Monday, May 25, 2015

Armed Robbers Snatch Guy's Car Using Lady Who Pretended To Be In Distress

See how these detestable men and ladies want to destroy our lives! Particularly for women on road that are truly in distress. I simply discovered this story on Nigeria Police’s Facebook page, happened yesterday at around 8:30pm. It reads:
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CAR SNATCHING: On 24.05.2015 at about 8:30pm, one male person (name withheld) of Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State reported to Police in Osogbo that as he was driving through Iwo Road, Osogbo, Osun State and at a point known as Onibueja area, a Lady standing beside a Honda Accord car flagged him down and requested for his assistance

on a flat tire.


The man further stated that he brought out his car jack and as he was about handing same to the lady, she brought out a gun and pointed same at him. That three other male accomplices came out of their hiding and snatched his Toyota Venza car from him.

State CIID Osogbo is investigating.


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Gov. Amaechi speaks on his fight with Patience Jonathan & GEJ

Rivers state governor,Rotimi Amaechi says in spite of the exertion by First Lady Patience Jonathan and the president to expel him from office, they are all leaving government in the meantime.
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He said the president and his wife had wanted him to leave office before the end of his residency yet he is presently seeing the end of his administration.


While talking at the presentation of a special narrative titled ‘The Amaechi Years’, the representative said Patience Jonathan meddled with operations of the military apparatus in the state, requesting the exchange of military officers in the state simply on the grounds that they greetedhim.


“People have asked me why I opposed President Goodluck Jonathan. When the fight started, instead of receiving money from the Federal government, we were sending money to the Federal Government. Have you seen a country where the Commissioner of Police reports to the wife of the President? That is happening in Rivers State.


Have you seen a country where a Brigade Commander reports to the wife of the President or where the Navy Commander or Air force Commander reports to the wife of the President? This happened in Rivers State. The wife of the President will come, they will go and wait for her at the airport. She will tell them to come there at 9.00am, she will come by 12noon. They will escort her to her house, she will go upstairs and come down by 9.00pm and they will all be on ground waiting for her. She will say, I heard you greeted Amaechi last week. Why did you greet him? I will transfer you and you are transferred.


The more she did that, the more the President turned his back, and the more I fought because I felt that such a system is not a system that will make Nigeria grow. Why I agree with my friends who says forget the past because it is gone, I think it is a lesson. Governance is about the man that has been elected and he has the responsibility to deliver services to the people. There was a time when it was everywhere that the Supreme Court will remove Amaechi. That was on until we defeated them at the Supreme Court. I told the Rivers people to go about their business because I have finished praying and that President Jonathan cannot remove me. We are leaving at the same time. They didn’t want me to stay to the end, but here I am staying till the end.”he said

Okonjo-Iweala Exposes Governors Over Excess Crude Oil Account

The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala-Iweala Sunday said the 36 states of the federation, received a total of N2.92 trillion from the Excess Crude Account between 2011 and 2014. Her disclosure is in response to the accusation by the state governors that the federal government mismanaged funds in Excess Crude Account.

They also claimed that states were sidelined in disbursement of the money. A statement from the Federal Ministry of Finance released Sunday night said that it had become necessary to make the figures public following recent accusations by the Rivers State governor on behalf of state governors.

The statement from the federal ministry of Finance noted that the “figures show that they (states) received N966.6 billion in 2011, N816.3 billion in 2012, N859.4 billion in 2013 and N282.8 in 2014. The low figure for 2014 reflects the steep decline in revenues due to the impact of the crash in global oil prices, which began in the middle of the year.

“Akwa Ibom got the highest with (N265 billion), Rivers (N230.4 billion), Delta (N216.7 billion), Bayelsa (N176.3 billion), Kano (N106.5 billion) and Lagos (N82.9 billion).




“Kwara (N52.8 billion), Enugu (N51.6 billion), Gombe (N47.7 billion), Nassarawa (N46.9 billion), Ekiti (N46.8 billion) and Ebonyi (N44.3 billion) received the least amounts in that order”.

