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Obi Cubana Speaks About His Ordeals With Anti-Drug Agency, NDLEA

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Entrepreneur and socialite, Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, was said to have recently spent some time in the office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for questioning over his alleged ties to some drug traffickers.

In an interview with media personality, Ifedayo Olarinde, aka Daddy Freeze, Obi stated that though he trusted the NDLEA to do a good job, he ‘felt low’ being linked with trafficking in hard drugs. Recall that prior to his encounter with the NDLEA, he had been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged money laundering.

Speaking about his ordeal with the anti-drug agency, Obi said, “While growing in life, people must face some challenges, and I am facing mine at the moment. I was in detention for four days and three nights. I did not feel bad because I knew the agency would do a thorough job and if I was cleared, I would be allowed to go because it was not a witch hunt. However, linking me to a drug issue made me feel low. It is repulsive because it is something I had made a covenant to never support, invest in or be part of. Getting the invitation from the NDLEA got to me because it is something I have always fought against. It destroys generations, and my children could also become victims. I was told someone paid money into my account, and I believe the agency, which I feel is a responsible one, would make their findings known to the public once they are done with their investigation.”

Contrary to what some people think, the Cubana Group honcho stated that he had no plans to get involved in politics. The Anambra State-born socialite said, “I have zero interest in politics. I am not interested in becoming a governor, whether now or in the future. I am the Governor of Cubana Empire, and that is enough for me. I have just one vote. Interestingly, my wife and I do not even discuss whom to support in elections because I feel it should be a personal decision.”

The nightclub proprietor also stated that he would like to meet the young hawker who recently went viral for giving money to people in a prison van while selling water in traffic. He said, “I want to meet the boy, and I want him to go to school in good condition. I would sponsor him through the university. If he wants to do study for a Master’s degree outside the country, I will make sure he is comfortable while going to school because his act of giving touched me. I would do whatever he wants for him, and by God’s grace, when he is done with school, he would get a top-level position at any of my organizations. However, if he finds a ‘higher calling’, he is free to do as he pleases. I just want him to know he now has a mentor who would guide him through this tough world.”

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In memory of my brother, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru —Archbishop Emeka Agwu

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In Loving Memorial Of Late COAS, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief Of Army Staff, Nigerian Army

Life itself is futile in several respects, but made plausible by the rectitude exercised by veritable men, such as you were among us. Today, we recount your attributes with gleeful hearts; yet, with sincere pain in our hearts we thank God profusely because a conqueror is reckoned amongst us, one that overcame the oddities of this life and triumphed over its inordinate allurements to the realm above.

Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, a friend, but a brother, my wife and I went through enormous grief when we received the news of your sudden departure, especially after we learnt the circumstance that orchestrated your painful exit. The light of joy we had always experienced in our relationship with you was extinguished, just like a candle in the wind; and we went into pensive mood, recalling with nostalgia the times we spent together, and the unforgettable moments of communal fraternity.

We would not forget your resourcefulness and resilience, and your unalloyed pursuit for peace, mutual respectability, love, and enduring tenderness towards the people. We were witnesses to your profound humility, eschewing bitterness in circumstances that mean men would vent their anger, given their place and status such as you occupied variously in your lifetime. For this, we revere you.

You adorned your dispositions with utmost gentleness, such that people who knew you too well were encouraged that in our time, one still lived that was as harmless as a dove. You were indeed meek beyond measure, and such is one of the salient identities of astutely disciplined minds. Your quiet mien, reconciliatory approach to vexed issues, diligence, sensitivity to the wellbeing of others, disinterestedness in earthly acclaim, and continual quest for oneness and unity of purpose are some of the salient attributes you possessed, for which you were known, and for which you would always be remembered. You wore integrity as a garment, kindness radiated from your heart like the rising early morning sun. For these and many more, we thank God immensely for granting among us, such a rare gem as you were. You would be remembered always, especially within the military circle of the Nigerian army, but more so amongst people who knew you too well.

Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, you were called to duty as Chief of Army Staff. You nursed in your heart the necessity to reposition the Nigerian Army. You had the revered purpose of entrenching professionalism in the Nigerian army. You were poised to foster integrity as a culture within the ranks and file. Again, it was utmost in your agenda to scuttle insurgency and create again a peaceful Nigerian State where everyone would be safe. You yearned for a detribalised Nigerian nation where everyone is welcome everywhere, and accommodated warmly, irrespective of tribe, ethnicity, or any other untoward inclination.

In some of our conversations, you were worried about the future of the Nigerian child, and the economic imbalances that have grossly derailed the wholesomeness of the family unit. You looked up to a time when the womenfolk would be suitably empowered in diverse ways to function appropriately in their God-given role as home makers and builders in no little dimensions, and by extension, help in remodelling the Nigerian society. Furthermore, you craved for such a time when we would have a beautiful Nigeria to which Nigerians in diaspora would return, as their motherland and be glad that they have a country they could call home.

