shot some amazing videos off his debut album after the release. Since then, Davido has refused to slow down, from one hit-track to another. All the tracks Davido has released from then has been a hit record! Yeah, am talking about the likes of GOBE, ONE OF A KIND, SKELEWU, AYE and others. His album will be released later in 2014. Davido is really working hard to put out a crazy album out there this year and we just can’t wait!!!


PHYNO

This nig** has no album but he’s getting millions. He reminds me so much of when Iceprince released OLEKU, he performed at almost all the shows in Nigeria then with just one single. FINO has been in GHOSTMODE ever since he met Olamide and he has proven to be the MAN OF THE YEAR on different PARCELs. He recently announced that a duet album with rapper and friend, OLAMIDE will be released this year. I don’t know which to expect first this year, maybe his Debut album or the Duet with Olamide but I know he will be releasing a project this year! YEEE!   


MODENINE

Call him the King of Hiphop in Nigeria, you might be right! MODO announced last that he’s planning a commercial album and will be released later this year. He revealed he was working with the likes of Dammy krane, Iceprince and Don Jazzy. We just can’t wait to hear what the hardcore rapper wants to offer.


SKALES

Controversial EME rapper, SKALES RAOUL a.k.a EME SOLDIER was regarded by many as the future of hiphop in Nigeria some years ago, but he really hasn’t proven himself. His rose to fame was not surprising as he worked hard. Back then he told us he was heading for the Grammys which I think it’s so far from him now…well, he is about to take his first step towards the Grammy chase this year by releasing his long waited debut album. He really has to prove his critics wrong by releasing an amazing album! We are waiting!!!     


9ICE

Skales is not the only Nigerian artiste that has revealed his intentions for the Grammys; BASHORUN GAA as he’s fondly called is also gunning for the award. 9ice has really not been consistent recently, he revealed that he returned to school to study law. He has 5 albums to his credit already; he revealed plans to release his 6th studio album sometime this year before contesting for a public office in next year elections. He released a double album in 2012 but they weren’t successful in terms of acceptability and number of copies sold. However, he is planning to revive his dying music career with a new album; we hope that works. His worshipers are waiting!!!


EVA

You can call her the craziest female rapper; you are permitted to also call her the best femcee in the game right now. She’s like the 9ja version of Nicki Minaj, murdering nig**s on records, she’s that dope and we love her like that. She released her debut project GIGO EP which has crazy tracks like I DON DID IT and HIGH which brought her to fame. She really doesn’t have many tracks but she’s still the queen of 9ja hiphop at least for now, an album from EVA is what we can’t wait to get later this year.

NOTABLE MENTIONS: Dammy Krane, Sasha P, Sean Tizzle, Sinzu, Terry tha rapman. Mo’cheddah might also be putting out some stunts this year! Oh..what about an album from TONTO DIKEH…are you anticipating??   

Another MAYOVIRAL compilation! Ff @mayoviral


source: http://www.viralsplash.net/10-anticipated-albums-2014/
5  Forum / Music and Radio / NEW MUSIC: Tonto Dikeh – CARRIAGE [prod. by Pheelz] on: 22-02-2014 08:53 PM
Word has it that the original track title and song to Tonto Dikeh new song as released earlier with the title “Ekebe“, was by an impostor, and the channel has been blocked.

Sensational singer and performer, Tonto Dikeh, is not leaving any stone un-turned in her quest for unrivaled success in the music industry; she teams up with ace producer, Pheelz [Mr. Producer] to create this, which best expresses her music direction. Her 4th single, “Jeje” was released some months ago and it’s still enjoying massive airplay across the country; her 5th single titled “Carriage” is surely going to be a delight to all fans of Poko and good music. | ENJOY!!!


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6  Forum / The Buzz Central / MUST READ: Olamide is an ILLUMINATI member | The secret of ‘Gun Man Pose’ reveal on: 3-01-2014 07:01 PM
Well, am not surprised of his involvement. His sudden rise to fame could not have convinced me better, here is an article circulating online already and it seems real!!! Read and check it yourself!!!

“My People Perish Because Of Ignorance” No other Addage could have Ever Explained This Scenerio Any better, what started outas A mere Album Art pose has Escalated to A Demonic Epidermic…

Never Ignore These Hand signs They Play Significant Roles in Most Occultic Society,Just Like Catholics have the ”sign of the cross” these occultic gatherings also have theirs  …

The Devil Has Invented New Mechanised Means to channel lots of ignorant souls to hell, donnot take these hand signs for granted  they play a very significant role in the occultic world, After Olamide released his third album ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth‘  Last year, fans have been showing the rapper love by harmelessly imitating his so called ‘gunman pose’ but Little Do They Know That they were literally Mocking God And Giving Praise to the Devil.

Many Have Wondered How the ‘Gun Man Pose’ Was Originated, Or What Exactly it Originated From well The Demonic god of the Entertainment Industry who goes by the Acronym Baphomet is the symbol Attached to that Pose

Who is Baphomet?
Baphomet is A Satanic god he is a servant of  lucifer who has the image of a “Sabbatic Goat” which contains elements (of male and female, good and evil, etc.) representing the “sum total of the universe”

The most famous historical account of Baphomet began with the Knights Templar. The Baphomet at the time of the Templars was believed to be an idol, represented by a human skull, a stuffed human head or a metal or wooden head with curly black hair, or sometimes a black cat. The idol was  worshipped by the Knights Templar in their latter days as the source of fertility’ and ”WEALTH”. The Knights Templars also known as the “poor knights of christ” was founded in the year 1118 by Hugh de Payens of Champagne France.

Fast-forward to Now Baphomet is The god of the Entertainment Industry and he his worshipped by Most Famous American Musicians. they Give Praise’s To him On a Daily base, in their Homes On The Streets At their concerts Even In Their Music Videos and Lyrics You Have seen it, heard it severally but you probably just ignored it thinking that it was just a ”normal thing” Have You Ever Wondered Who These Celebs Are Really Praising in their music?
Ok Picture This Video Now; Rihanna Singing Completely Naked And We Guys Are Sexually Arouse, she Continues To Seduce us with some Sexy movements And Pose Plus the Lyrics Of  The Song Talks About How A cute Guy She Just Met At the club is Giving Her Good S*xing… My Brother Who is Deceiving Who? Is Rihanna Doing the Work Of God Or Devil? What Are The Morals Of The Song?

Basically she is Advising Any Young Girl who takes her as an idol or Role model That it is ok to be an Ashawo infact Ashawo Better Pass am Because she literally had s*x for Free.. so basiclly she is implying that it is totally ok to have sex with a total stranger for free!

Life is Very simple its Either you are for God or Against him but ”My People Perish Because Of Ignorance” the truth is very clear Oyedepo, Adeboye, Okotie, Oyakhilome and many others are strong men who dedicated their life to preach The Gospel of God same goes for kanye, rihanna, lady gaga and many more these people have also dedicated their life to preaching The Gospel and its for the Devil.

This is A Clip From Rihanna’s Umbrella Video, Blink Your Eyes Continuously And tell me what you See? Baba that is the head Of  Baphomet
It’s hard to say who the hottest Hip-hop artiste in Nigeria is at the moment but when it comes to the rapper with the most passionate fans, Olamide is taking the lead Plus he Bagged Home 3 headies.

