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1  Forum / Sports / I Won't Renew My Contract With Real Madrid"-Cristiano Ronaldo Speaks After 3-1 Loss to Tottenham on: 2-11-2017 11:09 AM

Portugal international superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has given Manchester United fans hope by raising fresh doubts over his Real Madrid future, declaring: "I don't want to renew my contract."
 The Spanish outfit have endured a torrid start to season as they suffered their second loss in just four days last night as they were humbled 3-1 by Tottenham in the Champions League at the Wembley stadium, and after the match, Ronaldo was clearly unable to contain his frustrations.
With Neymar signing a lucrative agreement with Paris Saint-Germain upon becoming the world's most expensive signing and Lionel Messi recently extending his own Barcelona deal, reports had suggested that Ronaldo would seek earning parity with the two superstars.
 The striker, however, who scored Madrid's only goal at Wembley in a 3-1 reverse , rubbished claims he was pressuring the Merengue board for a raise.
 When asked if he was expecting Real Madrid to offer him an improved contract, he firmly told beIN Sports: "I don't want to renew. I don't want to renew. I'm very happy with the contract I have."
 The interviewer then pressed the matter further, asking: "Are you sure?" And Ronaldo bluntly replied: "I don't want to renew."
 Madrid were a pale shadow of the side that has taken back-to-back Champions Leagues in the last two seasons, and Ronaldo called on his team to return to winning ways.
"It is bad because we are losing and we are used to winning. It is a bad run," he added.
"It is not how we would want things, but football changes. It is a bad run but we want to change and I am sure we will change. We have a lot of time still to get better and I am convinced we can do so." With six goals Ronaldo is the Champions League's top scorer so far, while Madrid trail Spurs in Group H by three points with two games remaining.
2  Forum / Law and Crime / Greedy Police Officer Spotted Forcefully Collecting Bribe From Driver At Yola Market on: 2-11-2017 10:49 AM

According to an eyewitness Reporter who lives in Yola that shared the news, “the police officer pictured below was caught on camera at Ngurore market collecting bribe from his client(driver). Tomorrow now you will see a police officer championing ‘Change Begins With Me’ agenda”. however,the report caused some reaction by Nigerians.
3  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / SMH! 5 Commercial Sex Workers Fight Dirty Over Missing N32,000 In Lagos on: 2-11-2017 10:24 AM

A commercial sex worker at Ilasamaja area of Lagos, identified as Amarachi Okereke was arraigned before Isolo Magistrates court on Tuesday for assault and fake information.
Amarachi reportedly lost a certain N32, 000 she kept in her room which she claimed were proceeds from her services to various clients.
Instead of searching for the lost money, she accused four other colleagues of hers: Akpan Cynthia, Blessing John, Loveth Bassey and Grace Okafor, of stealing the N32,000 and reportedly attacked them, which led to a serious fight among five of them.
While the dirty fighting was on, a team of policemen got to the scene, arrested the five ladies and took them to Area D Police Command, Mushin.
During interrogation, Amarachi was unable to prove how the other four ladies broke her room and stole the money. She was subsequently charged for assault and false information.
In court, she pleaded not guilty. However, the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. A.O. Adedayo, granted Amarachi bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
Meanwhile, Amarachi was remanded in prison custody pending when she will perfect her bail condition. The four other women were released after standing as witness on the alleged offence committed by Amarachi.
As she was taken to prison, Amarachi wept bitterly and lamented that her money was stolen and at the same time she was sent to prison.
4  Forum / The Buzz Central / American Rapper, Rick Ross, Tuface,Tekno And Others To Perform At Calabar Carnival on: 2-11-2017 10:19 AM