It added that “the summary of the inflows and outflows from the Account shows that the opening balance was $4.56billion in 2011 and reached a peak the following year at $8.7 billion before declining to $2.3 billion in 2013. The balance as at May 2015 is $2.07 billion
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The statement explained that fluctuation in the ECA “reflects the sharing of the proceeds usually requested by state governors as well as the practice of Augmentation which involves additional sharing from the ECA when available funds are not adequate to meet revenue projections.”

The ministry noted that Subsidy and SURE-P payments were also made from the Excess Crude Account while the Federal Government’s share from the ECA during the period was N3.29 trillion.

REVEALED: How The Missing 6 Trillion Naira Was Shared - Finance Ministry

It has now been revealed how the the Federal and state governments in Nigeria shared a total of N6.21 trillion accrued from the Excess Crude Account in the last four years.
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The report was published by the Federal Ministry of Finance, putting the amount given to the Federal Government at N3.29 trillion while the 36 states and the FCT got a total of N2.92 trillion.


In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Paul Nwabuikwu, N966.6 billion was distributed in 2011, N816.3 billion in 2012, N859.4 billion in 2013 and N282.8 went round in 2014.


Each state of the federation got the following amount for the four years:


The states that got the highest amount were?


Akwa Ibom (N265 billion)


Rivers (N230.4 billion)


Delta (N216.7 billion)


Bayelsa (N176.3 billion)


Kano (N106.5 billion)


Lagos (N82.9 billion)


Those that got the least were:


Kwara (N52.8 billion)


Enugu (N51.6 billion)


Gombe (N47.7 billion)


Nassarawa (N46.9 billion)


Ekiti (N46.8 billion)


Ebonyi (N44.3 billion)

Extradition: NDLEA fails to bring Kashamu to court

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Monday failed to bring the senator-elect for Ogun-East senatorial district, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for extradition hearing despite a declaration by the agency that he would be produced in court.
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The agency, whose operatives had laid siege to Kashamu’s residence in Lagos since Saturday, said on Sunday that it had received a formal extradition request on Kashamu from the United States government and was coming to court to secure an extradition order on Monday.


Though Kashamu’s lawyer, Dr. Alex Izinyon (SAN), had come to court early in anticipation of the NDLEA’s declaration, the agency, however, failed to bring Kashamu to court.


Izinyon’s colleague, Mr. Ajibola Oluyede, who later came to court and appeared in chambers before Justice Ibrahim Buba with a fresh application, said the NDLEA failed to produce a warrant of arrest it claimed to have secured.


Though Oluyede moved his ex parte application in chambers and did not oblige journalists any copy of it, our correspondent gathered that it was an application to restrain the NDLEA from further laying siege to Kashamu’s house.


It was learnt that Buba, however, refused to make the order but asked Oluyede to put the respondents on notice.


Oluyede, who later addressed journalists, said Buba had ordered the Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), and the Chairman of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, to appear in court on Tuesday to explain why they should not be jailed for contempt of court.


Oluyede, who accused Adoke and Giade of illegality, challenged them to produce the US extradition request for Kashamu.


He said Kashamu and himself were ready on Monday and had waited in vain till 12pm for the NDLEA to produce the warrant of arrest and bring it to court, following which he had to come to court himself with a fresh application.


There was no indication that NDLEA had filed any application before the court and the NDLEA’s case against Kashamu was not listed for hearing on Monday before any judge.


But the agency’s Head of Public Affairs, Mitchell Ofoyeju, in a statement on Monday afternoon, said the agency could not bring Kashamu to court because he failed to turn himself over to the operatives in his house.


Ofoyeju said, “Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu has failed to appear in court from his house where he is being closely monitored by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.


“The agency is working hard to ensure that he submits himself to the due process of the law. His house remained cordoned off by anti-narcotic officers pending his appearance in court.”


But Oluyede claimed that an operative of the NDLEA came to the court registry late Monday afternoon to secure a provisional warrant of arrest.


According to Oluyede, the move was a confirmation that the NDLEA had no extradition request for Kashamu from the US, adding that the move was also a confirmation of Kashamu’s alarm that the NDLEA was doing the bidding of his political enemies.


The lawyer alleged that the embattled senator-elect’s enemies planned to abduct and forcibly take him to the US.


Oluyede said he was told by the leader of the NDLEA operatives manning Kashamu’s house that they were acting under the instruction of Giade, whom he said was only given an oral instruction by Adoke to arrest Kashamu.


