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1  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: FRSC Rescues Pregnant Woman Struggling To Drive Herself To Hospital Amid Agony Of Labour Pains on: 24-05-2020 06:22PM
Quote from: bohlah on 24-05-2020 03:22PM

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday rescued a pregnant woman, struggling to drive herself to hospital amid agony of labour pains.

Mr Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the incident occurred in Lagos.

He said that a patrol team belonging to the Airport Unit Command of the Corps, at about 2.34 p.m. sighted the pregnant woman. “She was struggling to drive amidst painful labour and was rushed to a nearby hospital in Ajao Estate, where she was delivered of a baby girl barely three hours later”, Kazeem was quoted by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He explained that the gesture was part of the Corps statutory responsibility of saving lives through prompt rescue services on the roads.

Kazeem said that the FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, have expressed deep appreciation to the patrol team for the prompt intervention and rescue services.

Adding that Oyeyemi further applauded them for such act of compassion and sacrifice which was a positive representation of the true mission of the Corps.

He noted that this was one among many of such interventions that the operatives of the Corps carry out from time to time as they embark on patrol.
2  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: JUST IN! Presidency Makes a U-Turn, Says There's NO Presidential Broadcast Today on: 19-05-2020 02:03AM
How do you recognize the presenters and government officials on tv when they are all wearing masks?
3  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Giving Is Like Serving, I Do It With Joy - TB Joshua Talks About Source Of His Income on: 4-05-2020 11:32PM
can't you see that we are mad?
4  Forum / Forum Games / Public Disclaimer For The Games Forum on: 1-05-2020 03:03AM
The forum on Naijapals/Gistmania is simple and free from whatever online scam you may find. Just do not get too curious and leave the website. For your security,  do not play the games that lead you to click on links to continue playing games in another website. And always play with your friends on here; you might not know who may get to hate your comments.
5  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Heavily Drunk Simi Spotted Rolling On The Floor At a Hotel Lobby In Lagos on: 2-08-2019 06:08AM
And you did nothing about it than posting
6  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: VIDEO: Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Of COZA Raped Me When I Was 16 - Timi Dakolo's Wife, Busola Dakol on: 10-07-2019 05:41AM
I wonder how she should be grateful for being ra*ed
7  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: It Happened So Fast And Unexpectedly -Tanasha Donna Speaks On Becoming Pregnant For Diamond Plat on: 10-07-2019 05:28AM
What's stopping you from getting married?
8  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: "HighLife InsideLife" - Naira Marley Shares Photos Of Himself Wrapping & Smoking Marijuana on: 10-07-2019 05:26AM
There seems to be no ash tray there
9  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Gabrielle Union-Wade Flaunts Her Assets In Two-Piece Bikini As She Enjoys Pool Day With Her Daug on: 10-07-2019 05:23AM
This baby looks like she just got a shave
10  Forum / Politics / IPOB's New Leader, Ezenachukwu Okwudili Reveals Where Nnamdi Kanu Has Been Hiding On Radio BIAFRA on: 22-11-2017 10:40PM

The new acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Ezenachukwu Okwudili, on Tuesday disclosed the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu.

Okwudili claimed that the fugitive ex-leader of the pro-Biafra group fled to London using his British passport.

In a broadcast on Radio Biafra, Okwudili said, “Those who benefited from inciting young Igbo youth to violence and death, the time of reckoning has come.”

“We are putting an end to blood-shed while continuing with our struggle. Kanu has fled to London using his British passport and he is hiding after our successful takeover of the Radio and IPOB Leadership.”

The radio broadcast also accused Law Mefor, the brother of Uche Mefor, Kanu’s former deputy, of collecting money from Igbo traders and businessmen as under the pretence of being IPOB’s treasurer and converting same into his personal use.

He said, “Those who live by the sword know the final judgment, therefore people like Uche Mefor and his brother Mr Law Mefor along with Emma Powerful, should know that like the Robert Mugabe era, the Nnamdi Kanu era has come to an end.