U.S Rapper, William Roberts II, a.k.a Rick Ross, Tuface, and Techno will perform at the Calabar Carnival scheduled for Dec. 26. Ross featured in Psquare (now splitted) musical video titled: `Beautiful Onyinye.’
Mr Ikobi Ikobi, a Commissioner in the Cross River Carnival Commission in charge of media, disclosed this on Wednesday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar. Ikobi said that the carnival, which has the theme, “Migration’’, had been designed to thrill fun seekers who would visit Calabar with life musical entertainment.
“For now, we have sealed a deal with Rick Ross; He is expected to be in Calabar on Dec. 26 to perform in the carnival.  “We are still talking with other international artistes that will also perform. “We have contacted some artistes in Nigeria; the likes of Innocent Idibia popularly known as Tuface, with stage name Tekno, Inyanya and others.
“As we all know, the first dry run of the carnival was held on Oct. 22 and it was a success. I want to assure tourists coming into the city of Calabar that the 2017 carnival will be fantastic,’’
he said.
In a separate interview, Mrs Rosemary Archibong, the state Commissioner for Information, said that the Calabar carnival was an annual robust event filled with diverse activities.
Archibong said that the theme of the carnival was chosen by Gov. Ben Ayade, in recognition of the plight of Africans that are forced to migrate out of Africa in search of greener pasture, food and help.
“Most times, we see our people trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea and in the process, many lives are lost and this informed the choice of the theme. “It is hoped that this carnival will bring back the thought of our leaders to good leadership in Africa. “We will have different interpretations of the theme from five competing bands and it is going to be extremely entertaining, thought-provoking and mentally engaging. “We are also going to have the cultural carnival, and I can assure tourists that the smart city of Calabar is set for the carnival,’’ she said. The commissioner said that smart city wireless internet connection (wifi) had been added to the carnival with a view to connecting tourists to free internet use.
It is going to be the celebration of the biggest street party in Africa. “When tourists come in for the show, we don’t want them to start looking for where to buy data; all we want them to do is just to get their Wifi on and get connected to the world.  “This 2017 celebration is going to be a time of absolute ecstasy because we will also have the international carnival and more countries have registered to be in Calabar already.’’ Archibong assured tourists coming in for the annual event of adequate security, saying that the state government was working in collaboration with security agencies in the state to ensure a peaceful celebration.

5  Forum / Religion / Say What? See This South African Church Where Members Her Baptized With Their Favorite Beer (PHOTOS) on: 2-11-2017 09:32 AM

Check out this controversial South African church that is currently trending due to its unorthodox baptizing practice where alcohol is used instead of water. According to multiple reports the members of the church are baptized with their favourite alcoholic drink instead of water. That’s not all, the congregants at the Gabola Church have also been given a go-ahead to drink alcohol during church services. 52 year old Bishop Tsietsi Makiti, is the founder of the church and is the brains behind the idea. Due to the beer baptization, Bishop Makiti’s church has witnessed its membership rocket to over 500 members in just under two months.
He says he was motivated by the scriptures narrating how Jesus changed water to wine.
He added;
People who drink and get baptized by beer are happy and peaceful. This means they are living in the shadow of God. The church accommodates people who are not welcome at other churches. Its name ‘Gabola’ is the Tswana word for drinking. There is only one branch at the moment but the Bishop is looking forward to expanding it further.

6  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Traditional Ruler In Anambra Threatens To Unleash The Gods On APC During The Governorship Election on: 1-11-2017 04:51 PM

A traditional ruler in Anambra state, Ogirisi Igbo Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, has threatened to unleash a traditional deity, Ogirisi against the All Progressives Congress, APC, if they attempt to rig the November 18 Anambra governorship election. Ezeonwuka issued the threat while reacting to APC’s boast that the party will unseat the APGA government.
In a statement, Ezeonwuka said election riggers would have the electorate who are vested with Ogirisi powers to contend with, stressing that the wrath of the gods of the land are stronger and the enemies of the state. He maintained that Governor Willie Obiano of APGA will win at the poll because his good works will speak for him. The Board of Trustees (BoT) member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) said that relevant stakeholders like traditional rulers, church and leaders, town unions’ members and youths have expressed readiness to resist any attempt to rig the election.
“APGA candidate will emerge victorious. We don’t need to rig the election to achieve that because Governor Willie Obiano has done wonderfully well this past four years.
“The people are ready to vote and ensure that their votes count. In APGA, our slogan is: No to rigging, our votes must count. Vote Willie Obiano,
” he said.
7  Forum / The Buzz Central / Photo Of Yoruba Actor, Odunlade Adekola Posing With His Coursemates In Unilag on: 1-11-2017 04:44 PM

Unarguably the most popular Yoruba movie actor, Odunlade Adekola is not only known for his roles in movies but also viral pictures of his used in creating hilarious Memes. Despite his altitude of fame, Odunlade Adekola who has difficulty in relating well in English language aside Yoruba returned to school as a part-time undergraduate to study Business Administration in the University of Lagos, UNILAG. He took to his Instagram page to share a photo of himself in class with his course mate.
8  Forum / The Buzz Central / Sophia Momodu Comes For Kika Good Hair After She Shared A Photo Of Dele Momodu And Asked Who He Is on: 1-11-2017 04:34 PM

