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Why I sleep in a Coffin – Charlyboy

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Sleeping in a Coffin?
Point of correction, I do not sleep in a casket, I sleep on my bed, it’s big and comfy, I only lay in my “casket”when I do my meditation because it helps me to be focused, it tells me more about the imminence of death. My casket is a reminder. It wakes me up from slumber. It tells me, “guy, you have got little or no time left, wake up, be creative and work”.

Of course, when I read some of the comments of my people, I know a good number of us are ill-informed about quite a number of things. I think it is more of what the casket represents that shocks my people and they start reading meanings into it, depending on their level of understanding. But one question is, what if the same wood that was used to build the casket was used to make a sofa chair? May be, all the hullabaloo about me sitting on a chair wouldn’t have been there in the first place? So when people vocalize their disapproval of my message via the image of a casket,  I understand that they do that from a position of Fear, fear of what the casket represents – Death. So whatever people fear they antagonize. But, the fact that I have reminded myself and even you about death does not really change a thing. It won’t draw your death near, and it won’t even shift it away. All it does is simply a reminder, to thread carefully.

MY Coffin sensitizes
Only if a kidnapper can buy a casket for himself today, and begin to lay inside, constantly reminding himself that death looms even as he goes about kidnapping and extorting money from families. It’s possible to realize at a point that all his activities will one day end up in a casket, and there, his flesh will rotten. The same is applicable to all evil doers. They need to realize, like in the famous book, “Waiting for Godot” that the world is bizarre and empty, as vanity plus vanity will always end up in vanity. Crime no dey pay jor.  
My Coffin preaches:
Take a critical look at my image inside the coffin, it speaks volume. I always lay in my casket with my cap, glasses, shoes on. I’m always well dressed. Yes, it is always done intentionally to tell us that your glory disappears with all the wealth you must have acquired the very day you go to that coffin. Your glory-your cap goes with you, your vision-your glasses goes with you; your struggle-your shoes goes with you. The only thing left of you is your history and your legacy. The crux of the message is to leave a legacy, so we can live forever, not in the physical, but in people’s memories.  As for me, I will live forever. You dey vex???
We are blind because of our fears
Who knows what any of us sees from the privacy of our own blindness? Make no mistakes, each of us is blind in a particular way, just as each of us is sighted uniquely. Consider how each of us is blinded by what we fear. If we fear heights, we are blind to the humility vast perspectives bring. If we fear Passion, we are blind to the comfort of Oneness. If we fear change, we are blind to the abundance of life. If we fear death, we are blind to the mystery of the unknown. And since to fear is something thoroughly human, to be blind is unavoidable. It is what each of us must struggle to overcome. To a large degree, I have overcome my fear of death, all I ask God, is that may my death not be painful. I’m sure some of you know how my cousin who was killed by kidnappers died an agonizing death. You see, in the course of our lives, we all stumble and struggle, repeatedly, in and out of relationship, in and out of the grace of the hidden wholeness of life, most of us struggle and stumble with the uncertainty of tomorrow as Nigerians. I have discovered that in the course of our lives, and as blind children, we may never know what we are called to be until we have learned what we are called to become by simply overcoming our fears. In life, death is the most important reminder of all activities. Abi you dey vex???

“Bleaching Is The Silliest Thing To Do” – Ini Edo

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Nollywood actress, Ini Edo thinks Bleaching is the silliest thing to do because it’s a result of lack of confidence.

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In her own words;

“I think it’s the silliest thing to do. It’s a big sign of lack of confidence. And I have never been tempted to do it.”

An unfriendly fan replied by saying;

“sleeping around and jumping from man A to man B when you’re married is a big sign of lack of self confidence”.

Agbani’s Sister ‘Nengi Darego’ Weds in Grand Style

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Agbani Darego’s younger sister, Nengi Darego got married yesterday April 6th in Port Harcourt to Chubike Asuzu.

