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|Family / Recantation... I Need Help by viktohmarkz(m): 2:57am|
Good day fellows
I really want to know if the recantation stuff is really,cause am confused with life.
While growing up I had two brothers and two sisters tho the both guys are twin, so I roll with the younger one while my direct elder sister goes with the senior,my other sister stays by her self since she's the first daughter.
Few years down the line one of my brothers dead which happened to be the one I roll with, and I can't seem to be at peace with the senior cause while growing up he treated me badly. Lemme also recount some occasions.
You all know how a normal Nigerian family is where the elder gives the younger his out grown cloths,he gave me a shirt and a trouser back then and after a week her asked me to give them back to him for no just reason.
Also their was this time my mum traveled and it was just us the boys, the one I always move with without to see someone and I was home with the senior one,he left the house to get stuffs and I was very hunger so I went to check out what was holding him back when I got there,he was eating roasted yam and fish,the sellers younger one was telling him that I was behind but he never cared,I watched him for over 10mins and the children were telling him to buy for them too,he bought and they all ate, out of anger I ran back home,when he came he gave me 50naira to get what I would eat this was around 2009. I didn't take the money tho I waited till my mum got back before I ate that days.
Fast forward to now, myself and him doesn't roll at all,we are like cat and rat.
My mum noticed it and I told her what I passed through when I was growing up and she said its because of the person that recanted us, that he (my elder brother) recanted my grand father and I recanted my grand fathers brother, and that the both of them where always having issues until death.
I know I love my brother like every normal human would love his brother buh am just uncomfortable whenever his around.
I've tried to let him know where it all started buh his not ready to accept his wrong.
Pls what do you suggest I do in this case.
|Religion / Re: Thinking Out Loud! by felixomor: 2:55am|
Oya come and prove your idiotic accusations.
4everGod is back.....
|Politics / Re: Yorubas Are The Most Industrious,Richest & Educated Tribe in Nigeria & Africa by hilroy: 2:07am|
Has anyone written something on Kase Lawal, Adebayo Ogunlesi, Harry Akande etc. And also let pay some respect to late Deinde Fernandez. The man that redefined classiness and sophistication. No Olori pelebe dead or alive can ever measure up to his taste and class till the end of time
|Politics / War With Cameroon Imminent. by SSBN(m): 1:47am|
Three part analysis.
Nigeria’s Chief of Army staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai and Nigeria’s Chief of Air staff Abubakar Sadique this week gave their theatre commanders of Operation Lafiya Role, a 40 Day ultimatum to capture Abubakar Shey-coward, leader of the Boko Haram Jihadi group.
According to sources, the Nigerian military have been directed to use all the arsenal at their disposal to find and capture Abubakar Shekau dead or alive, so as to free up resources to protect Nigeria’s territory from a possible potential “unnamed”aggression.
“The general public is please requested to also assist and volunteer information that would lead to the accomplishment of this task.”..
The urgency of this development may not be unconnected to the fact that in the pats several months there have been a spike in cross border skirmishes between Nigerian and Cameroonian security personnel at the border region between both countries. These incidents largely go unreported.
Tensions however spiked to unprecedented level when in May 2017, the most powerful warship of the Cameroonian Navy, CNS Dipika , caught the Nigeria Navy unawares by showing up at the Nigerian Navy Eastern Naval Command in Calabar, where she events docked.
The fact that the Cameroonian government did not formally request permission to sail into Nigerian waters is troubling. What is more troubling however is that the ship sailed hundreds of miles into Nigerian waters undetected and unchallenged until it showed up smack right at the Eastern Command, where she eventually docked.
A month later in June, 97 Nigerians wer killed by Cameroonian Gendarmes in Bakassi because they could not afford a N100,000 levy on each fishing boat. As alarming as it might be, this is not without precedent.
In December 2015, Cameroonian troops crossed the border into znigeria, killed 150 villagers, burned their huts and forced them to flee.
Months before that Chadian troops and hundreds of armed vehicles crossed into Nigeria without authorization from the Nigerian government into several villages in Borno, using the Boko Haram insurgency as a cloak. Just last week Nigeria’s petroleum minister said he expects a discovery soon in the Lake Chad Basin, making border clashes between Nigeria and Chad nearly inevitable in the northeastern part of Nigeria that joins CHAF, Cameroon and Niger.
