A Beauty Queen And A Sextape

Its a delicate world we live in guys, and its getting more delicate by the moment. A world where pretty much everything we write or say, triggers an outrage and is sometimes depicted as either racist, or sexist, or “homo-sexist” or Homophobic, or politically motivated or something else. But the bottom line is that with every step you take, someone is always out there, feet out, just waiting for you to step on their toes!

Sorry guys, but I have been away for a while, because sometimes blogging (Not news recycling) actually requires that you take time out to explore and investigate your immediate environment. This way, you get to learn new stuff… And of course, some of us have to actually work too. Its not free keeping your site up, so it requires that we need to actually make some money etc, you get the idea. Bottom line is we are back and we are ready to roll :))

Guys who follow me regularly would understand that my stand on homosexuality is pretty much neutral. I don’t hate queers, but I simply see them as misguided individuals. Most importantly, I see them as people as well, misguided people. In my opinion, sexuality issues aside, they are as cool as the next guy, or girl. In other words, I am not homophobic but I am not really cool with the concept either.

A couple of days ago, a video emerged of someone, who was presumed to be the recently crowned Miss Anambra, Okeke Chidinma and another lady, “Miss Ada”, having sex… Oh, and a third cast too, a cucumber! Yup! You heard me right, a cucumber (Cucumis sativus). Simply put, a young lady who is supposed to be a role model to hundreds and thousands of Anambra ladies, was allegedly caught having sex on camera with another lady, and using a vegetable! Naughty!!

This is some pretty “amazing” stuff, of course, not in a good way. And naturally, Ms Okeke has taken to social media to debunk the claims that she was actually a cast in the said video. She had this to say, “My attention has been drawn to a concocted photograph/ video being circulated in the social media wherein my face was superimposed on an existing picture of persons engaging amorous conduct through the art of photo shopping. This act is perpetrated by hoodlums who are out to blackmail me or tarnish my image and promising career by presenting me in bad light. I wish to say that the said image is certainly not mine by any stretch of imagination”

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Well, if this statement is true, the “blackmailers” must have gone through quite a great deal of trouble in getting this done and trying to tarnish this young damsel’s image, while earning nothing in the end.

I looked at some of the comments and I ended up with some really interesting views.

One guy said,”Well, this is very bad for Chidima. But can this act be the work of these Photoshop guys? If it is, she then if I were her I would just make some millions from this madness of theirs.” That’s a very intelligent point…This person encourages the Beauty Queen to make money from the raving controversy, which seems to be putting her image on the line. Wise words! Its like burning down your insured home, just to receive the insurance money! Close enough, get paid when your personality is on the line.

Another guy said, “…you cannot photoshop a video. Check the golden bangle you wore on the day you were made Miss Anambra, you still wore it in that video…..so what answer do you have for that?” In my opinion, this person believes there can never be two same bangles that look alike…After all, no one ever tried to mass produce bangles. I would have been satisfied with this guy’s opinion if he had made any reference to any distinguishable characters on her body because I don’t think I would be interested in drawing any hasty conclusions based on a piece of fashion item!

Now I know why some women buy cucumber always“, said another guy… Yeah, how smart! So, ladies now go to the market to get two sets of groceries! One for the family consumption and the other for sexual pleasure… Please join me in congratulating this guy for bringing this to the light and remind me never to eat a salad prepared by a lady anymore.

Then another person said, “WTF Just start acting porn movies and that cucumber is not that big use a bigger one“. Well, I am no expert in agriculture and neither am I a gynaecologist but the cucumber looks large enough to me… Perhaps, since we are in need of something larger, he might as well have suggested she tried a tuber of yam, since this is how far a cucumber could go in size.

There lots of comments around the internet and I want everyone to understand that there are two issues at stake here (If she was actually involved in this video) . First is the issue of her sexuality and then there is the issue of her privacy. I am interested in the latter.

I have always taken a personal stand against ladies taking and sharing their nude pictures with their boyfriends and vice versa. So you can guess my opinion on making sextapes. What happens behind closed doors should remain behind closed doors. Its certainly a shame when stuff that should remain private are exposed. Its always scandalous. Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, and lots of other American Celebs had their phones hacked at one time all had their phones hacked and their nudes went public… I still don’t understand why people never learn. Having your nudes taken or being part of a sex video means your business could be out there at anytime and then it becomes everybody’s business!