Guess who is Rocking the so called Gun Man Pose? Hehehe the Queen Herself Lady Gaga
Could this be a Mere Coecident Or could this Really Mean Something………
My Brother Before You Think Of Striking The Gun Man Pose Again Think Twice… A word They Say Is Enough For The wise.

source: http://www.viralsplash.net/must-read-olamide-is-an-illuminati-member-the-secret-of-gun-man-pose-revealed/
7  Forum / The Buzz Central / Top Blogger, Linda Ikeji Surprises Her Parents With A Duplex For Christmas on: 23-12-2013 02:01 PM
WOW!!! This is one hell of a great-move! Her sister shares the photo of the house on instagram. Linda ikeji is the biggest blogger in NIgeria right about now, we say congrats to her parents for having such an awesome kid. Omo…the house fine sha

source: http://www.viralsplash.net/omo-dada-top-blogger-linda-ikeji-surprises-parents-duplex-christmas/
8  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / President Jonathan replies Obasanjo’s letter - READ FULL LETTER on: 22-12-2013 10:09 PM
President Jonathan has finally replied former president Obasanjo’s 18-page letter where he accused Jonathan of taking actions calculated at destroying Nigeria. President Jonathan’s reply below…
His Excellency,
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR
Agbe L’Oba House, Quarry Road,
Ibara, Abeokuta.
RE: Before It Is Too Late

I wish to formally acknowledge your letter dated December 2, 2013 and other previous correspondence similar to it.

You will recall that all the letters were brought to me by hand. Although both of us discussed some of the issues in those letters, I had not, before now, seen the need for any formal reply since, to me, they contained advice from a former President to a serving President. Obviously, you felt differently because in your last letter, you complained about my not acknowledging or replying your previous letters. Continue…

 It is with the greatest possible reluctance that I now write this reply. I am most uneasy about embarking on this unprecedented and unconventional form of open communication between me and a former leader of our country because I know that there are more acceptable and dignified means of doing so.
 
But I feel obliged to reply your letter for a number of reasons: one, you formally requested for a reply and not sending you one will be interpreted as ignoring a former President.

Secondly, Nigerians know the role you have played in my political life and given the unfortunate tone of your letter, clearly, the grapes have gone sour.  Therefore, my side of the story also needs to be told.
 
The third reason why I must reply you in writing is that your letter is clearly a threat to national security as it may deliberately or inadvertently set the stage for subversion.

The fourth reason for this reply is that you raised very weighty issues, and since the letter has been made public, Nigerians are expressing legitimate concerns. A response from me therefore, becomes very necessary.
 
The fifth reason is that this letter may appear in biographies and other books which political commentators on Nigeria’s contemporary politics may write. It is only proper for such publications to include my comments on the issues raised in your letter.
 
Sixthly, you are very unique in terms of the governance of this country. You were a military Head of State for three years and eight months, and an elected President for eight years. That means you have been the Head of Government of Nigeria for about twelve years. This must have, presumably, exposed you to a lot of information. Thus when you make a statement, there is the tendency for people to take it seriously.
 
The seventh reason is that the timing of your letter coincided with other vicious releases. The Speaker of the House of Representatives spoke of my “body language” encouraging corruption. A letter written to me by the CBN Governor alleging that NNPC, within a period of 19 months did not remit the sum of USD49.8 billion to the federation account, was also deliberately leaked to the public.

The eighth reason is that it appears that your letter was designed to incite Nigerians from other geopolitical zones against me and also calculated to promote ethnic disharmony. Worse still, your letter was designed to instigate members of our Party, the PDP, against me.
 
The ninth reason is that your letter conveys to me the feeling that landmines have been laid for me. Therefore, Nigerians need to have my response to the issues raised before the mines explode.
 
The tenth and final reason why my reply is inevitable is that you have written similar letters and made public comments in reference to all former Presidents and Heads of Government starting from Alhaji Shehu Shagari and these have instigated different actions and reactions. The purpose and direction of your letter is distinctly ominous, and before it is too late, my clarifications on the issues need to be placed on record.

Let me now comment on the issues you raised. In commenting I wish to crave your indulgence to compare what is happening now to what took place before.  This, I believe, will enable Nigerians see things in better perspective because we must know where we are coming from so as to appreciate where we now are, and to allow us clearly map out where we are going.
 
You raised concerns about the security situation in the country. I assure you that I am fully aware of the responsibility of government for ensuring the security of the lives and property of citizens. My Administration is working assiduously to overcome current national security challenges, the seeds of which were sown under previous administrations.  There have been some setbacks; but certainly there have also been great successes in our efforts to overcome terrorism and insurgency.
 
Those who continue to down-play our successes in this regard, amongst whom you must now be numbered, appear to have conveniently forgotten the depths to which security in our country had plunged before now.
 
At a stage, almost the entire North-East of Nigeria was under siege by insurgents. Bombings of churches and public buildings in the North and the federal capital became an almost weekly occurrence. Our entire national security apparatus seemed nonplussed and unable to come to grips with the new threat posed by the berthing of terrorism on our shores.

But my administration has since brought that very unacceptable situation under significant control. We have overhauled our entire national security architecture, improved intelligence gathering, training, funding, logistical support to our armed forces and security agencies, and security collaboration with friendly countries with very visible and positive results.

The scope and impact of terrorist operations have been significantly reduced and efforts are underway to restore full normalcy to the most affected North Eastern region and initiate a post-crisis development agenda, including a special intervention programme to boost the region’s socio-economic progress.

In doing all this, we have kept our doors open for dialogue with the insurgents and their supporters through efforts such as the work of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and the Peaceful Resolution of the Security Challenges in the North-East. You also know that the Governor of Borno State provided the items you mentioned to me as carrots. Having done all this and more, it is interesting that you still accuse me of not acting on your hardly original recommendation that the carrot and stick option be deployed to solve the Boko Haram problem.
 
Your suggestion that we are pursuing a “war against violence without understanding the root causes of the violence and applying solutions to deal with all the underlying factors” is definitely misplaced because from the onset of this administration, we have been implementing a multifaceted strategy against militancy, insurgency and terrorism that includes poverty alleviation, economic development, education and social reforms.
 
Even though basic education is the constitutional responsibility of States, my administration has, as part of its efforts to address ignorance and poor education which have been identified as two of the factors responsible for making some of our youth easily available for use as cannon fodder by insurgents and terrorists, committed huge funds to the provision of modern basic education schools for the Almajiri in several Northern States. The Federal Government under my leadership has also set up nine additional universities in the Northern States and three in the Southern States in keeping with my belief that proper education is the surest way of emancipating and empowering our people.
 
More uncharitable persons may even see a touch of sanctimoniousness in your new belief in the carrot and stick approach to overcoming militancy and insurgency. You have always referred to how you hit Odi in Bayelsa State to curb militancy in the Niger Delta.  If the invasion of Odi by the Army was the stick, I did not see the corresponding carrot.  I was the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State then, and as I have always told you, the invasion of Odi did not solve any militancy problem but, to some extent, escalated it. If it had solved it, late President Yar’Adua would not have had to come up with the amnesty program. And while some elements of the problem may still be there, in general, the situation is reasonably better.

In terms of general insecurity in the country and particularly the crisis in the Niger Delta, 2007 was one of the worst periods in our history. You will recall three incidents that happened in 2007 which seemed to have been orchestrated to achieve sinister objectives.  Here in Abuja, a petrol tanker loaded with explosives was to be rammed into the INEC building. But luckily for the country, an electric pole stopped the tanker from hitting the INEC building.  It is clear that this incident was meant to exploit the general sense of insecurity in the nation at the time to achieve the aim of stopping the 2007 elections.  It is instructive that you, on a number of occasions, alluded to this fact.

When that incident failed, an armed group invaded Yenagoa one evening with the intent to assassinate me.  Luckily for me, they could not.  They again attacked and bombed my country home on a night when I was expected in the village. Fortunately, as God would have it, I did not make the trip.
 