“The time when rabble-rousers loot IPOB treasury, share it with their family and friends has come and gone.

“Money collected so far is in excess of N300million Naira and we are still counting as information about contributors continue to trickle in”.
11  Forum / Politics / Bianka Ojukwu Blocked All Our Efforts To Save Odumegwu Ojukwu - Aggrieved Son on: 10-11-2017 05:44PM

The politics in Anambra has deepened and late Dim Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu who has become a kind of perennial victim. In Part 1 of an interview with his first son Emeka Ojukwu Jnr, he spoke on how his father’s name and image have been abused.

Former Anambra State Governor Mr. Peter Obi saw your late father as his political mentor and APGA (All Progressives Grand Alliance), as a political party, made Ikemba the leader. In the 2010 Governorship election, your late father raised Obi’s hand as his last wish that he should be elected for the second term. And this has caused controversy. Are you comfortable with this?

I do not think it will be wrong for anybody to say that Mr. Obi’s emergence as a political force is directly linked to the backing he received from my late father. I know what you are referring to and I would not want to go into the issue of who raised whose hands because we all know he was ill at the time. The fact still remains that Obi was Ezeigbo’s choice for that election.

On whether I am comfortable or not, I am not. This is as a result, amongst other things, of statements being made by Bianca (Odumegwu Ojukwu) and others at Governor Willie Obiano’s campaigns.

Is that why you have chosen not to join Obiano in his campaign for the second tenure even when, according to my sources, he had severally invited and approached you to join him, and a lot of activities are ongoing during Ezeigbo’s (post-humous) birthday celebration?

It is one of the reasons. In the last three years, has Anambra State celebrated Ezeigbo’s birthday? Have they celebrated the anniversary of his death? Have any memorials been put up in his honour? Have any edifices or institution been named after him? Now on the eve of the election, it has become expedient to celebrate his birthday. To be honest with you, the stench of the hypocrisy has become nauseating. I was hitherto once an unwilling participant in this charade and I can no longer abide by it. You have a situation where my father’s memory was invoked to help usher him into office and once elected, all things Ezeigbo where promptly set aside. Billboards with his pictures were taken down, new party clothes and materials were printed without his image, while the incoming Governor was focused on creating his own identity. Now, three-and-a- half years later, Ezeigbo’s pictures are back in full effect in an attempt to use his image yet again for some people’s personal political ambitions.

Yes, I am aware of the invitations and I shall take my time in choosing to take a stand with the candidate of my choice. The truth is, I cannot go on a campaign with Obiano for one final reason, and that is because of some of the people he has chosen to associate himself with; people who speak from both sides of their mouth as long as it serves their own interests.

Who are these people or such people that you are talking about?

I know that you are aware of what Bianca has been saying and I do not want to associate myself with her. This is a woman who wants to create an impression that she loved Ezeigbo, but while Ezeigbo was sick she chose not to take care of him and rather pleased herself until she got tired of waiting for him to die. She had made many disparaging remarks about former Governor Peter Obi in an attempt to curry favour with Obiano, forgetting that when Ezeigbo was gravely ill, Obi, with the help of his friends, was able to get a private jet and took my father to England so that he could get the medical attention he received. She forgets also that it was Peter Obi and other well-meaning folks who were instrumental in persuading the then President Goodluck Jonathan to accord my father what was, in essence, a state funeral. I remain grateful for what he did for Ezeigbo and for the family. Keep in mind that regardless of whatever support my father might have given to him, it was not mandatory that he extend himself in that manner. After all his name is Obi and not Ojukwu.

What do you mean by she chose not to take care of Ezeigbo?

