Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Buhari Inherited Burden From Jonathan, Says Soyinka

NOBEL laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has said it would take time for President Muhammadu Buhari to clear the rot he inherited from his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, whose administration, he believed, left a “heavy baggage” and “burden” that may take a while to tackle.
But, the playwright urged President to sustain efforts at improving the economy. He spoke in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The literary icon was scheduled to speak at a public lecture on the theme: Politics, Culture and the New Africa.

“Hero of the Ukraine” Nadezhda Savchenko addresses the Rada

Interesting footage today.  The “Hero of the Ukraine” Nadezhda Savchenko made her first speech before the Ukrainian Rada.  She was introduced by another bona fide Nazi, Andrei Parubii, the new Speaker of the Rada and #2 in the Ukie Banderastan.  I don’t know if that comes across to a non-Ukrainian speaker, but Parubii sounds, how shall I put it, not too bright.

5 Reasons Washington Has Already Decided to Go to War with Russia

The writing would seem to be on the wall – Washington and its stenographers union (better known as the west’s mainstream media) are all fired-up and strategically positioned. The War Party has ascendancy and the window of opportunity is wide open, though slowly closing. The long desired wish to tame Russia is now in its final stage. “American Exceptionalism” must subdue any real or imagined threat. Importantly, intentionally generated phantom threats are given the most attention and media space. Russia is in this category. The reasons are patently obvious:

Kogi State University Strike Clocks 7 Weeks, Massive Exodus Of Lecturers

Yahaya Bello, APC Vs Kogi State University Lecturers & Students:

Im just curiously wondering why some of us are keeping quiet even with the nonsensical ongoing industrial action by ASUU, Kogi State University chapter (ksu), even when when the govt. is incommunicado about what she has decided to do.

What has changed, really? I rooted for Yahaya Bello' because of Wada' helpless cluelessness. Now, it seems de ja vu is taking a turn on us.

President Buhari's Federal Excuses Council - Reno Omokri

On January 22, 2016,

I tweeted a joke which went viral. I had said that at meetings of the Federal Executive Council, the minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, would address members and say ‘turn to your neighbour and say, neighbour have you blamed Jonathan today’!

Yes, it was a joke, but like most good jokes, it had and still has a basis in reality!

Concerned Militant Leaders Strike In Onitsha

8 soldiers feared dead, as militants attack gunboats in Onitsha

Niger Delta militant group, Concerned Militant Leaders (CML), has claimed responsibility for yesterday’s attack at Onitsha river, Anambra State, where eight soldiers were feared dead
Spokesman of the group, popularly known as General Ben, revealed this yesterday in the social media.
He also claimed the group executed the attack in Nkpor where three persons were killed and the burning of a police patrol van in Onitsha.

General Ben, in the statement, said the group’s action was to show the Federal Government and security agencies that they should not underrate the activities of the Niger Delta militants, or limit their operations to the region

"We Were Saying Rubbish During The Campaign" - President Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari says his party didn't know what they were getting into before making so much promises to Nigerians, and as such made life difficult for themselves with the high expectations from Nigerians because of the long list of promises made. He said his party identified only three major items...Security, Economy and Corruption.

Speaking on Monday when he hosted state house correspondents at the presidential villa in Abuja, Buhari said he and his cabinet members have been doing their best to deliver the change which the All Progressives Congress (APC) promised Nigerians during the electioneering campaign.

Niger Delta Avengers' Letter To Tompolo

Our dear brother Tompolo, how is your friendship with the Nigerian Government. The people you took side with against us (the Niger Delta Avengers). We offered you the olive branch by beckoning you to join us in this struggle, but you refused

It is not our business what goes on in Gbaramatu Kingdom but our concern is the innocent children, women and aged people whom the Nigerian military has chased away from their homes now taking refuge in the forest. We warned you before hand that the Nigerian Government, can never be trusted.

Stolen Assets: FG To Make Recovery Details Available Thursday – Presidency

By Levinus Nwabughiogu

ABUJA-Barring any changes, the federal government would on Thursday, this week, make public the details of the recovered loots.

