Friday, October 30, 2015

"I Am Sorry" Tony Blair Apologizes For Iraq War

Tony Blair has finally said sorry for the Iraq War – and admitted he could be partly to blame for the rise of Islamic State.
The extraordinary confession by the former Prime Minister comes after 12 years in which he refused to apologise for the conflict.
Blair makes his dramatic ‘mea culpa’ during a TV interview about the ‘hell’ caused by his and George Bush’s decision to oust Saddam Hussein.

In the exchange, Blair repeatedly says sorry for his conduct and even refers to claims that the invasion was a war ‘crime’ – while denying he committed one.
Blair is asked bluntly in the CNN interview, to be broadcast today: ‘Was the Iraq War a mistake?’


He replies: ‘I apologise for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong.
‘I also apologise for some of the mistakes in planning and, certainly, our mistake in our understanding of what would happen once you removed the regime.’
Challenged that the Iraq War was ‘the principal cause’ of the rise of Islamic State, he said: ‘I think there are elements of truth in that.

'Of course you can’t say those of us who removed Saddam in 2003 bear no responsibility for the situation in 2015.’
In the ‘trial by TV’, respected US political broadcaster Fareed Zakaria accuses him of being President Bush’s ‘poodle’ over the conflict. Blair’s confession comes a week after The Mail on Sunday published a bombshell White House memo revealing for the first time how Blair and Bush agreed a ‘deal in blood’ a year before the invasion.
A 2002 briefing note from US Secretary of State Colin Powell to the President showed Blair had secretly pledged to back the conflict – while telling MPs and British voters that he was seeking a diplomatic solution.

In his CNN interview, Blair candidly asks for forgiveness for his blunder in not realising ‘what would happen once you removed the regime’.
The admission makes a mockery of the statement in the Powell memo that Blair would ‘demonstrate [to Bush] that we have thought through “the day after” ’ – a reference to the consequences of invasion.
However, the bloody chaos in the region continues to this day. And in a separate development, former Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett has revealed that he challenged Blair before the war about avoiding chaos after Saddam’s downfall.

Lord Blunkett says Blair failed to give him such ‘reassurances’ – and instead placed blind faith in the two main ‘hawks’ in the US administration, Vice-President Dick Cheney and Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
Lord Blunkett also vented his fury that Sir John Chilcot, who is leading the long-delayed inquiry into the Iraq War, had failed to ask him to give evidence.

Given my front-row seat at these events, I am mystified Chilcot has not asked me to provide either oral or written evidence,’ Lord Blunkett told The Mail on Sunday.
‘I would have thought that over the six years the inquiry has been going on, Sir John would have found the time to ask the then-Home Secretary what he knew.’
Blair’s confession about the Iraq War and the rise of IS is in stark contrast to his repeated refusal to shoulder the blame for the conflict, or its long term consequences. In 2004, he told MPs: ‘I will not apologise for the conflict. I believe it was right.’
He stuck to his hard line in 2007, saying: ‘I don’t think we should be apologising at all for what we are doing in Iraq.’

Remarkably, Blair himself predicted how the apology U-turn he finally makes today would be reported.
In his 2010 memoirs, he explained why he had so far refused to say ‘yes’ when asked if he was sorry, because he knew it would prompt damaging headlines.
‘Answer “Yes” and I knew the outcome: “BLAIR APOLOGISES FOR WAR”, “AT LAST HE SAYS SORRY”. I can’t say sorry in words.’
His apology is bound to prompt claims that he is trying to head off the scathing criticism of his handling of the Iraq War expected to be included in Chilcot’s findings.
All the key figures, including Blair and other senior Labour politicians, are understood to have been given notice of the broad thrust of Chilcot’s verdict on them, expected to be made public next year.
As a master of public relations and media manipulation, Blair may have calculated that since Chilcot is likely to accuse him of major errors of judgment, it is better for him to volunteer an apology now, rather than be forced to do so if, as seems certain, Chilcot’s damning assessment gives him little choice. The former Prime Minister’s decision to make his apology in the US, as opposed to the UK, is also significant.
Far from presenting his apology in a harsh critical light, CNN interviewer Zakaria, a personal friend of Blair, showers praise on him for being the only interviewee in the programme who ‘took responsibility for Iraq’ on camera.