When Ezeigbo had a stroke, he was being “treated” at home. He was neither given a CT scan, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) nor subjected to any of the standard procedures applicable to a stroke victim. She insisted on having him treated in his bedroom by her doctor, against the wishes of the family for two weeks! At some point, family members were stopped at the gate from inquiring about Ezeigbo’s condition. On several occasions, I had to force myself in to see him. So all this grandstanding that Bianca is putting up is just to create a false impression about her relationship with my father and unsuspecting members of the public are buying into it.

But we understand that Bianca was with your father when he was flown to England and made efforts at taking him from Wellington Clinic to another hospital known as Lynden Hill Therapeutic Centre.

All the evidence is available and well documented. First of all, the air ambulance provided only had room for one family member and it was decided that she should go with him in the ambulance.

You are right. Certain changes were made in terms of treatment centres. Lynden Hill Clinic was the third place he was moved to. We were dismayed by the decision, because you have to understand that throughout his treatment, he required 24-hour nursing care, and that particular centre was ill-equipped to handle a patient in his condition, even with 24-hour nursing. That was why he was transferred, yet again, to the Royal Berkshire when his health, predictably, deteriorated. Several members of my father’s immediate and extended family, including myself, made a concerted effort to have him moved to a neurological rehabilitation centre, where he would receive the sort of treatment he needed. But again, Bianca blocked our efforts, and on the 25th of November, 2011, a date I will never forget, without reference to the family, she had him discharged from the Royal Berkshire and transferred to yet another ill-equipped nursing home, this time in London, where he died a few hours later.

Coming back to politics, for a minute, I remember that she was allied with the former Governor while he had problems with (Victor) Umeh, the former National Chairman of APGA. And now she is on the side of Umeh against Obi?

Your question itself speaks volumes. Perhaps, this seeming flip-flop is due to the expediency of the moment. What I can tell you, again, is that it seems that at a point, it became expedient to her, for Ezeigbo’s treatment to be discontinued. As far as I am concerned, I know a man must die sooner or later. But in the case of my father, but for her actions, he would not have died that day. In fact, his remains were not immediately released to us until an investigation was conducted, because the circumstances of his death were deemed worthy of further investigation. We were told that because he had been ill for so long, a specific cause of death could not be ascertained and the result of the investigation was therefore inconclusive. But as far as we are concerned, she is directly responsible for Ezeigbo’s death. I wish to say that out so that my father’s spirit will allow me to rest. And that is why I have refused to show up, in any event, to do with Obaino’s re-election campaign in which she features prominently. I do not want to be associated with a person whose hands are soiled with blood.

Going by your statements, would you subscribe to supporting APGA in this election?

A political party is like a vehicle and the essence of joining a vehicle is to get to your destination. If the driver is not going to your destination, or if you are not comfortable with the passengers, then it’s either you have no business in that vehicle or you work hard to effect a change in leadership and attract the new members and or disenchanted people who left.

When Peter Obi left APGA, I spoke up against his move publicly. However, having said that, I was not in the meetings and discussions that led to his leaving the party. So in retrospect, I have to admit that you must walk in a man’s shoes before you know where it pinches him. So my support for APGA is not automatic. It depends on what APGA stands for. If it turns out that the party has been hijacked by some people due to personal interests and their ideals are not in tandem with those of my father and the original direction set for the party and change cannot be effected, then perhaps it is time to look elsewhere.

Do you think that Ojukwu’s image even in death would better the fortunes of APGA presently?

Most people who are using his image these days did not know Ezeigbo. Obiano did not know Ezeigbo personally. As I said before and I say it again, there comes a time when the stench of hypocrisy around the use or rather the misuse of his name and image becomes nauseating. The notion that Ezeigbo is the property of APGA is wrong. Ezeigbo is not and was never the property of APGA. He saw himself rather as the property of Ndigbo in particular and Nigerians in general. Ezeigbo did not fight the war for APGA. He fought the war for Ndigbo and for Nigeria.