Davido’s baby mama, Sophia Momodu and GoodHair Co-CEO, Kika had a mild drama on Snapchat last night. The drama started after Kika GoodHair shared a photo of Dele Momodu which showed her in the background and captioned;
“Omg my ex just sent this to me. lol This is so funny. Next thing I will hear is that I’m sleeping with this man or carrying his 11th child. Who is he by the way?”
Sophia Momodu who is Dele Momodu’s niece didn’t find it funny and came for her. See the snaps below,
9  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Just In: Commotion As Hundreds Of Ex-Militants Protest At The National Assembly on: 1-11-2017 03:09 PM

According to a report, hundreds of ex-Niger Delta militants have staged a protest in Abuja. The ex militants were on Wednesday protesting the alleged non-payment of their stipends by the Federal Government at the National Assembly.
 More details soon.
10  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Say What? "Molesting Women Who Wear Ripped Jeans Is A National Duty" - Egyptian Lawyer Says On TV on: 1-11-2017 02:48 PM

An Egyptian lawyer has sparked outrage and he revealed he believes women who wear ripped jeans deserved to be raped. Nabih al-Wahsh was speaking during the Infirad Show, a current affairs talk show in Egypt hosted by Saeid Hasaseen. Incredibly, Wahsh said it was part of the ‘national duty’ to rape women wearing such garments because they were “inviting men to harass them”.
He also said that his view was even more valid if the jeans were ripped from the back, according to Al Arabiya.
He said: “Girls must respect themselves so others respect them. “Protecting morals is more important than protecting borders.” Brave female guests on the show attempting to fight back against Wahsh’s views after being outraged by his comments.
The debate was aired on October 19 on the Al-Assema satellite channel as guests discussed the country’s draft law fighting prostitution and debauchery. Maya Mursi, Head of the National Council for Women’s Rights said the comments were a “flagrant call” for rape and violate ‘everything in the Egyptian constitution. The council has now filed a complaint about the statement to the Supreme Council for Media Regulation. But despite the backlash, Wahsh has refused to back down, and has even released an updated statement to another media website where he said ‘his daughter would also deserve that [rape, sexual harassment] if she decided to wear jeans that are ripped from the back’.
11  Forum / The Buzz Central / Tiwa Savage Opens Up On How She Overcame The Crisis That Rocked Her Marriage In 2016 on: 1-11-2017 02:11 PM

Popular Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage has revealed how she overcame the crisis that rocked her marriage with her husband Tunji Balogun aka Teebillz in 2016 who accused her of sleeping around with men. Speaking in a recent interview, Tiwa Savage said she relied on God for help.
 She said: "My mother has always told me that, in this life, God only gives you what you can handle. It was a very trying time but God in his infinite mercies gave me the grace to see it through. It only made me stronger." In recent times, the couple have rekindled their love again as the husband does not miss any opportunity to praise her on social media. The duo have been pictured smiling happily on outings and also seen attending church events together with their son Jamil. The singer's fans have urged them on to continue in this light.
12  Forum / Religion / Igbo Woman Gushes About Her New Religion After Converting From Christianity To Islam (PHOTOS) on: 1-11-2017 01:34 PM

An Igbo woman identified as Aishat Obi, has revealed her love for Islam religion after converting from Christianity. According to her, she is proud to be an Igbo Muslim despite heavy backlash which might be associated with that. Read what she shared on Facebook.