I recall that immediately after both incidents, I got calls expressing the concern of Abuja.  But Baba, you know that despite the apparent concern of Abuja, no single arrest was ever made. I was then the Governor of Bayelsa State and the PDP Vice-Presidential candidate. The security people ordinarily should have unraveled the assassination attempt on me.

You also raised the issues of kidnapping, piracy and armed robbery. These are issues all Nigerians, including me are very concerned about. While we will continue to do our utmost best to reduce all forms of criminality to the barest minimum in our country, it is just as well to remind you that the first major case of kidnapping for ransom took place around 2006. And the Boko Haram crisis dates back to 2002. Goodluck Jonathan was not the President of the country then. Also, armed robbery started in this country immediately after the civil war and since then, it has been a problem to all succeeding governments.  For a former Head of Government, who should know better, to present these problems as if they were creations of the Jonathan Administration is most uncharitable.
 
Having said that, let me remind you of some of the things we have done to curb violent crime in the country. We have reorganized the Nigerian Police Force and appointed a more dynamic leadership to oversee its affairs. We have also improved its manpower levels as well as funding, training and logistical support.

 We have also increased the surveillance capabilities of the Police and provided its air-wing with thrice the number of helicopters it had before the inception of the present administration. The National Civil Defence and Security Corps has been armed to make it a much more effective ally of the police and other security agencies in the war against violent crime. At both domestic and international levels, we are doing everything possible to curb the proliferation of the small arms and light weapons with which armed robberies, kidnappings and piracy are perpetrated. We have also enhanced security at our borders to curb cross-border crimes.

 We are aggressively addressing the challenge of crude oil theft in collaboration with the state Governors. In addition, the Federal Government has engaged the British and US governments for their support in the tracking of the proceeds from the purchase of stolen crude. Similarly, a regional Gulf of Guinea security strategy has been initiated to curb crude oil theft and piracy.

Perhaps the most invidious accusation in your letter is the allegation that I have placed over one thousand Nigerians on a political watch list, and that I am training snipers and other militia to assassinate people. Baba, I don’t know where you got that from but you do me grave injustice in not only lending credence to such baseless rumours, but also publicizing it. You mentioned God seventeen times in your letter. Can you as a Christian hold the Bible and say that you truly believe this allegation?

The allegation of training snipers to assassinate political opponents is particularly incomprehensible to me. Since I started my political career as a Deputy Governor, I have never been associated with any form of political violence. I have been a President for over three years now, with a lot of challenges and opposition mainly from the high and mighty. There have certainly been cases of political assassination since the advent of our Fourth Republic, but as you well know, none of them occurred under my leadership.

Regarding the over one thousand people you say are on a political watch list, I urge you to kindly tell Nigerians who they are and what agencies of government are “watching” them. Your allegation that I am using security operatives to harass people is also baseless. Nigerians are waiting for your evidence of proof. That was an accusation made against previous administrations, including yours, but it is certainly not my style and will never be. Again, if you insist on the spurious claim that some of your relatives and friends are being harassed, I urge you to name them and tell Nigerians what agencies of my administration are harassing them.

I also find it difficult to believe that you will accuse me of assisting murderers, or assigning a presidential delegation to welcome a murderer. This is a most unconscionable and untrue allegation. It is incumbent on me to remind you that I am fully conscious of the dictates of my responsibilities to God and our dear nation. It is my hope that devious elements will not take advantage of your baseless allegation to engage in brazen and wanton assassination of high profile politicians as before, hiding under the alibi your “open letter” has provided for them.

Nevertheless, I have directed the security agencies and requested the National Human Rights Commission to carry out a thorough investigation of these criminal allegations and make their findings public.

That corruption is an issue in Nigeria is indisputable.  It has been with us for many years. You will recall that your kinsman, the renowned afro-beat maestro, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti famously sang about it during your first stint as Head of State. Sonny Okosun also sang about corruption. And as you may recall, a number of Army Generals were to be retired because of corruption before the Dimka coup.  Also, the late General Murtala Mohammed himself wanted to retire some top people in his cabinet on corruption-related issues before he was assassinated.  Even in this Fourth Republic, the Siemens and Halliburton scandals are well known.

The seed of corruption in this country was planted a long time ago, but we are doing all that we can to drastically reduce its debilitating effects on national development and progress. I have been strengthening the institutions established to fight corruption. I will not shield any government official or private individual involved in corruption, but I must follow due process in all that I do. And whenever clear cases of corruption or fraud have been established, my administration has always taken prompt action in keeping with the dictates of extant laws and procedures. You cannot claim to be unaware of the fact that several highly placed persons in our country, including sons of some of our party leaders are currently facing trial for their involvement in the celebrated subsidy scam affair. I can hardly be blamed if the wheels of justice still grind very slowly in our country, but we are doing our best to support and encourage the judiciary to quicken the pace of adjudication in cases of corruption.

Baba, I am amazed that with all the knowledge garnered from your many years at the highest level of governance in our country, you could still believe the spurious allegation contained in a letter written to me by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and surreptitiously obtained by you, alleging that USD49.8 billion, a sum equal to our entire national budget for two years, is “unaccounted for” by the NNPC. Since, as President, you also served for many years as Minister of Petroleum Resources, you very well know the workings of the corporation. It is therefore intriguing that you have made such an assertion. You made a lot of insinuations about oil theft, shady dealings at the NNPC and the NNPC not remitting the full proceeds of oil sales to the of CBN. Now that the main source of the allegations which you rehashed has publicly stated that he was “misconstrued”, perhaps you will find it in your heart to apologize for misleading unwary Nigerians and impugning the integrity of my administration on that score.

Your claim of “Atlantic Oil loading about 130, 000 barrels sold by Shell and managed on behalf of NPDC with no sale proceeds paid into the NPDC account” is also disjointed and baseless because no such arrangement as you described exists between Atlantic Oil and the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company. NPDC currently produces about 138, 000 barrels of oil per day from over 7 producing assets. The Crude Oil Marketing Division (COMD) of the NNPC markets all of this production on behalf of NPDC with proceeds paid into NPDC account.

I am really shocked that with all avenues open to you as a former Head of State for the verification of any information you have received about state affairs, you chose to go public with allegations of “high corruption” without offering a shred of supporting evidence. One of your political “sons” similarly alleged recently that he told me of a minister who received a bribe of $250 Million from an oil company and I did nothing about it. He may have been playing from a shared script, but we have not heard from him again since he was challenged to name the minister involved and provide the evidence   to back his claim.  I urge you, in the same vein, to furnish me with the names, facts and figures of a single verifiable case of the “high corruption” which you say stinks all around my administration and see whether the corrective action you advocate does not follow promptly. And while you are at it, you may also wish to tell Nigerians the true story of questionable waivers of signature bonuses between 2000 and 2007.

While, by the Grace of God Almighty, I am the first President from a minority group, I am never unmindful of the fact that I was elected leader of the whole of Nigeria and I have always acted in the best interest of all Nigerians. You referred to the divisive actions and inflammatory utterances of some individuals from the South-South and asserted that I have done nothing to call them to order or distance myself from their ethnic chauvinism. Again that is very untrue. I am as committed to the unity of this country as any patriot can be and I have publicly declared on many occasions that no person who threatens other Nigerians or parts of the country is acting on my behalf.

It is very regrettable that in your letter, you seem to place sole responsibility for the ongoing intrigues and tensions in the PDP at my doorstep, and going on from that position, you direct all your appeals for a resolution at me. Baba, let us all be truthful to ourselves, God and posterity. At the heart of all the current troubles in our party and the larger polity is the unbridled jostling and positioning for personal or group advantage ahead of the 2015 general elections. The “bitterness, anger, mistrust, fear and deep suspicion” you wrote about all flow from this singular factor.

