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641  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Akwa-Ibom State Has The Highest HIV/AIDS Infection Rate In Nigeria (Page 5) on: 1-07-2012 02:38 PM
Quote from: Solidstonez on  1-07-2012 02:35 PM

mad bini woman........
you act like somebody that contacted hers from italy.......... Shocked Lips Sealed
642  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Akwa-Ibom State Has The Highest HIV/AIDS Infection Rate In Nigeria (Page 5) on: 1-07-2012 02:31 PM
Quote from: Solidstonez on  1-07-2012 02:26 PM

you need to be ban for real., so that we can have peace and discuss issues here.
keep disgracing your self here with all this f bomb.. Cool
 back to the topic.. Cool
643  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Akwa-Ibom State Has The Highest HIV/AIDS Infection Rate In Nigeria (Page 5) on: 1-07-2012 02:23 PM
Quote from: Solidstonez on  1-07-2012 02:20 PM
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

you are annoying for real,na so this matter pain you so.. Roll Eyes
644  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Akwa-Ibom State Has The Highest HIV/AIDS Infection Rate In Nigeria on: 1-07-2012 01:59 PM
Quote from: okeke76 on  1-07-2012 10:46 AM
     the reason Anambra is 8.7% HIV positive, illiteracy &  Onitsha sex market: Pregnant women, mothers & daughters involved

Sunday, November 20, 2011
It was a Sunday evening, a supposedly holy day for Christians. Traditionally, the major markets are closed in Onitsha, the commercial capital of Anambra State in South East Nigeria, and it is either a visiting day for the city dwellers or time to attend town union meetings. It is also a day to unwind at the various drinking joints.
Time was 6:45pm and this reporter was at the Lagos Park bypass near the Chisco Park to investigate an already conceived script from enquiries about some areas of the city, inhabited by women of easy virtue.

Dusk was gradually kissing the day goodbye and the area was bustling with a flurry of activities. Commercial cyclists (Okada) and motorists honked their horns while music blasted from the loud speakers of a nearby record store. Everyone seemed in a hurry either to get home or to complete other tasks before nightfall.

Travellers were boarding the night buses to Lagos even as motor park touts scouted for more passengers. This reporter sat on a plastic chair at Mama Nkechi’s kiosk where the middle-aged woman sold all kinds of spirits, local concoctions, kola and gin after getting her permission under the pretence that I was waiting for a brother traveling to Lagos that night.

While fiddling with my phone, the reporter’s “third” eye was also fixed on an unfolding scene nearby. Two young ladies clutching leather handbags and another black polythene bag popularly known as ‘walkie-talkie’ suddenly appeared from the opposite direction, near the Chisco Park toilet. They briefly exchanged pleasantries, scanned the environment and walked towards a lock-up stall painted in a popular noodles wrapper’s colour and began fiddling with their phones. Soon after, other ladies joined them.

One of them approached the Chisco Park gate and pretended to hang around when a man, probably in his late 50s, emerged from inside and handed her a big sack tied with a rope. She took the bag to the lock-up stall and in a jiffy, the other ladies helped her untie it and they used it to create an emergency room in front of the stall. Within seconds, two young men appeared carrying double wooden benches, which the ladies collected and placed inside the make-shift tent. By this time, their number had increased.

Another woman in wrapper and blouse with dark glasses covering her eyes, who sat beside this reporter at the ogogoro kiosk, rose from her seat, crossed to the other side of the road and also joined them. All the ladies, now over 20, pulled out the content of their ‘walkie-talkie’ polythene bags and began to undress. Like a relay race where the athletes wait for the referee to shout on-your-marks, they all pulled off the semi-decent clothes they wore and changed into something wacky, provocative and all-revealing. In just two minutes, the jeans trousers, skirts and tops suddenly disappeared and bikinis and petty coats took over.

By now, darkness had fully descended and illumination was only from the head lamps of passing vehicles and motorcycles. They lit candle sticks inside the tent while some among them also lit cigarette sticks and began to puff away. As if on cue, young men begin trickling into the arena and the ‘business’ then took off for real.

Welcome to Onitsha-Lagos park bypass, the unofficial headquarters of illicit sex in Onitsha. Prostitution, they say, is one of the oldest ‘professions’ in the world. It takes various forms and methods, depending on the peculiarities of the people and the area involved.