It will be recalled that President Buhari had on the sideline of the Global Anti-Corruption Summit in London recently promised to name the alleged looters of the national treasuries on May 29, 2016.

He said: “So far, what has come out, what has been recovered in whatever currency from each ministries, departments and individuals.

Update On Operation Pulo Shield At Oporaza In Niger delta

Brigadier General, F Yahaya, Nigeria Army: The renewed attacks and sabotage to oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta Region, particularly in Delta State which have adversely impacted on the crude oil production and the supply of gas been particularly worrisome and of concern to this Brigade and to the Nigerian Army and Operation PULO SHIELD. Several cases of sabotage were recorded in Delta State from 1 January 2016 to date and there were still further warnings of more damages to oil and gas assets and threats to shut down all operations in the sector.

Pipeline Vandals Battle With Police In Elebute, Ogun

Residents of Elebute community in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, yesterday, fled their homes to avoid being caught in the crossfire as policemen and pipeline vandals clashed. Vanguard gathered that the vandals engaged policemen and other security agents in a shootout that lasted over an hour at the early hours of yesterday, in an attempt to rescue two of their colleagues that were arrested.

It was reported that they also attempted to deflate the tyres of the Police Armoured Personnel Carrier, APC, but their attempt was frustrated. However, some police vans were destroyed though no life was lost. At noon yesterday, three APCs were seen stationed at Ibafo junction with over 50 heavily-armed security personnel, comprising police, soldiers, and National Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, patrolling the area.

Pass Money Laundering Bill, Buhari Tells NASS

President Muhammadu Buhari, has called on the National Assembly to quickly pass the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill 2016 and others currently before it.
The president made the call last night at a dinner he had with the National Assembly members at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Stock Market Lost N1.732tn In One Year Under Buhari

The Nigerian stock market crashed by N1.732tn within one year of the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange data showed that the NSE market capitalisation on May 28, 2015 was N11.658tn, while that of May 27, 2016 was N9.926tn.

Market capitalisation is the total market value of the shares outstanding of a publicly traded company.

The NSE All-Share Index also crashed to 28,902.25 basis points from 34,310.37 basis points.

Nigeria To Begin Exporting Rice From Kebbi State(photos)

Nigeria to begin exporting rice from Kebbi State

The Buhari led administration said Nigerian farmers would begin exporting rice in months.

The statement was made on behalf of the president by the Acting Director, Corporate Communication of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Isaac Okoroafor.

Power Sector Loses N2bn Daily, As Generation Falls To 2,020MW

The power sector has been losing an average of N2bn daily since the resurgence of pipeline bombings by militants in the Niger Delta, latest electricity supply statistics have shown.

This is coming as the number of functional gas-fired power generating turbines across the country has dropped from 50 that were operational in April to about 30 as of the end of last week.

Monday, May 30, 2016

How Nigerian Woman Kidney & Buttocks Were Illegally Removed In Italy (Graphic Photo)

This is one of the many pathetic stories about Nigerians in the Diaspora. And it is a story that will bring tears to many eyes.

Ms Julie Osamese felt a little feverish when she walked into the Ospedale Maria Vittoria Cibrario Hospital in Turin, Italy sometime in November 2008.

Her only complaint was a slight increase in body temperature, and that she explained to the doctor who attended to her.

Tests were conducted, following which she was given medication to use and instructed to return for evaluation after a week.

37yrs Old Man Sentenced To 6-Months Jaill Term For Touching Teenager's jugs In Lagos

An Ikeja magistrate’s Court, weekend, sentenced a 37-year-old man, Ibrahim Abu, to six months imprisonment for touching the Bosom  of a 17-year-old girl (names withheld) without her consent. Abu, who lives at 6, Mosque Close, Isheri-Olofin, Lagos State, was arraigned before Magistrate Osusanmi and sentenced last Friday for sexually assaulting the girl Monday last week.

Vanguard gathered that the girl was asked by her parents to learn hairdressing, while awaiting the release of her Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, SSCE, result.

Buhari: How Jonathan’s Phone Call Left Me Dumbfounded.