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Nollywood Actress, Ebube Nwagbo Acquires N18million Porsche Panamera Car (Photo)

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Nigerian actress Ebube Nwagbo has proven beyond doubt that she is a now a big babe.

The actress who got involved in a messy Porsche-Honda controversy on Twitter few weeks ago has finally acquired the luxury car.

In the controversial tweet, Ebube Nwagbo excitedly shared the photo of a Porsche car on her Twitter page but she tagged it 2013 Honda Cross tour.

Confused fans immediately hit her with series of questions, some even called her a village girl for tagging a Porsche car as Honda Cross Tour.

Ebube Nwagbo’s brand new wonder on wheels costs a whopping N18 million.

“It’s here finally!!!Loving my New Toy!!4Eva thnkful Lord!!” – said Ebube via her twitter page.

PHOTOS: 2face And Annie Finally Back From Dubai

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Superstar 2face Idibia and his beautiful wife Annie are finally back in Nigeria.

The couple arrived the Murtala Mohammed International Airport at around 8:20pm on Friday aboard an Emirate Airline flight.

Fans and airport staff were indeed delighted to see the newly weds at the airport as they welcomed and shook hands with them.

2face and Annie were in Dubai for almost two weeks for their white wedding which held on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Check some more pictures below

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Nse Ikpe Etim and Clifford Sule’s Traditional Wedding Photos

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Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe Etim got married on  Thursday April 4 to fiance Clifford Sule. The golden-themed traditional wedding took place  at St. Stephen Primary School, Ikot Etobon, Akwa Ibom State.

See Pictures below;

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PHOTONEWS : Sexy Pictures Of Toolz In Bikini

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Zanzibar is where Toolz is presently spending her holidays. It is a small conglomerate of Islands which comprises of two large ones and numerous small ones, off the coast of East Africa and is a part of Tanzania.

Three Nigerian Fraudsters Apprehended With Fake Dollars

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The police at Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos have arrested three suspected  fraudsters who dupe unsuspecting members of the public using fake dollars and a fake Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, certificate.

The suspects, Olasende Akinsiku, 40, Abiodun Akiniyi, 35, and Tajudeen Lasisi, 40, (pictured above) were arrested following a complaint by a retired Major General to Abba Kyari, the officer in charge of SARS, that he was swindled by the arrested suspects.

Akinsiku, who hails from Ondo state, said their victims that they stole the dollars from their place of work and wanted to convert it into naira  at a cheap rate so that the victims will not suspect that the dollar notes were fake.

The graphic artist explained further that he was introduced into the crime by his friend, Abiodun alias Tokunbo Babatunde, the owner of the machine they use to print the fake dollars.
On how they were arrested, Akinsiku said it was when he went to meet the General at Women Development Centre, Agege, to collect another N40,000 with Abiodun that they were arrested by officers from SARS.

The Ewe, Oyo state-born Akiniyi in his confession said Ajibola Ajimson whom he referred to as his mentor introduced him to the  General  in 2010 and he met the General in  Abuja at that time where the general concluded arrangement to come back to Lagos to transport the consignment with bullion van to Abuja.
In order to make the dollars which were neatly packed in a small steel box look real, the group forged a  CBN certificate which has the inscription ‘Vol: $2.5 million’,  ‘domination’ — mixed, Grade A. One, and ‘consignee’ the name of the retired general.

Abiodun also forged a CBN identity card bearing the name Tunde Bakare (Mr.) with No.011
While confirming the story, the Lagos state Police image maker, Ngozi Braide, a Deputy Superintendend of Police, said the suspect, will be arraigned  as soon as investigation is concluded and warns youths to shun criminal acts.

The Lagos state police boss, Mr. Umar Manko, also promised criminals in the state  hell if they did not stop their criminal acts. (PM News)

12-Year Old Girl Contracted HIV After Raped By A 6 Gang Members

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Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Jigawa State Command,  has arrested a gang of six rapists led by a 32-year-old  Mamman Bashir  who allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl (names withheld) in Maigatari Local Government Area.