In November 2015, Cameroonian soldiers crossed into Nigerian territory and killed 150 Nigerian civilians, stole cattle and razed entire villages. This coming days after the Nigerian government refused requests from Cameroon and Chad to evacuAte civilians and create a no go zone along the border is indicative of Cameroons flagrant disregard of Nigeria’s territorial sovereignty.
In January 2016, emboldened by Nigeria’s lack of response, Cameroonian troops again crossed into Nigerian territory in pursuit of Boko Haram and shot and killed 40 Nigerian civilians.
Distracted by the Boko Haram insurgency, Nigeria had been unable or unwilling to take punitive actions against cross border attacks on Nigerian soil by hostile state actors. But all that is about to change. The recapture of hitherto lost territory to Boko Haram and the degradation of the group’s fighting capacity is freeing up resources to address these hostile acts by the Franco alliance that is technically akin to a declaration of war.
Having seen these developments in recent years it is in my personal opinion that war between Nigeria and Cameroon and Chad is inevitable, and Nigeria has been secretly preparing for such an encounter. It is no more a matter of “IF” but “WHEN”. A war with Cameroon will almost certainly see Chad and Niger come to the aid of Cameroon, hence there is no escaping it, no wishing it away..a war betwern Nigeria and a Franco military alliance is imminent.
It should be noted that in the event of hostilities between Nigeria and the Franco alliance, there will be no Anglophone support or coalition. It should be noted that besides Nigeria there is no Anglophone member in ECOWAS with a significant military capability to proffer any form of assistance to Nigeria. Nigeria is the only Anglophone country in Africa encircled in its entirety by French speaking countries. Nigeria will go it alone.
With this innevtable event in kind let us examine the military state of play West Africa..
Despite the Boko Haram insurgency, Nigeria remains the preeminent military power in West Africa. The Nigerian armed forces is an all volunteer mostly professional fighting force and fields large numbers of relatively advanced weapons platforms, and have some of the most combat experience of any sub-sahara African army
Nigeria’s greatest strenght and advantage is in manpower. With an active duty force of 200,000 men and a reserve force of 32,000 men, the Nigerian Army is larger than the combined armies of Chad, Cameroon Niger and half ECOWAS combined.
Before the advent of urban guerrilla counter insurgency groups like Boko Haram the Nigerian army was doctrine and designed to fight multiple regional armies like Chad and Cameroon simultaneously, relying on sheer mass of numbers, lots of mechanized amoured units and unmatched artillery power.
Of course, virtually no one anticipated an assymetric war with Boko Haram. But Nigeria’s war with Boko Haram has been a much smaller operation. The Nigerian Army has used barely a quarter of the army along with a roughly comparable fraction of the air force during combat operations and a very small fraction of its Navy. No more than 15,000 have been deployed to the North East against Boko Haram at a time. Also Nigeria’s vast and venerable artilleries are basically useless against an enemy with no defined base of operation besides civilian neighbourhoods.
This is hardly beyond the capacity of a total of 200,000 active duty troops and 32,000 reservists and 180,000 paramilitary to go to war against the Franco alliance.
Against Boko Haram, the Nigerian Army has had to employ extensively the use of special forces and intelligence assets such as satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles to fight. For ground assaults Nigeria has had to rely on a 6,000 combined crack troops from from the 72 Mobile Strike Force, Air Force Special Forces Regiment and Navy SBS Commandos, for multiple raids.
The real reason for Nigeria’s slow pace against the Boko Haram insurgency are two folds.
One, unlike in the creeks of the Niger Delta the Nigerian Army doesn’t really know where most Boko Haram are located most of the times.
Two, until late 2012 Nigeria’s action against the BH group has more of a police action than a real military campaign. Nigeria has not mobilized fully for war against Boko Haram, however in the event of an invasion of Calabar or Borno by external forces, then Nigeria will likel mobilize for full scale war.