You will recall that when Ezeigbo came back from exile, he did not join the Nigerian Peoples Party (NPP), which was popular in the Southeast at the time. Rather he joined the National Party of Nigeria (NPN). This was because his underlying goal had always been to bring Ndigbo into the centre. So, APGA is a means to an end, not an end in itself.

Back to the 2010 campaign, your father at a time endorsed Emeka Etiaba instead of Peter Obi. Can you speak on that?

What happened was that Emeka Etiaba and his group reached out to Bianca and had an agreement with her which made her support them. Obi reached out to me about what happened and he sent me with his convoy to my father. When I got there, Bianca was upstairs and I asked Ezeigbo why he had abandoned me and he asked me what I meant by that.

I told him that he asked me to go and work with Peter Obi as his eyes and ears and without reference to what he told me, he endorsed Emeka Etiaba. I knelt down at his feet and said why did you abandon me. He asked me to get up and I did and he asked, “where are my shoes?”, and Col. Emma Nwobosi helped us find them. We got up and left with the convoy provided by Peter Obi. We were at Dubem Obaze’s office and had a press conference where Ezeigbo endorsed Peter Obi for the second tenure. This was one of the reasons among others that I started having problems with Bianca.

It appears that you had a running battle with Bianca from when Ezeigbo was alive to his death and even during the funeral?

Actually, she and I had a good relationship earlier which later deteriorated and then severed to a point of no repair after the circumstances of my father’s death. At the funeral, Bianca did not want me to bury my father. She claimed to be the chief mourner; a claim which I rejected outrightly and it took the intervention of elders, especially Prof. A. B.C. Nwosu, former Minister for Health, who stood by me saying that such a thing will be an abomination in Igboland, and she had to accept her role as the griever, while I buried my father as the first son.

Even when my mother, Njideka Odumegwu-Ojukwu died, Bianca insisted that she will not be buried in my father’s compound and asked Ezeigbo to get a place outside our compound to bury my mother, but my father and I refused. Again the same elders intervened and that was why I built a guest house and buried my mother in front of it next to the main house.

Shortly after your father died, issues of your family property became a problem and Bianca is presently in court with the Ojukwu family?

When you hear about Bianca being in court over our property, people do not know the story. The property in question belongs to my grandfather, not my father. Ojukwu Transport Limited (OTL) belonged to my grandfather.

Sir Odumegwu, my grandfather, has a surviving wife, Lady Virginia and she is therefore still alive. He had children, Joseph, the elder one; Emeka, my father; and Lotanna, the youngest. Joseph, my father and Lotanna all have children. I am in my 50s and some of these grandchildren of Sir Odumegwu are older than me. So for Bianca to show up to lay claim to certain choice property in Ikoyi as having been handed over to her and her young children by Ezeigbo is ridiculous and I wonder how that could be possible, given that Sir Odumegwu left all the property in question under OTL. OTL has a Board of Directors. My father was a director before he died and I am now a director. Being a director of OTL does not constitute having ownership of OTL property. A man cannot bequeath what he does not own.

It is being alleged that every time, Bianca pushes forward one Robert Okonkwo, either to take a position you have recently vacated such as when you resigned as Commissioner, or one you are aspiring to. What is the nature of Bianca’s relationship with Mr. Okonkwo?

I resigned from Peter Obi’s government for my own reasons. In the case of Robert Okonkwo, who is a cousin to the Ojukwu family, Bianca has always wanted to bring him up at all times and that explains why he came into Peter Obi’s government after I left. Bianca and Robert are in a better position to explain the exact nature of their relationship. Certainly though, if he is still living in the house she shared with my father, then she can only blame herself for all the rumours.

But why is it that you do not see the wives of late Obafemi Awolowo or late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and their likes get involved in such political controversies, but Bianca appears to be different?