The lawyer, in his fresh application, is seeking an order “directing the respondents to immediately release the applicant unconditionally, within two hours of making this order, from any arrest, detention or other restraint whatsoever that the respondents might have instigated or effected upon him.”


Meanwhile, the premises of the Lagos Division of the Federal High on Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, was on Monday flooded with the loyalists of Kashamu – in anticipation of his appearance in court.


The loyalists bore placards with inscriptions such as, “We want Kashamu here in Nigeria,” “Don’t steal our joy from us,” “Don’t take Kashamu away from his people.” “Kashamu is not a drug baron.” “‘US, mind your business,” “We want due process of law,” “Obj, leave Kashamu alone,” among others.


A former state secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, who spoke on behalf of the peaceful protesters in court, Yemi Akinwonmi, described the move to extradite Kashamu as “a reckless display of power.”


Akinwonmi, who challenged the NDLEA to present the extradition request it claimed to have received from the US, insisted that the extradition plot against Kashamu was purely political, adding also that the NDLEA had not secured any warrant to arrest Kashamu.

Actress Tracy Obonna shares super sexy bikini photos

The performer and model shared the photographs of herself in this hot swimming outfit while in Miami. The figure is slamming!Tracy ObonnaTracy Obonna1

See another one bellow


 


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PDP could’ve ruled for 60 years, says Ogbulafor

A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Vincent Ogbulafor, who once boasted that the party would rule for 60 years, said his prediction would have come true if the party had not made costly mistakes before the elections.
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Ogbulafor, while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Umuahia, accused his party of causing President Goodluck Jonathan’s loss in the last elections and called on the members of its National Working Committee to resign.


He said, “When I was the chairman, I controlled 28 states and a majority in the National Assembly and also won additional four states for the party.


“Some of us performed better and had good ideas on how to keep the PDP in power for as long as I predicted.


“I made the prediction in clear conscience and realisation that it was achievable, given that the PDP controlled 28 states, majority in the National Assembly and local government administration.


“So, there is nothing that could have stopped PDP if we were able to control the line-up.’’


He said the party was already on the right path with the resignation of its National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih.


He said, “I feel happy about their resignation because I feel they did so in the interest of the party.


“So, I feel it is better for all the committee members to voluntarily resign if they love the party and want it to survive.’’


Ogbulafor further urged the NWC to accept responsibility for the party’s poor performance in the general elections.


He also attributed the party’s failure to the hate campaign and the failure of the PDP to include past chairmen in the campaign.


He said, “Past national chairmen were completely excluded and we were never invited to offer our ideas on how to help Jonathan.”


Ogbulafor argued that the incessant change in the leadership of the PDP which had five chairmen in six years, led to instability and contributed to the party’s defeat.


He said, “Since I left office, the PDP has changed its chairmen five times. This is a pointer that all is not well with the party.


“This is why I am calling on the NWC members to quit without compulsion to pave the way for fresh blood that will bring vibrancy and help to move the party forward.’’


Ogbulafor said that the incoming governors, who would be the financiers of the party, would also wish to inherit a new NWC.


While congratulating the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, Ogbulafor described his election as a compensation to Katsina and the North over the death of late President Umaru Yar’Adua.


He said, “I feel happy that the Presidency went to the North, particularly Katsina, the home state of the late Yar’Adua, who died in office without completing his tenure.”

Jonathan’s last crisis-ridden days

President Goodluck Jonathan will be stepping down as Nigeria’s number one citizen on May 29 – that is less than 72 hours from today. But the outgoing President will be leaving behind a country in deep economic and social crises.


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Not that Nigerians have had any moment of respite in the lacklustre years that Jonathan presided over the affairs of our country. If anything, however, the crises of his final days in power and his characteristic “I don’t give a damn” response have only confirmed that Nigerians did not make a mistake when they rejected his re-election bid in the 2015 presidential election.


As our country grapples with the debilitating fuel crisis, power shortage and huge debt burden, nothing else symbolises the lethargic years of Jonathan’s presidency than his response to the crisis of his last days in office. His unnerving silence as Nigerians face one of the worst moments of their lives as citizens is typical of his attitude in the six years he has been in power. Yet, his supporters have hailed him as a hero. Pray! What is heroic in a leader who leaves his people to bear the burden of his administration’s incompetence?