……to be continued.
|Religion / Repent Today! The Kingdom Of God Is At Hand! Jesus Christ Is Lord Of All! by Hosannah: 12:52am|
“In the beginning GOD created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with GOD, and the Word was GOD” (John 1:1) “And the LORD GOD formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7) “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:3) “For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; GOD himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:18 ) “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth” (Psalms 33:6) “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. (Psalms 24:1)
The Sovereignty of GOD
“Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is GOD in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else” (Deuteronomy 4:39)
“Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting GOD, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding” (Isaiah 40:28 )
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our GOD, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:7-9)
“Thou art worthy, O LORD, to receive glory honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” (Revelation 4:11)
JESUS CHRIST is the Son of GOD
“For GOD so Loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For GOD sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of GOD” (John 3:16-18) “Whosoever shall confess that JESUS is the Son of GOD, GOD dwelleth in him, and he in GOD” (1 John 4:15) “For there is one GOD, and one mediator between GOD and men, the man CHRIST JESUS; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5-6) “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible GOD, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: All things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist” (Colossians 1:14-17) “This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:11-12)
The last days
“That ye be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the LORD and Saviour: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation” (2 Peter 3:2-4 ) “The LORD is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9) “For the LORD himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of GOD: and the dead in CHRIST shall rise first:” (1 Thessalonians 4:16) “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8 )
JESUS CHRIST is our LORD and Saviour
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23) “But GOD commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8 ) “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the LORD;” (Acts 3:19)
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth The LORD JESUS, and shalt believe in thine heart that GOD hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10) “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear GOD, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13) “That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our LORD JESUS CHRIST: Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the KING of kings, and the LORD of lords;” (1 Timothy 6:14-15)
“I am ALPHA and OMEGA, the beginning and the ending, saith the LORD, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8 )
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding" (Proverbs 9:10)
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth forever" (Psalm 111:10)
To know more, read the Word of GOD daily in the HOLY BIBLE (king James version) know more, read the Word of GOD daily in the HOLY BIBLE (king James version)
|Crime / Re: Kano State Police Shoot 3 Robbers Dead,Recover Weapons(photos) by akigbemaru: 12:48am|
|Computers / Microsoft Paint Is Dead, But It Won't Be Forgotten by TechPill: 12:40am|
Microsoft will be releasing the long-awaited Fall Creators Edition of Windows 10, later this year. technically that should be a good news right? but there is a take. Microsoft has listed Paint as "deprecated" in a hidden page in the nether region of its website, as of the release of the Fall Creator Edition.
According to the company, the word Deprecation means that Microsoft does not intend to throw any more resources at developing or maintaining the program, essentially putting it on death row. Oh No! did i hear you say that? well, we know it’s hard to deny the importance of the program as many users’ first interaction with creating images on a computer. Though paint is dead, at least the Microsoft Fall Creator Edition will come with a significant huge update that will make your computer work faster and smarter.
We all know that Microsoft paint is as old as windows, it came along windows 1.0 way back in 1985,
and since then users have grown to embrace the limited set of features the image editor had to offer. Now, it is the end of the road for the Microsoft Paint. RIP Paint 1985-2017.
But if you noticed, last year, Microsoft released an update of a newer version of paint called Paint 3D, It look great though but the main features of that update is to let you create virtually-rich 3D designs. Now that paint is dead, Microsoft will be putting all its efforts toward the Paint 3D. Since the company wants to position the windows 10 as a platform for creativity, its only logical and wise to shift the attention to the more potent Paint 3D over the old-school Paint.
Like i said earlier, Paint being deprecated doesn't mean it is gone for good yet, there is not time or date as to when Microsoft will remove the program completely but it's sad that one day, it will disappear from our computers, just like how Microsoft Pinball Arcade broke our hearts, all those years ago.
Do you love paint? Use the comment box below to voice out your opinion.
seun, lalasticlala, mynd44
|Religion / Re: Higher Everyday — DWELLING AMONG THE DEAD? by OLAADEGBU(m): 12:35am|
TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
DWELLING AMONG THE dead?
TEXT: LUKE 12:5
"And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead" (Luke 12:5)?
Sinners and backsliders are dead spiritually. They dwell among their likes, the dead. Even when danger is imminent, the dead are deaf to the warning. A decade ago, a sinner had one week to live on earth and was graciously warned to repent by preachers. But he rejected the message, drinking and reeling in his immoral lifestyle with his friends. On a fateful day, he went to work and he became feverish. So he hired a taxi to take him home, but as he was climbing his staircase he slumped and died. The dead in sin are controlled by the forces of darkness and do not hear the warning of God. It is dangerous for a child of God to make sinners his best friends, dwelling among the dead.
Listen to God's command: "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you" (2 Corinthians 6:17). After the new birth experience, make God's children your friends.
• Challenge: "Leave the dead, and dwell with the living!"