Most of the others involved in the show, senior US political and military figures, blamed each other.
The Colin Powell memo – which this newspaper found among declassified US State Department documents while searching through a cache of Hillary Clinton’s recently released emails – was written in March 2002, a week before Mr Blair met Mr Bush for a summit at his ranch in Crawford, Texas.
In our report, which made headlines around the world, we revealed that Powell had said Blair ‘will be with us’ should the US take military action in Iraq and that the ‘UK will follow our lead’.
Blair would handle ‘public affairs lines’ for persuading people that Saddam posed a real threat – in fact, after the war, it was discovered Blair’s claims following the Crawford summit about Iraq’s ‘weapons of mass destruction’ were false.
Lord Blunkett told The Mail on Sunday yesterday how he challenged Blair during Cabinet meetings prior to the war about the level of post-conflict planning for Iraq.
As one of Blair’s most loyal Ministers, Lord Blunkett said he repeatedly sought reassurances that the US had a coherent plan to govern Iraq after the fall of Saddam.
He added: ‘I did not receive that reassurance. Tony was not able to say what was going to happen when combat operations were over. He just decided to trust Cheney and Rumsfeld.
‘With the benefit of hindsight, we now know that they had decided to embark on the complete de-Ba’athification of Saddam’s Iraq by dismantling the entire Government infrastructure.
‘This led to the disintegration of any form of functioning government, creating a complete power vacuum. Terrorists infiltrated Iraq and stirred discontent.

‘I am not seeking to scapegoat Tony Blair; we were all collectively to blame for deluding ourselves into believing that we had much greater sway over Washington.’ Lord Blunkett echoed calls for Chilcot to release an interim copy of his findings immediately or ‘risk his entire exercise being entirely discredited’.
Significantly, in the CNN show, host Zakaria gives his own apology, telling viewers that he regrets his own initial support for the war.
He says he changed his mind after watching the post-war turmoil unfold and witnessing the bloody rise of IS. Viewers may draw the conclusion that Blair came to the same decision for the same reason.

source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

Startimes Appoints Kanu Nwankwo As Ambassador (Photos)


Africa’s leading Digital TV entertainment platform, StarTimes has announced the appointment of world football icon and superstar, Kanu Nwankwo (OON) as its new brand ambassador in Africa.

With the official announcement of a 3-year partnership deal signed today in Lagos, Kanu becomes the new face of StarTimes PayTV across 12 African markets where it presently operates, including Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Kenya, DRC, Uganda and others.




The ex-international will feature in StarTimes brand commercials, make special guest appearances at major StarTimes events and assist in promoting the StarTimes brand across Africa amongst other activities ahead of the digital TV switch over.

Kanu would also be supported by another ex-international, Mr. Jonathan Akpoborie who was also appointed as sports programs strategist and celebrity guest analyst on live shows. Akpoborie will feature as technical sports analyst on various StarTimes live sports broadcast shows dishing out insightful analysis and commentaries. Jonathan Akpoborie is a former Nigerian football player who spent the majority of his playing career in Germany.

Explaining the rationale for the choice of Kanu at the signing and unveiling ceremony in Lagos, Chief Executive Officer of StarTimes Nigeria, Mr. Jack Liu said StarTimes sought an individual that has a strong acceptance by wide audience across Africa.

“Given Kanu’s successes in international football, his popularity is not limited to Nigeria alone but cuts across most countries in Africa. Kanu is an inspiration to everyone as his success represents a true Africa story; rising to success against all odds. He is a star the man next door can relate to” he said.