It is indeed very unfortunate that the seeming crisis in the party was instigated by a few senior members of the party, including you. But, as leader of the party, I will continue to do my best to unite it so that we can move forward with strength and unity of purpose. The PDP has always recovered from previous crises with renewed vigour and vitality. I am very optimistic that that will be the case again this time. The PDP will overcome any temporary setback, remain a strong party and even grow stronger.

Instigating people to cause problems and disaffection within the party is something that you are certainly familiar with. You will recall that founding fathers of the Party were frustrated out of the Party at a time.  Late Chief Sunday Awoniyi was pushed out, Late Chief Solomon Lar left and later came back, Chief Audu Ogbeh and Chief Tom Ikimi also left. Chief Okwesilieze Nwodo left and later came back. In 2005/2006, link-men were sent to take over party structures from PDP Governors in an unveiled attempt to undermine the state governors. In spite of that, the Governors did not leave the Party because nobody instigated and encouraged them to do so.

The charge that I was involved in anti-party activities in governorship elections in Edo, Ondo, Lagos, and Anambra States is also very unfortunate. I relate with all Governors irrespective of political party affiliation but I have not worked against the interest of the PDP.  What I have not done is to influence the electoral process to favour our Party. You were definitely never so inclined, since you openly boasted in your letter of how you supported Alhaji Shehu Shagari against Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Nnamdi Azikiwe and others in the 1979 presidential elections while serving as a military Head of State. You and I clearly differ in this regard, because as the President of Nigeria, I believe it is my duty and responsibility to create a level playing field for all parties and all candidates.

Recalling how the PDP lost in states where we were very strong in 2003 and 2007 such as Edo, Ondo, Imo, Bauchi, Anambra, and Borno, longstanding members of our great party with good memory will also consider the charge of anti-party activities you made against me as misdirected and hugely hypocritical. It certainly was not Goodluck Jonathan’s “personal ambition or selfish interest” that caused the PDP to lose the governorship of Ogun State and all its senatorial seats in the last general elections.

You quoted me as saying that I have not told anybody that I will seek another term in office in 2015. You and your ambitious acolytes within the party have clearly decided to act on your conclusion that “only a fool will believe that statement” and embark on a virulent campaign to harass me out of an undeclared candidature for the 2015 presidential elections so as to pave the way for a successor anointed by you.

You will recall that you serially advised me that we should refrain from discussing the 2015 general elections for now so as not to distract elected public officials from urgent task of governance. While you have apparently moved away from that position, I am still of the considered opinion that it would have been best for us to do all that is necessary to refrain from heating up the polity at this time. Accordingly, I have already informed Nigerians that I will only speak on whether or not I will seek a second term when it is time for such declarations. Your claims about discussions I had with you, Governor Gabriel Suswam and others are wrong, but in keeping with my declared stance, I will reserve further comments until the appropriate time.

Your allegation that I asked half a dozen African Presidents to speak to you about my alleged ambition for 2015, is also untrue.  I have never requested any African President to discuss with you on my behalf.  In our discussion, I mentioned to you that four Presidents told me that they were concerned about the political situation in Nigeria and intended to talk to you about it.  So far, only three of them have confirmed to me that they have had any discussion with you. If I made such a request, why would I deny it?

The issue of Buruji Kashamu is one of those lies that should not be associated with a former President.  The allegation that I am imposing Kashamu on the South-West is most unfortunate and regrettable.  I do not even impose Party officials in my home state of Bayelsa and there is no zone in this country where I have imposed officials.  So why would I do so in the South West?  Baba, in the light of Buruji’s detailed public response to your “open letter”, it will be charitable for you to render an apology to Nigerians and I.

On the issue of investors being scared to come to Nigeria, economic dormancy, and stagnation, I will just refer you to FDI statistics from 2000 to 2013. Within the last three years, Nigeria has emerged as the preferred destination for investments in Africa, driven by successful government policies to attract foreign investors. For the second year running, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Investments (UNCTAD) has ranked Nigeria as the number one destination for investments in Africa, and as having the fourth highest returns in the world.

Today, Nigeria is holding 18 percent of all foreign investments in Africa and 60 percent of all foreign investments in the ECOWAS Sub-Region. Kindly note also that in the seven years between 2000 and 2007 when you were President, Nigeria attracted a total of $24.9 Billion in FDI.  As a result of our efforts which you disparage, the country has seen an FDI inflow of $25.7 Billion in just three years which is more than double the FDI that has gone to the second highest African destination. We have also maintained an annual national economic growth rate of close to seven per cent since the inception of this administration. What then, is the justification for your allegation of scared investors and economic dormancy?

Although it was not emphasized in your letter of December 2, 2013, you also conveyed, in previous correspondence, the impression that you were ignorant of the very notable achievements of my administration in the area of foreign relations. It is on record that under my leadership, Nigeria has played a key role in resolving the conflicts in Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Guinea Bissau and others.

The unproductive rivalry that existed between Nigeria and some ECOWAS countries has also been ended under my watch and Nigeria now has better relations with all the ECOWAS countries.  At the African Union, we now have a Commissioner at the AU Commission after being without one for so long. We were in the United Nations Security Council for the 2010/2011 Session and we have been voted in again for the 2014/2015 Session. From independence to 2010, we were in the U.N. Security Council only three times but from 2010 to 2015, we will be there two times.

This did not happen by chance.  My Administration worked hard for it and we continue to maintain the best possible relations with all centres of global political and economic power. I find it hard therefore, to believe your assertions of untoward concern in the international community over the state of governance in Nigeria

With respect to the Brass and Olokola LNG projects, you may have forgotten that though you started these projects, Final Investment Decisions were never reached.  For your information, NNPC has not withdrawn from either the Olokola or the Brass LNG projects.

On the Rivers State Water Project, you were misled by your informant. The Federal Government under my watch has never directed or instructed the Africa Development Bank to put on hold any project to be executed in Rivers state or any other State within the Federation. The Rivers Water Project was not originally in the borrowing plan but it was included in April 2013 and appraised in May. Negotiations are ongoing with the AfDB.  I have no doubt that you are familiar with the entire process that prefaces the signing of a Subsidiary Loan Agreement as in this instance.

Let me assure you and all Nigerians that I do not engage in negative political actions and will never, as President, oppress the people of a State or deprive them of much needed public services as a result of political disagreement

I have noted your comments on the proposed National Conference. Contrary to the insinuation in your letter, the proposed conference is aimed at bringing Nigerians together to resolve contentious national issues in a formal setting. This is a sure way of promoting greater national consensus and unity, and not a recipe for “disunity, confusion and chaos” as you alleged in your letter.

Having twice held the high office of President, Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I trust that you will understand that I cannot possibly find the time to offer a line-by-line response to all the accusations and allegations made in your letter while dealing with other pressing demands of office and more urgent affairs of state.

I have tried, however, to respond to only the most serious of the charges which question my sincerity, personal honour, and commitment to the oath which I have sworn, to always uphold and protect the interests of all Nigerians, and promote their well-being.

In closing, let me state that you have done me grave injustice with your public letter in which you wrongfully accused me of deceit, deception, dishonesty, incompetence, clannishness, divisiveness and insincerity, amongst other ills.

I have not, myself, ever claimed to be all-knowing or infallible, but I have never taken Nigeria or Nigerians for granted as you implied, and I will continue to do my utmost to steer our ship of state towards the brighter future to which we all aspire.

Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration and warm regards.

 
GOODLUCK  EBELE JONATHAN
9  Forum / The Buzz Central / READ: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Date An Artiste on: 19-12-2013 07:53 PM
Artiste in this article includes but is not limited to musicians, VJ’s and music producers. I now expand the definition to accommodate all those who have careers in the music industry.
You should also know that regardless of how what you are about to read sounds, this is not the fault of the artiste.
Let’s not be unreal and pretend that artistes right now aren’t just so hot. These days, they have it all. The whole package of selling points- to mention a few – good looks, educated, well dressed, charming, well traveled, finances in order, fun to hang with and that lyrical prowess could win a girl over.1. He would never give you enough time: It is in the nature of an artistes job to keep odd hours -shows, studio sessions and all that are usually at night. This isn’t his fault. At first you think this is okay. But if you’re a girl who works and therefore has to sleep at night to make work in the morning, then you see how this could be a problem. You may hardly ever see your BF (listen to Omotena-Solid Star for more information)

2. You would get called names: See, I dated an artiste. I think I should tell you that for starters. When I met him though, he was simply a guy in University and the music came a little later. However,  no one would remember that. You’d be slut, groupie, runs girl. Name it. If you are even a little chummy with his friends (who are likely artistes themselves), eventually, he may call you that himself. Because he heard it so many times and people believe stuff if they hear it enough.
3. You would always come second: when you love an artiste(and trust me, if you date him, you would love him), he becomes very important to you like anybody else you love. First priority in your life and all that. However, you would always come second to the music in his life. The commitment you admire will not translate to you. If it came down to a choice, he will pick the music. Repeatedly.
4. He will be fickle: one of the reasons for this is because you will come second [see (3) above], but there is another reason. Its  not often you will come by people with so much drive. It’s not often that you will find Nigerian men who are passionate. Artistes however have passion in abundance. Nothing makes you feel like the the only girl in the world *in Rihanna’s voice* like when you are the entire focus of someone’s passion. However, this wears off easily. You need to be constantly evolving, ever exciting to maintain all that attention. And those are pretty tall shoes to fill. Especially when there’s always a next girl who is new and therefore fresh and exciting.
5. He will have other girls: look at the selling points above. Of couse, there will be other girls. Travelling throught cities and living the lagos night life, gosh, the people he would meet. Blonde girls with tattoos, girls who are in Nigeria for the summer, groupies, everyone would want the piece of that pie. Lets be honest, he would have free honeypot thrown at him. Now attach that honeypot to fancy girls and at some point, he would be sold. Often, more than once.
6. You will be jealous and paranoid: every girl will start to look like the next girl he could hook up with. Its not his fault that he smiled, talked to and took pictures with fans -as he should – but you will start to wonder who wants a photo and who wants your man(to be honest, a lot of girls would want him, but who would he give?) and you can’t be there at every show. That’s a heck of a lotta strain to put on a relationship. Add that to social media and blogs trying to find the stories
7. He will completely mind-phyuk you: In Nigeria, we do not do psychology or therapy. However, you will need it. I saw a girl on twitter have a nervous breakdown, write out her emotions on a blog and then shut down all her social media accounts over one of these guys. You will feel like shit for not being unable to keep his attention[see (5) above], try to change yourself, compete with honest to goodness divas-girls who have it all, go through the worst emotional turmoil and find yourself always needing the kind of attention that he gave.
8. He will not commit to you: if you date and you really love them, then you might day dream of a future together right? DON’T! You could be the first girl or the real love or whatever, but there will be a million girls (or a pregnancy) before he would ever consider commitment. Trust me, you don’t want to stick around 10 years for that.
9. You will be Branded: you might as well have a tramp stamp with his name on it; “x’s gf” “x’s ex” or even “one of those x’s girls” will be whispered sometimes with awe and sometimes in scorn, will affect your future relationships and for some reason, all by itself act as a bad rep. See, when you probably started dating him, he may have told you let’s keep this hush hush – you may not listen cos you’d think he was not proud of you or whatever. But you should have. So that this doesn’t happen.
10. You would not have the space you need to get over him: try getting over someone when everytime you open your timeline and someone will tweet about his song, read the sunday paper and see his face in the entertainment section, go dancing with your girls and his song comes on, driving around with your next then turn on the radio and his voice is there(awKward!). It would be as though you were haunted. People would ask you where’s X, how’s X and I heard you are the girl dating X.
All these and you still wanna date that guy? Well, its not like I listened when they warned me.


source: http://www.viralsplash.net/read-10-reasons-date-artiste/
10  Forum / The Buzz Central / Why Late Mandela Is In Hell – Jim Solouki and Martin Baker on: 7-12-2013 04:02 PM
This is kind of crazy to me…i had to share.

Greetings True Christians!

Today Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, ended his worldly life and entered the depths of Hell. Mandela was an unsaved heathen, and died without knowing the Lord.
Not only did Mandela influence American Democrat Barack Hussein Obama, but he also practiced a heathen African tribal religion.
 

Unfortunately, while Mandela did some great things for the nation of South Africa by ending apartheid, Heaven is like an exclusive club, unsaved unwelcome. Mandela died unsaved, and is therefore not welcome in Heaven.
Nelson Mandela was also influenced by Darwinism and Communism! Mandela was an avid reader of Marx in the 1950s, and everybody knows that God hates Communists!
Mandela allied himself with Communists and heathen Indian Gandhi, who is also in Hell. Instead of seeking a Christian approach to freedom from apartheid, Mandela instead turned entirely to heathens. In fact, Mandela and Gandhi even are rumored to have engaged in rampant homosexual acts with each other while planning protests!
Mandela was also friendly toward Muslims, God’s hated people!
Mandela was linked to the American Civil Rights movement, and many members of this movement were Muslims. Know what the Muslims did after they got African Americans equal rights? They crashed airplanes into buildings and started sectarian wars in the Middle East. Nelson Mandela was allied with these heathen scum, and is now being punished for his earthly mistakes.
Tonight I watched many news stations. On every channel, they showed Africans lining the streets of South Africa, doing happy dappy heathen dances, perhaps in hopes that the voodoo rain god might look with favor upon the soul of Mandela.
Unfortunately, these savages are of the same cloth as Mandela. Nelson Mandela may have been a great AFRICAN nature, but by world standards, he was rather lacking. But alas, this is the best that Africa can do. Africa is a heathen continent filled with heathens, and it is no wonder that God allowed the people of Africa to be enslaved.
I implore those Africans still living to reject the sinful ways of Nelson Mandela and embrace Christianity so that they might not follow Mandela into Hell. Let us pray for the Africans, out of love.
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, please lead the Africans away from heathen religions and to You. Please lead the Africans to Christianity so that they may stop being punished with AIDS, poverty, and dirty water, and so that they may avoid the fate of Nelson Mandela and avoid being cast into hell. This we pray in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
A heartfelt Christian messages from your friends,
Jim Solouki and Martin Baker

SOURCE: http://www.viralsplash.net/late-mandela-hell-jim-solouki-martin-baker/
11  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: 40 facts you need to know about Nelson Mandela on: 6-12-2013 02:19 PM
1. He was born in July 18 1918 into the Xhosa-speaking Thembu people in a small village in the Eastern Cape of South Africa

2. He was named Rolihlahla Dalibhunga by his parents and was given his English name, Nelson, by a teacher at his school.

3. He is also sometimes called Madiba, which is his traditional clan name.

4. Mandela has been called both ‘the world’s most famous political prisoner’ and ‘South Africa’s Great Black Hope.’

5. His father, a counsellor to the Thembu royal family, died when Nelson Mandela was nine, and he was placed in the care of the acting regent of the Thembu people, Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo.