Na waoooooo I don’t even have time for my self please friends what should I do? after escaping from office work. at home my Islamic teacher will not allow Me to rest. To convert to Islam is very very easy .but to study and understand Islam is the problem to most of us.please my lovely brothers and sisters out their. No matter what you do bring out Time to study and understand the religion you are into.
No matter how busy or chansless you. Make out time for your Islamic study. I so much love my self as a Muslim.
and am proud to be Igbo Muslim
I don’t know of you my Igbo Muslim brothers and sisters. Are you happy and proud to be called Igbo Muslim? Because Islam has come to stay in Igbo land same way Christianity and other religion’s came.and their is nothing anybody can do about because God has already signed it long long time ago before I was even born. So who ever that can not live Whit us as brother and sister in our father’s land in Igbo land is free to relocate to another state.
We are now out to take what belong to us without the f of anybody. Do not be afraid of anybody for all they can do is to insult and call you names. as for threatening you just set a trap for that person then hand him/her over to the right Chanel just the same way I did. Believe me if at all he comes out from the Pitt he will never ever in his life threatene you or another Muslim person in his community. In case you people want to known how we located and arrested the once that was threatening me. Please in box me. to me Islam is the best don’t just be a Muslim for mouth try and Lean deep about Islam by your self some times.don’t allow anybody to teach you what Islam did not say.preach the good massage of Islam. Behave like a good Muslim.don’t allow the bad characters of some Muslim for mouth people to discourage you. Remember converting to Islam does not mean you will come and be packing must face challenges.just be strong and hold onto your faith.because he who laugh last laugh best.

13  Forum / Relationships & Romance / "Nnenna Was Promiscuous & Her Husband Knew About It" - Friend Of Lady Who Died With Lover In Lagos on: 1-11-2017 01:14 PM

A friend of the married woman who allegedly died alongside her equally married lover while making love inside a car in the Ogba, Ikeja area of Lagos State in the early hours of Sunday, October 29, 2017, has come out with another damning evidence about her.
Recall that the deceased,  Nse Promise Nnena alongside her alleged lover, Olowo Lukman Olayinka, were found dead inside a Toyota Corolla car around Abisogun Leigh Street behind the Nigerian Institute of Journalism [NIJ], a stone throw from the Area 'G' Police Command.
While the police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of the illicit lover, a lady who claims to be a close friend of Nnena, has spilled the bean on her, saying she was so promiscuous and kept different men. The friend who wanted to be identified only as Mimi, spoke to a journalist on the disgraceful death of Nnena, saying she had warned her several times to desist from the wayward life she was living and concentrate on her family to no avail.
Mimi added that Nnena was all about partying, drinking and sleeping around with men, not minding the fact that she was married and had children.
"It is a pity that Nnena should die in such a horrible and disgraceful way," Mimi began.
"I really feel pity for her children and the husband. It is not only embarrassing but highly shameful to die in such a manner owing to your misdeeds. I know it is un-African to talk bad about a dead person but I must say that Nnena was the architect of her death. Yes, Nnena was my friend but we always quarreled over her way of life. She loved partying, clubbing, drinking and enjoying herself to the fullest and anytime I warned her, she would take offence.
She had this belief that life was meant to be enjoyed and no one had a right to tell her what to do. Even when I told her to slow down because of her children and husband, she would tell me to mind my business.
I knew she kept several boyfriends and slept with them regularly and all my attempts to make her change was met with stiff resistance. Her husband knew she was cheating on him and had tried many times to stop her but she refused.
In fact, shortly before she died, Nnena told me that her husband had filed for a divorce. She said she was even happy that she would be free to live her life the way she wanted without anyone pointing out the fact that she was married.

She could leave her home in the evening and go off for an all-night party without caring for her family. I even heard that on the day she died, she and Lukman had gone for a party where they drank heavily. I knew she was dating Lukmon and I had warned her about it because they live in the same compound but she refused to listen. Now see where it has landed her. I also knew three other men she dated and would sneak out to meet them even when her husband was at home. It is a real pity and I wish other ladies would learn a lesson from what has happened to Nnena and stick to their husbands instead of jumping from one man to the other," Mimi concluded.
14  Forum / The Buzz Central / Rapper Cardi B Shows Off Her 8-Carat Diamond Engagement Ring From Offset That Cost $500,000 on: 1-11-2017 12:41 PM

So last week, rapper Offset and his Migos crew, who were performing at the same venue as his girlfriend, Cardi B, at the Philly Powerhouse concert, pulled of a huge and proposed to her live on stag. Now, it has been revealed that the diamond ring Migos rapper Offset used to propose to Cardi B with is worth $550,000.
According to reports, the engagement ring took a month and a half to make. It’s an 8-carat stone surrounded by 2 half-carat pear diamonds and 2 carats worth of pink and white stones.
15  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Uncompleted 3 Storey Building Collapsed Early This Morning In Ebutte Metta, Lagos (Photos) on: 1-11-2017 12:34 PM