• Prayer: "Make me a friend of Jesus' followers, oh God"
• Quote: "Make God's children your friends"
• Bible Reading in one Year: 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
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|Family / Re: Man Reunites With Ex-Girlfriend 2 Years After Forgetting He Impregnated Her. PIC by ChiefSweetus: 12:26am|
|Religion / Re: Thinking Out Loud! by hopefulLandlord: 12:19am|
|TV/Movies / Re: Game Of Thrones Discussion (Beware Of Spoilers) by nymphomaniac(m): 12:17am|
Lastly, you all criticizing that guy about liking yara a few pages back, you fail to realize people like people for various reasons. I like yara. She may not be cute but she has other qualities i admire. I'd certainly be hurt if she dies...
Well what is dead may never die sha.
|Literature / Re: Unknowing Alpha (alpha And Beta, Book 2) By D. L. Biranen by Darkcrisp(f): 12:17am|
You Assume Too Much
Two minutes of enjoying a ride in Alpha’s SUV, and no words have made it past my lips. Alpha’s words keep resounding in my head. ‘It’s mine.’
“What do you mean it’s yours?” I finally ask. Watching him command the steering wheel with a composure that none other than a car owner can possess, I am even more terrified.
When he doesn’t answer, I ask a more disturbing question. “Who are you?”
“Now this is laughable,” he says, although I find no amusement in his voice. “You don’t know a thing about me and yet you’re so bent on being my girlfriend. Who does that?”
“I know the basic things about you,” I say. “That’s something.”
“Indeed,” he says, a hint of mockery in his voice. “I doubt you know past my name.”
This is the most life-draining conversation I’ve ever had. I can already feel my blood boiling. “I know past your name, okay?”
“You are Alpha Jordan!”
“Are you kidding? How should I know your middle name? You don’t even know mine, so don’t even go there.”
“Marie,” he blurts out. My blood runs cold at the sound of the name. “Bethany Marie Howell.”
“How do you know?”
“Unlike you, I do my research before embarking on any project.”
Why does Alpha always find a way to make me feel worthless? I blink to expel the beat up look in my eyes.
“So, what’s your middle name?” I ask.
He grins at me, and although I’m offended by his last words, I can’t ignore the flutter of butterflies in my stomach. He returns his attention to the road, and for the next few moments, he drives in quietude.
“None,” he says. He gives me a moment to realize that he’d just humiliated me over nothing. “So, what else do you know about me?”
To be honest, the only thing I know other than his name is that he’s drop dead gorgeous, he’s my classmate, and he’s middleclass. But how can I reconcile his middleclass status to the fact that he’s driving one of the most expensive SUVS, and that he bought me the expensive piece of jewelry hanging down my neck?
“You should just admit you don’t know past my name,” he says.
“You don’t know past my name either,” I shoot back.
“Bethany Marie Howell,” he says. “Only child of Katherine and Chester Howell. Your father owns a three star hotel he inherited from his…”
“Five star hotel,” I say.
He turns to look at me. “I wouldn’t call that a five star hotel.”
“Chester’s Castle is a five star hotel.”
“I have a thousand and one reasons why it doesn’t qualify as a five star hotel,” he says. “Should I start?”
I make no attempt to answer.
“I always hear that empty shells make the loudest noise,” he says. “Being with you just proves this to me a thousand times in a split second.”
I scoff. “If this was coming from someone like Miller Jordan’s son, it wouldn’t be completely meaningless. But coming from a middle class like you…”
“Would it kill you to think before you spoke?”
I think for a moment. “No. Why?”
“Because, trust me, not everyone wants to hear your assumptions.”
“Well at least they’re not complaining.”
“You assume too much.”
“And most of the time I’m correct,” I say. “Wait, why are we having this conversation? You should be explaining how you got this car.”
“You’re probably assuming I stole it,” he says.
I don’t attempt to deny. I can’t stop thinking he stole this car, and the last thing I want is getting my name associated with a stolen property.
He goes on, “And like I already told you, it’s mine.”
“Miller Jordan is my father,” he says.
The news hits me like a hammer blow. Miller Jordan is one of the well known billionaire in town. He owns a football club and a couple other businesses, which includes a motor shop recently called AJ motors. It performs a number of services ranging from car repairs, rentals and sale.
It was rumored that he handed over his motor shop to his son on his 17th birthday. Now that I think of it, I find myself believing Alpha. If Alpha is Miller’s son, then AJ in the company name stands for Alpha Jordan.
I blurt out the next words that pop into my head. “You walk to school.”
He smiles. “I love reminding my legs they’re important. And, unlike some people, I’m not a show off.”