This was contained  in a statement from the NSCDC made available to Vanguard, weekend, signed by Commander Muhammed Gidado Fari.

According to the statement, the medical report obtained by the command, the 12-year-old victim of the rape was infected by HIV virus.

It stated further stated that findings had also revealed that the young girl was raped by more than one person.

The NSCDC commander  said  the rapists  will be arraigned in court today.

 

Popular Fuji Singer King Wasiu Ayinde Goes Into Politics

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Investigation has revealed that Fuji King, Wasiu Ayinde Marshall, popularly called K1 De Ultimate, has perfected plans to contest for an elective position in the 2015 general election.

Information has it that the Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State born popular fuji Lord has been holding political meetings with strong politicians in the state political circles.

There is no doubt the Arambambi, the 1st will be contesting in 2015, sources said.

It was learnt that this is the reason he has practically relocated to Ijebu-Ode, with the aim of meeting and aligning with political stakeholders in the state.

He was said to have been advised by the former Lagos State Governor and National leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria,ACN, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to move to Ogun State where he would contest for a seat in the House of Representatives on the platform of the yet-to-be-registered All Progressives Congress.

The fuji star has been a major factor in the Action Congress of Nigeria since he was introduced to the party by Tinubu.

Alade Market Engulfed In Flames

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One of the Lagos State popular markets, Alade Market, Ikeja, was on Sunday engulfed in flames .

Although the cause of the inferno could not be established as of press time, eyewitnesses told our correspondents that the fire was extensive.

Alade is popular in Lagos for its bureau-de-change activities and boutiques.

Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Razaq Fadipe, told one of our correspondents on the telephone that officials of the service were battling to put out the fire.

He said, “We got a distress call this evening that Alade Market was on fire. We have deployed a team from Alausa station to the place. The fire is extensive, but as I am talking to you, we are working hard to put it out.”

Also, a source in the state Emergency Management Agency said LASEMA had mobilised its officials and were at the scene of the inferno to assist in rescue efforts.

The state police command spokesman, Ngozi Braide, said policemen had been deployed in the area to prevent looting.

She said, “The Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area is already on the ground. He is leading the effort to ensure that hoodlums did not take advantage of the confusion that the inferno will cause to commit crime.

“Right now, rescue efforts are ongoing.”

Father Of Former Speaker Dimeji Bankole Impregnates 3 Ladies At The Same Time

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Wonders, they say, shall never cease, news broke out that the Ogun State political god father and father of the former Speaker of the Federal House Of Representatives , Dimeji Bankole, Chief Alani Bankole at 71 has impregnated a lady who recently delivered a baby for him.

Many were shocked because of his advanced age, all unanimous in their views about where and how the elder states man should channel his energy, which should be nurturing the older and existing of his off springs rather than making more babies.

Nigeriafilms.com gathered from close sources that two out of the three women the highly potent Egba High Chief impregnated, two delivered their bundles of joy early this year while the third is due to be delivered of her pregnancy soonest.

Bola Ewebiyi, a 26 years old Business Administration graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, the first amongst the three baby mamas was delivered of a baby girl. Likewise a 33 year old Indigene of Ilaro. They were both said to have delivered a week apart of each other in January.

Strange Man Arrested With Charms Inside Redeemed Church

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A man, Ali Haruna, 25, from Kano State, has been arrested by the police at the Maroko Police Division, Lekki, Lagos, for allegedly entering the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David, situated on Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos with charms strapped to his waist.

Haruna was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court on one-count charge of illegally entering a church with charms.
During interrogation, he allegedly told the police that he entered the church to pray to God.
But when asked what he was doing with the charms he strapped to his waist, he could not give satisfactory answer nor explain how long he had been worshiping in the church since he claimed he was a Muslim.

