Sunday, August 23, 2015

Russian Lawmakers Slam Obama Over Hypocritical Congrats to War-Torn Ukraine

State Duma lawmakers bashed the White House for the ill taste it demonstrated in Obama’s “hypocritical” and “impudent” congratulations to his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.

Recently, US President Barack Obama congratulated Poroshenko and the people of Ukraine on the 24th anniversary of the country's independence. In his message, Obama noted that Kiev's new government is as close as ever to materializing its vision of a democratic and prosperous Ukraine.

China’s Rising Power Leaves US Doubting Its Capabilities

China’s technological advancement raises concern in the US as they feel that China is challenging all major foundations of America’s military power, a former US defense official said in a speech on Wednesday.

“We Won’t Get Favours From Buhari By Attacking Him” – Igbo Group Tells Kinsmen

A pan Igbo socio-cultural organization, Igbo Renaissance Movement has advised leaders of the region to approach President Muhammadu Buhari with humility or lose any form of goodwill from the nation’s leader.

National Coordinator, Chris Chukwubuzor Azuka in a statement issued in Kano Sunday, described the attack on Buhari as ‘misplaced aggression’.

Man Molests 34-Year-Old Poor Widow To Death In Ebonyi

A 34-year-old widow and mother of four in Egwudunagu village, Amachi community in Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Mrs. Ogodo Egede has allegedly been defiled to death by one Alex Nwabu, a 40-year-old man in the area.

Nwabu, who allegedly committed the act in the deceased house in the night, was said to have been having constant affair with the widow with a threat to kill her if she dared disclose it to anyone.

Jonathan Spent 140 Billion As Consultancy Fee For 2nd Niger Bridge - Gov Oshiomole

Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole has alleged that a whooping N140bn was paid as consultancy fee for the construction of a second Niger bridge by the last administration. Oshiomhole  said this while reacting to insinuations that the Buhari led government was victimizing the Igbos because they did not vote for him. He said if at all there was any victimization, it was in the last administration.

    "For those who are interested in politics of sharing, I am not interested; I am interested in the politics of baking. If the competent hands come from one family and they will deliver to the nation so be it. If a Kenyan can be elected as an American President why should we continue to discuss South South or South East.

Gunmen Abduct Monarch's Mother-In-Law In Ondo

Mrs Omogbene Adeborile, 65, mother-in-law to Oba Fredrick Obateru-Akinruntan, the Olugbo of Ugboland, has been abducted by gunmen in Igbotako in Ondo State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that Adeborile was abducted on Saturday at her residence in Igbotako, Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State at about 10p.m.

Obasanjo: In 2 Months Under Buhari, We Are Witnessing Nigeria Of Our Dream

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said in just two and a half months of the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerians were already witnessing the Nigeria of their dream.

Speaking at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta when officials of the National Association of Nigerians Students (NANS) paid him a visit on Friday,  the former President called for unalloyed support for the new government, adding, “in the last two and a half months, Nigerians have started to witness a Nigeria of their dreams,”

Photos from the traffic robbery at Oshodi on Friday

Can more readers send in photos and tell their stories so we can share here? The more these cases are brought to light, the better our chances of getting the police to pay more attention and do something about it. Another  reader shares her story after the jump...

18 year old dies after drunken punch in Malia

A gifted sportsman from a top public school died after an assault outside a club on Crete as he awaited his A-level results.

Archie Lloyd, 18, was punched in a drunken row in Malia,, a notorious party town in Greece and hit his head on the ground, Greek police confirmed.

After refusing treatment, he returned to his hotel by cab in the early hours, and was found dead by friends soon after.

Sen. Saraki reaches out to former Gov Bola Tinubu

Multiple sources say that despite his public show of defiance, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has started reaching out to some of the aggrieved leaders of the APC.
Saraki is one of the gladiators in the clash of egos and wills that followed the Senate leadership election on June 9 and subsequent appointment of principal officers.

Bishop Kukah is a bridge that should not be burnt - By Reno Omokri

Article written by former presidential aide Reno Omokri who is pictured with Bishop Kukah above in 1999. Read below...

I have hardly felt as much sadness as I did observing the savage media attack on the person of Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah over his recent comments on the state of the nation. Bishop Kukah has a consistent history of not aligning with any political party or personality. He stands for truth, which can be bitter.