“Says the boy who goes around driving a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S,” I say.
“This is me testing it out before returning it to the garage,” he explains. “The brakes were faulty. I spent all morning fixing them.”
“Didn’t you say you owned the place?” I ask. I don’t know why, but I’m super eager to find some loopholes in his claims about being a billionaire.
“I’m sure if you were in my shoes you’d rather go around barking out orders to your employees,” he says. “I, on the other hand, love to make myself feel useful. Getting my hands dirty once in a while doesn’t hurt.”
|Literature / Re: Unknowing Alpha (alpha And Beta, Book 2) By D. L. Biranen by Darkcrisp(f): 12:14am|
Grunting my frustration, I roll over in bed and reach for my ringing phone. My groggy eyes find an unknown number on the screen.
I answer the call. “Hey?”
Silence greets me from the other end.
“Brad?” I ask. Getting no answer, I try again, “Henry? Uhm…Justin?”
“Sleep well?” the caller asks.
Oh my gosh! Alpha! With a hopeless grin, I bolt upright in bed and clear my throat to scratch out the remnant of my grogginess.
“Hi,” I say. “I mean, how did you get my number?” Once the question slips out of my mouth, I realize there is no greater fool than Bethany Howell.
Not every girl wakes up to a call from Alpha Jordan. Hell, he doesn’t even have their numbers. But here I am, giving him the impression that he’s bothering me. We’re supposed to be an item, so technically we should be done playing hard to get. How frustrating can I get?
“Am I interrupting something?” he asks.
Although I should still be in bed, I’d be plain stupid to tell him he interrupted my sleep. What would he think of me if he knew I stayed asleep till 10am? I don’t want to find out.
“No,” I say. “Good morning, Alpha.” I double check my voice, making sure it hovers between normal and sugar coated. I don’t want to scare him off with an overly artificial voice.
His next words cut through my thoughts. “Do you have any plans for today?”
My mouth goes dry as I grope for an answer. I bite my lower lip to interrupt a blossoming grin. Is this him yearning to spend a day with me?
My relationship with Alpha is too good to be true. When reality is too good to be true, it only means things are about to get bad. I’ve seen this in tons of movies.
“I’m free,” I say, although Brad and I already made plans to go out today. But that was B.A.E – Before Alpha Era.
“Why do I have a feeling you have a date with Brad or some other guy?” he asks, but doesn’t wait for me to answer. “Scratch that.”
“Is this a date?” I ask.
“What does it matter?” he asks. “We are going out. Why be so interested about adding a tag to it just yet?”
Alpha’s words translate as: Yes, this is definitely a date. But I want us to take this slow.
A grin spreads across my face. “Uhm…I’ll go get ready.”
“Okay.” He hangs up.
I punch the air and squeal like the love struck teenager that I am. Alpha and I are going on a date. Here comes the best day of the rest of my life.
Finding the right outfit eats up my time like a virus eating up memory space. If only I had a clue where we’re going, I’d be able to choose the perfect outfit.
Leaving a pile of clothes on my bed, I settle for a denim jacket, a white camisole, and skinny blue jeans. I stare at my under-dressed self in the mirror. My eyes droop, baring my displeasure.
Light makeup has never been my thing, but Alpha loves to have an undisturbed view of an underdressed girl’s freckles. And since I’m out to impress him, oh well.
I move to open my windows just in time to see a car steering toward our house. My heart does a flip turn, but a second look at the beast of a car steals the jitters from my stomach.
How is it possible he drives a car that’s a million times the price of mine? He obviously rented it, which is what worries me. Where did he get the money to rent it? Not even if he saves for a millennium can be afford a car like this. So how is it possible he’s in this car?
Placing my questions on hold, I exit the house and step in toward the car to have a closer look. Alpha is really in a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.
The driver’s door gives way, letting him climb out of the SUV. He looks hotter than he’s ever been, if that’s any possible, considering that he’s always drop dead gorgeous. The glittering black car behind him gives him a billionaire look I can’t get past.
My gaze stays fixated on the car. “Is this real?”
“Real as your crush on me,” he says, smiling.
Cheeks burning, I say, “Alpha, I don’t understand. Where did you get the money to rent this? We should have just used mine.”
A giggle escapes me. Since when did dogs have wings? My bank account would groan if I bought a car like this. And Alpha? With his social class, I doubt he can even afford the rear view mirror.