The church members suspected him to have entered the church to perpetrate evil.

Boy Of 16 Years Missing After The Lagos Carnival

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The family of a Senior Secondary 2 student of Muslim Senior College, Oworonshoki, Lagos State, Nurudeen Arogundade, is gradually coming to terms with the reality that he might never be found again.

Nurudeen, 16, who was the last born of a family of seven went for the Eko Carnival last Monday and had not returned home.

His friends said Nurudeen was seen falling into the river under the Apongbon Bridge while trying to escape from a robbery attack on the bridge.

A source within the family said Nurudeen left his father’s residence at 9, Abeokuta Street, Palmgrove for the carnival in the afternoon in company with some of his friends and without his parents’ knowledge.

The source said, “Nurudeen sold his father’s property to raise enough money to spend at the carnival.

“Nurudeen’s friends told us that after they left the carnival, they were returning home through the Apongbon Bridge, when they sighted a robbery attack on the bridge.

“They said they panicked and fled to escape being attacked by the robbers.”

It was learnt that as everyone ran, Nurudeen’s leg got stuck in a manhole on the bridge which had been opened by the robbers to trap vehicles plying the bridge.

He was said to have called for help but as the stampede increased, he was trampled on and he eventually fell into the river through the manhole.

Nurudeen’s step mother, who craved anonymity, told Punch Metro, “When it was 10pm on Monday and we did not see him, we became worried.

“Alhaji (Nurudeen’s father) asked for him, but nobody could find him. The old man woke up in the night and checked the passage of the house- because that was where he normally slept whenever he committed an offence- but still could not find him.

“On Tuesday, some of his friends started whispering about the incident. We pressed them for information. That was how they broke the news to us.”

She said in the hope of seeing him, the family had visited hospitals and mortuaries in the state and bought 15 gallons of fuel for a search party to look for him along the waterways and shores in Apongbon.

Nurudeen’s father, Alhaji Lateef Arogundade, the Chief Imam of the area, told PUNCH Metro that he had given up hope, especially after visiting the manhole through which he was reported to have fallen into the river.

He said, “There is no way anybody could have fallen from that height even if there was no water beneath, and he would have survived it.

“In the course of our search, we found many other corpses but Nurudeen’s was not there. I wish the government would provide enough security personnel to watch over that part of Lagos.

“It’s a pity this has happened. Nurudeen was a very dear son to me because he was the most useful of all my children and he ran errands for me well” he said.

Nurudeen was said to have nursed the ambition of becoming an artist.  His last facebook post on March 23 reads, “Lagos Carnival on my mind.”

The state police command spokesperson, Ngozi Braide, said since the incident was not reported at any police division, there was nothing that could be done about it.

Baby Factory Discovered In Abia State

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At a baby factory in Abia State, the owner buys a baby boy for N100, 000 and a baby girl for N80, 000, which she sells to interested buyers at N450, 000 and N400, 000 respectively

Ihugwe is an isolated community in Umuozuo, Osisioma Local Government Area of Abia State, but it is well known to clients interesting in buying new born babies for various reasons. And when the men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NCSDC) in Abia busted the facility last week, 32 pregnant teenagers were rescued, while the proprietor and two others were arrested.

Most of the teenagers rescued, Weekly Trust heard from sources, were girls kicked out by their parents after becoming pregnant out of wedlock. The owner of the house will accept such girls, take care of them for the entire duration of their pregnancy and enter into an agreement to sell the babies after giving birth to them. It was also learnt that after giving birth, those interested can remain behind and be made pregnant again.

After giving birth, the teenagers will be paid N100, 000, for a baby boy and N80, 000 for a baby girl by the proprietor who will sell the babies to interested clients. “The owner of the maternity home sells a baby boy for N450, 000, and a girl for N400, 000,” the Public Relations Officer of NSCDC in Abia State, Victor Ogbonna, told Weekly Trust.