President Muhammadu Buhari has provided a detailed explanation on what happened after former President Goodluck Jonathan called to accept defeat in the 2015 general election.
Jonathan reached out to his rival while the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was still compiling the result of the election.
The act, which is the first of its kind in the history of the nation, has earned Jonathan accolades within and outside the shores of Nigeria.

Who will get Mecca after Saudis are ousted, by Scott

The following is a translation/ interpretation of Cat Motya posts regarding the issue of management of Mecca.
Please, keep in mind that in Russian classic literature, folklore and fairytales,  cats are learned and wise creature whose main duty is to tell tales about life in faraway lands.   Take, for example, Alesander Pushkin’s poem, Ruslan and Ludmila.  The story of their love was told to Pushkin by a learned cat.
That the Iranian government was about to make a decision to advise its people not take part in the Hajj was known in Russia for quite some time.
“After two series of negotiations without any results because of obstacles raised by the Saudis, Iranian pilgrims will unfortunately not be able to take part in the Hajj,” said Iran’s Culture Minister Ali Jannati on Iran’s TV.

Military Deploy Fighter Jets , Surveillance Aircrafts To Track Avengers

THE military deployed fighter jets and surveillance aircrafts in the creeks of Delta State this morning to comb for members of the Niger Delta Avengers. Some residents of riverine communities in Warri South West local government called Vanguard on phone at about 10.00am, saying that fighter jets and surveillance aircrafts were flying about in their area.
It was gathered that the fighter jets belong to the Nigeria Airforce and that the security agencies were now strongly collaborating to outwit the militants. Earlier today at about 4. 30am, soldiers swooped on Kurutie community in search of the Avengers .

Four Dead, 19 Injured in Explosion in Turkey's Silopi

Four were killed and 19 injured in an explosion in Silopi, a town in southeastern Turkey, N-TV reported.

According to NTV television, an improvised bomb placed in a sewer exploded on a street of the Silopi township as a police car was passing by. There are five policemen among the wounded.

Authorities suspect Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) involvement in the attack, NTV said.

NATO Attempts to Use Confrontational Approach in Black Sea - Moscow

NATO attempts to use confrontational approaches in the Black Sea and Moscow will prepare measures to neutralize any potential threats, Russia's envoy to the alliance said Monday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — NATO has been increasing its military presence in Eastern Europe and the Black Sea since the outbreak of the conflict in southeastern Ukraine in April 2014.
Russia has repeatedly expressed concerns over NATO's military buildup along its western borders, warning that the alliance's expansion undermines regional and global security.

Buhari Cancels Visit To Calabar

Barely one week after President Muhammadu Buhari called off a much-hyped visit to Lagos State, he equally dashed the hopes of Cross Riverians as he shunned the commissioning of the much-publicized Monorail and Garment factory projects in the state.

And as in the Lagos instance, no reasons were given for suspending the president’s visit to commission the two legacy projects alongside his wife, thereby causing some embarrassment to the government and people of the state.

In One Year, Buhari Succeeded In Running Nigeria Aground – Fayose Blasts

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has lamented that in just one year of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of President Mohammadu Buhari, the country’s economy was ruined so much that States could no longer pay workers’ salaries.

He said millions of jobs were lost, prices of essential commodities skyrocketed to the extent that Nigerians could no longer afford common tomato to cook and the middle class wiped away completely.

Charlyboy Writes A Letter To Buhari On Behalf Of Frustrated & Abandoned Youths

My Dear Presido,

You know how hard and for how long you have fought for this your job, now that you have it, we cant wait to see how our lives will CHANGE!! People already don begin dey throw stones, but me know say many things spoil, one year no fit balance anything.

How far? You see say this matter no dey as easy as you think am, but I know say many of your yarns before you enter, Na political, rhetorical acrobatic, jingoism. Na him make I talk say I go ride my bike reach China if one dollar equal to one Naira. I know that was part of your sound bites during your campaign.