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In my opinion, given enough pressure and lots of concentration, you can always pick holes in a story filled with lies. So let’s see what we have here. We have a young, beautiful, probably smart Ms Okeke, who earlier said that her “face was superimposed” on the said video, come out and say her “blackmailers” are threatening her life.

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Honestly, I think blackmailers need a form of leverage over you, which in this case, we could say is this said video. So, how do you gain leverage over someone, when they are not the ones in the video? Oh! I remember, she said it was “Photoshopped”. Seriously, how did they succeed in getting your voice at the same time while they had your face moaning in pleasure?! How about your Personal Assistant/Friend Ada, was she photoshopped too?

In my opinion, all parties in this video were/are consenting adults and they were all aware that this video was being made but what Ms Okeke and “Ada” are unaware of is that they have just become victims of a crime called Revenge Porn! Revenge porn, also known as non-consensual pornography, is the distribution of one or more sexually explicit photos of someone else, without the subject’s permission. It carries a jail term too. I guess they won’t know this because girls don’t read anymore!

For those of you who don’t know, in Nigeria, “Homosexuality” has been illegal under federal law since 1901! Yep, It has been illegal even before the nation was conceived! And according to Wikipedia, “Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Nigeria. The maximum punishment in the twelve northern states that have adopted Shari’a law is death by stoning. That law applies to all Muslims and to those who have voluntarily consented to application of the Shari’a courts. In southern Nigeria and under the secular criminal laws of northern Nigeria, the maximum punishment for same-sex sexual activity is 14 years’ imprisonment. The Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act criminalises all forms of same-sex unions and same-sex marriage throughout the country.”

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THE MMM STORY

Hi guys, its no longer news that the financial establishment, MMM in Zimbabwe has collapsed, going down with millions paid into the scheme by investors. Apparently, human beings are alway too lazy to investigate such financial schemes before getting involved. Here are a few facts about MMM.

Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (AKA MMM) takes its name from its founder, Sergei Panteleevich Mavrodi of Russia (He was to Russia, what Jordan Belfort was to the US). He founded MMM in 1989 and the scheme was declared bankrupt three years later leading to the disappearance of Mavrodi until his arrest in 2003.

According to wikipedia, МММ was a Russian company that perpetrated one of the world’s largest Ponzi schemes of all time, in the 1990s.By different estimates from 5 to 40 million people lost up to $10 billion. The exact figures are not known even to the founders. The management started to count money in roomfuls (1 roomful of money, 2 roomfuls of money, etc).

It might surprise you to know that as we speak, more and more people are still getting involved in Nigeria. Some are even eager to go for the “training programmes”! When I visited their Nigerian website, I was greeted with a picture of Sergei Mavrodi. Then in the FAQ’s section, I found this;
“… MMM is absolutely legal and does not break any laws. Because there are only money transfers between private persons and nothing more.

MMM is a people community, which help each other for free, and absolutely consciously, they transfer money directly to each other, from one bank account to another, without any conditions, guarantees and promises.”

NO CONDITIONS, NO GUARANTEES AND NO PROMISES!! Call me paranoid but I believe this statement is self explanatory! The company isn’t even “promising” your back and there are no “guarantees” that you would get anything at all from this “unconditional” investment! This is absolutely ridiculous!

In the FAQ’s, I also found this “…MMM is a Global Mutual Aid Fund, World people’s Bank, Financial Social Network — or any definition whatsoever. The point is not in the title. The bottom line is that this is a voluntary informal association…”. The staff and management of MMM Nigeria put this on their website, probably because they couldn’t simply find the right words to explain their crappy scheme.

So what do these guys do with the money paid by their customers? Do they trade? Or do they lend out money to loan seekers at exorbitant rates? what do they do to earn interest for their customers? There is no insurance cover for this company, so how do investors get their money back if the company folds up tomorrow? Oh, I remember, “No Guarantees”! So you have no right to press for your capital if things go south!

My simple advise to anyone out there with plans of being part of this crappy scheme is to take a moment and think twice before making any payments. I always say,” No one gives you free money, you need to earn it one way or another.

World Jollof Rice Day – How To Prepare Jollof Rice

So yesterday was World Jollof Rice Day; yes, you read right. People may wonder why we need a special day to celebrate a dish that is like pure water to some who eat it several times a week. But if it’s been a while since you tasted the orange stuff, then here’s a simple recipe to get your lips oily and your tummy satisfied.