Jack remarked ‘With digital TV switch over in view, StarTimes is making investment, harnessing resources and rallying stakeholders towards guiding Nigerians and Africans seamlessly into the new television era and connecting them with others across the globe. We strive to connect more with, inspire and excite our subscribers across Africa towards digital television.’

An elated Kanu thanked StarTimes for considering him worthy of being the company's ambassador.
“I am very happy to support and promote the StarTimes brand as its brand ambassador in Africa. My goal is to see Africa fully migrated to digital television broadcasting by June 17, 2017 and I am glad to partner StarTimes in achieving this.”

“Apart from being an ex-captain of the Super Eagles, Kanu is the most highly-decorated African footballer, having won a UEFA Champions League medal, a UEFA Cup medal, three FA Cup Winners Medals and two African Player of the Year awards amongst others. He is the only English Premier League player to have won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, Premier League, FA Cup and Olympic Gold Medal, Jack enthused. ”

Kanu will also engage football enthusiasts with insightful live commentaries as a celebrity analyst for the Bundesliga and Serie A football games across Africa currently on the StarTimes platform with exclusive broadcast rights.

StarTimes currently holds the exclusive broadcast rights across Africa for Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1. It currently broadcasts exclusively the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile showing from October 18 through November 8.
http://www.newshelm.com/2015/10/photos-startimes-appoints-football.html









source: nairaland

Miss Universe 1964 Bikini Photo And Compare Them To Today's Photos


Miss Nigeria Edna Park is 2nd from the right; credits: Nigeria Nostalgia


The mid-20th century was a time of almost Victorian modesty.


I came across the bikini photos of the Miss Universe Contestants in 1964 and when I compared them to what obtains now I wonder if we are progressing or regressing.


Miss Nigeria 1964, Edna Park was our very first representative to an international beauty contest and she looked so different from what our idea of beauty now is..


See photos below.


Bikini photo: 1964


Edna Park is the only black lady in the group




Bikini Photo: 21st century.




Are we progressing or regressing?

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Jesus Guided Me to Islam: Adebayor


Adebayor previously played for Metz, Monaco, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Manchester City. He was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2008.

ABUJA – Almost a month after announcing his reversion to Islam, Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor revealed reasons behind his conversion, saying that similarities between the two faiths led him to the truth.
“Jesus (pbuh) taught that there is only One God and Only God should be worshipped as taught in Deut 6:4, Mark 12:29. Muslims also believe this as taught in the Qur’an verse 4:171,” Adebayor was quoted by The Herald.
Adebayor was talking about one of 13 reasons behind his decision to embrace Islam after being seen taking Shahada, or declaration of faith, in a YouTube video posted online last month.

Among the reasons behind his reversion to Islam was that prophet Jesus (pbuh) didn’t eat pork like Muslims who consider pigs and their meat filthy and unhealthy to eat.Clothed in a white robe, Adebayor in declaration of his new faith said; “Wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan rasulullah” (..and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah).
Words like “As Salaamu Alaikum” (Peace be with you) and “God Willing” (InshaAllah), mentioned by the Qur`an, the holy book of Islam, had been always used by Jesus (pbuh), the Togolese footballer found.
“Jesus (pbuh) washed his face, hands, and feet before praying. The Muslims do the same. Jesus (pbuh) and other prophets of the Bible prayed with their head to the ground (see Matthew 26:39). Muslims do too as taught in the Qur’an verse 3:43,” Adebayor stressed.
“Jesus (pbuh) had a beard and wore a robe. It is Sunnah for Muslim men to do the same.
“Jesus (pbuh) followed the law and believed in all the prophets, (see Matthew 5:17). Muslims do too as taught in the Qur’an verses 3:84, and 2:285.”
Adebayor previously played for Metz, Monaco, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Manchester City. He was voted African Footballer of the Year in 2008.
Described as being "tall, skilful, strong in the air and with the ability to score and create," he represented the Togo national football team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, the country's début, and to date only, appearance at the World Cup.
He is currently Togo's all-time top goalscorer with 28 goals.
Modesty
 