That the President has refused to address the lingering and asphyxiating fuel scarcity more than a month since it began demonstrates the disdain he has always harboured for Nigerians. That he has kept mute as citizens groan under the weight of the crisis is not a surprise. It fits into the character of this outgoing President to fiddle like the Roman Emperor while his “Rome” burns. Nigerians are just glad that President Jonathan will quit power in a few hours from now. It is indeed a welcome relief. Where does one start to catalogue the failures of a President who has never placed priority on the welfare of the people? For over a month that the fuel crisis has crippled the entire country, the President has not considered it necessary to address Nigerians.


What we have seen is that old tendency to abdicate his responsibilities to the Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. But Okonjo-Iweala has done nothing but engage in a blame game and unnecessary confrontations. Where does the buck stop? As the economy grinds to a halt and the President continues to hire and fire even in the twilight of his administration, somebody once remarked that he did not expect the President to “give a damn now than he ever cared.” It becomes worse now he is leaving power. While I consider it callous and myopic of any leader to turn a blind eye to the sufferings of his people, I will not put it past the President to behave in a way that portrays him as insensitive. Is it with corruption, Boko Haram, or the Chibok girls’ kidnap?


One of the insensitivities of President Jonathan is his approach to corruption. The President condoned it – he even defended it. What do we call that? Truth be told, the unbridled corruption and recklessness of his administration is the reason why Nigerians are suffering today. I have recently been following the online argument by the so-called “Jonathanians” who argue that Nigerians deserve to suffer fuel scarcity because they blocked the removal of subsidy in 2012 by the President.


They are blaming #OccupyNigeria protesters. It is myopic reasoning like this that has allowed the Jonathan administration to get away with “blue murder”. They miss the point. While it is true that government cannot continue to subsidise fuel importation through subsidy scam, the scheme also became a drain pipe to siphon trillions of funds under Jonathan. Subsidy claims became riddled with unbridled corruption. Why is that for the first time, subsidy payment rose to trillions of naira under Jonathan? Why were the indicted subsidy thieves not prosecuted successively? These questions have still not been answered since 2012. The subsidy issue became a debacle because the outgoing government was not transparent in its dealings.


As the Jonathan administration trudges to its end, the entire country is on a lockdown. Since his loss at the election, one has noticed the absence of leadership. The country seems to be on auto-pilot. Well, some have argued that it has been for six years. Every aspect of governance has been put on hold expect for the last minute hiring and firing which are being done for obvious reasons. I have also heard insinuations that the incoming government is being set up for failure. I still will not put the allegations past this administration.


Only recently Nigerians were told that Nigeria owes a debt of $60bn! What exactly the money was used for nobody knows. It has become glaring that the profligate Jonathan administration has been borrowing money to service the insatiable appetite of the ruling elite. Now they cannot tell Nigerians that they used the debt to pay for infrastructure, or power or education, health care, etc. because there is nothing on the ground to show for their years in power. Infrastructural projects remain uncompleted; many road networks across the country are still a in bad state. Medical trips abroad have increased; public education is still in a bad shape, and the power situation has worsened. What then does the country owe so much money within a short time? The only explanation is corruption. Yet, Okono-Iweala keeps defending the indefensible.


In the twilight of Jonathan’s era, power generation has dropped to all time low. Civil servants are owed a backlog of salaries. With the current situation, our country seems to be back to ground zero and we may need just to rebuild from the scratch. Not that we have ever left the drawing board but the hopes and aspirations at the inception of Jonathan administration have long been dashed. We are worse off today than this President met us in 2011. He is leaving Nigeria high and dry and Nigerians angry, frustrated and disillusioned. Jonathan is leaving a country in the throes of severe economic and social crises – a country groaning under debilitating local and foreign debts. Now the entire country must pay for his profligacy. Like Ola Rotimi, the famous playwright, wrote in his Greek adaptation of Oedipus Rex, The Gods Are Not to Blame, “We have left our pots unwashed and our food now burns.” As Jonathan quits power, Nigerians say goodbye but they will never forget the tragic lessons of his presidency.