“Alpha, I know you’re trying so hard to impress me,” I say, touching his arm. “But you really didn’t have to go this far. I still don’t understand how you’re able to rent this. Did you rob a bank? Did you…”
|Religion / Re: Why Do Some People Dislike Islam? Answers.... by plappville(f): 12:11am|
More answers :
18,000 deadly terror attacks committed explicitly in the name of Islam in just the last ten years. (Other religions combined for perhaps a dozen or so).
Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, had people killed for insulting him or for criticizing his religion. This included women.
Muslims are told to emulate the example of Muhammad.
Muhammad said in many places that he has been "ordered by Allah to fight men until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is his messenger." In the last nine years of his life, he ordered no less than 65 military campaigns to do exactly that.
Muhammad inspired his men to war with the basest of motives, using captured loot, sex and a gluttonous paradise as incentives. He beheaded captives,enslaved children and raped women captured in battle. Again, Muslims are told to emulate the example of Muhammad.
After Muhammad died, the people who lived with him and knew his religion best immediately fell into war with each other.
Fatima, Muhammad's favorite daughter, survived the early years among the unbelievers at Mecca safe and sound, yet died of stress from the persecution of fellow Muslims only six months after her father died. She even miscarried Muhammad's grandchild after having her ribs broken by the man who became the second caliph.
It was the same caliph, Umar, who ordered the death of the first convert to Islam at Medina, an elderly leader who became a close companion to Muhammad and proved his worth in battle. Sa'd ibn Ubadah was killed after a failed bid to be caliph.
Fatima's husband Ali, who was the second convert to Islam and was raised like a son to Muhammad, fought a civil war against an army raised by Aisha, Muhammad's favorite wife - and one whom he had said was a "perfect woman." 10,000 Muslims were killed in a single battle waged less than 25 years after Muhammad's death.
Three of the first four Muslim rulers (caliphs) were murdered. All of them were among Muhammad's closest companions. The third caliph was killed by allies of the son of the first (who was murdered by the fifth caliph a few years later, then wrapped in the skin of a dead donkey and burned). The fourth caliph (Ali) was stabbed to death after a bitter dispute with the fifth. The fifth caliph went on to poison one of Muhammad's two favorite grandsons. The other grandson was later beheaded by the sixth caliph.
The infighting and power struggles between Muhammad's family members, closest companions and their children only intensified with time. Within 50 short years of Muhammad's death, even the Kaaba, which had stood for centuries under pagan religion, lay in ruins from internal Muslim war...
And that's just the fate of those within the house of Islam!
Muhammad directed Muslims to wage war on other religions and bring them under submission to Islam. Within the first few decades following his death, his Arabian companions invaded and conquered Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Zoroastrian lands. A mere 25 years after Muhammad's death, Muslim armies had captured land and people within the borders of over 28 modern countries outside of Saudi Arabia.
Muslims continued their Jihad against other religions for 1400 years, checked only by the ability of non-Muslims to defend themselves. To this day, not a week goes by that Islamic fundamentalists do not attempt to kill Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists explicitly in the name of Allah.
None of these other religions are at war with each other.
Islam is the only religion that has to retain its membership by formally threatening to kill anyone who leaves. This is according to the example set by Muhammad.
Islam teaches that non-Muslims are less than fully human. Muhammad said that Muslims can be put to death for murder, but that a Muslim could never be put to death for killing a non-Muslim.
The Quran never once speaks of Allah's love for non-Muslims, but it speaks of Allah's cruelty toward and hatred of non-Muslims more than 500 times.
"Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!"
(The last words from the cockpit of Flight 93)
|Religion / Re: Thinking Out Loud! by dalaman: 12:08am|
How did 4everGod deal with them?
-Is it by lying that he is a half Ukrainian when his pictures showed that he is a full blooded Nigerian?
-Lying that he raised a nameless dead people back to life and also lying that he healed two nameless nairalanders of HIV and another aliment I've forgotten what it was.
-Operating many different accounts. Including one in which he claimed to be a white teenage girl from America. Caught red handed using his two monikers to talk to himself as two different people. . That one really had me laughing for weeks after he was caught.
-Duping a fellow nairalander of millions of naira and running away only to be caught online viewing the topic and quickly editing any thing that has to do with his contact details here on nairaland.