Citing the modesty of Jesus’ mother Virgin Mary (may Allah be pleased with her), who used to dress modestly by fully covering her body and wearing a headscarf, Adebayor said that Muslim women are required to dress modestly and wear hijab too, which is seen by Islam as an obligatory dress code.
The tenth reason mentioned by Adebayor was the religious obligation of fasting which is common between Islam & Christianity.
“Jesus (pbuh) and other prophets of the Bible fasted up to 40 days (see Exodus 34:28, Daniel 10:2-6. 1Kings 19:8, and Matthew 4:1-Muslims do so also during the month of Ramadan. Muslims are required to fast the full obligatory 30 days (see Qur’an 2:183), and others take it a step further by fasting an additional 6 days to increase their rewards,” he said.
Revealing more reasons to join Islam, Adebayor said: “Jesus (pbuh) taught to say “Peace to this house” when entering it (see Luke 10:5), and to also greet the people in the house with “peace be unto you”. Muslims do exactly what Jesus did and taught. When we enter our homes and the homes of others we say “Bismillah” and also greet with “as salaamu alaikum” (peace be upon you) as taught in the Qur’an verse 24:61.”
He went on saying: “Jesus (pbuh) was circumcised. Circumcision is 1 of the 5 fitrah in Islam, so Muslim men are required to be circumcised too.
“Jesus (pbuh) spoke Aramaic and called God ”Elah”, which is pronounced the same as “Allah”. Aramaic is an ancient, Biblical language. It is one of the Semitic languages that also include Hebrew, Arabic, Ethiopic and the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian language of Akkadian.”
The 31-year-old Adebayor is stated in many publications as being very religious. The former Arsenal, Man City and Real Madrid forward was a practicing Christian until recently.
“Now tell me who is the real follower of Jesus (pbuh)? Obviously Muslims. Now I believe am a true follower of Jesus PBUH,” he said.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Kylie Jenner agrees with the rest of us...she grew up too fast!


The teen reality star posted this on her instagram and wrote "Dammit, Kylie!". When you really think about it, she's done it all at 17. Rapper boyfriend, plastic surgery, putting boobs and butt on display, already a successful business woman, has a mansion in Beverly Hills...the only thing that remains is probably a sex tape! :-)

Jordin Sparks, Sparks Wedding Rumors In New Interview


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Well, it looks like Jordin Sparks might soon be getting what Jason Derulo could never give her — a wedding ring!!!
The one-time American Idol winner has been gushing about her new man, rapper Sage the Gemini.
In a new interview with Entertainment Online, the 25-year-old opened up on her relationship even more:
“It’s very early, but I’m not the type of person who stays in a relationship if I can’t see it going further than a casual relationship. I could see marriage but we haven’t really planned anything. He does call me his wife, though,” Sparks said.
The super-cute couple only just confirmed their relationship status in May, less than one year after nasty break-up with ex, Jason Derulo.
Gushing about the man she’s adorably dubbed her “Baemaxx,” Sparks adds: “He’s a really great guy. He’s super sweet and very talented and makes me very, very happy.”
She also shared a tip on love: “I feel like it happens at different times for everybody,” she said. “Sometimes you might feel like you want something right now and it’s not the right thing for you and sometimes you probably shouldn’t stay in it, but I would say love finds you when you least expect it. I’m a firm believer in not looking for it. It will find you.”


source: information nigeria

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Photos: Pres. Buhari at dinner hosted by the President of State of Bavaria in Germany

President Muhammadu Buhari who is in Munich, Germany for the G7 Summit, attended a dinner hosted by The President of State of Bavaria today. More photos after the cut...