6. He was circumcised at the age of 16

7. Nelson Mandela was an activist against apartheid, and he was the leader of the armed wing of the African National Congress.

8. Nelson Mandela was the first South African President who was elected in a completely democratic election.

9. He was elected at the age of 77

10. Mr Mandela set up South Africa’s first black law firm with Oliver Tambo

11. Nelson Mandela was an activist against apartheid, and he was the leader of the armed wing of the African National Congress.

12. Nelson Mandela spent twenty-seven years in prison.

13. Nelson Mandela won the Nobel prize in 1993.

14. In 1994 he published his autobiography ‘long walk to freedom’ which he wrote secretly while in prison.

15. In his spare time, Nelson Mandela studied to become a lawyer.

16. Nelson Mandela’s favorite breakfast is plain porridge, with fresh fruit and fresh milk.

17. Nelson Mandela has honorary degrees from more than 50 international universities.

18. During his 27-year jail term, he stayed in cell number 46664

19. Besides campaigning globally for peace, Mandela focused his still prodigious energies increasingly on empowering disadvantaged children and fighting against HIV/Aids.

20. He was diagnosed of prostate cancer in 2001

21. In June 2004 aged 85, Mandela officially retired from public life. His parting gift – a R1-billion endowment to South Africa, to be raised by the three charitable organisations that bear his name: the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and the Nelson Mandela Rhodes Foundation.

22. He was incarcerated on Robben island for 18 of his 27 years in prison

23. While in jail on Robben Island in the 1980s, the former president contracted tuberculosis.

24. Nelson Mandela retired from Public life in June 1999 and currently resides in his birth place

25. Mandela’s birth name – Rolihlahla – is an isiXhosa name that means ‘pulling the branch of the tree’. Colloquially it also means ‘troublemaker’. His English name, Nelson, was given to him by a missionary schoolteacher.

26. He was expelled from the University of Fort Hare after joining a student protest. He later completed his degree through Unisa, which he followed up with a law degree from Wits University.

27. He fled the Eastern Cape for Johannesburg after Jongintaba Dalindyebo, the leader of the Tembu people, tried to set up an arranged marriage for him. After arriving in the city, he found work as a night watchman at a mine.

28. He lived in Alexandra township at first butlater moved in with close friend Walter Sisulu and Sisulu’s mother in Orlando, Soweto.

29. Mandela’s first wife, Evelyn Mase, was a nurse and Walter Sisulu’s cousin. She was the breadwinner in the family and supported Mandela while he studied law at Wits University and became further involved in politics. They had four children together and divorced in 1958.

30. He was the first commander in chief of the ANC’s armed wing.

31. In 1962, he left the country to garner support for the armed struggle. During this time he received guerilla training in Morocco and Ethiopia.

32. The circumstances surrounding his arrest at a police roadblock outside of Howick later that year remain unclear but it is believed that an American CIA agent tipped off the police about his whereabouts. He was convicted of sabotage and attempting to violently overthrow the government.

33. During his time in prison, Mandela was restricted to a 2m x 2.5m cell, with nothing but a bedroll on the floor and a bucket for sanitation in it. He was consigned to hard labour in a lime quarry for much of that time and was, at first, only allowed one visitor and one letter every six months.

34. The apartheid government offered to release Mandela on no less than six occasions but he rejected them each time. On one such occasion Mandela released a statement saying: ‘I cherish my own freedom dearly, but I care even more for your freedom … What freedom am I being offered while the organisation of the people [the ANC] remains banned?‘

35. Mandela wrote a memoir during the 70s, copies of which were wrapped in plastic containers and buried in a vegetable garden which he kept at prison. It was hoped that fellow prisoner Mac Maharaj, who was due for release, would be able to smuggle it out. But the containers were discovered when prison authorities began building a wall through the garden. As punishment, Mandela’s study privileges were revoked.

36. After he was separated from his second wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, he asked struggle stalwart Amina Cachalia, with whom he had a long relationship, to marry him but she turned him down. On his 80th birthday, Mandela married, the widow of Mozambique’s former president Samora Machel.

37. The ANC was labelled a terrorist organisation by the apartheid government and was recognised as such by countries including the US and Britain. It was only in 2008 that the United States finally removed Mandela and other ANC members from its terror list.

38. The United Nations declared his birthday, July 18, Nelson Mandela International Day. This was the first time the UN dedicated a particular day to a person.

39. Hundreds of awards and honours have been bestowed on Mandela. Among others, he was an honorary citizen of Canada, an honorary member of the British Labour Party, and an honorary member of Manchester United. He also had a nuclear particle (the ‘Mandela particle’), a prehistoric woodpecker (Australopicus nelsonmandelai) and an orchid (Paravanda Nelson Mandela) named after him.

40. When Mandela was 9 years old, his father died of lung disease, causing his life to change dramatically.


Source: http://www.viralsplash.net/40-facts-you-need-to-know-about-nelson-mandela
12  Forum / The Buzz Central / 40 facts you need to know about Nelson Mandela on: 6-12-2013 02:14 PM
1. He was born in July 18 1918 into the Xhosa-speaking Thembu people in a small village in the Eastern Cape of South Africa

2. He was named Rolihlahla Dalibhunga by his parents and was given his English name, Nelson, by a teacher at his school.

3. He is also sometimes called Madiba, which is his traditional clan name.

4. Mandela has been called both ‘the world’s most famous political prisoner’ and ‘South Africa’s Great Black Hope.’

5. His father, a counsellor to the Thembu royal family, died when Nelson Mandela was nine, and he was placed in the care of the acting regent of the Thembu people, Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo.

6. He was circumcised at the age of 16

7. Nelson Mandela was an activist against apartheid, and he was the leader of the armed wing of the African National Congress.

8. Nelson Mandela was the first South African President who was elected in a completely democratic election.

9. He was elected at the age of 77

10. Mr Mandela set up South Africa’s first black law firm with Oliver Tambo

11. Nelson Mandela was an activist against apartheid, and he was the leader of the armed wing of the African National Congress.

12. Nelson Mandela spent twenty-seven years in prison.

13. Nelson Mandela won the Nobel prize in 1993.

14. In 1994 he published his autobiography ‘long walk to freedom’ which he wrote secretly while in prison.

15. In his spare time, Nelson Mandela studied to become a lawyer.

16. Nelson Mandela’s favorite breakfast is plain porridge, with fresh fruit and fresh milk.

17. Nelson Mandela has honorary degrees from more than 50 international universities.

18. During his 27-year jail term, he stayed in cell number 46664

19. Besides campaigning globally for peace, Mandela focused his still prodigious energies increasingly on empowering disadvantaged children and fighting against HIV/Aids.

20. He was diagnosed of prostate cancer in 2001

21. In June 2004 aged 85, Mandela officially retired from public life. His parting gift – a R1-billion endowment to South Africa, to be raised by the three charitable organisations that bear his name: the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and the Nelson Mandela Rhodes Foundation.

22. He was incarcerated on Robben island for 18 of his 27 years in prison

23. While in jail on Robben Island in the 1980s, the former president contracted tuberculosis.

24. Nelson Mandela retired from Public life in June 1999 and currently resides in his birth place

25. Mandela’s birth name – Rolihlahla – is an isiXhosa name that means ‘pulling the branch of the tree’. Colloquially it also means ‘troublemaker’. His English name, Nelson, was given to him by a missionary schoolteacher.

26. He was expelled from the University of Fort Hare after joining a student protest. He later completed his degree through Unisa, which he followed up with a law degree from Wits University.