Sunday Sun investigation in Onitsha revealed that illicit sex trade thrives unabated despite the campaigns against the spread of Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) coupled with all the preaching against immorality in churches and mosques.

Investigation further revealed that some of the prostitutes engage in unprotected sex with clients provided the monetary exchange is right. This reporter spent several days combing different parts of the town between 6pm and midnight and the discoveries were incredible.

The Onitsha big sex market

Apart from trying to unearth how the prostitutes start their business every night, it was discovered that the prostitution business is a big network at the Upper Iweka-Lagos Park, comprising various actors with different roles. Located conspicuously behind the Upper Iweka flyover and sandwiched between Ekeson and Chisco parks is a thriving prostitution racket. Here a bottle of beer costs more than a bout of illicit sex. It is an open market for barrow pushers and other classes of men, who desire to sleep with women for a price.

There is no night life in Onitsha owing to the security situation and peculiarity of the area. But another sort of night business thrives, unknown to a large number of the city dwellers.

The Onitsha-Lagos park wakes up early as the cock crows for those who want to take the first buses to their various destinations. Surprisingly, the area never goes to sleep. This is not because trading or business lasts that long but a different transaction, weird in nature, replaces the normal businesses of the day. Prostitution, debauchery and other crimes take over from 6:45pm to 10pm.

From the entrance of the bypass to the end connecting the flyover and Port Harcourt Road, commercial sex workers in different sizes, colours and shapes beckon to male passers-by, soliciting patronage. Dressed in the most provocative wears, they chorus: “Fine man, I will do you fine oh”; “Brother, you will like my service”; as well as other seductive and amorous clichés.

From the several nights spent in the area, it was discovered that most shops and kiosks in that axis were converted to emergency brothels when the rightful owners had closed for the day’s business. Sex takes place on wooden benches arranged in double rows. Each tent contains a minimum of three wooden benches and the male clients have sex with the prostitutes in turns. Sometimes, the three benches can be occupied at the same time while everybody does his own thing not minding the other person’s business.

The benches are owned by some men inside the park, who rent them to the prostitutes for a fee daily.

Further enquires revealed that the sex workers have an informal union as any intending member must first be inducted before she is allowed to ply her trade in the area.

Pretending to be a ‘customer’, the reporter gave one of them, who identified herself as Jane, a generous tip and she disclosed that the business was good and revealed further how they operate.

“We have our oga (boss) here, who supervises what we do. He is the one who supplies us condoms through one of his friends, who is a medicine dealer at the Onitsha Bridge Head Market. We also pay him a certain stipend at the end of the day. A round of sex here is N300 but sometimes we reduce the amount if the person is stingy.”

Sunday Sun also learnt that the proprietor of the sex business has private rooms within the park that serve those who do not want to share the sex tent with others. A private room for ‘short time’ costs N700.

The scramble for leftovers

The activities of the sex workers assume a frenzied dimension from 10pm. During the peak period between 7pm and 8.30pm, it is not easy to get the ladies to follow a client home for all-night service. But it is a different ball game from 10pm as they become willing to follow a prospective customer home. This is when Okada riders and bus drivers, who sleep in the motor park for the next day’s onward journey, come to make their pick for the night.

Onitsha is a transport hub for many mass transit companies. So, most of the drivers, who book turns for the following day’s journey, sleep inside their vehicles in the parks. But some of them choose to sleep with female company.

A driver with one of the thriving transport companies in the South East, who craved anonymity, said: “I wish somebody could record scenes in most of these motor parks at night on video. The playback will shock people. Despite warnings by the management, most of our drivers bring in prostitutes late in the night and sleep with them inside their vehicles. Some of the vehicles people board in the day are moving brothels.

“What they do is that they have sex with these women inside the vehicle by adjusting the seats to look like beds. They clean up the seats and discharge the women by 5am and fix their vehicles for passengers to board from 6am. Some of the crashes you see on the road these days are as a result of the weakness of the driver from the hangover of illicit sex the previous night.”

The army barracks sex market

Located inside the Onitsha army barracks is another sprawling sex market, popularly known as Sokoto Road. Although nobody could say how the name emerged, the area is very popular among residents of the cantonment and easily known by all Okada operators within the barracks.

