Tuesday, November 24, 2015

‪#‎TheMathDoesNotAddUpForMe‬: Did the late Prince Abubakar Audu truly steal 11 billion ?

Did the late Prince Abubakar Audu truly steal 11 billion Naira from the coffers of the Kogi State government as that state governor from 1999 to 2003? Kogi State in 1999 got N2.2 billion, in 2000, the state got N7.1 billion, in 2002, it was N9.3 billion and in 2003, it was N10.1 billion. Kogi State got a total of N28.7 billion in 4 years under Abubakar Audu from the federal allocation. Did Abubakar Audu steal 40% of this federal allocation to Kogi State and was able to pay the monthly salaries of the tens of thousands of state workers on time and also built the only existing modern infrastructures to date across the length and breadth of the present Kogi State of Nigeria?



Russia May Use Electronic Jamming Systems to Protect Its Pilots in Syria

Russia will have to resort to electronic warfare in Syria to protect its pilots and prevent incidents similar to the downing of Russia’s Su-24 jet on Tuesday, according to Lieutenant-General Evgeny Buzhinsky; they will include both ground-based systems and equipment installed on special aircraft.

“Regarding the possible impact of this incident on the further developments of the operation in Syria, I think that from now on, our pilots will be more attentive and if the Turks continue behaving in such a manner, Russia will have to resort to electronic jamming and other warfare equipment, including special aircraft with special equipment on board, in order to protect our pilots from being stricken with missiles,” said the lieutenant-general.
Buzhinsky also added that the so-called means of objective control, including flight radar and other equipment, will allow Russia to verify exactly where and how the bomber was downed, excluding any possible discrepancies on the issue.

Earlier on Tuesday, Russian Su-24M Fencer bomber was downed by an air-to-air missile in Syria near the Turkish border by the Turkish Air Force while carrying out precision strikes against terrorists in northern Syria.
The Su-24 bomber jet was in Syrian airspace at the altitude 6,000 meters, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The pilots were reportedly able to parachute out of the jet before it crashed.

Video: Syrian Rebels use U.S made TOW to blow off Russian-made Helicopter

A video of Syrian rebels supposedly fireing at a Russian-made helicopter on the ground has been posted on a YouTube channel connected with the FSA's first Coastal Brigade. The helicopter is said to have been on a search mission for the pilots of the Su-24 plane brought down by Turkey in Syria.
Watch the video bellow.

Turkey Attacks Russia in Syria SITREP by Scott

Official statement of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
Russian Su-24 aircraft shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter on its way to the Hmeymim airbase
The Russian Su-24 aircraft was shot down on its way to the Hmeymim airbase in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic by a Turkish F-16 fighter.
Analysis of the objective monitoring data definitely showed that there had not been any violation of the Turkish air space.

Russian Defense Ministry Video Proves Su-24 Never Entered Turkish Airspace

While authorities in Ankara have insisted that it shot down the Russian Su-24 bomber after the aircraft entered Turkish airspace, the Russian Defense Ministry has released video proving that the plane never left Syrian airspace.

According to a leaked letter written to the UN Security Council by the Turkish Ambassador, Turkey’s military justified the shooting down of a Russian bomber by claiming that the aircraft had entered Turkish airspace for 17 seconds.
Watch the video after the jump break

Russo-Syrian Forces Close to Cutting Off ISIL's Supply Routes From Turkey

The Russian Air Force should continue its efforts to close the Jarabulus-Afrin corridor in northern Syria, despite the latest Turkish provocation, Bangkok-based geopolitical analyst Tony Cartalucci stresses.

Geopolitical analyst Tony Cartalucci draws attention to the fact that over the recent weeks Russian and Syrian forces have been steadily gaining ground in Syria, retaking territory from ISIL and al-Qaeda.

Hostages Taken, Shots Fired in Northern France

A hostage situation has reportedly erupted in the northern French town of Roubaix, close to the Belgian border, with medical services reporting several gunshot wounds.

According to Reuters, police have been deployed after reports of gunshots began at 7 PM on Tuesday evening.

"An operation is underway after hostages were taken," a police source told Reuters. "Gunshots were fired and the neighborhood has been cordoned off."

Update: Turkey Summons Russian Ambassador Over Downed Su-24

Turkey has summoned the Russian Minister Counsellor over the downed Su-24, according to the embassy press representative Igor Mityakov.

The Russian Minister Counsellor in Ankara has been summoned to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Russian embassy confirmed.

“The Embassy confirms that Russian Embassy Minister Counsellor in Ankara Sergei Panov has been summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. We will make no comments on the subject of discussion,” Mityakov said.

A Russian Su-24 was shot down over Syria on Tuesday, according to reports from the Russian Defense Ministry. The two pilots were able to eject from the plane, although their current fate is unknown.

Downing of Su-24 'Will Have Serious Consequences' for Russia-Turkey Ties
Tragedy with Russian Su-24 downed in Syria to have serious consequences for Moscow-Ankara relations, Vladimir Putin stated.

The Russian president underscored that "either way, our pilots and our plane were not posing a threat to the Republic of Turkey."  

“This tragic event will have serious consequences for Russian-Turkish relations. We have always regarded Turkey not only as a close neighbor, but also as a friendly state. I don’t know who needed what was done today, but we didn’t in any case,” Putin said during a meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah II in Sochi.

Russia will analyze everything that happened with its crashed Su-24 military aircraft in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.
"We will, of course, carefully analyze everything that happened," Putin said at a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II.

"Instead of contacting us immediately Turkey addressed their  NATO partners  — as if it was us who downed their plane, not vice versa," Putin said.
"Our jet fell six kilometers away from the border, within Syrian arispace."
The Russian Su-24 was directly tasked with the fight against the Islamic State group, carrying out preventative airstrikes against terrorists, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

"They were carrying out an operation to combat IS. Northern Latakia is a mountainous region where militants are gathered, mostly natives of the Russian Federation. In this sense, they were carrying out their direct task of preventative strikes against terrorists who could return to Russia at any time. These are, of course, people who must be considered international terrorists," Putin said at a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II.
A Russian Su-24 was shot down over Syria on Tuesday, according to reports from the Russian Defense Ministry. The two pilots were able to eject from the plane, although their current fate is unknown.

NATO Calls Emergency Meeting After Russian Su-24 Downed Over Syria

NATO has called an emergency meeting after Russian Su-24 jet was downed over the Turkish-Syrian border.

The NATO ambassadors will meet in Brussels at 5 pm (4 pm GMT).
"The meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will be held at 5 pm (4 pm GMT) at Turkey's request," the NATO representative said.
NATO is monitoring the situation closely, the representative added. The Alliance is in close contact with the Turkish government.
The Russian Su-24 military aircraft that crashed in Syria earlier in the day was downed by an air-to-air missile from a Turkish plane, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, describing the incident as a "stab in the back."
Putin added that the aircraft was around a kilometer (0.6 miles) from Turkey when it was hit.
Earlier in the day it was reported that the Russian Su-24 Fencer jet crashed in Syria with two people aboard. Ankara claims Turkish F-16s shot down the plane because it violated the country's airspace. Contrary to Ankara’s accusations, the Russian Defense Ministry said the Russian jet did not violate Turkish airspace and cited objective monitoring data as proof.
According to initial ministry information, both pilots were able to eject from the airplane. Their current condition and whereabouts have not been released.