Friday, November 27, 2015

Why is the US Hanging Turkey Out to Dry? …. article by Andrew Korybko

Why is the US Hanging Turkey Out to Dry?

Turkey’s shooting down of the Russian anti-ISIL aircraft was an unprecedentedly direct aggression against Moscow that trumps even the tense and hostile militarism of the Old Cold War era. The world stands on edge in the immediate aftermath of this attack, with tabloid-esque commentators warning that the beginning of World War III awaits. President Putin, for his part, has been much more measured in responding to the incident, but still couldn’t contain his shock at having received this “stab in the back delivered by accomplices of the terrorists.”

21 Dead in Suicide bomb attack on Shia Muslims in Nigeria

More than 20 individuals have been murdered in a bomb assault targeting on Shia Muslims amid a yearly religious parade in the northern Nigerian state of Kano.

On Friday, a bomber exploded his explosives among a crowd of Shia Muslims participating in a walk organized by supporters of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Dakasoye town south of Kano, the capital of the territory with the same name.

Coordinators of the parade said a few individuals were additionally injured in the assault which happened days before Shias in Nigeria are going to honor Arbaeen, the 40th day since the commemoration of the suffering of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam, and his supporters in the Battle of Karbala, which is to fall on December 2 this year.


Only Three Percent Adolescent Girls In Northern Nigeria Complete Secondary School – UN

UN Women/ United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has said from the statistics available that only 3 per cent of adolescent girls complete their secondary education in the Northern Nigeria. Speaking at the Planning/Review Meeting with Media Partners in Jos, Plateau State, the Deputy Programme Manager, UN Women, Peter Mancha, said in the North West and North East regions that only about 20per cent of women are literate.

Vandals Stole N50bn Worth Of Petrol From Single Pipeline, Says NNPC

Vandals stole nearly $250 million worth of petrol from a single pipeline in Nigeria in the first nine months of 2015, the country’s state-run oil company said Thursday, as motorists complained of shortages.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said 531 million litres of petrol worth more than 50 billion naira were lost between January and September.
The petrol was taken from the System 2B pipeline which stretches from the financial hub of Lagos to Ilorin, some 260 kilometres (160 miles) away to the northeast, the company added in a statement.
Nigerian governments past and present have repeatedly blamed pipeline vandalism and theft in the oil sector for hitting revenues as well as supplies to consumers.