This is another world of its own. Parading women of all categories, Sokoto line is an archetypal Sodom and Gomorrah. A visit to the area confirms the saying that some parents at the snap of their fingers can trace their family lineage to three generations, yet cannot trace where their daughter slept last night.

Sokoto Line is a place where mother and daughter hawk their bodies for money at the same time. Consisting of ramshackle structures built with wooden or zinc batchers, the inhabitants are resident prostitutes ready to offer lustful pleasures to willing customers without batting an eyelid that the doors are open.

In this place, it is a free world. p0*nography and sale of alcoholic beverages and weeds are some of the accompanying features.

Sex has coded meanings here. One of the prostitutes, a big dark-skinned lady sitting in front of her room with an opening to advertise her well made bed, asked this reporter: “Brother, you wan toilet?” meaning, do you want to have sex?

Another said: “Come and shine your congo, Nwoke oma (fine man).” Another wanted to drag the reporter inside her room just as a young lady was shouting in Igbo language: “onye ga alam otua ego o nyem (who will have sex with me and offer me money?)

You see men streaming in and out of the rooms while this reporter settled down to a bottle of drink at one of the joints. Even pregnant mothers and young girls between 18 and 20 years are not left out. Some of the older ladies readily accept N100 for a round of sex. The ladies openly flaunt their assets and try to entice any man passing by.

There is no electricity in the area but the well-to-do among them use generators and decorated their rooms with flashy lights to attract clients while those who cannot afford the luxury rely on candles and lanterns.

A conversation with the proprietor of one of the restaurants known as “Bravo” revealed that it is a case of if-you-can’t-beat-them join-them. Bravo said that he had lived in Sokoto Line for 16 years when he was ejected from his former residence inside the barracks because he couldn’t pay his rent.

“I came here and started this business and that was when I began to foot my bills.” Asked whether he was not worried that his children may be influenced by the negative lifestyle of the residents, he quickly retorted: “It is God that trains children. What of those who came from noble families but still join cult groups in school and end up being killed? My children are well trained, disciplined and focused. They cannot be influenced badly,” he said

On what might be responsible for the upsurge in prostitution in society today, a clinical psychologist, Dr. Kene Onyekwelu, attributed it to economic reasons, unemployment and the drive to belong by some women.

“Seventy per cent of women who engage in prostitution do it out of greed. Others enter as a result of lack of good family upbringing and inadequate parental monitoring while some others suffer from some kind of psychological disorder,” he said.

A public affairs analyst, Martins Onuegbu, blamed the high rate of prostitution in Onitsha on systemic failure just as he indicted the regulatory agencies, citizens and the government.

“Look at the society and you will see that we are actually the architects of our own problem. The police normally patrol the streets in the day and at night but instead of arresting those destroying the society, they look for their own pockets. Men are also to be blamed because the prostitutes would have closed shop a long time ago if men don’t patronize them. Most of us sleep with anything on skirt at the heat of passion without remembering the consequence.

“Also, most of the girls resort to selling their bodies because there are no jobs and the government is not even ready to employ in the nearest future. They will tell you that they cannot even pay minimum wage not to talk of employing more hands,” Onuegbu stated.

But the Anambra State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Cordelia Ego Uzoezie, countered those who blame the government for not doing enough in empowering women.

Speaking in a telephone interview, the commissioner admonished those involved in commercial sex business to re-examine their lifestyle and avail themselves the opportunity of various empowerment programmes provided by the government.

“Government has been doing a lot in Anambra State to rehabilitate and empower women. Those who castigate the government are either not serious or are being economical with the truth.

“Every local government council in the state today has a skill acquisition centre and it is open for groups and individuals. How can a healthy woman take to prostitution on the excuse that there is no job? Recently, a blind lady came to my office with several bags she produced using local beads. We encouraged her and even enlisted her to be part of our programmes in the future.

