Monday, September 26, 2016

Another judge hands off Kanu's case pending NJC's investigation

 Today, Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, handed off the case of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and returned the case file to the Chief Judge for re-assignment.

Kanu's lead counsel, Chuks Muoma (SAN) told the court that it will only be proper for the court to suspend hearing of the case pending the outcome of investigation of the Nigerian Judicial Council (NJC).

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Syrian Army foils massive ISIS attack in Deir Ezzor

DEIR EZZOR, SYRIA (8:00 A.M.) - One day after seizing large parts of Jufrah Farms, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched a wide-scale offensive in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, targeting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) controlled districts and military sites.

ISIS began their assault by storming the last farms under the Syrian Army's control at Jufrah; this resulted in an intense series of clashes that lasted for more than 6 hours on Saturday.

EFCC links Patience Jonathan with 9 houses, 2 hotels, one plaza - The Nation

According to a new report, EFCC investigators probing ex-First Lady Patience Jonathan’s link with five choice buildings, including a N5billion hotel in Abuja, have unearthed seven additional properties believed to be owned by her.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Niger Delta Avengers blow up Bonny Export Line over FG's victimization of its people

A statement released on their website, by its spokesman, Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, reads: On the 23rd September 2016, our strike team at 20:40PM hours time has brought down oil productions activities at the Bonny 48 inches crude oil Export Line.

This action is a signature to the over dramatization of the so-called dialogue and negotiation process on the side of Pres. Buhari and his government.

How Kidnappers Disguise As Police Man To Rob On The Streets Of Lagos

Friday, September 23, 2016

Les Deplorables

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik News
Perplexed global public opinion holds its breath at the (circus) best American “democracy” is able to conjure: the first
cage match this coming Monday between a Queen of War profiting from a mighty (Clinton) Cash Machine and a billionaire uber-narcissist adored by a “basket of deplorables”.
This is a circus quite fitting for a self-described “indispensable nation” where “evil” has been propelled – seriously – to the status of philosophical category.

Why It Is Impossible For Buhari Stop Blaming Past Govts - Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has made excuses for President Muhammadu Buhari’s habit of reminiscing on the past and blaming past administrations for the economic turmoil in the country, saying “yesterday remains relevant in understanding today in order to make choices that make tomorrow different and better”.

Recession: Top 3 Nigerian National Assets Buhari Must Not Sell- RMAFC

The selling off of Nigeria’s national assets has been in many discussions over the past few days with many arguing in favor and others arguing against the idea.

The chairman of the Dangote group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is one of the voices in support of the selling of some of the national assets to tackle the recession, especially Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

He said: “The only way for us to get out of this recession is to make sure we move into action quickly; by diversifying the economy quickly.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Governors pass vote of confidence on the Minister of Budget and Minister of Finance

Today, the governors said Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, are not responsible for plunging the country into recession. This rubbishes the National Assembly’s call for the removal of the two ministers.

'Not a Game': US Flies More Nuclear Bombers Over Korean Peninsula

Following the US Defense Secretary’s warning that American troops are prepared to fight North Korea, the Pentagon has flown two bombers over the peninsula in a show of force.

"The slogan of US Forces Korea, many of you probably know, is 'fight tonight.' Not because that’s what we want to do, but because that’s what we have to be able to do and we are ready to do," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Monday.

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Ipob’s Threat Forces Bishops To Flee Anambra

THE five- day standing committee of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, ended abruptly in Awka Wednesday following the sit-at-home threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The meeting, attended by 170 Bishops from all the Dioceses in the country, was the highest decision-making gathering of the church and would have ended on Friday.

According to the IPOB threat, all markets, banks and other institutions would be shut and movement restricted in the entire South East geo-political zone.

Jilted Lover Commits Suicide In Mararaba

A man in his mid-30s, identified as Godwin, weekend, brought his own life to an early end at Kabayi, Mararaba, near Abuja. Reason: His wife allegedly jilted him. His relations, friends and neighbours were shocked by the development.

An investigation revealed that the victim, from Cross River State, lost his first wife sometimes ago and thereafter got hooked to the latest one who, he claimed, her uncaring behaviour made him to drink a poisonous substance called Otapiapia.

James Ngilari Remanded For N167m Fraud

A High Court sitting in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, has ruled that the former governor of Adamawa State, James Ngilari, be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

A statement by the EFCC’s spokesman for the Gombe Zonal office, Gbenga Aroyehun, which was made available to newsmen in Bauchi, said that Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court, presided over the court sitting which sat in Yola on Wednesday.

FG to begin the payment of N5,000 this month, begins shortlisting candidates for 500,000 jobs

On Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed that the FG had commenced shortlisting candidates for the 500,000 jobs it promised. His words: “The process for the recruitment has started. About 1.2 million people applied.

EFCC Freezes Patience Jonathan’s Personal Account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen Patience Jonathan’s personal account, titled ‘Patience Ibifaka Jonathan’, which is domiciled in Skye Bank Plc.

Impeccable sources within the agency told our correspondent on Wednesday that the move had become necessary due to the prima facie case established against the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife.

Pictured! Fake Female Beggar And Son Arrested In Lagos

A fake street beggar, 40 years old Mrs Chinagoro Uwenke who uses her son to beg for alms was arrested by operatives of Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) at Oshodi Thursday.

Chairman of the Task Force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, a Superintendent of Police (SP) while parading the suspect disclosed that there were many fake beggars pretending and deceiving innocent members of the public with different illnesses/diseases.

Recession: Osinbajo, Governors In Crucial Meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday held the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting with state governors and other council members in Abuja.

The meeting started at the Council Chamber of the State House around 11:10 am

About 23 State Governors were in attendance when the meeting started.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Syrian Ceasefire failed, what now?