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Don't come to Nigeria, NANS tells Jacob Zuma

The National Association of Nigerian Students has advised South African President, Jacob Zuma, to stay away from the inauguration of the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.


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The organisation also threatened to storm the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, should Zuma step into the country’s airport.


According to the association, Zuma should keep off as his visit will be an insult to the sensibility of Nigerians over his alleged poor handling of the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other migrant foreigners in South Africa.


A statement by NANS President, Tijani Usman, noted that Zuma’s inability to “apologise to Nigerians like he did to Mozambique”, despite the sacrifices the country made for South Africa, was unfortunate.


He said, “We wish to advise the South African President (Jacob Zuma) to rather stay at home and address burning issues, rather than embarking on a visit that is the least desirable.


“The South African President’s failure to apologise to Nigeria for the losses the country and our citizens incurred during the xenophobic attacks on foreigners leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. There is therefore, no point felicitating with a people who clearly do not matter much to you. President Zuma’s visit will only amount to pretence.”


NANS further restated its earlier position that it will henceforth not hesitate to clamp down on South African investments in the country should any incident of xenophobic attacks recur.

A few thoughts about the murder of Mozgovoi - Saker

I will be honest with you: the murder of Mozgovoi hit me like a punch in the stomach,  just as had happened with Buzina my first thought upon hearing the news was “Oh God – not him!”. 


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I did not always agree with everything these two man said, but they were dear to my heart for their immense, truly shining, honesty and courage.  At a time when the world is full of lukewarm, unprincipled, cynical “leaders”, Buzina and Mozgovoi truly did shine by their absolute honesty.


Even though I am in a state of total disgust and anger,  I want to share a few simple thoughts with you:


1) While it is pretty darn obvious who killed Buzina, it is too early to establish who killed Mozgovoi. Those “armchair generals” who are already pointing the finger at this or that person or group are only making things worse and, objectively, doing Kiev’s bidding.


2) An attack like the one which happened today is not something organized in 24 hours.  So those who are linking this murder with this or that recent event are by definition wrong.


3) It is all well and dandy to blame Kiev yet again, but even if the regime in Kiev (or Uncle Sam himself) did order this murder, then the authorities in Lugansk are at the very least guilty of criminal negligence.


4)  I have a very hard time imagining that the otherwise hapless Ukronazi freaks in Kiev would have the means to regularly kill Novorussian commanders deep inside the LNR.  As for Blackwater/Academi or CIA assassins, this is even less likely.


5) I personally find the hypothesis that this murder was ordered by Putin absolutely ridiculous.  Likewise, I find that Surkov ordered such a murder “behind Putin’s back” equally preposterous.  So I am certain that this was not a “Kremlin ordered hit”.


So, not Kiev and not Moscow – but then who?


This is an extremely dangerous and divisive question which must be asked, but asked very carefully and only on the basis of facts.


The logical place to go look for answers is Lugansk and around those interest groups associated with that Republic.  Still, at this point in time I would not confuse legitimate questions and accusations.I have to be honest here and admit that I am generally rather unimpressed with the LNR authorities and I personally doubt that they will come up with some real answers. I hope that I will be proven wrong, but I am not holding my breath.  I will say that if the LNR authorities are unable or unwilling to clean house, then somebody else will have to do that.


At a time when crucial negotiations are taking place against the backdrop of an apparently inevitable Ukronazi attack the Kremlin simply cannot afford to have Lugansk taken over by the rot of local political intrigues and assassinations.


Right now, I am too sad, disgusted and angry to add anything else.


The Saker


PS: apparently, the trolls are out in full force again, repeating the “The Kremlin did it!!” idiocy like a mantra.  Whether we are dealing with paid Pentagon employees, low-IQ “hurray patriots” or simply garden variety idiots matters little: their hysterics only make things worse for Novorussia.  I have better things to do than to argue with them, and if they get out of control I would recommend that the mods start re-directing their nonsense were it belongs: the trash bin.

FG Declares Friday, May 29 Public Holiday

Friday May 29 has been declared a public holiday by the Federal Government of Nigeria.  The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro made the declaration on Monday, on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji.
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Mr Moro urged Nigerians at home and in the diaspora to support the incoming government and pray for the success of Nigeria’s democratic process.


He congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigerians on the successful conduct of the 2015 general election.


Also, the Minister congratulated the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari on his victory.


On Friday, May 29, President Goodluck Jonathan will hand over to the President-elect, General Buhari.


Earlier on Monday, Vice President Namadi Sambo handed over some reports of the outgoing government to the incoming government.

Pics: Taraji P Henson parties in hot tiny bikini in Las Vegas

The Empire performing artist, 44, danced and twerked in a tiny bikini  while celebrating with Empire inventor Lee Daniels and his beau Jahil Fisher  in Las Vegas yesterday May 24.
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See more pics bellow.



See what the ever busy Awolowo road looks like due to fuel scarcity

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Awolowo Road in Lagos this morning…

Pics from rehearsals for the Inauguration ceremony on Friday

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A few photographs from the rehearsals for the inauguration function which comes up on Friday May 29th at the Eagle square Abuja.

See another photograph bellow.
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Pics from Capital Oil station

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This is the thing that Capital Oil station at Ojodu Berger, Omole Phase 2 resembles today. Fuel is offering at N87. The hustle for fuel is real…another photograph bellow.


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War is Peace: US Needs External Enemy to Ensure Internal Unity

Since the end of the Cold War the US has fabricated two enemies for itself – Radical Islam and Russia – but now it has to choose only one, and the best candidate is Radical Islam, according to French historian, diplomat and novelist Jean-Christophe Rufin.
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The US needs an external enemy to ensure community cohesion, Jean-Christophe Rufin said in an interview with the French Le Figaro newspaper.



“American society, similar to the Roman Empire is in need of an external uniting enemy. Since 1991, in its striving not to miss out on one, the US has made up two,” he said.



On the one hand, he says, by overthrowing Arabic-Muslim secular regimes, “rightfully labelled as dictatorships destined for public reproof,” the US and its European allies have contributed to the emergence of a considerable number of Islamist enemies (starting with Bin Laden and continuing up to the Islamic State) financed by some oil monarchies of the Persian Gulf region.On the other – the US has pursued its systematic policy of besieging post-Soviet Russia. From Georgia to Mongolia and through the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) the US has laid the ground for a new cold war.


Now, the historian says, the US faces a choice of keeping only one enemy. The best candidate is Radical Islam, he says.


“However we should not forget the prophecy of Alexis de Tocqueville, who saw Russia as the only continental power capable of competing with the US,” Rufin stated.


Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 – 1859) was a French political thinker and historian, who was famous for his analysis of the American democratic system; best known for his works ‘Democracy in America’ and ‘The Old Regime and the Revolution.’



Duda Overcomes Komorowski in Poland's Presidential Run-Off

According to exit polls revealed on Sunday, opposition candidate Andrzej Duda won Poland’s run-off presidential election.


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Opposition candidate Andrzej Duda won Poland’s run-off presidential election with 52 percent of the votes, exit polls revealed on Sunday.



Duda, a candidate from the country’s largest Law and Justice opposition party, ran against incumbent President Bronislaw Komorowski, backed by the country’s ruling Civic Platform party.Poland’s incumbent president has been a strong supporter of the European Union, particularly on the issue of Ukraine, while Duda is a mild euro-sceptic.


Komorowski later conceded defeat and congratulated Duda with victory in a speech given from his campaign headquarters.


Komorowski, 62, was ahead of Duda, 43, in pre-election ratings released earlier this week, but on May 10, Poland’s incumbent leader narrowly lost to the opposition candidate in the first round of the elections that triggered Sunday’s run-off.



Poland’s incumbent President and presidential candidate from the Civic Platform Party (PO) Bronislaw Komorowski shouts to supporters as he leaves his election campaign headquarters after the announcement of the first exit polls in the second round of the Polish presidential elections, in Warsaw, Poland May 24, 2015


According to updated IPSOS exit poll results, in the run-off, 52 percent of the voters chose Duda over Komorowski, who came away with 48 percent. Earlier IPSOS data showed that Duda secured 53 percent of the votes, while Komorowski got 47 percent.


Sunday’s turnout was estimated at 56.1 percent.


Poland’s State Election Commission is expected to announce official results on Monday, May 25.