“For the past two years, we have been encouraging people to access our skills and rehabilitation centre at Nteje in Oyi local government but some will choose to live a loose, carefree lifestyle and turn around to blame it on government,” she said

Pregnant women too? Huh? Cry
645  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: The state with the most HIV/AIDS in Nigeria on: 1-07-2012 01:57 PM
Quote from: dickman2 on  1-07-2012 01:18 PM
god bless u ..true talk ..

what about Delta....... Lips Sealed Grin
646  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: Married Woman Dies During Intimacy With Married Lover on: 1-07-2012 04:25 AM
Quote from: seeuthere22 on 30-06-2012 09:04 PM
why is this post affecting you like this?..when you posted yours,you never think of inciting tribal's war. or hatred among the tribes in came out and solidly defended tell me mr...why is this affecting you? or making you to cringe......hear me mr..... someone that doesn't want to be whip should not commit or do a thing that will warrant whipping....

he is fake.. Lips Sealed
647  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: R-E-V-E-A-L-E-D: More people are secretly practising homosegxwality in Nigeria on: 1-07-2012 04:22 AM
Quote from: fextux on 30-06-2012 07:29 AM
Indeed!!!!End of d world!!!! Trumpet soon to sound!!!!Jesus is coming.....sign of d end tym!!!

 Grin Grin
648  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Akwa-Ibom State Has The Highest HIV/AIDS Infection Rate In Nigeria on: 30-06-2012 03:52 PM
crease fire.........
i did,t make the list?why is everybody getting angry here... Angry
 take a joke people,benue is number one here.,so why the fight? Undecided
i know for sure igbos are too serious and agressive.. Lips Sealed
gosh i didn,t know the edos can get angry lol. Shocked Shocked
649  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: R-E-V-E-A-L-E-D: More people are secretly practising homosegxwality in Nigeria on: 30-06-2012 03:35 AM
Nigerian homosegxwal opens a gay entertainment company in Abia State
A Nigerian gay  was reported in one of the social media, as being married to a German lawyer and later divorced him.
 Similarly,  another Nigerian gay is currently operating a gay entertainment company in Abia Sate. Okechukwu, as he is called   opined that his company provides gay dancers and entertainment services for private parties and business functions amongst others.

 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
650  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / R-E-V-E-A-L-E-D: More people are secretly practising homosegxwality in Nigeria on: 30-06-2012 03:32 AM

R-E-V-E-A-L-E-D: More people are secretly practising homosegxwality in Nigeria

On June 30, 2012 · In Just Human

1:02 am

Although, the story of homosegxwality in Nigeria is gradually becoming unpopular as those who indulge in such act are not bold to openly declare their identities, the fact still remains that homosegxwality is being practised in some parts of the world including Nigeria.
Reverend Olajide Rowland Macauley, a gay pastor,   is currently running a church  called House of Rainbow which was situated at No 36/38 Yakoyo street, Ojodu Berger, Lagos.
It will be recalled that in 2008, Saturday Vanguard reported  that Reverend Rowland was initiating new members into the gay club and at same time running the church secretly in Nigeria. He was also reported to have appeared sometime ago on Cable News Network, CNN, where he proudly talked about his gay church.
The initial reaction which greeted his exposure, created doubts in the minds of Nigerians over the existence of such church in their shore. But an uproar in the Anglican communion in Europe on gay bishops once again brought the case of Reverend Rowland to the fore.
However, when the Saturday Vanguard visited his residence at plot 145, flat 1, Jakande estate, Isolo, Lagos, his apartment was under lock and key. It was learnt that the gay pastor vacated his home when he read the story of his clandestine activities in a national newspaper.
The usual church service at both the Jakande estate branch and the Ojodu headquarters of the House of Rainbow Ministries could not hold following the newspaper report. Impeccable sources hinted that Rev. Macauley has since relocated to Europe where he’s presently running his gay church.
Following the recent outcry against gay practice in Nigeia, the Senate recently passed the anti same-sex marriage bill prohibiting all marriages between man and man, conversely between woman and woman. The Bill sponsored by Senator Magnus Abe, PDP, Rivers, prescribes 14 years jail term for anybody convicted of contracting marriage between same sex.
It also prescribed 10 years  for anybody convicted of aiding and abetting the contraction of same sex marriage in Nigeria and also nullifies certificates of same sex marriage contracted outside the shores of Nigeria.
The act also kicked against the operation of gay clubs in Nigeria with a punishment of 10 years jail term without option of fine for anybody guilty of operating gay clubs within the country. But it seems Rowland has succeeded in enlarging his coast as more people are secretly engaging in different forms of homosegxwal activities.
According to him, “ My Church is a voice of the younger generation of citizens and activists in diaspora and our collective belief is in a more progressive Nigeria. They are afraid of our growing influence as we gather allies not just from the West, a people that are not afraid but powerful and resilient.
“Right now, we are spreading our tentacles to every village, town and city around the world”. The Church is also calling on faithful and dedicated local leaders who believe in homosegxwality and Lesbianism. There are ten House Of Rainbow Fellowship local leaders  in Ghana, Nigeria, UK, Burundi, and Lesotho.
According to the gay pastor,  “any negative effect on the anti-gay bill will be detrimental to the work and mission of  House Of Rainbow in Nigeria. The lives of LGBTI people and their friends, families and allies will be further frustrated with fear and prejudice. We need to pray and stand up against injustice”.
Consequent upon the bill, it might be a hard time for both gay and religious leaders who are in support of this practice.
 Meanwhile, Rev Macauley, the gay minister who founded the church, is probably planning a come back to resume full operation of his gay ministry even though he remains in self-imposed exile in London. “Religion is the backbone to life in Nigeria, so we all want to go to church,” he said. “But we don’t want to lie to God about who we are.”