Lai Mohammed And Kemi Adeosun On Channels TV

Channels television with conjuction with DM Nigeria limited will host the Minister of information and culture,Lai Mohammed, Minister of finance,Kemi Adeosun,Prof. Itse Sagay,chairman of the presidential advisory committee on anti corruption and also Col Sani Usman. The show will also have social media activists,social and political analyst. The programme is to examine to journey of Buhari's administration so far Show start by 6pm

Soldiers Avert Attacks On Pipelines At Gulobokri, Ewele

The Nigerian army on Sunday said troops on patrol in the Niger-Delta region averted attacks by militants on some critical oil infrastructures.

A statement by Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman, said troops of 343 Artillery Regiment and of 2 Brigade, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army in the early hours of today carried out patrol within the general area of Gulobokri and Eweleso, around Brass area in Bayelsa State.

Usman said the patrol team encountered some armed militants in two speed boats with intent to blow up Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) pipeline in Gulobokri.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Buhari Set To Attend ECOWAS Summit In Senegal on Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to embark on a one-day trip to Dakar, Senegal for the 49th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).  According to an itinerary exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters, President Buhari will depart Abuja on Friday June 3rd  and return to Abuja on June 4th after the conclusion of the summit. The ECOWAS meeting would be Mr. Buhari's first trip out of Abuja after his last-minute cancelation last week of a planned trip to Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub.
The president had blamed an ear infection for canceling the visit to Lagos where he was scheduled to commission some projects finished by Governor Ambode.
A source at the Presidency told SaharaReporters that the ECOWAS meeting would focus on issues of regional security and economic development.

My Way or Highway: Beijing Issues Four ‘Bottom Lines’ on South China Sea

China's Ministries of Foreign Affairs and National Defense announced four bottom lines on issues related to the South China Sea.

China will never accept nor recognize any resolution on the South China Sea no matter what kind of ruling the International Tribunal makes.

Pentagon Hopes Its Supergun Will Help to Counter Russia, China

It might not look as impressive as the F-35 fighter jet or the Zumwalt-class destroyer, but US defense officials insist that the Navy's newest weapon, the railgun, will not only become a force to be reckoned with – it will change the way we fight and alter the balance of power in the world as a result. Russian experts remain unconvinced.

The railgun's capabilities are impressive. It can fire a projectile at an initial speed of 4,500 miles an hour, piercing seven steel plates and leave a 5-inch hole, Julian E. Barnes wrote for the Wall Street Journal. The weapon has a maximum range of 125 miles.

My Way or Highway: Beijing Issues Four ‘Bottom Lines’ on South China Sea

China's Ministries of Foreign Affairs and National Defense announced four bottom lines on issues related to the South China Sea.

China will never accept nor recognize any resolution on the South China Sea no matter what kind of ruling the International Tribunal makes.

Bomb Blast At Military Checkpoint In Biu, Many Feared killed - Mezie Times

A powerful explosion believed to be from a suicide car bomb this morning rocked a military checkpoint along the Biu-Damaturu road, killing unspecified number of persons, witnesses told MEZIE TIMES. The explosion occurred at the time Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was delivering his nationwide Democracy Day speech. Though details of the blast is still sketchy as at the time of going to press, an eyewitness account said several persons were feared killed and many injured. The same checkpoint had been hit by bomb blast in the past believed to be from the dreaded Boko Haram sect.

Buhari Fails To Keep Promise To Release Details Of Looters, Recovered Assets

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday failed to give specific details of recovered loot as part of his anti-corruption war during his Democracy Day speech, consequently reneging on an earlier promise he made to that effect.

Mr. Buhari had on May 14 said in London that he would personally provide specific details of all recovered stolen public funds because he believed that what Nigerians were being fed through the media were not detailed enough.

Stolen Assets: Buhari Makes U-turn, Says Information Ministry “ll Publish Names

*says militants attacks in Niger Delta would not deter formal engagements with leaders

By Levinus Nwabughiogu
President Mohammadu Buhari has shifted the responsibility of naming the looters of national assets and the details of the loot to the Ministry of Information.

Recall that the president had at various times in the recent times assured Nigerians that he would make public the details of the money recovered from looters during his Democracy Day national address.

Senate: 12 Controversies In 12 Months

1 Emergence of Saraki
The emergence of Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki (APC, Kwara Central), as the Senate President on June 9, 2015, in what was described as an “apparent disregard” to the directive of the All Progressives Congress (APC), laid the foundation of the controversies that has enveloped the upper chamber.

