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Family / Today Is Father’s Day. Happy Father's Day � by obo389(m): 4:56am On Jun 16
Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful Fathers.
To all the incredible Dads out there today.

We celebrate you not just for your role as a father, but for the love, strength, and wisdom you bring to the lives of your family and everyone around you every day.

Your dedication is a guiding light, showing us the way through life’s challenges and joys alike.

From teaching us to ride a bike to being our rock through tough times, your presence is a steady force that shapes who we are.

Your immense sacrifices often go unnoticed but they are deeply felt and forever appreciated.

On this special day, we want to remind you of the immense impact you have on your family and beyond. Your kindness, humor, and unwavering support make our world brighter and our hearts fuller.

Here’s to the moments we have shared and the memories we will create.

Thank you for being not just a Dad, but a hero, a mentor, and a friend.

Happy Father’s Day to the real Dads out there.

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TV/Movies / Re: Multichoice Ignores Court Order, proceeds With DSTV, Gotv subscription Hikes by obo389(m): 8:47am On May 01
What do you expect?
Do your politicians, lawmakers and the likes respect the rule of law and the courts in Nigeria?
So na dog 🐕 eat dog 🐕 matter be this.
At the end of the day, nothing dey happen.

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TV/Movies / Re: Multichoice Ignores Court Order, proceeds With DSTV, Gotv subscription Hikes by obo389(m): 8:47am On May 01
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TV/Movies / Re: Multichoice Ignores Court Order, proceeds With DSTV, Gotv subscription Hikes by obo389(m): 8:46am On May 01
Why won't they ignore?
Do your politicians, law makers and the likes respect the court in Nigeria before?

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Celebrities / Re: IK Ogbonna Celebrates Ini Edo's 42nd Birthday With Loved-Up Video by obo389(m): 11:18am On Apr 23
Na here you go know say something fishy either dey currently happen or e don happen before between these 2.
Romance / Re: She'd Be 31 Soon This Month, Looking For A Life Partner by obo389(m): 7:52am On Apr 15
TooResilient:


I'd like to procreate, to have children to pass on my knowledge and my wealth and to have them within the confines of a blessed marriage.😎
Thoughtful of you and weldone.
At least, you are among the few who wants to be under the tutelage if a man with a blessed home.
Crime / Re: Man Held For Allegedly Beating Wife To Death In Lagos by obo389(m): 8:35am On Mar 29
Men still dey beat women ?
Phones / Re: Internet Outages Experienced In Nigeria Over Damage Of 3 Undersea Cables by obo389(m): 5:40pm On Mar 15
kay10:
All banks apps are currently experiencing Internet glitches
Except stanbic IBTC
Politics / Re: Breaking News: Nigerians get ready as FG makes moves on Fuel Subsidy by obo389(m): 9:43pm On Mar 02
[/quote]https://leadership.ng/pms-landing-cost-hits-n1000-mark/#:~:text=Presently[quote]
Landing cost now is #1,000.
God help us.
NNPC is the only fuel station ⛽️ selling cheap in this part of the country.
I don't know of other states.
Health / Re: How Rot In LUTH Led To Us-based Nigerian’s Death by obo389(m): 8:37am On Feb 27
Administration1:



My point remains, irrespective of funding, we as a people can do better, and I stand by my words Teaching Hospitals are not for emergencies.
I will continue to say this, anybody going to LUTH either for emergencies or not is just going there to waste money and probably DIE if care not taken.
My experience in that death trap they call hospital is still fresh.
If I knew these people, would have advised them to go to a better hospitals there in lagos.
Foreign Affairs / Re: U.S Military Helicopter Crashes, Killing 2 Soldiers During Training (Photo) by obo389(m): 8:15am On Feb 25
If this incident happened in Nigeria 🇳🇬, nobody go rest.
Everyone will reign insults on the NA and everything forgetting catastrophe can befall anyone irrespective of country.