Gay Pastor, Rowland Olajide Macaulay,
Macauley first set up House of Rainbow in 2006, where he openly held Sunday services in a Lagos hotel hall decorated in rainbow colours. A public backlash culminated in members being beaten as they left the church. Macauley fled to the UK after receiving death threats.
This year, he has recruited a small team that includes his local leaders in Lagos.The project could even spread beyond the borders of Africa’s most populous nation. Macauley has recently recruited a local leader in Accra, the capital of  Ghana. Available information shows that he is presently considering spreading his tentacles to Rwanda and Zimbabwe.
 Nigerian homosegxwal opens a gay entertainment company in Abia State
A Nigerian gay  was reported in one of the social media, as being married to a German lawyer and later divorced him.
 Similarly,  another Nigerian gay is currently operating a gay entertainment company in Abia Sate. Okechukwu, as he is called   opined that his company provides gay dancers and entertainment services for private parties and business functions amongst others.
Man, Adisa, accused of sodomising teenagers for rituals
 A 21 year old man, Adisa, who was accused of sodomising teenagers for ritual purposes. He narrowly escaped being lynched by a mob at Amai Street, Amukoko in Lagos recently.
According to residents of the area, Mr Adisa, who was revered as a man of God, had been engaging in that act for a long time but luck ran out of him when his neighbours discovered he was having sex with one of the boys. “We rushed to his house but when he saw us coming, he escaped throughthe back fence of his house and ran away,” said a resident of the street who did not want to be named.
Mr Adisa was sighted last Thursday morning in the area and it took the timely intervention of the elders in the community to rescue him when his neighbours descended on him. He was subsequently taken to the house of the Baale (community leader) of the area where some of the youths in the area continued to torture him.
Hypnotic act:
 Eyewitnesses said Mr Adisa hypnotised the boys before sleeping with them on a white cloth spread on the floor in his apartment. Azeez Kareem, one of the boys who admitted being a victim of Mr Adisa’s segxwal acts, narrated his ordeal.
“One day, we were going to the field to play football when this man called us. He asked for our names and religion, I said Islam and my cousin said Christianity. He said I should leave. I went and came back and they were preaching. I didn’t know what they were talking,” said Master Azeez, 17.
“Another day, I just entered the house and I saw one boy. He ordered the boy to go outside. He then said I should go and buy Atare (Alligator pepper). When I came back, he said I should pull my clothes and lie down on the floor, there was a white cloth on the floor. I didn’t know what he was doing. After that, he said I should eat the alligator pepper but I refused.”