A three-storey building under construction, collapsed overnight on Lagos street, Herbert Macaulay, Ebuta Meta, Lagos. According to reports, no casualties were recorded in the incident.
The Lagos state police, Lagos state emergency agency and other agencies have arrived the scene.  According to an eye witness, the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday.
The Lagos state government have sealed off the building and has commenced investigation.
See photos below;
16  Forum / Politics / "I Have To Shun Testifying In Metuh's Case To Avoid Exposure To Criminal Trial" - Goodluck Jonathan on: 1-11-2017 12:09 PM

An application filed by former President Goodluck Jonathan before the Federal High Court in Abuja has revealed further reasons why he wants to be excused from appearing as a witness in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh. Metuh is standing trial on charges involving, among others, the N400m he (Metuh) received from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014.
The former President in his motion challenging the subpoena issued on him, stated that with “with several attempts by some persons in the current dispensation, to harass, intimidate and rubbish” his reputation and that of his wife, the witness summon issued on him upon Metuh’s request was a ploy to drag his name in the mud.
He also argued in the motion filed on his behalf by his lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), on Monday,  that his testimony being sought in Metuh’s trial, would not only amount to an invasion of his right to privacy, it would also expose him to a criminal charge, penalty or forfeiture. He recalled that there had been attempts to seize the properties and bank accounts of his wife, Patience, her relatives and her pet non-governmental organisation.
These are contained in an affidavit, filed in support of the motion filed on behalf of Jonathan by Ozekhome on Monday, seeking an order to set aside the subpoena ordering him to appear in court as Metuh’s witness.
As an alternative prayer, the motion sought an order directing Metuh to deposit with the court for Jonathan, the sum of N1bn to cover travelling expenses for himself and his security personnel from his home town, Otuoke in Bayelsa State, to Abuja.
A litigation secretary in Ozekhome’s law firm, Mr. Usman Salihu, who deposed to the affidavit filed in support of the motion, said he spoke with Jonathan through a phone call in the presence of the lead counsel, Ozekhome, at about 10am on October 29 (Sunday). Salihu stated in the affidavit that although Jonathan had not been served with the subpoena, he but had read about it in the media. He stated that Jonathan was shocked on learning of the witness summon issued against him at Metuh’s behest.
He also denied knowing anything about the charges preferred against Metuh by the EFCC. Salihu stated, “That he (Jonathan) has read in the media of a witness summons issued by this honourable court requiring him to come. before the court for the purpose of testifying before the court, in charge No: FHC/ABJ/CR/05/2016.
“That there have been several attempts by some persons in the current dispensation to harass, intimidate and rubbish his reputation and that of his wife. “That several attempts have been made to attach or seize the accounts and properties of his wife, her relatives and her pet, NGO. Most of the cases filed for and against such moves are currently pending before various courts across Nigeria. “That when he read about the summons issued on him at the behest of the 2nd respondent, Olisa Metuh, he was shocked as he verily believes strongly that it forms part of the ploy to drag his name into the mire. “That he knows nothing pertaining to the seven counts for which Olisa Metuh, the first defendant in the charge is standing trial and consequently, has absolutely nothing to say as a witness before the court in respect thereof. “That he verily believes that the evidence sought to be obtained from him will amount to an invasion of his personal right to privacy and family life, as guaranteed by the Nigerian constitution. “That he verily believes that the evidence sought from him, is likely to expose him to a criminal charge, penalty or forfeiture.”
He further argued that the subpoena was vague and applied for and obtained on frivolous grounds. Salihu added that the subpoena was obtained in bad faith as it was meant to embarrass the person of the applicant. He argued that Metuh was not a personal aide or an appointee of the applicant herein and so could not have dealt with the President directly under any circumstance to warrant the invitation of the applicant to testify in the charge. Salihu also submitted that there was no nexus between the applicant and Metuh and the charge for which Metuh was standing trial. He also said he knew nothing about the charges preferred against Metuh.
17  Forum / Law and Crime / Maina Had Been Involved In Fraud From Abacha Era, He Swindled The Abachas Of Millions Of Naira on: 1-11-2017 11:38 AM

