SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Bloodties

"Bloodties" is a 1993 Avengers/X-Men crossover that celebrates the 30th anniversary of both franchises. It is a direct sequel to the X-Men "Fatal Attractions" storyline, in which Charles Xavier mindwipes Magneto; the story of "Bloodties" details a civil war between the human and mutant populations of Genosha, incited by Magneto's former protogé Fabian Cortez. Unaware of Magneto's incapacitation, Cortez attempts to shield himself from his former master's wrath by kidnapping Magneto's granddaughter Luna; as Luna's father Quicksilver has strong ties to the X-Men and her mother Crystal is a member of the Avengers, both teams become involved in the Genoshan conflict. The situation is further complicated by Magneto's lieutenant and self-proclaimed heir Exodus, who seeks to kill both Cortez for his betrayal and Luna for "disgracing" Magneto's line by being human. Genosha is embroiled in a civil war between human and mutants due to Fabian Cortez inciting it. Cortez kidnaps Luna, forces the child to witness the chaos, engulfing Genosha's capital Hammer Bay.

Meanwhile, Nick Fury informs the Avengers of the situation in Genosha should not be in their worries until Valerie Cooper and the United Nations give the greenlight to them. Many Avenger members question the government's paranoia; when Crystal retrieves what was thought to be Luna, the Black Knight smacks her away, revealing to be a Genoshan Mutate warning the Avengers the end of Genosha is near. Professor X and the X-Men learn of the Genoshan civil war and split up, with Professor X and the Beast to leave with the U. S. Agent and Henry Peter Gyrich, the X-Men leaving right behind them. Back at Avengers Mansion, the Avengers go against Fury's orders and decide to go to Genosha, only to have S. H. I. E. L. D. Halt them. While the two strike teams make their way to Genosha, Cortez sends a threatening message to the media, stating that all remaining humans in Genosha will perish at his hands. Cortez readies an army of mutants and Mutates to eliminate the humans in Hammer Bay, while Quicksilver expresses rage that Magneto's message will come to fruition.

At Avalon, Colossus contemplates what more could be done to help Genosha whilst Exodus interrupts him. Colossus admits he is done fighting for the dreams of other people, decided to stay in space to find himself again, he leaves. On Earth, the Avengers have a battle with S. H. I. E. L. D. After the encounter, an Avengers strike team leave for Genosha, leaving the rest of the Avengers to deal with the United Nations' response. At Genosha, Professor X and Beast break off from their UN allies to meet with the Genoshan Mutate rebels, the U. S. Agent hijacks a vehicle to explore deeper into Genosha. Near Hammer Bay, the X-Men are confronted by his loyalists; the Avengers arrive at Hammer Bay and encounter Exodus, who warns the heroes Magneto's will live on in Genosha once the humans in the country are exterminated. Hawkeye, Black Widow, Vision, Spider-Woman, Giant-Man are taken to the UN Headquarters, where Hawkeye has a full-blown argument with the UN Director over the handling of Genosha. Elsewhere, in Hammer Bay, War Machine does battle with Exodus as the rest of his teammates deal with the chaos in the streets.

The U. S. Agent catches up with Beast and Professor X in the sewers, the three discover an army of Mutates; the three are discovered by the Genoshan Magistrates. Just outside the city, the X-Men defeat Cortez's loyalists and question Cortez, only to be revealed that a Mutate was impersonating Cortez. Exodus defeats War Machine in a lengthy fight, shifts his focus to Sersi. Professor X, the U. S. Agent do battle with the Genoshan Magistrates, come out victorious, they find Gyrich helping the Mutates, join with him. Above Hammer Bay and Sersi have a violent battle, leading the rest of the heroes to worry about Genosha's impending demise. At the UN Headquarters, Black Widow informs the attendants and UN officials the Avengers will no longer be under supervision of the United States government; the X-Men arrive in Hammer Bay, examines the aftermath of the destruction the civil war has caused upon the once prosperous city. A few miles away and Exodus fight to a stalemate, the Black Knight and War Machine intervenes to stop Sersi from causing more damage.

Beneath the Citadel, Jean and the Scarlet Witch meets with Crystal. Cortez appears, holds Luna as a human shield. Scarlet Witch attempts to attack, but Quicksilver stops her, knowing Cortez will want one of them to react so Luna will die. Exodus arrives, threatens to kill Cortez for the latter betraying Magneto, whilst Cortez begs the makeshift heroes to save him from Exodus. Inside the Helicarrier, Nick Fury shows footage of Genosha's deteriorating state to the West Coast Avengers, with the Black Widow sadly admits that prayer is all they have right now. In Genosha, a force field is erected around the country to ensure no more involvement with outsiders. Below the Citadel, Exodus kills Cortez and takes Luna hostage in the process; the X-Men and the Avengers decide to find and take down Exodus. After Storm and War Machine unsuccessfully break down the barrier, Professor X sends an urgent telepathic message to the two teams; the X-Men and Avengers arrive to help Professor X, Beast and the Agent vanquish the Genoshan Magistrates and their reinforcements.