Donald Tusk, a Polish politician and President of the European Council, has congratulated Andrzej Duda with victory in Poland’s presidential election.


“I thank President Komorowski for a good and fair presidency, and I congratulate Andrzej Duda with his victory and wish him the best term,” Tusk said in a Sunday post on his official Twitter page.



Top 20 wealthiest People In China

China’s economy has been on the ascent for quite a long time – and that implies that innumerable quantities of its natives have seen their total assets experience the rooftop.


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From the founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, who saw his total assets ascend to over $20 billion dollars a year ago, or Wei Jianjun who sits on Great Wall Motors, a SUV producer, these people have made fortunes by enhancing in one of the world’s quickest developing economies. Which obviously makes you wonder: who are the wealthiest individuals in China? Well you’re in the right place, we did some burrowing and here are the Top 20 Richest People in Chin


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1of Top 20 wealthiest People In China (Jack Ma – $19.5 billion)

1. Jack Ma – $19.5 billion


1. Jack Ma – $19.5 billion

Coming in at number 1 is Jack Ma who burst onto the world stage when Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba went public on the NASDAQ exchange. The hugely popular site, which amounts to being the Chinese version of Amazon, has made Ma the richest man in China and one of the richest people on the plan.


2. Robin Li – $14.7 billion


2. Robin Li – $14.7 billion

Owner of what amounts to China’s version of Google, Robin Lie is the CEO of Baidu, China’s near monopolistic internet search engine. Li was educated in the U.S. where he earned a computer science degree and once worked for a subsidiary of financial data firm Dow Jones.


3 of Top 20 wealthiest People In China (Ma Huateng – $14.4 billion)

3. Ma Huateng – $14.4 billion


3. Ma Huateng – $14.4 billion

Ma Huateng made his way into the number 3 spot in our list by turning internet services firm Tencent into a dynamic powerhouse. Tencent’s “weChat” mobile texting app alone garners over 440 million users in China


4. Li Hejun – $13 billion


4. Li Hejun – $13 billion

Li Hejun comes in at number 4 on our list thanks to his push to power China with the sun, through his ownership in diverse solar manufacturing businesses. In addition to this, he is branching into solar cell manufacturing in the U.S. state of California with his stake in Alta Devices.


5 of Top 20 wealthiest People In China (Zong Qinghou – $11 billion)

5. Zong Qinghou – $11 billion


5. Zong Qinghou – $11 billion

Zong Qinghou has made a fortune from something simple: manufacturing tea and water. His Hangzhou Wahaha Group was founded as a beverage manufacturer in a store at a children’s school in the late 1980’s, and the rest, as they say, is history.


6. Wang Wenyin – $10 billion


6. Wang Wenyin – $10 billion


As Chairman of Amer International Group, Wang Wenyin, comes in at number 6 on our list of China’s richest citizens. Amer acts as a industrial supplier of cable and copper products, and has seen its fortunes rise along with the industrialization of China itself.


9 of Top 20 wealthiest People In China (9. Liu Qiangdong – $7.1 billion)

9. Liu Qiangdong – $7.1 billion


9. Liu Qiangdong – $7.1 billion

Founder of online shopping firm JD.com, Liu Qiangdong, joined the list of China’s richest last year when JD.com went public on the US NASDAQ exchange.


10. Liu Yongxing – $6.5 billion


10. Liu Yongxing – $6.5 billion


There’s big money in animal feed, and Liu Yongxing is there to make it. With his brothers, Liu Yongxing turned the Hope Group into a massive industrial conglomerate with over 18,000 employees.


11 of Top 20 wealthiest People In China (Wang Jing – $6.4 billion)

11. Wang Jing – $6.4 billion


11. Wang Jing – $6.4 billion

In addition to interests in mining and construction, Wang Jing’s fortune is primarily derived from his recently sold stake in Beijing Xinwei Telecom Technology, for which he reaped billions.


12. Chan Laiwa & Family – $6.1 billion


12. Chan Laiwa & Family – $6.1 billion

Chan Laiwa and her family come in at number 12 on our list. Laiwa is one of the world’s richest self made women, through her ownership and control of the Fu Wah International Group of Beijing which owns numerous premiere properties in China’s capital.