It has been revealed how former Chairman of the Pension Reforms Taskforce Abdulrasheed Maina allegedly swindled the family of former military Head of State, late General Sani Abacha.
Fugitive former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force Alhaji Abdulrashid Maina, who is accused of embezzling billions of naira in pension funds, once swindled the family of the late Head of State General Sani Abacha of tens of millions of naira, an informed retired security officer told Daily Trust on Sunday in Kano yesterday. The source said Maina, who had then just returned to Nigeria after a failed school sojourn in the United States, convinced the head of state’s sons to award him a contract to furnish Arewa Suites, which they had just acquired. He convinced the Abachas that he knew a lot about furnishing and interior decoration during his stay in America.
According to the source, the Abachas gave Maina tens of millions of naira to furnish the hotel and he left Nigeria for the US where he converted the money to his personal use. He never furnished the hotel despite collecting down payment, the source said. When Maina sneaked into Nigeria nearly a year later, then Chief Security Officer to Abacha Major Hamza Al-Mustapha had him arrested at the airport. Maina was kept in a military detention facility for many months, the security source said.
Daily Trust on Sunday also learnt from informed sources that Abdulrashid Maina’s father, the late Alhaji Aliyu Biu was a member of the Biu royal family. He spent many years in Sokoto as the Chief Passport Officer at the Nigeria Immigration Service office before he transferred to the foreign service in the early 1990s. He subsequently became Nigeria’s ambassador to Mauritania and later to Chad. In between the two postings, he was also a protocol officer at the State House in Abuja. The late former envoy died in a car accident in 1998, Daily Trust on Sunday learnt. The sources also said Abdulrashid’s surname, Maina, is another name for Alhaji Aliyu Biu. The former pension boss is believed to have relocated his mother to one of his Kaduna houses which were sealed last week by the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC).
On September 24, 2017, four Prado jeeps and a Camry cruised into the town of Potiskum in Yobe accompanied by eight armed police escorts. The leader of the convoy was Abdurrashid Maina, one of the most talked about figure in Nigeria today, who at that point was declared a wanted man for reported N24 billion pension fund fraud.
Despite being a wanted man, the former boss of the Pension Reform Task Team drove into Potiskium in comfort and under full police protection to pay a condolence visit to the family of the late Dallatun Fika, Alhaji Idrissa Madaki, who had passed on September 18th.
Dr Maina has not been living like a wanted man and findings by our correspondent on Sunday shows that the man has been enjoying the protection of law enforcement officers who were supposed to effect his arrest. Beyond nursing plans to contest the governorship elections in Borno in 2019, three months ago, Maina was in line to be turbaned as an heir apparent to the Emir of Biu throne and there was supposed to be a huge ceremony to celebrate it but for strong opposition between other princes who feared Maina would beat them to the throne.
Our correspondent, who visited Biu, Maina’s hometown reported that there are clear orders to residents of the town not to engage with journalists as everyone he approached for an interview was reluctant to do so on account of this order. He was even treated with belligerence in some instances.
However, our correspondent was able to gather that the letter appointing Maina heir apparent to the Biu throne was sent to Abuja and Maina thereafter visited Biu to prepare grounds for his turbaning.
In Biu, evidence of Maina’s ambition are everywhere for all to see. Posters announcing his intention to run for governor with the tag: ‘The Clarion Call’, Hope 2019, MAINA Abdurrasheed, (Yariman Biu) Governor, Borno State, are pasted all over the town, including a one-storey building said to belong to him at Dugja Ward along the road to Damboa, which is lavishly pasted showing him in kaftan.
The poster bearing ‘The Clarion Call’ inscription shows him contesting on the ruling APC platform. The other main poster showing him in kaftan does not indicate the party on whose platform he is running on.