27. He fled the Eastern Cape for Johannesburg after Jongintaba Dalindyebo, the leader of the Tembu people, tried to set up an arranged marriage for him. After arriving in the city, he found work as a night watchman at a mine.

28. He lived in Alexandra township at first butlater moved in with close friend Walter Sisulu and Sisulu’s mother in Orlando, Soweto.

29. Mandela’s first wife, Evelyn Mase, was a nurse and Walter Sisulu’s cousin. She was the breadwinner in the family and supported Mandela while he studied law at Wits University and became further involved in politics. They had four children together and divorced in 1958.

30. He was the first commander in chief of the ANC’s armed wing.

31. In 1962, he left the country to garner support for the armed struggle. During this time he received guerilla training in Morocco and Ethiopia.

32. The circumstances surrounding his arrest at a police roadblock outside of Howick later that year remain unclear but it is believed that an American CIA agent tipped off the police about his whereabouts. He was convicted of sabotage and attempting to violently overthrow the government.

33. During his time in prison, Mandela was restricted to a 2m x 2.5m cell, with nothing but a bedroll on the floor and a bucket for sanitation in it. He was consigned to hard labour in a lime quarry for much of that time and was, at first, only allowed one visitor and one letter every six months.

34. The apartheid government offered to release Mandela on no less than six occasions but he rejected them each time. On one such occasion Mandela released a statement saying: ‘I cherish my own freedom dearly, but I care even more for your freedom … What freedom am I being offered while the organisation of the people [the ANC] remains banned?‘

35. Mandela wrote a memoir during the 70s, copies of which were wrapped in plastic containers and buried in a vegetable garden which he kept at prison. It was hoped that fellow prisoner Mac Maharaj, who was due for release, would be able to smuggle it out. But the containers were discovered when prison authorities began building a wall through the garden. As punishment, Mandela’s study privileges were revoked.

36. After he was separated from his second wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, he asked struggle stalwart Amina Cachalia, with whom he had a long relationship, to marry him but she turned him down. On his 80th birthday, Mandela married, the widow of Mozambique’s former president Samora Machel.

37. The ANC was labelled a terrorist organisation by the apartheid government and was recognised as such by countries including the US and Britain. It was only in 2008 that the United States finally removed Mandela and other ANC members from its terror list.

38. The United Nations declared his birthday, July 18, Nelson Mandela International Day. This was the first time the UN dedicated a particular day to a person.

39. Hundreds of awards and honours have been bestowed on Mandela. Among others, he was an honorary citizen of Canada, an honorary member of the British Labour Party, and an honorary member of Manchester United. He also had a nuclear particle (the ‘Mandela particle’), a prehistoric woodpecker (Australopicus nelsonmandelai) and an orchid (Paravanda Nelson Mandela) named after him.

40. When Mandela was 9 years old, his father died of lung disease, causing his life to change dramatically.


Source: http://www.viralsplash.net/40-facts-you-need-to-know-about-nelson-mandela
13  Forum / The Buzz Central / NEW MUSIC: Wande Coal – Amorawa ft Burna Boy on: 29-11-2013 03:46 PM
No one saw this coming..Balck Diamond entertainment things baby!!! Leriq on the beat. DOPE TUNE! check it out!!!

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14  Forum / The Buzz Central / MUST READ: ANOTHER OPEN LETTER TO TIWA SAVAGE on: 18-11-2013 12:16 PM
Lord knows who started this open letter of a thing..Nigerians has choose the medium as the best way to attack celebs…read another open letter below…

So I heard one of the most successful Nigerian female Singer and my favourite Tiwa Savage is getting married to her fiancé/manager Tee Billz this month and I was extremely happy for her.

So I read in some interviews that her fiancé said that they have a limited invitation cards for their wedding which means he doesn’t want crowd, fans or party crashers at his wedding, and I was like “whatever” that he has pride and what was he feeling like with the believe that Tiwa doesn’t know anything about this and she wouldn’t say such to her fans.

But to my own surprise, few days later I read in another interview where Tiwa also said the same thing “If you’re not invited don’t come to our wedding”, I was really disappointed that she could say such despite the fact that we are the ones buying her records and also it is our money they want to use for this their wedding ooo. These artistes don’t know that without with us (fans) they can’t succeed in this business.

I made up my mind never to buy her records again, for her and her fiancé to say such to their fans who buy their records. So I began to wonder why would they say such, is it that they don’t want to spend, they are being stingy or maybe they want a low key wedding which I don’t think so.

So today I was going through some blogs and I saw a gist that the controversial Kemi Omololu Ololoyun said Tiwa Savage is getting married to a married man with a kid, huh! I was shocked, I couldn’t believe it I had go straight to google and search if the story is true, trust google, google showed me everything patapata and it was confirmed that this her fiancé Tee billz is indeed married with a kid but separated and not yet divorced.

What da f**k! So I realise this is the reason she doesn’t want crowd at her wedding because she’s scared. But seriously Why would she do such? I’m highly disappointed in her, it shows she is very desperate to get married with the fact that it is illegal to get married to a married man who isn’t divorced.

Shame on you Tiwa Savage, is it someone like you that is suppose to say you don’t want crowd and uninvited guests at your wedding? You want to marry somebody else’s husband yet you flew abroad to buy wedding gown and you con dey flaunt am to the world, shame no catch you.

Anyways, I am happy for you but please be wise, let the divorce come first before you enter his house biko, we all know you are not getting any younger but please little patience would do. Getting married to a legally married man is totally wrong, it only shows how desperate you are.

And once again, is it true you caused the rift between Don Jazzy and Wande Coal? Xoxo

From:

Temitayo G.
15  Forum / The Buzz Central / OLAMIDE chased out of his former hood ‘BARIGA’ on: 18-11-2013 12:13 PM
OK! This actually happened on last week, i was around Bariga that particular time. I saw a jeep with 3 police vehicle fully loaded with Police entering the hood ‘BARIGA’ which serves as security to The person in the jeep. The rapper would have been the last person i would have expected to have such a high security profile.

At first, i thought it was a commissioner and his security patrol, then again i had a second thought…a commissioner cant have much security like this..then i concluded the person in the jeep is a probably a Minister or a Governor of another state.

To my surprise, in less than 30 minutes i spotted the four vehicles going back with high speed. Remember i said THREE POLICE VAN. One was clearing road, the others are securing the jeep (You know how Nigerian Police acts).

Then, i activated my ofofo spirit, i went out to ask who was that and why are they leaving in such a manner, driving too fast. I met with some ERUKUs on the street and explained the guy in the jeep was popular rapper Olamide who actually grew up in the hood!

I was like WTF?? I asked again…you mean say na Olamide pack police enter bariga?? The guy said YES! Then i asked what was he looking for? And why was he rushing/running away? The guys said “immediately the boys noticed he was the one, they were very angry that he could come to where he grew up from with such security profile. They went further saying, he came to visit the grandmother of his girlfriend (that girl we’ve been seeing him with recently..see them in the picture above and here). The woman is popularly known as Alhaja in the area. Report says Olamide gave the woman a sum of 10,000 naira before leaving alhaja’s place.

Immediately they saw Olamide and his security convoy boys don dey para, they wanted to attack him but when they noticed he was going to meet Alhaja, they allowed him leave the woman’s place before attacking him and his team. They did this because of the respect they have for Alhaja. Immediately Olamide left the Alhaja’s place….boys don set, they asked him and his security team to leave the area with immediate effect.

The policemen wanted to prove their worth by wanting to attack the boys but Olamide insisted that the Police shouldn’t, instead they should leave. He probably knew if he allowed the police attack the boys, his life is in danger because the area boys will definitely defeat the cops and might descend on him.