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Romance / Re: Why Majority Of Married Men No Longer Kiss Their Wives by obo389(m): 7:20pm On Jan 12
Their mouth don dey smell

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Romance / Re: My Muslim Neighbour Is Angry With Me For No Reason. ???? by obo389(m): 6:21pm On Dec 26, 2023
Out of the love you gave them your food, e go shock you say them go throwaway that food.
No vex when you notice am sha.
Travel / Re: Please No One Should Come To Kazakhstan by obo389(m): 1:11pm On Dec 24, 2023
Wetn you sef find go Kazakhstan?

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Romance / Re: Can You Marry An Ex Hook Up Girl If She Changed? by obo389(m): 7:38pm On Dec 22, 2023
Those girls no dey change and they no dey retire.
Even after getting what they want, them go still commot go do HK.

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Autos / Re: SOLD! SOLD!! SOLD!!! **FRESH!** Foreign Used 2018 Yaris iA For ₦11m!! by obo389(m): 11:05pm On Nov 15, 2023
This car not yet sold?
Autos / Re: Distress Sale Brand New 2021 Toyota Hilux Adventure For Sale by obo389(m): 6:01am On Nov 14, 2023
Price
Politics / Re: Why I Slumped During Ministerial Screening – Balarabe by obo389(m): 10:18am On Oct 05, 2023
Oga you no dey fit

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Autos / Re: 2020 Model, Few Months Used, Mercedes Benz GLE 350 by obo389(m): 6:34am On Sep 29, 2023
PNomsule:
U dey whine, how is this a 2020 GLE ogbeni?!
I tire oo
Him come say na few months used.
See engine wey be few months used as e dirty.

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Romance / Re: Sex With A 50 Year Old Woman by obo389(m): 6:14am On Sep 29, 2023
OtuologyProf:

I don't know who is in a better position to explain this mystery.
But once you have sex with a 50 year old woman, she now looks 'small' in your eyes.
I don't really know how to explain this thing, but I hope some of you will understand and help explain more. She go cum dey like one teenager, even her voice go change for your auditory meatus. cool
The older the wine 🍷, the sweeter and better it is.

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Politics / Re: Protest Rocks Abuja As Wike’s Men Crush 470 Motorcycles by obo389(m): 6:12am On Sep 29, 2023
Wz the fuzz about?
Elrufai did far worse and nothing happened and heaven did not fall.

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Celebrities / Re: Mohbad: Sam Larry Arrested & In Police Custody - PRO (Photos) by obo389(m): 6:07am On Sep 29, 2023
Those people he works for will influence his release shortly undecided

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Celebrities / Re: Stop Interfering With Mohbad’s Death Probe, Police Warn Bloggers, Others by obo389(m): 6:25am On Sep 23, 2023
TemplarLandry:
Especially that greasy piglet called Gists Lover. I don't like her for anything. She's so uncultured.
Is it confirmed that the identity behind that blog is a woman?
Family / Re: He Found The Truth About Her Virginity On Their Wedding Night, And This Happened by obo389(m): 4:04pm On Sep 12, 2023
He wants to keep the bedsheets of blood stains as evidence.
Na nonsense thing person ear dey hear sha
Family / Re: See Why My Mother Cursed Me by obo389(m): 1:58pm On Sep 12, 2023
Bros your mama na gangster
Business / Re: Interswitch Launches Google Pay Support On Its Payment Gateway In Nigeria by obo389(m): 12:32pm On Sep 11, 2023
Can someone kindly show us how the app looks like on playstore?
It looks confusing
Music/Radio / Burna Boy Sounds Creatively Exhausted By Lawrence Burney by obo389(m): 10:22am On Sep 01, 2023
Burna Boy frames himself as a virtuous messenger to the African diaspora, here to deliver a better understanding of your cultural foundation. From the outset, his work has housed elements of Black music from across the globe, and he’s prioritized collaborating with African artists outside of his native Nigeria, including Angelique Kidjo and M.anifest. But with 2019’s African Giant, his fourth album and the one that made him a star overseas, he turned that Pan-African ethos into an official calling card, merging songs that expressed frustration over his home country’s flawed sociopolitical isms with A-list features from artists of African descent from the U.S. and Caribbean. In interviews at the time, Burna stressed that working with popular acts like Future, YG, and Jeremih wasn’t a cheap attempt to cross over; rather, it was a tactic to redirect displaced children of Africa back to their homeland. The goal was to forge transatlantic and intracontinental connections through art. “I care about crossing over but in the opposite way — I want to come here and cross you over to where I am, because where I am is your actual home,” he told me in 2019. The 32-year-old’s stylistic presentation — and convincing interpretation of hip-hop and dancehall — has gained him more credibility and commerciality in America than his Naija contemporaries, Davido and Wizkid. His semblance of familiarity, along with the specificity he used to detail his Nigerian upbringing, also added new layers to the global Black experience for Black Americans to peel back. It’s a formula that’s helped Burna construct a global empire.