As they tend to the wounded, Exodus comes and reveals his plan to destroy Genosha. He proclaims he is only heir to be Magneto's only successor, that to ensure it happens, he wi

Amaju Pinnick

Amaju Melvin Pinnick is a Nigerian football administrator presently serving as the current president of the Nigeria Football Federation, a role he was first elected to in September 2014. On 20 September 2018, Pinnick was re-elected as the NFF President, he was the First Vice President of Confederation of African Football between September 2018 and July 2019, a member of the Organising Committee for FIFA competitions. Pinnick started his career as the chair of the Delta Sports Commission in 2010. Subsequently, he was appointed chair of Delta State Football Association in 2011. On 30 September 2014 he was elected President of the Nigeria Football Federation. On 20 September 2018, he was re-elected for another four-year term in office in the NFF Elective Congress in Katsina, his administration has seen the successful passage of the Nigeria Football Federation Bill through the National Assembly of Nigeria awaiting passage into Law by the President Muhammadu Buhari's assent. On 19 January 2017 Amaju Pinnick was appointed member of the organizing committee for FIFA competitions.

He was elected into the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee on 16 March 2017. Subsequently, on 8 May 2017 he was appointed President of AFCON, he became the First Vice President of the Confederation of African Football as well on September 2018, replacing Kwesi Nyantakyi. On 19 July 2019, CAF President Ahmad Ahmad decided not to re-nominate Pinnick for as the First Vice President role, due for election every two years, citing differences in focus and direction for CAF. Pinnick accepted Constant Omari replaced him as successor, he was the 2016 The Sun Newspapers Sports Personality of Year Award winner, in 2018 which he shared the award with Nigeria national football team Head Coach, Gernot Rohr. On 8 April 2016 a Federal High Court in Plateau State invalidated the 2014 NFF Presidential election this was as a result of a petition by his opponent Chris Giwa. After the court ruling, Chris Giwa was announced legitimate winner of the election but on 11 April 2016 FIFA wrote NFF stating that the court was interfering with matters of the Nigeria Football Federation and that if the ruling was not overturned Nigeria would face FIFA ban.

In July 2016 President Goodluck Jonathan appealed to Chris Giwa to withdraw the case, announcing Amaju Pinnick the President of the NFF. On 5 January 2019 publications were made by several news agencies alleging fraud in the NFF. Pinnick was supposedly placed on a travel ban by the Department of State Security pending an investigation, ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari. On 6 January 2019, the Presidency of Nigeria made a press release stating that it had neither ordered the arrest or placed a travel ban on the NFF president. On 2 May 2019 a Nigerian court ordered the NFF to provide the chargesheet for Amaju Pinnick in an alleged FIFA grant scandal. On 7 May 2019, the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property filed a 17- count charge against Pinnick, Seyi Akinwunmi, Shehu Dikko, Ahmed Yusuf and Mohammed Sanusi all officials of the NFF. Pinnick among three others were charged for misappropriating $8.4 million paid by Fédération Internationale de Football Association to NFF for appearance fee at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Pinnick is charged with not declaring his assets according to the Code of Conduct Bureau Act. In Pinnick's defense, the NFF stated that their PricewaterhouseCoopers audited accounts was published publicly and FIFA has the exclusive rights and competence to investigate and judge the conduct of persons bound by their code of ethics as regards to funds and that their petition against the allegation had been filed in the Federal High Court, Abuja. Pinnick was born in 1 December 1970 into a polygamous family of nineteen children. Amaju Pinnick is married to Julie Pinnick and they have four children. Pinnick first attended Hussey College Warri. In 1994, Pinnick obtained his BSc in Political science and Public administration from the University of Benin, he is a Business man and a nephew to Chief Joe and Late Pa Johnson O. S. Ayonmike through his mother, Madam Rebecca Pinnick. Pinnick sustained facial injuries during a St. Valentine's Day party he hosted for couples in 2011 after a firework exploded in his face at his residence in Warri, Delta State.

The domestic accident affected his cheekbones and eardrums which required 14 surgeries to fix in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Shell Nigeria Area, Warri, for 10 days. NFF Financial Statements FIFA Code of Ethics 2018 amajumelvinpinnick.com