Floyd Mayweather asks to have a special carpet rolled out in front of his private jet everytime he gets off (photos)

Lol. When people have co much money they don't know what to do anymore. The champion boxer who is worth over $300million told his private jet crew to roll out a special TBE custom carpet every time he gets off his private jet. And check out his Diamond Hermès HAC 50 Crocodile Hermes bags.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Batman Has Officially Been Spotted On The 'Suicide Squad' Set

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Videos from the set of David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" are leaking by the millions, it seems. Last week we got our first look at Jared Leto's Joker on set with Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, and on Monday we saw the new Batmobile make an appearance in the upcoming supervillain movie. Now, the Caped Crusader has finally made his debut.
On Wednesday night, the Dark Knight himself appeared on the set, riding on top of the Joker's purple car in typical Batman fashion. Just how excited are we to see Batman? One fan's shocked gasp in a recent video pretty much sums it up.
Rumors that Ben Affleck's Batman would appear in Ayer's film have been circulating for a while. The actor was recently spotted on the Toronto set, and by now, it's pretty much official -- though it's likely Affleck's stunt double is the Batman we're seeing in the leaked videos from Wednesday.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Buhari vows to enforce accountability in States, Local Govts


MBUHARI
Newly inaugurated Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday vowed to enforce responsible and accountable governance at all levels of government in the country.
In his first speech shortly after taking his oath of office, Mr. Buhari said with Nigeria’s new commitment to democracy and the determination by Nigerians to entrench its culture, there was need to clarify the relations between Abuja and the 36 states in the country’s best interest.
Although he acknowledged the limits to the powers of the three tiers of government as enshrined in the Constitution, the president said the Federal Government would not fold its arms and close its eyes to the goings-on in the states and local governments.
Making particular reference to the Local Government Joint Account, Mr. Buhari said although the Federal Government cannot interfere in the details of its operations, it would ensure that the gross corruption at the local level was checked.
“As far as the constitution allows me, I will try to ensure that there is responsible and accountable governance at all levels of government in the country,” the president said.
He said he would have failed to keep his trust with the people if allowed others abuse their power under his watch.
While Nigeria has three tiers of government, only the states and the federal have been relatively functional.
For years, Nigeria’s powerful governors have hijacked the operations of the lowest tier – the local government – by seizing funds meant for their development, through what they term, “joint accounts”.
Repeated attempts at amending the Constitution to grant full autonomy to the local government have been unsccuessful.

Photos: Kendall Jenner Flaunts Her Long Legs In High-waisted Black Shorts

19 year old model, Kendall who just returned from Monaco on Thursday is currently in Brazil to promote the clothing brand Le Lis Blanc. She was spotted in a high-waisted black shorts with a cropped matching jacket – both of which featured a shiny embroidered floral design. She also shared this bottom photo of herself on her Instagram page and captioned it strawberry string.
More photos below….

Thursday, May 28, 2015

103 year old identical twins die within weeks of each other

After living most of their lives together, Gleyns Thomas and Florence Davies, reportedly the world's oldest twin sisters, passed away within weeks of each other.

Thomas died on April 23, according to The Telegraph, and her heartbroken sister passed away less than a month later on May 20.

The twins were born in 1911 in Wales.

For most of their lives, they were nearly inseparable, even sharing a room until one of them got married. In their final days, the sisters were living at the Abermill Care Home in Caerphilly, Wales in adjoining rooms.

The sisters were thought to be the oldest living twins in the UK and perhaps even the world, though Guinness World Records say the record for oldest female living twins has been unassigned since July 2014.

They are survived by a total of five children, 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Relatives attributed the sisters' longevity to a simple life enjoyed within a tight-knit family and community.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tony Elumelu Joins President Obama At The White House