I am not them and I am not her. But I can hazard a guess and say that in the other cases, the people involved understood the significance of their husband’s legacy and the need to protect it, rather than to try to assume the role of their late husbands. Even as his son, I am always careful and understand that the love and respect shown to me by many is as a result of the love and respect they have for my late father, not because of anything I did. And I am therefore always careful not to cross that line and assume that I am him.

My late father served his people and his country well and made an indelible mark in the world evidenced by the outpouring of love shown by all during his funeral. It is time to allow Ezeigbo to rest.
12  Forum / Health / NGO Renovates LUTH Children Emergency Centre To Promote Quicker Recovery - Photos on: 7-11-2017 06:24PM

Lluvia Health organization, Cussons Baby, and Premier create child-friendly healing environment at the Children’s Emergency Centre, LUTH. Lluvia Health Organisation, an NGO focused on child and adolescent health partnered with Cussons Baby and Premier to transform the Children’s emergency center of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to a more child-oriented and healing friendly ER using wall murals. The renovation also included donations of state of the art bedside monitors and bed screens to combat child mortality and ensure that patients’ rights to quality health care, dignity, respect, and privacy are upheld.

The project was based on research which showed that the hospital environment could play a positive role in healing by utilizing the right art, music, lighting, and nature. This “healing environment” was observed to be absent in most hospitals particularly the children department of public hospitals. It was based on this that Lluvia Health Organisation sought child-friendly and health-related brands like Cussons Baby and Premier to partner within bridging the gap.

A consultant pediatrician and the hospital’s Head of Accident and Emergency Department, Dr.Yemi Osinaike said the project was “an amazing dream come true. It is an amazing project that has been delivered which will significantly go a long way to help us reduce mortality that our children come down within this part of the world. The thing that they’ve done is that they’ve created an environment where children can be attended to that will enhance the feeling, not only of the child but the doctor who is taking care of him/her. It is a laudable project that Lluvia Health Organisation, Cussons Baby, andPremier has undertaken and for which we are very grateful.”

In attendance was Prof. Chris Bode (Chief Medical Director, LUTH), Dr. Amenze Iyoha Eguavoen (Director, Lluvia Health Organisation), Taiwo Olujimi (Regional Africa Director for Personal Care), Mallam Tahir Mohammed- (GM, Corporate Affairs, PZ Cussons Nigeria PLC), Tobi Oyenekan (Cussons Baby Brand Manager), Dr. Yemi Osinaike (Head, Accident and Emergency, LUTH).

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13  Forum / Politics / #Culture: Gov. Ambode Unveils Huge Statue Of Asa Arokolo In Lagos State - Photos on: 7-11-2017 06:01PM

A gigantic statue showcasing the cultural heritage of the people of Ikorodu has been unveiled by the Lagos state government.

Hon SOB Agunbiade, Hon Adebimpe Akinsola, HRM Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi, Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Ajibade Agoro, Ranodu of Imota, Oba Semiudeen Kasali, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo and Oba Richard Ogunsanya, Olubeshe of Ibeshe during the unveiling of the Asa Arokolo Statue. (Photo:PM News)
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday, 4th of November, 2017 unveiled the ASA Statue, in Ogolonto, Ikorodu, saying that the State was in sync with the resuscitation of cultural heritage in Ikorodu Division.
The event was attended by Ikorodu residents and indigenes who came out en mass as early as 9 am to witness the unveiling of the Asa Arokolo Statue at Ogolonto, the entrance point into Ikorodu town.
Speaking at the event, Hon SOB Agunbiade, Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, who initiated rebirth of the festival, said it would be an annual celebration in all the six divisions of the area.
Agunbiade said, “We have revived this culture in the six divisions of Ikorodu and we hope it continues. Just like Eyo festival is celebrated on Lagos Island, we want to be celebrating this too in our community annually”.
Governor Ambode, who spoke at the unveiling of the statue through the Special Adviser and Acting Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Lagos State, Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola said the ASA Arokolo will serve as unifying factor in Ikorodu division.
He, therefore, congratulated the initiator, Hon SOB Agunbiade for putting his name in the book of history. Ambode, however, urged the Royal Heads to remain in unity in Ikorodu division.