Saraki, a former governor of Kwara State, edged out Senator Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe North), the preferred candidate of the APC to clinch the Senate’s plum job, after allegedly resting on the strength of senators of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). The alliance apparently paved the way for the emergence of Senator Ike Ekweremadu, (PDP, Enugu West), as the Deputy Senate President, a development that dealt a serious blow to the APC’s control
of the upper chamber.

Understanding Buhari In 365 Days: Chronicles Of His Achievements- Breaking Times

As General Buhari celebrates his one year in Office as president of Nigeria, I have been searching frantically like many of his supporters including the conscienceless social media Influencers for achievements of the APC led federal government.

Here is what the scorecard looks like after 365 days

SMS Alert Charge: Is First Bank Stealing My Money?

Got this this morning from First Bank. I never request for SMS alert service, i only requested for email alert. See what i got.

This is a transaction notification on your account.

Account Number: XXXXXXXXXXX

Amount: N56.00 DR

Transaction Narrative: 23-Apr-2016 to 22-MAY-2016 SMS Alert Charge

Anybody ever receive this?

Soldiers Arrest 10 Suspected Members Of Niger Delta Avengers, Recover Weapons

The Nigerian Army has arrested 10 suspected members of the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers .

The suspects were said to have been arrested at about 1:40am on Saturday, in Oporaza community, Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State, following a cordon and search operation conducted in the community.

Several oil installations in the region have been vandalised by militants suspected to be members of the Niger Delta Avengers, threatening the production and supply of oil and gas in the country.

FG And Ex-Militants Meet In Benin Over Niger Delta Avengers

The Federal Government and ex-militants have resolved to end the ongoing pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta region, an official has said.
Paul Boroh, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger-Delta Matters and Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, said this at the end of a meeting he convened in Benin.
Mr. Boro, a retired Brigadier General, told journalists on Saturday night that the pipeline vandalism in the Niger-Delta was reducing the economic fortune of the country and inflicting pains on Nigerians. ‎

INEC decleared Toto Federal Constituency Bye-election Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday declared the just concluded Nasarawa/Toto Federal Constituency bye-election inconclusive due to cancellation of votes as a result of over voting.
The Constituency Returning Officer of the election, Wilfred Uji of Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State, made this known while the announcing the outcome of the poll in Nasarawa, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.

Something big is about to happen and it will shock the whole world – Niger Delta Avengers threatens

Resurgent militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers has threatened to carry out more devastating attacks on gas pipeline in the region.
The group warned the Nigerian Military, international and indigenous oil companies to watch out for “something big.”

The warning was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the group’s spokesperson, Col Mudoch Agbinibo.

“To the IOCs, indigenous oil companies and Nigerian Military, watch out, something big is about to happen and it will shock the whole world.”

Current NBA player shot dead while 'burglarizing' a home

Current New Orleans Pelican player Bryce Dejean -Jones (pictured above) was killed early yesterday morning May 28th in a home in Dallas. Police say he was shot dead while burglarizing the home. People are finding the burglary story strange because this season Bryce made $169,883. Below is the report from Dallas Police:

‘Obasanjo Contributed To Lagos Slow Growth,’ Oba Of Lagos Says

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Riliwanu Akiolu, has said that the seizure of Local Government funds by former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration contributed to the slow pace of development in Lagos State.

Akiolu said this at an inaugural lecture, as part of activities for the Lagos State at 50 Anniversary in Lagos on Saturday, May 28, 2016, where he highlighted the history and culture of the state.

It would be recalled that the former President Obasanjo-led administration withheld Lagos state local government funds, following the creation of 36 new local government development areas (LCDAs) in Lagos State.

Pakistan's Islamic council proposes men should be allowed to 'lightly beat' their wives for a variety of offences

Pakistan's 20-member Council of Islamic Ideology has proposed allowing a man to 'lightly beat' his wife if she commits certain 'offences'. The council which is a constitutional body of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan advises the government but cannot make laws.