The African businessman and philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu has proposed a new entrepreneur-led development model for Africa at two high profile events in Washington DC.
Elumelu, who is the chairman of the United Bank for Africa and the founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, spoke at a White House event hosted by United States President Barack Obama on May 11 to celebrate emerging entrepreneurs around the globe.
The event was a prelude to Obama’s scheduled trip to Kenya this summer for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Tony Elumelu Joins President Obama At The White House
Penny Pritzker, US Commerce Secretary, Tony Elumelu, Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Antonio Gracias, Founder and CEO, Valor Equity and Julie Hanna, Founder and CEO, Kiva during the event hosted by US President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday to celebrate Global Emerging Entrepreneurs.
During remarks to announce the Summit and his plans to participate, President Obama thanked the global coalition of entrepreneurship organizations that collaborated with his administration to launch the Spark campaign for global entrepreneurship, a campaign in which the Tony Elumelu Foundation is a founding member.
The president went on to say to the entrepreneurs present, “Entrepreneurship empowers people to no longer be subject to aid agencies, but to be part of something to pursue their dreams.  Entrepreneurs like you can change the world one idea at a time.”
During his comments at the White House event while participating on a panel moderated by the United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Elumelu championed the cause of African entrepreneurs as the primary drivers of Africa’s transformation.
In closing, Elumelu provided the following advice to global entrepreneurs: “Entrepreneurship is a long term journey.  Great entrepreneurs are not made overnight.  Dare to dream, implement your dream, and stay focused.”
Elumelu’s foundation recently launched the $100 million Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, which aims to assist in growing 10,000 start-up companies across the African continent over the next 10 years – demonstrating a commitment to empowering entrepreneurs to drive Africa’s social and economic transformation.
Tony Elumelu Joins President Obama At The White House
Tony Elumelu, Founder Tony Elumelu Foundation, Penny Pritzker, US Commerce Secretary, Antonia Gracias, Founder/CEO Valor Equity and Julie Hanna/CEO, kiva during the event hosted by US President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington DC on Monday to celebrate Global Emerging Entrepreneurs.
Other speakers who joined Obama and Elumelu to promote entrepreneurship at the White House event included Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks; Barbara Corcoran, the founder of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners; Daymond John, CEO and founder of FUBU — allINVESTORS on the hit ABC show Shark Tank; Antonio Gracias, the founder of Valor Equity Partners; and Julie Hanna, the founder of Kiva.
Accompanying Elumelu to the White House was Shadi Sabeh, a young Nigerian entrepreneur from Sokoto state who is a mentee of Elumelu and a past winner of the Tony and Awele Elumelu Prize for Economics from Usman Dan Fodiyo University.
Following on the White House event, Elumelu delivered a lecture at Georgetown University in Washington DC on May 12 on the topic ‘Entrepreneur-Led Development: A New Model for Africa’.
The lecture was attended by a large audience including students, faculty, and alumni of Georgetown, as well as members of the US and African private sector, diplomatic core, and international development sector.
I was honoured to speak at these high profile events in the US,” Tony Elumelu said.

As a successful entrepreneur, I will continue to communicate to the world the need for supporting and empowering African entrepreneurs as the most impactful and sustainable approach to Africa’s development. My mission is to share this message on a global scale, and inspire more African business leaders and globalINVESTORS with an interest in Africa to take action.”

A US woman, who was applying to make her ex-boyfriend pay child support for her twin daughters, was shockd when it was discovered that the man was only the father of one of the girls.

The woman told the Board of Social Services that a man she had relationship with, was the father of her twins, therefore, he should pay child support.
The Board ordered the man to undertake a DNA paternity test, Mirror reports. When the test was carried out, it showed that the former boyfriend was almost certainly the father of one twin, but wasn’t the father of the other.
The shocked woman confessed that she had slept with another man a week after she believed she was impregnated by her boyfriend.
Judge Sohail Mohammad said that he had researched the subject and found just two other court cases of a woman giving birth to twins from separate fathers. Such phenomenon occurs in one out of every 13,000 reported paternity cases involving twins.
It seems amazing and medically impossible, but a woman can give birth to twins with two fathers when she has sex with two different men in the same week.
Obstetrician-gynaecologist Jennifer Wu explained that sperm can remain viable for up to five