By Aram Mirzaei

The “Ceasefire”

One week ago I and many other analysts predicted that the ceasefire agreement brokered by the US and Russia last week was doomed to fail. I said this because of the fact that there are no “moderate” rebels, and that any group trying to disassociate itself from Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Jabhat Al-Nusra) would commit both political and military suicide. Right from the first day of the implementation, Western backed Jihadists and their allies declared that they would not take part in the cessation of hostilities, which really rendered the whole agreement useless since it became clear that they would use this opportunity to regroup and rearm.

US coalition Predator drone spotted at time & place of Syria aid convoy attack – Russian military

The Russian Defense Ministry says that a US coalition drone was in the vicinity of a humanitarian convoy when it was attacked outside Aleppo. According to the Russian military, the unmanned aircraft was a Predator drone.

Leaked: Source Reveals Coordination between US, ISIS in Attacking Syrian Army

The ISIS launched attacks on the Syrian army positions in Deir Ezzor only 7 minutes after the US-led coalition's airstrikes on Saturday, a military source said, adding that the air and ground assault were highly coordinated, According to FNA report.

The source said after the coalition's pounding of the Syrian army near Deir Ezzor airbase, the ISIS could take full control of al-Tharda mountain and then Deir Ezzor military base, adding that the army and national defense forces deployed near the airbase immediately won it back from the terrorists by launching a counterattack.

Ivie Edobor: Zenith Bank Staff Fractures Ex-Wife's Leg (Photos)

This is the story of a Nigerian mother of three,Ivie Edobor who was brutally assaulted by her estranged husband, John Edobor, a Zenith Bank employee, who is still walking free while she has lost the use of her right leg.

This is a cry for justice from the very lips of the victim who has chosen to be called a survivor after surviving this gruesome attack from the hands of the very man she shares three lovely children with.

Ivie tells her story in a Facebook post below…

'Dear friend,

To shed more light on my ordeal, this is my story.
Two years ago my husband kick me out of his house along with my 3 daughters ages 9, 7 and 4. I was forced to move back to my father’s house and struggled to provide for my 3 children as he completely neglected them and even took them off his medical insurance provided by his office, Zenith Bank Plc.

After much struggle, I finally got back on my feet. Got a great job, enrolled my kids in a new school and rented an apartment for my 3 kids and I.

About Easter time this year he decided he wants to be part of my children’s life again. I allowed him access to the children as I felt we could be civil to each other for the sake of our children. At this time, I had started putting my documentation together for the divorce process. Early hours of June 19th, on my way back from a function, a friend had parked right in front of the gate of my apartment to press the bell for the gateman to open the gate and let me into the compound when suddenly he was rushed at and attacked by a man waving an object.

The first impression was that it was an armed robber trying to rob us. My friend, (a man) pushed him away but he came charging back. At this point, I looked out the opened door and realized it was John Edobor my enstrange husband. Before we could react a group of area boys showed up but rather than saving us from the assailant, they joined him. The proceeded to be my friend on the floor giving John the opportunity to focus his attack on me. He used a metal bar(wheel spanner/ metal rod) to try hitting me on the head through the opened drivers door but I shielded it. Not satisfied with that, he turned to the passengers door dragged out to the floor.

 I landed on the floor with my legs extended where he proceeded to hit me on the leg continuously with the metal. When he was satisfied he was about going back to join the area boys who had gathered my friend when my neighbour who had heard my screams for help and seen from his window a man striking someone on the floor thinking it was an armed robber, numbed down his balcony with a machete to save whoever was being attacked. On getting down he was faced with my enstrange husband whom he had prevented from entering my compound without my permission on 2 occasions so he recognised him. It was at that point he overpowered John.

The area boys recognised him as a member of the security team for the street and backed off my friend. By that time I couldn’t stand up and my leg was bleeding profusely. I was rushed to the hospital where my jeans was torn off my leg to see the nature of my injury. The injury was so severe that my broken bone torn through my skin puncturing an artery in the process. Almost 3months and 2 surgeries later, I have titanium plates and screws to keep my leg in place and I am unable to use my right leg. I still have my 3 children to care for and my life is at a stand still. The perpetuator was charged to court and released on bail 3 days later. Now he moves around freely carrying on with his life. Now is it wrong for me to cry for Justice'.

We call on the Justice Department, the first Lady of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode and the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to help the victim Ivie, get the justice she deserves.

The Usa Is The Main Sponsor Of International Terrorism?

Originally appeared at A-specto, translated (in abridged form) by Borislav exclusively for SouthFront

After they “wrongly” hit the Syrian government army, which is fighting the Islamic state, the US is now trying to accuse Russia of violating the agreement and even tried to impart guilt to it for the bombing of a humanitarian convoy of the UN and the Syrian Red Crescent Societies. The arrogance of the United States again reached unprecedented heights. You can always “invent” an incident such as a “chemical attack by Assad” (which the Brits quickly proved that was not his, but remained silent).

Why APC Panel Nullified Akeredolu’s Victory In Ondo Governorship Primary

The primary appeal committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state has recommended the annulment of the exercise that produced Rotimi Akeredolu as the party’s candidate for the November 26 governorship election.

With a total of 699 votes, Mohammed Abubakar, Jigawa state governor and chairman of the APC election committee, declared Akeredolu winner of the primary, which held on September 3.

Nigerians Need Solutions Not The Cause Of Problems – saraki

THE Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has given the Federal Government guidelines to follow in putting an end to the current economic recession.

Mr. Saraki gave the guidelines in Abuja on Tuesday in his welcome to mark the resumption of the Senate from a seven week recess.