But with the arrival of his new album, I Told Them …, Burna’s self-image may be finally getting in the way of his artistic growth. Earlier in the year, he commented on the importance of the global diaspora returning to (an unspecified section of) Africa: “Why do you think the Chinese American has their respect and they don’t go through the things African Americans go through? You know why? The Chinese American has a base. He actually knows where he comes from in China.” Backlash ensued, and he responded by noting how sad it was that there were “Black people who would prefer we stay divided and conquered.” Then, in an interview with Zane Lowe about making the new record, Burna spoke of frustrations with his Nigerian audience, explaining that people outside of his home country seem to know him best: “Most of Nigerian music — Afrobeats, that’s what people like to call it — is mostly about nothing. Literally nothing. There’s no substance to it. Nobody’s talking about anything. It’s just a great time.” In both instances, the frailty of Burna Boy’s attempt at prophetism came into focus. In posturing his music to be within the tradition of Pan-Africanism — all while holding position as Nigeria’s most prominent international recording artist today — Burna is making a habit of speaking as an ill-informed authority without embracing the accountability of a sound leader. In doing so, he calls more attention to the holes in his own creative outlook.

This further plays out on I Told Them … Thematically, it aspires to be a validation of Burna’s journey thus far. But the execution is rickety, and he ends up finger-wagging at people who didn’t believe he’d be the West African torchbearer he is now. On the album’s titular opener, he reminds us, “I told them I was amazing, they told me I was crazy.” On “Normal,” he makes mention of people doubting his potential — something he also spoke about in his conversation with Lowe: “You know they say a lot of times that a prophet is not really recognized in his home. So this one is for the people in my own home who didn’t believe.” These feelings of contempt are scattered throughout the album. But rather than going full villain as he does in conversation, he throws jabs at a generalized populace.

Burna is typically better at sticking to a script. After the foolproof narrative that accompanied African Giant, he kept up his momentum as a shepherd on the path to enlightenment. For 2020’s Twice As Tall, he released a video comic strip that showed him being chosen by a legion of gods who extend affirmations: “Indeed, you will be as a god to these people. Walk under this glorious burden of purpose and know no fear.” Diddy, who came on at the 11th hour as the album’s executive producer, emphasized that “we from the same tribe” and are in desperate need of extending love to one another. And Coldplay’s Chris Martin lended a hook to “Monsters You Made,” one of Burna’s most eloquent takes on the present-day legacy of Nigeria’s colonization. Last year’s Love, Damini was less anchored by this internalized obligation; though it featured one of the singer’s most massive hits to date in “Last, Last,” it loosened his grip on sociopolitical interests as a marketing tool by swinging for potential chart-toppers. (Guests on the album included pop juggernauts Ed Sheeran, J Balvin, and Khalid.)