You were charitable in several respects; and those who came to you went away rejoicing often times. You did not know how to send them away empty-handed. It was not in your character. People who knew you with this attribute will always adore you still.

You detested nepotism, sectionalism of all sorts, and you decried religious intolerance. It was your unalloyed wish that Nigerians should love and care for one another in oneness of heart and spirit.

Beloved, we are pained in our hearts still; and probably, this wound would be hard to heal. However, what can one say or now, especially when all ill is done. The ill-fated plane crash of May 21, 2021 took all our calm away. Now we are distraught, and only God can heal the wound in our hearts.

We pray God to grant my beloved one! Continues Rest in perfect peace.

Archbishop (Dr) Emeka Agwu is the general overseer of Houston-based Voice of Evangelism International

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Bobby Brown’s Wife Alicia: ‘Bobby and Whitney Were Their Time — I’m the Yin to His Yang’

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Bobby Brown knows what it feels like to get a second chance at love and life.

Ahead of his new A&E documentary Biography: Bobby Brown, premiering May 30, the 53-year-old singer and his wife and manager Alicia Etheredge-Brown, opened up to PEOPLE about their surprising love story and what it’s like raising three young children together.

Brown and Etheredge first met in the late ’80s, not long after he was ousted from the hit R&B group New Edition. As she remembers “He was fun and crazy and full of energy,” she says. Interjects Brown, who chuckles thinking back on his “bad boy” persona: “I was full of something.”

The two formed a platonic friendship at the time that lasted decades. After his split from Houston in 2007, Etheredge-Brown says she noticed that the spark within him had died

She tells PEOPLE, “He was in a pretty sad place. I saw him dealing with heartbreak. I saw him fighting to get back to his music and to what he loves.”

Brown recalls living out of his car at the time. In his despair, the two began working together and it wasn’t long until sparks began to fly. The pair married in 2012 and have welcomed three children together: Cassius, 13, Bodhi, 6, and Hendrix, 5.

Bobby Brown goes shopping with wife Alicia Etheredge after The Masked  Singer | Daily Mail Online

 “I am the yin to his yang,” Etherege-Brown says of their relationship, which will be on full display in the new A&E reality series Bobby Brown: Every Little Step, premiering just after his documentary airs on May 31. Through the years the couple have faced the worst life has to offer, including Brown’s battle with addiction and the loss of his children Bobbi Kristina and Bobby Jr. to drug abuse.

But they’ve also carried the burden of living in the shadow of Brown’s previous marriage to late superstar Whitney Houston. As they near their 10-year anniversary, Etheredge-Brown says she’s long since arrived at a place of understanding and contentment when it comes to the memory of Houston and Brown’s never-ending connection to the late star.

“Bobby and Whitney were their time,” she says. “I also came from a place. So knowing that he loved hard and came out the other end and somehow we were meant to be and found each other again, that’s what I focus on.”

While the pair is bringing cameras into their home for the 12-episode reality series, Brown set out clear parameters. “There’s certain times we can be filmed and certain times that you’ve got to cut the cameras off,” he says.

Back in the early ’00s, he and Houston put their marriage on display for the world, starring in the highly-criticized show Being Bobby Brown, which many said spotlighted their addiction and marriage struggles and helped tarnish Houston’s sterling image.

Etheredge-Brown says of their new show, “We walked into it of course with caution. We’ve been approached a few times, but A&E gave us the privilege to produce and have a say in what we’re doing. We’re really proud of it.”

A main focus of the series will be Brown’s kids, including adult son Landon and daughter LaPrincia from previous relationships. “It’s rewarding, but so exhausting,” Brown says of fatherhood, especially with his littlest ones.

Still, he adds, “My kids are just everything to me.”

Culled from The People

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Simone Biles Steps Out in Vibrant Orange During Date Night With Her Fiancé

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Simone Biles lit up Instagram on Wednesday in a tangerine minidress and a matching manicure. Biles paused to snap a few mirror selfies before heading out on a date night with her fiancé, Jonathan Owens, in a strappy, fitted dress that hit just above mid-thigh. Standing beside Biles, Owens was dressed in a black T-shirt, matching sneakers, and a pair of cropped gray slacks.

Biles styled her look with an alligator-print mini handbag in a shade of apricot, silver jewelry — including a “J” necklace — and white heeled sandals with translucent straps. Keeping the color scheme going, she also rocked a bright-orange manicure. It’s no wonder this winning look sparked a flurry of fire and hot-face emoji in the comments section.

Biles also gave this vibrant color a spin earlier this month when she wore a ruffled orange crop-top during another date night out with Owens. Beyond her date-night style, the Olympic gold medalist has also sported a series of tropical-vacation looks — including a chic 2000s tube top and several bikinis — that have us ready to book a trip just for the wardrobe possibilities.

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