He was sent out of the street by angry fans for 2 reasons, one of which to me is total rubbish and the other one am kinda in support! The first reason why they sent him away was because, after making it big in the industry, he left the hood! Personally, there’s nothing wrong in what Olamide did, its a normal thing. You don’t expect me to still stay at the same place even after all the money am making! So, i fault the boys.

Second reason was because of the high security guys he came with. I felt its too much. Its more like Tuface packing policemen because he want to enter FESTAC. Tuface wouldn’t do that. Although as a star, you need security but not when its too much! A van is OK to me, but when you have 3 vans full of security guys…its just too much.

Luckily for him, he left unhurt (they never wanted to hurt him before sef).

from: http://www.viralsplash.net/olamide-chased-former-hood-bariga/
16  Forum / The Buzz Central / EXCLUSIVE: Wande Coal Signed To Dbanj’s Record Label, DB Records on: 10-11-2013 02:21 PM
This Information is authentic until it is proven not by both team! The news was passed across by a member of the DB RECORDS which name has been withheld. Wande coal left MAVIN records in June 2013 but he officially left the label after a PRESS RELEASE yesterday. I tried to contact Wande about this story but he decided not to reply instead he stylishly diverted the topic..well, i assumed my story is true and i can publish since he neither approve nor reject the story.

Having Wande coal on dbanj’s record label will be an embarrassment to DON JAZZY who lost the both of them. This story is yet to be officially confirmed but from our source we heard Wande is now living together with Kswitch in Dbanj’s House. Mavin records now has  Don Jazzy, Tiwa savage, D’prince and DR.sid to show for. Meanwhile, DB records has D’banj, Kswitch, Jsol and now WANDE COAL to boast of. Seems the competition has just started…leego!!!

source: http://www.viralsplash.net/exclusive-wande-coal-signed-dbanjs-record-label-db-records/
17  Forum / The Buzz Central / Late DR. SIKIRU AYINDE BARRISTER named Highest selling Dead Musician on: 10-11-2013 02:15 PM
Weeks ago, Forbes released their list of highest earning dead Musicians where they had MICHEAL JACKSON on their number one spot. Well, i went to ALABA and IDUMOTA to make my own research of the Highest Earning dead artiste in Nigeria and in my research, i found out that even after the Late fuji legend died he still sells lot of copies even after his death. I also found out that Late rapper DAGRIN’s album was the second best selling deceased artiste after the late Old soldier as he was fondly called. You’ll remember he got much attention after his death. His album C.E.O is regarded as one of the best hiphop albums of all time in Nigeria. The album has changed a lot lives. Artistes like olamide, Dharsaw to mention a few have in one way or the other got their inspiration from the rapper’s album. Its so sad he died very young. April 22nd of every year has been set aside to celebrate his death by fans and colleagues. We continue to wish him peace in his rest.


On Late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, While he was alive, he recorded over 30 official studio albums with videos and over 200 stage performances which was sold nationwide. You will all agree that he was the front-runner of the Fuji genre which has produced artistes like Pasuma and Saheed osupa to mention a few. Gbenga Adeboye’s comedy skits are also selling fast till date.
Mr Idowu Adewale who sales CDs at Idumota area of Lagos said “omo..Barrister album still dey sell ooo. i dey sell atleast 50 copies of Barrister’s stage performance and studio album everyday for just my shop here alone”. He further stated that there are other shops that have higher selling rates compared to him.
Well, there you have it…and its another MAYOVIRAL compilation…

source: http://www.viralsplash.net/late-dr-sikiru-ayinde-barrister-named-highest-selling-dead-musician/
18  Forum / The Buzz Central / MUST READ: An Open Letter To Donjazzy From A Fan on: 10-11-2013 02:11 PM
Don Jazzy This Controversial and Outspoken Dj is here with another one, Lashing out at Mavin boss and his Fans #Teamdonjazzy . It will be recalled that this same Dj wrote a similar letter to Dr Sid which was massive and had people talking for weeks. Enjoy

My Dear Don jazzy,

How are you and the left over Mavin squad?? I hope u are not in good health and sound mind. The last time u read my letter to one of your Mavin slaves (Dr Sid), you blocked me on twitter so it meant I spoke the truth – mission accomplished!!!!!
I am sure your die hard fanbase #teamdonjazzy do not know why you did not sign hit maker producer Terry G and Port-Harcourt’s finest, Duncan mighty to Mo-Hits, it was because they both tweeted your intention to sign them before you composed a tweet to announce it yourself and that was even after signing agreement papers with them and their lawyers.

My dear, you are such an egocentric and proud homosexual. Just as you turned #teamdonjazzy against D’Banj, you want to try it with Wande Coal because u have a senseless #teamdonjazzy crazed fan base who will just do as you say and take u as their omnipotent and omniscience ultimate ruler. Well done!!!
Your dumb fans don’t even know you ordered your thugs to beat Mr Princewill Ojukwu in pop night club (Saka Tinubu Victoria Island) on Friday December 21, 2012 and he almost lost his precious eyes and nose while you stood pressing your phone, that is attempted murder, You are a cold blooded killer!!

I am sure D’Banj is just smiling and sipping his hot tea knowing it will get to this. I now understand why Banga Lee sang “if u know what i know, u go like me ooo”- oyato (2013). Don Jazzy made everyone believe D’Banj was the bad egg, #teamdonjazzy too don’t know you were too scared to produce for the American market (Goodmuzik) because you thought you will flop . Everyone is asking how many hitz D’Banj have with Kanye and Co, I am now asking you how many hit tracks you produced for Good Musik because we all know you were signed on too as a producer, I thought you were Africa’s #1 producer.
Everyone now knows that you did not produce Go Low, Shizzi produced the original sample but you took the credit, why did he not rant on twitter like your big headed self? My annoyance is based on the fact that u have Wande’s private phone numbers, E-mail, house address, blackberry pin and full access to him, what will it cost u to contact him privately instead of trying to turn everyone against Wande with your hurtful tweets. I compare you to the devil, u can give any artiste instant fame with sick hit tracks but u want their life in return. May you and your walking stick burn in hell

I am not surprised Dr Sid took after you, Mr and Mrs oppressor, both of you should just get married, I am sure you will be the bride and Dr foolish will be your groom and since we both like attention, tell #teamdonjazzy to curse me on @baddestdjtimmy because I need it, maybe that will raise my already dead djing career. #teamdonjazzy say all I want is attention, YES!! that is what I want and so do you because you love controversies and you look for any slightest opportunity to trend !!

The only reason I wrote this is to let you know irrespective of your blind and hungry #teamdonjazzy fan base, you have someone who hates your guts. I fight against oppression and that’s what nbm stands for

Long Live Nigerian Music
Long Live Nigerian Producers
Long Live Nigerian Bloggers
Long Live The Impartial And Loving Public
Long Live Nbm Worldwide

CULLED FROM: http://www.viralsplash.net/must-read-open-letter-donjazzy-fan/
19  Forum / Music and Radio / Music: Olamide Ft. Iyanya – Take It Inside {official Version} on: 14-08-2013 09:47 AM
The snippet to this track leaked online few days ago…we bring to the official and the complete version of TAKE IT INSIDE by Baddo featuring Iyanya. check it out!

DOWNLOAD HERE
20  Forum / Music and Radio / Re: NEW MUSIC: Davido - Skelewu on: 13-08-2013 03:20 PM
Here is a leak track from Davido titled Skelewu produced by Shizzi. Check it out!!!

DOWNLOAD HERE
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