He said although the home is registered with the state government, the owner hides under the guise to commit all sorts of illegality.

Weekly Trust learnt that the home was commissioned last December by the proprietor Mrs. Nnenna Mba, with the help of her police-husband Agbai Mba as well as one Chinwoke Mba.

One of the teenage girls seen at the entrance of the building told Weekly Trust that “Our madam (Mrs. Mba) is detained in Umuahia by men of Civil Defence. She is innocent as she only assisting childless couples from Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt by selling male and female babies at an agreed fee, thus she settles the mother of the baby and takes the balance of the money.”

She claimed that her madam would soon be released by the security agent as this is not the first time she has been arrested. “They would release her to continue her service,” she said.

According to her, “visitors are not allowed into this building. Only clients who come for business or teenage girls who desire to sell their babies to prospective buyers are welcome,” she exclaimed.

A villager who refused to give her name said in December the proprietor was arrested by security agents, but the police-husband ensured her prompt bail. According to her, “that madam, the husband is a police officer from Bende Local Government Area. He has contacts with various security agents who whenever she is arrested the husband would move in and effect her bail. Elders of the community have written to the security agencies informing them of the illicit business going on in this our community.

The proprietor is not from our community, but she bought the land from one Chukwdi Ezu, an indigene. When we complained, her landlord wanted to evict her, but she got some elders to intervene on her behalf.
“With the latest development, we are watching how they would do man-know-man with her police-husband and secure her bail as usual. After all, she has been taken to Abuja on several occasions only for her to come back and continue her business,” she explained.

The traditional ruler of Ahiaba-Alaocha Autonomous Community, His Royal Highness, Eze Christopher Chukwudi Otuka, in his Ikearo palace, explained that “as I speak to you, I have never gone to that orphanage, but I do know that it does exist in Umuozuo. Her area where the orphanage is located is not within my jurisdiction. It is under the jurisdiction of another monarch.
“I learnt that last year she was arrested by security agents. I could only recall that sometime last year the proprietor invited her land-lord.

He confirmed to me that she was arrested over child trafficking offence and was taken to Abuja for questioning, from my calculation this is her third arrest.

“When the proprietor visited my palace with her landlord (Chukwudi), she invited me to the official commissioning of the orphanage. She said she wants to commission it for officials of Ministry of Health to inspect. She was regularly raided by security agencies for not having legal backing to operate the centre. Since I got my staff of office I have never visited the centre, because of the illegality and several complaints brought against the centre,” he added.

When Weekly Trust asked why the monarch has not written to the state government informing them of the development, he said “The Police-husband collaborates with the local security known as Abia State vigilante service alias Bakassi who give the place cover from unsuspecting villagers. So everybody was scared. Since the Bakassi security operatives are always there in the compound, who else would you report to? I believe there is a serious cartel going on with all and sundry in that orphanage home,” the monarch noted.

The Public Relations Officer of NSCDC in Abia State, Victor Ogbonna, said “intelligence gathering by the NSCDC indicates that victims were induced to sell a baby-boy for N100, 000 while a baby girl goes for N80,000. More investigation conducted shows that the suspect thereafter resells a baby-boy for N450,000 and a baby-girl for N400,000,” Ogbonna said.

He said despite the fact that the home is registered with the state government, the suspect hid under the guise to commit all sorts of illegality.

Officials of the Ministry of Women and Social Development could not be reached to obtain their reactions on the matter.

The Abia State Police Command, through its spokesman Ali Okechukwu, said the NSCDC has not officially written to them to say that a policeman was among those arrested at the maternity home and that they can only respond when they are officially notified.

Mr. Martins Idika, the Commander-General, Abia State Vigilance Service, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the unit commander at Osisioma reported case of the arrest of one worker on duty by the officials of NSCDC on April 3.

Idika said the matter would be adequately looked into to ascertain if there was any complicity by the worker.

Source: Weekly Trust