With that history in mind, it’s hard not to recognize this new go-round as a step behind. The artwork is in the form of a one-off magazine that teases lessons to live by: Don’t Complain, Don’t Explain, Just Believe. At times, it feels like I Told Them … is trying to convey some sort of battle Burna is enduring, while an outside voice offers motivation or assurance. At others, it’s just the good time he reduced his musical contemporaries in Nigeria to in the interview with Lowe. Resentment and disconcertion are palpable in spurts. On “Cheat on Me,” with British rapper Dave, he cautions people to take full consideration before criticizing. (In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, he expanded on some sources of his irritation. “To this day, there’s many Nigerians who can tell you an American rapper who just started their career, and they’ll say they’re bigger than Burna Boy. They don’t understand it.”) And the album is bookended by loose narration from iconic New York hip-hop voices, with GZA and RZA dropping in from the dojo to sprinkle jewels of wisdom. GZA’s contribution to the intro is ushered out by the banging of a gong, and lazily placed sound effects of kung-fu fight scenes are sparingly distributed throughout the album for no reason other than to call back to the Wu-Tang aesthetic. Though there are bright spots — the 255 and LeriQ–produced “Dey Play,” which features the modern-day Afrobeats sound in its most recognizable form; the Jeremih “Birthday Sex”–sampling “City Boys”; “If I’m Lying,” a stripped-down, emotional look inward about how trying perseverance can be even when Burna’s up for the job — the album never quite rounds out the through-line it initially promises.

Considering his output over the past five years (I Told Them … is his fifth album since 2018) and relentless touring schedule, it feels like Burna Boy is entering a period of creative exhaustion. Record-breaking concerts and global name recognition abound, while an already stamped legacy affords him the ability to gleefully reflect on his place within the culture. But those accolades also present the risk of exceptionalist thought. Why else would a person whose whole thing is being a diasporic connector and a beacon of hope to his homeland make disparaging remarks about his peers on one of music’s biggest digital stages in order to emphasize his significance? Why would he close the album with “Thanks,” which, with the help of J. Cole, touts his personal success and efforts to bring Nigerian culture to the forefront as reasons for him to be exempt from criticism or skepticism in any form when there are more pressing issues at hand? “Is this the motherfuckin’ thanks I get?” he asks. In what is meant to feel like a victory lap, we’re left with something of the Drake variety: bitterness, paranoia, and a heightened self-consciousness stemming from the success he pushed for and the responsibility as a “chosen leader” he placed on his own shoulders. All because people aren’t in a constant state of genuflection.

Source: https://www.vulture.com/2023/08/burna-boy-i-told-them.html?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=s1&utm_campaign=nym
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TV/Movies / Re: Venita And Uriel Fight Dirty Over Drama Roleplay by obo389(m): 7:54pm On Aug 09, 2023
This useless game never finish?

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Sports / Re: FIFPRO Assisting Super Falcons In Dispute With NFF. by obo389(m): 1:44pm On Aug 08, 2023
Nigerians are never honest with responsibilities.
Shame on them.

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Family / Re: Can Your Marriage Survive Japa? by obo389(m): 4:21pm On Jul 18, 2023
Things are happening
Politics / Re: Final Phase Of Maiduguri Gas Power Plant Completed by obo389(m): 5:34am On Jul 11, 2023
Flathead8:
Final phase of Maiduguri Gas Power Plant completed

Installation of a liquefied natural gas tank at the Maiduguri Emergency Gas Power Plant has been completed.

Greenville LNG, the company contracted for the project confirmed the development in a statement issued through its LinkedIn page on Friday.

'We are pleased to announce that Greenville LNG, in partnership with NNPC, has achieved a successful and on-schedule installation of the LNG tank and equipment at the Maiduguri Power Plant.

'This collaborative project holds great promise for driving positive economic growth and creating new business opportunities in Borno, Maiduguri.

'The successful completion of this endeavor further underscores Greenville's steadfast commitment to leadership in the oil and gas sector and its unwavering dedication to promoting the utilization of gas in Nigeria,' the statement read,’ part of the statement read.

The 50-megawatt power plant was initially designed with a diesel and gas competent.

President Muhammadu Buhari, March 2, 2023 officially commissioned the project with only the diesel component.

The completion of the gas component is considered another milestone achievement for the reliable and sustainable electricity generation.

The power project was necessitated by the extended power outages experienced in the state capital as a result of vandalism of transmission line along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road by the insurgents.

This installation LNG tank, by Greenville, means the gas power plant can begin full operation and supply of power to Borno state and environs.
Source please

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