Ingredients:
• 10 tomatoes
• 5 tatase
• 5 pieces rodo
• 1 cooking spoon tinned tomato puree
• 1 kg beef
• 2 red onion
• 5 cloves garlic,minced – optional
• 4 bay leaves
• 1 tbsp. Dry Thyme
• 1 tbsp. Curry powder
• 4 Seasoning cubes
• 5 cups rice
• Salt to taste
• Canola oil
• 1 cup green peas and carrots
• 2 cubes Maggi

Directions:

  1. Wash the rice thoroughly and place in a pot. Add enough water just enough to cover the rice and par boil for 10 mins. Wash the parboiled rice with cold water, drain and set aside.

  2. Wash and blend the tatase, rodo, tomatoes and 1 onion. Add the tomato puree. Set aside.

  3. Wash, season and boil the beef for about 15 – 20 minutes or until soft (make sure you have enough beef stock to cook the rice)

  4. Slice the remaining onions and garlic. Pour the canola oil into a pot, fry the onions and garlic for one minute and then add the pepper mix. Stir fry for about 5 minutes.

  5. Pour in the beef stock and mix well. Add the remaining seasoning (Maggi, curry, thyme and salt).

  6. Add the rice to the pot containing the pepper mix. Turn with a wooden spoon and allow to cook until water dries up. If water dries up and it is still hard, add some more water and allow to cook until soft

  7. Leave the rice to burn underneath till you begin to smell it. Once it completely dries up at the top, turn off the burner and open the pot slightly for the vapor to evaporate. Your jollof is ready…serve!
    Photo credit: Ingredient Matcher
    Recipe credit: Dobby’s signature

Sheriff Is A Liar, Curse To PDP – Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has declared the disputed National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, as a liar and a curse to PDP as a party.

Fani-Kayode said this in reaction to a statement credited to Sheriff that he begged the former Borno State Governor after declaring him as the face of Boko Haram. Sheriff had on a Channels TV programme alleged that Fani-Kayode had begged him after the statement.

But Fani-Kayode in a statement sent to Vanguard yesterday described Sheriff as a liar. He said he never begged him over the issue as claimed on the television programme.

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Rather, he said he remains happy that he was one of those who saw Sheriff for who he was and quickly opposed his leadership of the PDP. Fani-Kayode, who was the spokesperson of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation for the 2015 general election, wrote in the two part email to The Eagle Online:

“Lying Ali Modu Sheriff told Channels TV that I sent people to beg him for claiming that he was Boko Haram.

“These are the lies of a desperate and drowning man. “He came to destroy the PDP and if we did not rise up against him and kick him out when we did he would have succeeded in his mission.

“I am proud to have been the first to see him for what he is and to publicly blow the whistle on him.

“I was one of those that led the rebellion against him and orchestrated the campaign to push him out and dump him as the National Chairman of our party and many have thanked me for that including some of those that brought him in the first place and attempted to impose him on us.

“The man is of the devil and no-one should believe a word that comes out of his mouth or take him seriously.

“He is a curse to the PDP and the sooner he is kicked out of the party the better it is for us all.

“Lying Ali Modu Sheriff has changed political parties no less than five times in the last few years.

“Each time he goes to a new party that is not in power at the center he assumes the role of a government mole and spy and tries to destroy it from within on behalf of the government of the day.

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“That is his modus operandi.

“On return he gets protection from the state for all the many atrocities he has committed over the years.

“He has betrayed everyone and every political party he has ever worked with or for.

“Go and ask around.

“We used him to spy on and destroy the APP when Obasanjo was in power and now Buhari is using him to destroy the PDP.

“Luckily he has failed because 99 per cent of PDP members have rejected him and now he is on his own.

“He failed in his evil mission and now he is making noise like a chicken or snake whose head has been cut off.

“Unlike him I am consistent in my views and I am as constant as the northern star.

“It is a matter of good breeding.

“With me you will always know where you stand and I will always speak my mind no matter whose ox is gored.

“He is the opposite.

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“He pretends to be a friend and a loyalist when his real plan is to stab you in the back and kill you on the night. He does not have the courage to be loyal to any cause, any person or any political party.

“He is more of a gangster than a politician and everyone knows it. He comes into another man’s house or political party and tries to pull it down by deceit and guile. “He is a vessel of destruction.That is the man who some misguided people believe can be trusted.