Aisha Buhari Reportedly States that No Girl Should be Married Before Age 17

Mrs-Aisha-Buhari
According to several online reports, incoming First Lady, Aisha Buhari, stated that no girl should be married before age 17.
She is said to have stated this while speaking to Channels TV at the side-line of the Global Women Conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Here is what she reportedly said:
We have heard so much from the Ministers of Women affairs from different countries. We are trying to tally it with what is happening in Nigeria, to find out how we are lacking and in which aspect of women affairs that we are lacking and the ones that we have gone ahead. I think so far its quite encouraging.
We just need to put everything in practice than being in theory. If the government can stand up and say every girl child must attend basic primary and secondary school education before getting married. I think nobody, no girl should be married before the age of 17 because if you really attend secondary school, you will have to be like 16 and 17 and I think by the time you are 18- 20, its quite a moderate time of having a child.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Emmanuel Adebayor not done with his family...shares more story about his brother he accused of stealing

Footballer Emmanuel Adebayor who made some startling revelation about his family recently took to his facebook page this afternoon to shed more light on his rocky relationship with one of his brothers, Rotimi Adebayor pictured with him above. What he wrote below...

Here is another part of the story I have kept inside since. Today I feel the constant need to let it out. If I share my stories, it is because I believe every story comes with a lesson. And the lesson is for anyone that is reading this. This is about a brother who keeps saying today that I am not a good support for our family. His name is Rotimi Adebayor. At the age of 13, he did something very bad. He and I know what he did. Because of that our parents had to send him to a village far from the big city.
When I started to be successful in football and I went to Togo for vacation; at that time one of my mother’s friend came from the village to visit us. As she explained how Rotimi was suffering in the village, I immediately asked them to bring him back into the city.

As soon as he came back, I made sure I put him in school. For me that is normal. In 2002, I went to play the AFCON in Mali and I had the huge privilege to swap my shirt with Marc-Vivien Foé. May his soul rest in peace. When I got back to Togo, I put that shirt in a secure place. My brother found a way to steal that shirt and sold it. When I moved from Metz to Monaco, we reached an advanced stage in the Champions League and we played against Real Madrid. It was one of most beautiful day of my life because I was lucky enough to get a signed shirt from the football legend Zinedine Zidane. As I brought that shirt back to Togo, my brother still found a way to steal that shirt and sold it. When I was in Metz, I was earning about €15,000 a month. I wanted to get something unique for my mom to thank her for all she did for me. I wanted to make her happy.

So I decided to take an amount worth 3 months of my wages and I bought her a Cartier neckless for about €45,000. Rotimi and his friends Akim(@Yam Freedom) and Tao (@Sao Tao Oyawole) made a plan and stole that precious neckless. They sold it for about €800. When my mom and I found out, my mother asked me not to bother because he is the younger brother. Despite the situation, I would like to take this same occasion to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day! .And the lesson is for anyone that is reading this.

This is about a brother who keeps saying today that I am not a good support for our family. His name is Rotimi Adebayor. At the age of 13, he did something very bad. He and I know what he did. Because of that our parents had to send him to a village far from the big city. When I started to be successful in football and I went to Togo for vacation; at that time one of my mother’s friend came from the village to visit us. As she explained how Rotimi was suffering in the village, I immediately asked them to bring him back into the city. As soon as he came back, I made sure I put him in school. For me that is normal.

In 2002, I went to play the AFCON in Mali and I had the huge privilege to swap my shirt with Marc-Vivien Foé. May his soul rest in peace.

When I got back to Togo, I put that shirt in a secure place. My brother found a way to steal that shirt and sold it. When I moved from Metz to Monaco, we reached an advanced stage in the Champions League and we played against Real Madrid. It was one of most beautiful day of my life because I was lucky enough to get a signed shirt from the football legend Zinedine Zidane. As I brought that shirt back to Togo, my brother still found a way to steal that shirt and sold it.

When I was in Metz, I was earning about €15,000 a month. I wanted to get something unique for my mom to thank her for all she did for me. I wanted to make her happy. So I decided to take an amount worth 3 months of my wages and I bought her a Cartier neckless for about €45,000. Rotimi and his friends Akim(@Yam Freedom) and Tao (@Sao Tao Oyawole) made a plan and stole that precious neckless. They sold it for about €800. When my mom and I found out, my mother asked me not to bother because he is the younger brother.