While his political ambition might be threatened by the massive corruption allegations against him, his ambitions of taking the Biu throne faces a different kind of threat, the opposition of other members of the ruling house.
Maina is said to the grandson of Mai Madu, who was dethroned as the Emir of Biu and banished to Bauchi. Mai Madu was replaced with his brother, the grandfather of the current emir, whose descendants want to keep the stool in their side of the family and hence the opposition to Maina’s turbaning.
“The dispute, I understand, is in the process of being resolved now at the Emirate level; and as soon as it is finally resolved he will be turbaned accordingly,” a source in Biu told our correspondent.
Another source however thinks that might not be the case in view of Maina’s current ordeal.
“The Emir may either have received orders from above against turbaning him or the Biu Emirate Council may have resolved wisely to put that ceremony on hold until he is cleared of this mess or, at least, the current tension over him is doused,” he said.
But on the political front, on Sunday gathered that Maina had already set machinery in motion and had held meetings with politicians in the state to in both Biu, Maiduguri and Kaduna.
Maina’s interest in politics is not new as he was said to have contested for but failed to win the chairmanship of Biu Local Government in the 1980s.
Being from the South of Borno, which is yet to provide a governor of the state, Maina is thought to enjoy the support of people in his locality.
“Biu people want him among the main contestants of the governorship, in fact the preferred one because, we believe, he possesses the reverence and wherewithal to shift the seat from the Northern to Southern Borno,” a resident of Biu said.
Another resident who spoke to us said Maina was a regular visitor to Biu but couldn’t now say in which of his houses he stays when he visits.
“I cannot say in which of his houses he stays; but let me even show you their family house by the Emir’s palace,” he said.
Our correspondent in Kaduna reports that it was easy for Maina to hide in the city at the peak of the manhunt for him as he owns many properties there.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been able to identify six properties which include a two-storey shopping plaza at number 2C Ibrahim Taiwo Road, and a one-storey duplex at Katuru Road and four other houses on Kano Road, Kawo extension. But it is obvious that Maina does not live in any other properties so far sealed by the EFCC.
An orange seller near the gate of the Katuru Road residence, which has been sealed by EFCC, told our correspondent who visited the place that Maina hardly comes there as it is one of his sisters that lives there.
Kaduna has played a major role in Maina political ambitions. Late in September, some elders and youths from Borno State converged in Kaduna to persuade Dr. Abdulrasheed Maina to contest for the Governorship seat of Borno State in 2019 and met with his cousin, Aliyu Maina at a guest house. Maina was said to be well aware of what was going on.
Led by Alhaji Abubakar Ali Biu, the delegation said they are of the opinion that Maina’s courage in fighting corruption as the chairman, Presidential Pension Reform Taskforce Team, where he was able to recover N1.6trn both in cash and asset for the Federal government has earned him a reputation among his people.
Leader of Northern Borno Youths Movement Mamman Isa alongside his counterpart in Central Borno Sulaiman Mohammed said Maina who also spoke on the occasion said Maina has a passion to take Borno to the promised land.
Alhaji Aliyu Maina, a cousin to Abdulrasheed Maina, wh0 received them thanked the people and said, “We as a family will consult among ourselves alongside out brother, Dr Abdulrasheed Maina and get back to you. Though it is not yet time for political activities, we shall give you feedback after our family consultation.”
A political associate of Maina who does not want to be named, said the controversial civil servant did part of his graduate programme abroad but could not say in which particular country.
He said though the patriarch of the Main family who was an ambassador is late and had lived in Kaduna, most of the family members have remained in Kaduna.
18  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Gomorrah Tinz: Nigerian Men Use Over 400 Million Condoms Every Year! on: 1-11-2017 11:21 AM