Malawian President Joyce Banda…In support of homosegxwality
Residents said that Azeez’s cousin, Tunde, who had moved in with Mr Adisa for several weeks, had become a changed person in recent times. “I came back from school one day only to find out that my brother has started living with him. We didn’t know him before. I asked my mother if she was aware of my brother’s new home and she said no, that he is a prophet of God, that God sent him to help the boy. That was the first time I met(Mr Adisa),” said Wale Razak, Tunde’s elder brother.
Tunde was indisposed at the  time of the incident; he had gone to write his General Certificate Examination papers.
 “He (Tunde) used to be a very noisy chap but since he began living with the terrorist, he became very quiet. And we were thinking the man was really preaching to him, we never knew he was using juju on him.”
Admission and denial
 In absolving himself of any wrong doing, Mr Adisa denied indulging in any ritual act. “Whatever they say, it is only God that really knows the truth. I did not run away, I went to the mountain to pray, at Osogbo. I only make sex with them. I started doing it just this month and I’ve slept with only two boys. There is nothing like ritual. I don’t force them nor give them money and I don’t spread anything on the ground,” said Mr Adisa.
Meanwhile, the Baale of Alafia, Jide Saliu disclosed that this has been going on for long but was just told about the incident. “I have called the police under my jurisdiction. I will hand over everything to them. And I’ve talked to the Oba of Ijora and he said I should take the matter serious.”
It was gathered that police officers from the Pako Police Post, Amukoko, arrived the scene later and whisked him away.
Malawi revives debate on gay rights
 By selling the presidential jet and getting rid of 60 limousines driven by high-ranking officials, Joyce Banda, Malawi’s new president, is making waves.
But even before trimming the fat from the state budget, Ms. Banda made headlines when she announced her intention to repeal the country’s anti-gay law shortly after her April swearing-in. If she has her way, Malawi would be one of the rare African countries to do so.
Two-thirds of African countries have laws that criminalize consensual same-sex acts, according to Cary Alan Johnson, executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), a New York-based gay advocacy group. In most countries, same-sex acts between men, known as sodomy, are punishable by harsh prison sentences. Many of these laws date back to the colonial period, in particular in countries that were under British rule.
“You cannot stop the tide,” says Mr. Johnson. “The end of stigma, discrimination and criminalization of homosegxwality in Africa is only a matter of time. Like minority and disabled rights, they will move forward. This does not mean there will not be a push back. And that is what we are experiencing right now.”
 The United Nations and some Western nations are urging African governments to protect lesbian, gay, bisegxwal and transgendered (LGBT) rights. But recent decisions by the US and UK to tie those rights to foreign funding has had unintended consequences on the continent.
In reaction, homophobia is now on the rise in Africa, and much of it is state-generated. Several African leaders have instructed law makers to stiffen laws against same-sex acts and same-sex marriage.
Uganda has revived a controversial bill to introduce  death penalty for consensual same-sex acts. According to local media, hate crimes have increased against gay persons. An LGBT workshop was raided recently in the capital, Kampala, where a well-known advocate was arrested, forcing her to flee the country.
Nigeria in the meantime has passed a bill that punishes same-sex unions with 14 years in prison. The bill also punishes those who “aid and abet” such unions with 10 years imprisonment. Foreigners without diplomatic protection and humanitarian workers could also be prosecuted under this new bill. It is currently on President Goodluck Jonathan’s desk, waiting to be signed into law.