Is this what you call dealing with? I remember you lying to support him by saying that you know a 10 years old that owns a car. Well done sir. You and your criminal brother in the lord are truly representing.
|Travel / Re: Tanker And Bus Collide In Ife, Passengers Burnt To Death (Graphic Photos) by Trottle: 11:57pm On Jul 24|
From Allah we came and to him we would return. This incident further shows the worthlessness of this life!
|TV/Movies / Re: Game Of Thrones Discussion (Beware Of Spoilers) by nymphomaniac(m): 11:56pm On Jul 24|
I hope the dornish family are not wiped out like the freys sha. Two dead, mother and last daughter hostage and about to be taken to the mother of the poor girl they murdered...as gifts i might add
|Politics / Re: Enugu, The Pride Of The East. by igwebuike01: 11:56pm On Jul 24|
davear:Lol, THose roads are not the busiest in Nigeria, yes, solid rail line is needed in east, but it is to connect us to other parts of Nigeria. This rail line is economically dead if its not connecting many far big cities in other parts of the country
|Politics / Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu Sneaks Into The States Of His Control, Is He Afraid? by enemybulldozer(m): 11:24pm On Jul 24|
oladeebo:Brain dead Afonja!!
If you like don't think how you're going to stay in this godforsaken contraption with hausa fulani. Some northern parts are trying to if they can identify with biafrans and leave hausa fulani alone.
|Politics / Re: Why Igbos In The North Should Be Grateful To IPOB For Opening Their Eyes by APCLyingBastard: 11:23pm On Jul 24|
Kill yourself already!
Because you will die eventually over Biafra
|Politics / Re: Why Igbos In The North Should Be Grateful To IPOB For Opening Their Eyes by ipobarecriminals: 11:17pm On Jul 24|
APCLyingBastard:i'm equal to the task .Ur thread is dead on arrival. Kanu is a fraudster.He can only play peep like u.Responsible igbo are going about/doing business. both fake and legitimate not while the miserable ones are out disturbing the peace of the country.#spite on ur flat head
|TV/Movies / Re: Game Of Thrones Discussion (Beware Of Spoilers) by Gbola5: 11:04pm On Jul 24|
Torrhen Stark bent the Knee, Sharra Arryn bent the knee, Aegon didn't conquer Dorne. Only the Kings of the Reach, the Westerlands, Stormlands, Riverlands/Iron Islands were defiant.
|Phones / Re: Motorola Is Officially Back In Nigeria; Unveils New Range Of Smartphones by Greyman11: 11:02pm On Jul 24|
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|Politics / Re: Buhari’s Photo With APC Governors In London Is Old And Fake – FFK by analyticalman23: 10:55pm On Jul 24|
l have never seen a country like Nigeria where so called educated and stark illiterate talk and reason the same way on public issues.The acting president and the kjobless meddlesome interlopers who should worry about the health of president so as to be confirm president.lf the president is sick and took leave for medical attention overseas .Must our prayer for President is to wish him dead? Remember that sick is like rain it does not fall on one roof.Who would rule this country perfectly without any dot of mistake or where both the rich and the poor would be the same,let him come out l am ready to vote and campaign for you with my money?.How many times do we see or read about citizens of civilized country criticized their president the way we do here in Nigeria?.
|Politics / Re: Anambra Election Will Hold If Nigeria Is Restructured Before October 1 - Kanu by Chimarcel: 10:54pm On Jul 24|
I don't know why every time, mumu Bokoharam children like you, will be saying what even the spirit of their stupid dead father cannot help them do. You better look for one goat and borrow brain anytime you want to make comment on this platform. Mugu!
|Politics / Re: Rochas Okorocha Speaks To BBC, Says President Buhari To Return In Two Weeks by tasteofcash: 10:52pm On Jul 24|
Hajja22:full time yeah. Can't be part of a ship whose captain is brain-dead
|Politics / Re: Rochas Okorocha Speaks To BBC, Says President Buhari To Return In Two Weeks by Hajja22(f): 10:45pm On Jul 24|
|TV/Movies / Re: Game Of Thrones Discussion (Beware Of Spoilers) by simi4me(m): 10:40pm On Jul 24|
none bent the knee, they were all killed and their swords used to forge the iron throne. A king would rather die than bend the knee for in dead lies honor. example the king beyond the world.
|Business / Re: 5 Lessons I Have Learnt From Earning Over N6 Million On Fiverr by Thewhizzkid1: 10:34pm On Jul 24|
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|Religion / Re: The Resurrection Of The Dead Pt 2. by MrPresident1: 10:33pm On Jul 24|
The dead will rise again, saith the LORD.
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