The Statue was unveiled by Governor Ambode who was ably represented by Hon Akinsola immediately after the Ranodu of Imota, HRM Oba Ajibade Agoro prayed for Ambode, Hon. Akinsola and Hon Agunbiade.
14  Forum / Politics / Nigeria Must Meet These Conditions Before We Return $300 Million Abacha Loot - Jersey Island on: 7-11-2017 05:53PM

Honourable Minister and Attorney General of Jersey Island, Robert J. MacRae has revealed conditions for repatriation of $300 million looted by a former military leader, Sani Abacha.

The government of Jersey Island has insisted that the $300 million looted and kept in the country by former military ruler, Sani Abacha will not be released to Nigeria if a third party representation is brought into the picture.
The Honourable Minister and Attorney General of Jersey Island, Robert J. MacRae QC disclosed this on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 during the on going 7th Session of Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, holding in Vienna, Austria.
MacRae spoke at a side meeting with the Nigeria delegation led by acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.
The Jersey Attorney General expressly stated that negotiations in respect of repatriation in respect of the USD300 million being part of the Abacha loot between Nigeria and Jersey Island involving the United States of America, USA, "must be government to government cooperation".
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was accompanied at the meeting by four members of the Nigeria delegation.
15  Forum / Politics / Re: ‘We Are All Guilty Of Using Government Money For Elections’ – Senator Musiliu Obanikoro on: 4-11-2017 04:22PM
"Government money"
Oh you mean to say tax payer's money? or better still; our National Cake?
16  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: ‘He Had A Bet With His Friends To Impregnate And Dump Me’ - Heartbroken Lady Writes on: 4-11-2017 04:20PM
Quote from: kacylee on  4-11-2017 03:43PM
what a pity.... babe take heart jare some guys can be a jerk!
I comment my reserve. Harsh life.
17  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: ”When Jesus Died We Did Not Argue, Why Tithe?’ – Gospel Artiste, Nathaniel Bassey Blast Freeze on: 4-11-2017 11:13AM
In fact! A thousand kudos to this man!
18  Forum / The Buzz Central / Tonto Dike Is A Kid To Me - Nollywood Director, Chima Okoroji Speaks On Their Relationship on: 3-11-2017 08:45AM

Nollywood filmmaker Chima Okoroji,  talked about his past relationship with actress Tonto Dikeh and how it has been sour between them.

In a recent chat with SunNews, Nollywood film director Chima Okoroji reminisced on his past relationship with actress Tonto Dike, and how it has been sour between them since then.

When asked which actor he has crushed on in Nollywood, he said:

“That is a very difficult one. We are all like family on set. So, it is hard to have anything for them. The only person that has come to distract me on stage is Tonto Dike.

It led to a misunderstanding with her but I stood my ground and didn’t cave in. We were taught that as a director, if you can’t keep emotion aside and gather your artiste; then you can’t be a director.

We are all equal on set. When any talent goes beyond the space I give, I show them the kind of person I am.”

On what he did to Tonto Dike, he said:

“I tried several times to caution her in a very soft way. As a director, you have to know how to pamper your artiste. If you don’t pamper them, they would not give you the best.

It does not mean that pampering works all the time, some talents are stubborn and as such pride stops them from learning. Tonto thought nobody can talk to her, and as far as I am concerned in this industry, she is a kid to me.”
19  Forum / Politics / President Buhari Dines With Former Ghanaian President, John Mahama In Abuja on: 3-11-2017 08:32AM

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Buhari hosted the former Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama, last night to a private dinner at the state house.

20  Forum / Religion / Re: Say What? See This South African Church Where Members Her Baptized With Their Favorite Beer (PHO on: 2-11-2017 09:36PM
The place looks like a bar
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