Nigerians consume over 400 million condoms annually, the Society of Family Health (SFH), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has said on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. The Managing Director of SFH, Bright Ekweremadu, who said this in Lagos yesterday, however, added that the 400 million condom consumption rate could fall below expectation based on the society’s estimation of unprotected sex in the country.
He spoke during the launch of Flex condom, a brand that, he said, came with a lot of flavours and had more strength and could last longer during sex.
His words: “We have been in the business of condom production for over 30 years. We have done a lot of things in educating people to embrace abstinence with our zip-up campaign. There are obviously sexually active Nigerians who may not totally abstain from sex and this led to our alternative, particularly at this time when HIV/AIDs is prevalent in the country.
”What we are doing now is expanding choices for the sexually active Nigerians who are using condoms. So we have varieties of condoms with different features to make sex worth it, for those who will use the condom. We are not promoting sex. What we are promoting is responsible sex. If you know you cannot abstain, the best thing is to use condom; it’s safe for you and your partner.”
19  Forum / The Buzz Central / "The Bible Is An Old Jewish Book, God Does Not Need Tithes" Ignorant Nollywood Star Niyi Akinmolayan on: 1-11-2017 11:01 AM

Nollywood movie director, Niyi Akinmolayan, has veered into controversies surrounding payment of tithes in churches. The filmmaker spoke support of not paying tithes called the bible an ‘old Jewish book’ which humans love analyzing. According to him, God does not need people’s money because humans invented money.
“When I was a teenager my pastor told us if anyone gave us a gift we should find out the price in naira and pay the as tithe. “How can God need money when humans invented it? “I don’t know why I should regard ‘Malachi 3 on tithes and disregard ‘Malachi 1’ on sacrifices and ‘Malachi 2’ on divorce.. smh “Africans, if I put up a post for child education in Africa I wouldn’t get anything oh. “See thesis analyzing an old jewish book. “The best religious conversation I’ve ever had was with a babalawo, an educated priest in traditional religion. He didnt have a book to fall on.”
20  Forum / Politics / IPOB Reveals The Role South- East Governors Played In The Invasion of Nnamdi Kanu's Home on: 1-11-2017 10:46 AM

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday, insisted that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is in the hands of Federal Government. It alleged that it still holds governors of South-East geo-political zone and John Nwodo-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership responsible for the invasion of the director of Radio Biafra’s compound in Afaraukwu Ibeku Umuahia, between September 10-14, 2017.
 In a statement issued by the Media/National Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful in Enugu, the pro-Biafra group said “the repeated denials of Okezie Ikpeazu and his hired hands will not eradicate the fact that, he, along with those mentioned above designed and perfected Operational Python Dance and the accompanying killing spree ostensibly to eliminate our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu since he cannot be bought or compromised.
 Powerful stated, “Governor Okezie Ikpeazu should stop lying through his teeth about his real motives for imposing the curfew that followed the attack on Kanu’s home.
 “Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and his co- conspirators in the person of Willie Obiano, Dave Umahi, Rochas Okorocha, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Chief Nnia Nwodo must give true account, before the people of Biafra, how they managed to allow envy and jealousy over the popularity of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to overwhelm them to the point of conniving with the same Nigerian Army that specialises in killing defenceless unarmed Biafrans, to come and kill yet more Biafran agitators fighting for the liberation of everybody trapped in the unworkable country Nigeria”,
he added.
 The IPOB Spokesman further stated,
“Okezie Ikepeazu’s claim that he imposed a curfew during the invasion of our leader’s house in Umuahia to save 11 million Igbos in the North is laughable. Okezie Ikpeazu fabricated this lie in the hope of deflecting rising anger against himself, Igbo governors and Ohaneze Ndigbo leadership for the role they played in the genocidal invasion of Operation Python Dance.
 “The only reason why Okezie Ikepeazu deliberately imposed a curfew in Abia State was to stop IPOB members from mobilising to defend our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu during the invasion of his home by Hausa Fulani soldiers that Ikpeazu himself invited into Abia State. If Okezie Ikepeazu, other South East governors and Nnia Nwodo had the interest of securing the lives of Igbos in Hausa territories as they claim, they would not have escalated tension in the country by actively asking the Nigerian Army to come and kill the arrow-head of the largest mass movement on earth which IPOB is.
 “Governor Okezie Ikepeazu’s sole reason for imposing the said curfew was to leave the compound of Nnamdi Kanu defenceless therefore pacing the way for the invading Hausa Fulani Islamic soldiers to kill him and his entire family. We must never forget that 28 people in the operation to kill Nnamdi Kanu.
 “Igbo governors and Ohaneze Ndigbo also felt that the perfect way to demoralise the people of Biafra and stop our agitation is by killing everything in site in and around Isiama Afaraukwu village to strike fear into the heart of IPOB, the same way followers of Sheikh El-Zakzaky were slaughtered in their thousands in Zaria with no consequence till date.
 “What Okezie Ikepeazu, Ohaneze Ndigbo leadership and other South East governors didn’t factor into their treacherous calculation is that IPOB is a global movement with a unique structure that no man can destroy. Okezie Ikpeazu and his cohorts are dreamers for thinking their well crafted lies which they have been selling to media houses can save them from the impending doom. Biafra restoration effort is a divine project, the sooner they realise this, the better.
 “Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and other four governors of the South East alongside Ohaneze Ndigbo had the sole intention of destroying the hope of unborn generations which Nnamdi Kanu has come to represent. By their actions, they have left IPOB no option than to seek justice through non conventional means. At the appropriate time, they will have themselves and nobody else to blame.
 “By bringing Operation Python Dance to the doorstep of Nnamdi Kanu’s home, Okezie Ikpeazu has confirmed that genie working for the continued enslavement of the people of Abia State. We have pictures of him handling stolen goods from the palace and house of HRM Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. These pictures will prove to the world that Okezie Ikpeazu is a traitor and congenital liar."
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