Despite the situation, I would like to take this same occasion to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day!

In my house, I have a storage room where I keep some of my belongings when I travel back to Europe. I am the only one with that key but my brother managed to get a master key that was able to open every single door in the house. He frequently stole drinks and other items from that room.

After all this we kept saying “blood is thicker than water” and we moved on. Therefore, I decided to take him where I started my football in France. I brought him to a great football academy in France. You already know how this story ended. He stole cellphones from many of his teammates and they sacked him from the football academy. By the way, after I published the first story about him, he called me to say that he did not steal exactly 21 phones. He claimed that the number was lower than that. Still...Is that acceptable? He also added that I should be happy that he stole drinks and other items from my storage room. I asked him why and he replied: "Because I am your brother".

Jacques Songo’o who is now a retired Cameroonian footballer also had his son in the academy and he was a good friend of Rotimi. Let me add that he was part of my development as a footballer and he always gave me good advices. I was in Togo on my days off when Songo’ocalled me; he sounded very angry. He explained to me how my brother stole his son’s PSP. When I asked my brother why he did that, he argued that he forgot it in his bag. How can you forget someone else’s device in your bag and travel with it from France to Togo? Since that day, my relationship with Songo'o changed and he has become pretty distant with me and my family.

I was still in Monaco when I decided to collect all football boots from my teammates so I could give them to people in Africa. I had a huge bag full of shoes. I brought that bag to Togo. A few days after when I decided to give the boots out to the people in need, I noticed the bag full of boots disappeared. Later on, I found out that my brother was the one who stole the bag and went to sell the shoes in Hedzranawoé (famous public market in Togo).

One day, my mom called me early in the morning when I was still in bed. She told me that Rotimi has gotten a Visa to go to Dubai so he can play football out there. He had to leave that day with his friend Kodjovi (@Denilson de Souza) who was in the same situation. It was either they went that day or the Visa would be suspended. I asked one of my guys at the time (@Agui Mozino) to go find tickets for my brother and his friend.

We could not find any economy class ticket on that day so I had to get them both first class tickets. After all, it was an opportunity for him to make his own career in Dubai. Only 4days later, Rotimi went back home. He explained how the lifestyle in Dubai was not made for him. He said he wasn’t free to do what he wanted to do because it is a strictly Muslim place. He couldn't drink, party as much as he wanted or kiss girls in public.

The part 3 is coming out soon and it will be about the man that calls himself the father of the family @Kola Adebayor A.K.A Lion of Judah.

Source: lindaikeji.blogspot.com

Monday, February 23, 2015

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Photo Shows Civilian-JTF Riding Shotgun With Nigerian Soldiers In Boko Haram War civilian jtf riding shotgun

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Abubakar Gambo found this photo on Beegeagle’s blog. It was accompanied by the following caption:

“Nigerian troops in a MOWAG Piranha APC on the move. Behind them is an Otokar Cobra APC chock full of the men of the allied Borno Vigilante aka ‘Civilian JTF’”
The picture is evidence of how the Civilian-JTF, the trusted allies and partners of the Nigerian army have participated in the battle to save Nigeria from Boko Haram, in the front lines.


He said, “I think it’s the only photo I came across online that shows our soldiers and CJTF going to war together. It was taken during the January 25th attack on Maiduguri.”

Nigerians must always thank and appreciate the valiant efforts of the Civilian-JTF who have been some of the most patriotic citizens of Nigeria and even when betrayed by a government that did not care and denied arms yet put at the front-line of all battles, never failed the nation but bled and died to protect the future of Nigeria and its people.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Social Experiment shows Racism Not Allow In Canada (Video proof)

After the recent tragedy in Ottawa, 3 numerous friends set to conduct a social experiment with the individuals of North American country. They were curious to examine if the magnificently kind Canadians would show someone wearing ancient Muslim garb any disrespect. The results? Unbelievable.

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