“He was in APP, then ANPP, then APC and now he is in PDP all in a matter of a few years and everywhere he goes he fights everyone until they get tired of him and push him out.

“If anyone wants to talk about ‘changing goal posts’ it should certainly not be him.”

 

Credit: Vanguard

EFCC Charges 3 Companies Linked To Jonathan’s Ex-Aide Over Alleged N4.9bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged three companies linked to former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa.

They are Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited and Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited.

They were charged before Justice Abdulazeez Anka of the Federal High Court in Lagos, along with Sombre Omeibi, who is said to be at large.

Dudafa was arraigned on June 15 before Justice Mohammed Idris for allegedly conspiring to conceal proceeds of crime amounting to over N1.6billion on June 11, 2013.

He was arraigned along with Iwejuo Joseph Nna (alias Taiwo A. Ebenezer and Olugbenga Isaiah) on a 23-count charge of conspiracy and concealment of crime proceeds.

The defendants allegedly concealed the money through Seagate Property Development and Investment, an offence contrary to Section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable under Section 17(a).

They were also accused of knowingly concealing proceeds of crime through Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited in the sum of N 399, 470,000.00, among others.

In the new charge, the three companies were accused of indirectly retaining $15,591,700 (about N4, 981,548,150), which they reasonably ought to have known formed part of the proceed of an unlawful act.

The alleged offence is contrary to Section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2012, and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.

 

Credit: Today.NG

Nigeria And Christianity Inc.: A Multi Billion Dollar Business

“…Suffer, suffer for world, enjoy for heaven…”, these were the words of the great Afro Beat Legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. He was referring to the luxurious lifestyles of our “religious leaders”, which was sustained at the expense of the common man. He wasn’t far from the truth. This piece is about the modern-day Nigerian Christian leadership.

The average African always wants something to believe in, an idol, a church, a mosque etc. and we see the Spiritual head of these religious institutions as the representative of the various Gods here on earth. They are above-board and any attempt to question their actions would be viewed as blasphemy.

The richest pastors in Africa are from Nigeria. They have amassed so much wealth that one often wonders if they are actually running a church or a profitable business organization. Their members display so much blind loyalty and any attempt to question the lifestyles of these “Men of God” would be shut down by them. One often wonders how the average Nigerian, who is obviously very good in questioning ingenuity, suddenly becomes so gullible when these “Men of God” are involved and swallow everything they are told, Hook, Line and Sinker.

How does one explain a situation where a “Man of God”, with no other known source of income, can afford a fleet of private jets. Yet, no one is bothered. If you are still not bothered, then how do you explain where a “Man of God”, builds a university (obviously using church funds) and sets the school fees too high, that the common man cannot afford?

Sometimes, they say they are involved in charity, but honestly how many churches have actually donated relief materials to the IDPs in the North East, since the start of the refugee crisis? Someone might say they do it anonymously but I seriously doubt this.

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To make a complicated situation, even more complicated, we have lots of Nigerians who appear holy only in the church premises but as soon as the service is over, they break every available commandment and more. They would easily shock you with their actions.

Some churches would let you put on pretty much anything when coming to church. Sometimes, you would think they are headed to a club, and not to a church. I used to think that when entering into the House of God, one has to be in a state of Grace. I guess all that is old school now. Some guys even go all out to curl and perm their hair and bleach their skins, in a bid to look like their pastors. Why the hell not? When your pastor, bleaches and perms his hair, its only fair that we all fall in line!

Recently, a very prominent pastor got divorced! I don’t know if I am the only one wondering about this but I find it curious that a guy whose job is to join both man and woman as husband and wife, suddenly can’t keep his marriage intact. I thought he was supposed to be some kind of role model to his millions of followers? This might put some kind of question mark over the issue of marriages in his church, especially after their “spiritual leader”, couldn’t afford to save his marriage from a pretty messy divorce.

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I really hope at some point Christians would start to look into their Pastors, “Objectively”. The Bible says that in the end times, false prophets shall arise. We all need to be aware of this and make sure that we aren’t just wasting our time and resources on the wrong altar. We have all seen videos of Pastors in Southern Africa do strange and horrible things, like command their congregation to eat grass. Only recently, we had the saga of Reverend King, who set his church members ablaze and is currently waiting on the hangman’s noose.

One blind man cannot lead another, we need to be sure that the person “leading us to christ” actually knows the way. This is not too much to ask.