Nigeria’s Senate criminalises homosegxwality
Liberia’s president and Noble Peace prize winner, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has defended two new bills in her country that would hand down much tougher sentences for “voluntary sodomy,” which is now a misdemeanour.
Aid condition
 UK Prime Minister David Cameron has hinted to Commonwealth leaders that future aid from his country would be contingent on recognition of gay rights. Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama issued a memorandum last December instructing US agencies abroad to use aid money to help defend LGBT rights and protect asylum seekers.
Tying overseas aid to gay rights seems to have not only brought African leaders up in arms, but also African religious leaders.
The Council of African Apostles (CAA), an annual gathering of African Christian evangelicals issued a statement in March calling on the US and UK to withdraw their statements tying aid to the legislation of gay rights. The CAA said that aid in whatever form should not be tied to morals, principles and/or religious beliefs.
The CAA declared that “we find it morally irresponsible of Western powers to attach the adoption of ‘gay rights’ to development support. Such positions affirm the long-held beliefs that the West does not relate with Africa on a basis of equality and also that such pronouncements violate the Paris Principles on Development support.” (The Paris Declaration or Principles for Aid Effectiveness, endorsed in 2005, was meant as a blueprint for an ideal aid relationship between donor and recipient countries, in which developing countries are allowed to formulate their own policies and strategies.)
Not a government priority
 For most African governments, protecting and promoting the rights of the LGBT community is not a national priority. Their position was made clear in March, when some Arab and African countries at the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council walked out on a debate about violence against LGBT persons. The panel was organized by South Africa, which legalized same-sex marriage in 2007.
Nigeria left the room after denying that any of its citizens have been subject to violence because of their segxwal orientation or gender identity.
Ambassador Fode Seck of Senegal, as leader of the Africa group at the council, refuted the notion that gay rights are part of global human rights. “We categorically reject all attempts to hijack the international human rights system by imposing social concepts or norms, in particular certain behaviours, that have no legal grounds in the human rights debate. Such an initiative would be perceived as a flagrant disrespect for the universality of human rights.”
Historic resolution
 A historic resolution passed in June 2011 at the council made gay rights a universal human right. UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has received a lot of criticism from some African leaders for standing behind the cause.
In his address to the Human Rights Council in December 2011, Mr. BanKi-Moon said he understood the topic of segxwal orientation was a sensitive one. “Like many of my generation,” he said, “I did not grow up talking about these issues. But I learned to speak out because lives are at stake. And because it is our duty under the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to protect the rights of everyone, everywhere.”
The UN’s first report on conditions facing LGBT people around the world came out that same month. The report, prepared by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, showed incidents of targeted and systematic patterns of violence.
According to Navi Pillay, the human rights commissioner, such incidents constitute a grave human rights challenge that the council has a duty to address. “As always, people are entitled to their opinion,” she said.
“They are free to disapprove of same-sex relationships, for example  and they have an absolute right to believe and follow in their own lives whatever religious teachings they choose. But that is as far as it goes. The balance between tradition and culture on the one hand and universal human rights on the other must be struck in favour of human rights.”
For Mr. Johnson of the IGLHRC, the glass is half full in regards to the advancement of LGBT rights in Africa. He points to South Africa’s leadership in LGBT rights. Malawi has now followed suit. Mauritius has also decriminalized consensual same-sex acts, while Mozambique has softened its law on sodomy if the act is consensual. “I think things are changing,” says Mr. Johnson. “A few years ago, Africa was a monolithic bloc against LGBT rights and now it’s starting to crack.”
Pastor behind the gay marriage ruling in USA
 Founder, Prophet, Pastor;  Rev Elder Troy D. Perry is behind the gay marriage ruling. It was noted that the history behind the California Supreme Court decision that gives the “right to marry” to same-sex couples are the bold steps taken over four decades by onetime Pentecostal minister Troy Perry in trying to establish legal and religious rights for gays and lesbians.
Perry, who founded a church 40 years ago that became an international denomination for Christian homosegxwals, filed the initial lawsuit with his spouse and a lesbian couple in February 2004 that led to last month’s ruling making California the second state, after Massachusetts, to legalize marriage for same-sex couples.
The 4-3 decision by the high court though endangered by an expected state initiative in November to amend the constitution to ban gay marriage marked another milestone for the homosegxwal-oriented Metropolitan Community Churches, started by Perry in 1968 in Los Angeles County.
In 1969, Perry performed the first public same-sex “holy union” ceremony in the U.S., and in January 1970 he filed the first-ever lawsuit seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriage. It was dismissed before coming to trial.Perry tried unsuccessfully for years to gain membership in the National Council of Churches for MCC churches.
But ministers in the denomination do serve on NCC committees and have been welcomed into many regional and local interfaith councils. Meanwhile, gay caucuses grew vocal within nearly all mainline denominations, and some clergy were conducting same-sex blessings.
The idea of legal marriage for gays was too politically volatile in the mid-1990s for the MCC to make it a priority issue. But by early 2001, Perry and his church were fully committed to the fight. Perry and his longtime partner, Phillip Ray De Blieck, were legally married July 16, 2003, at an MCC congregation in Toronto.“Today the California Supreme Court legally recognized our marriage,” Perry, 67 and now retired, exulted on May 15, saying that “our marriage is equal in the eyes of the law to all other marriages.”
Pentecostal pastors often see gay desire as the work of demons. “You might start casually but, once you get into it, you will be possessed by the spirit,” said Emmanuel Owoyemi, a pastor in Lagos. Meanwhile, in the 12 sharia states in the North, gay sex carries death penalty, although no executions have yet taken place.
A national anti-gay marriage bill, which pushes for jail sentences for anyone who even assists gay marriage, has been before Nigeria’s parliament since 2009 and was passed recently prohibiting the practice.
651  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Female Student Raped At Abia State University ABSU RAPE [Video Inside] on: 30-06-2012 03:25 AM
 Lips Sealed Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Grin
652  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Enugu State Governor Impregnates First Lady's Younger Sister on: 30-06-2012 03:03 AM
 Shocked Grin
653  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Brother Stabs Brother To Death on: 30-06-2012 01:10 AM
Quote from: fextux on 29-06-2012 05:50 PM
Dis too much!!!!maka Y!!!!!
654  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: The state with the most HIV/AIDS in Nigeria on: 30-06-2012 01:09 AM
Quote from: ASIWAJUTAIWO on 30-06-2012 12:50 AM

A bigot pretending to be saint,i know you are igbo for sure.. Lips Sealed
655  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Akwa-Ibom State Has The Highest HIV/AIDS Infection Rate In Nigeria on: 29-06-2012 10:19 PM
Quote from: FinlandGuy on 29-06-2012 07:41 PM
@Aishatua since wey mohammed rape u,your brian no dey work well again.You have really behaved like a stupid muslim.When i say fcuk islam and fcuk muslims some people say i dey creze.When fcuk_islams says the same thing,some people say him dey creze. You headline reads Akwa Ibom while the post itself and from the statistics says  Makurdi Benue state.This is what i read from you post

  "" MAKURDI – The Benue State Commissioner for Health and Social Services, Dr. Oduen Abunku, has disclosed that over 600,000 persons are currently living with the dreaded HIV/AIDS in the state "".

The chats reads Benue State and 8 ABOKI STATES carry first class and your headline says Akwa Ibom and at the end of the post you added Edo state should be number one.Are not stupid,and if you are not a nuisance prove wrong???

Any way i am not surprise because muslims dey awlays turn dia evil koran upside down to read,so everything concerning them upside down,i believe that this aishatua has turn her computer upside down to read interpret the chat. !!! Poster go look for mohammed and ask him to release you from bondage,he is the cause of ur problem,leave Edo people alone !!!

what the igbos do is endless...........
656  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: Married Woman Dies During Intimacy With Married Lover on: 29-06-2012 10:16 PM
where are the igbos here........ Grin
657  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Akwa-Ibom State Has The Highest HIV/AIDS Infection Rate In Nigeria on: 29-06-2012 05:41 PM
Quote from: Ecto on 29-06-2012 04:56 PM
Too much KERE WAWA for Benue State by girls and old men

Hey people, a friend once told me that the  Beunue people  are very generous with sex. I learnt if a married man has a visitor in his house, tradition demands him 2 giv his wife 2 the male visitor 4 some sex session. I also learnt that they giv their daughters 2 frends and visitors alike. maybe that's why there is prevalent cases of hiv there..
658  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Brother Stabs Brother To Death on: 29-06-2012 05:09 PM
Quote from: aishatua1 on 29-06-2012 04:58 PM
any suprise? ndi igbo kwenu ..........over money.. Lips Sealed
659  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Brother Stabs Brother To Death on: 29-06-2012 04:58 PM
any suprise? ndi igbo kwenu ..........over money.. Lips Sealed
660  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Brother Stabs Brother To Death on: 29-06-2012 04:56 PM
Brother Stabs Brother To Death 
 Published on June 29, 2012 by pmnews   ·   No Comments
By Cyriacus Izuekwe

For coming back home late after work, a 27-year old trader,  Azubike Nwachukwu, has allegedly stabbed his younger brother, ThankGod Nwachukwu, 22, to death in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria.

He is now facing a murder charge at Ebutta Metta Magistrate’s court Lagos.

The incident happened at 7,  Akipowo Owo street, Ilogbo, Ajangbadi, Lagos.

Azubike, who is now in prison custody at Kirikiri, allegedly used a kitchen knife to stabThankGod on the chest.

He bled profusely, slumped and died.When their neighbors rushed him to a hospital, the doctors merely certified him dead.

Neighbors said Azubuike might have killed his brother out of anger because they were always quarreling over money and coming back home late after business.

P. M.NEWS gathered that Azubike brought the late ThankGod from their village in Anambra State to Lagos.

Since then they have been living together and staying in the shop at Alaba market in Ojo.

On the day the incident happened, they had disagreement on the same issue and in the process Azubike allegedly brought out a knife and stabbed him.

He was arrested by the police at Ilembe division who transferred the matter to SCID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos.

He was charged to court with murder under Section 221 of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

His plea was not taken by the presiding magistrate, Mrs M. O. Olajuwon, who ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody, while his file should be duplicated and sent to DPP for advice.

The matter was adjourned till 19 July, 2012.
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