Amongst its recommendations, it suggests women can be beaten for a raft of offences including refusal to have sex without a religious excuse, failure to bathe after intercourse and periods, for not wearing hijabs, or for speaking so loudly that strangers can hear them.

Femi Adesina writes on the softer side of President Buhari

In an article titled Buhari: Beyond The Iron & Steel, presidential media aide, Femi desina gives an insight into the softer side of President Buhari. Read below...

‘It happens sometimes,’ Australian bank told man who ‘found’ RM363m in his account

Matthew Pearce, a glazier in Melbourne, Australia, woke up in November last year to a notification that his personal bank account’s balance grew to A$123,456,789.01 (RM363 million) overnight.

When he notified the Commonwealth Bank (CommBank) about the mistake, Pearce said a customer service representative just laughed at his story and said, “Oh, that's great.”

According to Pearce, CommBank did not act on his case for two full weeks, and afterwards another bank representative called him to tell him a “glitch in the system and it can happen sometimes”.

Full text of President Buhari's Democracy day speech

President Buhari is celebrating his first year in office today May 29th. He addressed the nation this morning. Read full text of his speech below
My compatriots, It is one year today since our administration came into office. It has been a year of triumph, consolidation, pains and achievements. By age, instinct and experience, my preference is to look forward, to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead and rededicate the administration to the task of fixing Nigeria.

Man In India Dupes 90 People (photo)

A 43-year-old Nigerian national, Igwe Festus Abraham, has been arrested in India for allegedly duping over 90 persons across the country, Indian Express reports.

Abraham, a resident of Malviya Nagar in Delhi, was arrested by the cyber-crime cell of Pune police.

The police team nabbed him in Delhi on Thursday, revealing that he had 14 ‘overwhelming’ accounts in his name, in reputed banks: HDFC, Canara, SBI, ICICI, Syndicate and other banks.

Reports have it that the suspect has so far duped more than 90 people across India through lottery scams to the tune of around Rs three crore.

The World SITREP May 28th, 2016 by Baaz

The World SITREP May 28th, 2016 by Baaz

May 28, 2016 – Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Protaton Church in Karyes, on Mount Athos, Saturday. He thanked the community for welcoming him warmly and praised the acts that are conducted on the peninsula that is home to 20 monasteries.

Greek Orthodox priest (Greek): “Today we are living in an era in which peace around us is under challenge due to terrorism, the collapse of the states, religious fanaticism and other reasons. It is necessary for peaceful people to cooperate in order to maintain peace.”

As Our Past Wars Are Glorified This Memorial Day Weekend, Give Some Thought To Our Prospects Against The Russians And Chinese In World War III

by Paul Craig Roberts
The Saker reports that Russia is preparing for World War III, not because Russia intends to initiate aggression but because Russia is alarmed by the hubris and arrogance of the West, by the demonization of Russia, by provocative military actions by the West, by American interference in the Russian province of Chechnya and in former Russian provinces of Ukraine and Georgia, and by the absence of any restraint from Western Europe on Washington’s ability to foment war.http://thesaker.is/how-russia-is-preparing-for-wwiii/

Saturday, May 28, 2016

We Have Spent One Year Planning – Lai Mohammed

By Yusha’u A. Ibrahim,

Information minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said yesterday in Kano that the present administration spent its first year in office planning how to make Nigeria a better country.

Mohammed stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, stressing that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration spent its first year in office blocking the leakages to stop stealing of public funds.

More "Facts" Emerge On The Cause Of Ali Modu And PDP Govs Impasse.

Fresh facts emerged yesterday on why the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors had to dump Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff as National Chairman at the May 21 convention ground in Port Harcourt.
A high-ranking chieftain who gave an insight into why the governors fell out with Sheriff, revealed that the governors had settled for Sheriff as chairman based on promises he made to finance the party’s 2019 presidential campaign with N40 billion.

He was also said to have promised the governors that he would deploy five private jets for the party’s electioneering campaign in 2019.

Presidency lists President Buhari’s achievements after first year in office

The presidency has released a list detailing all the achievements of President Buhari in the last one year. He marks one year in office tomorrow May 29th. The list as published by the News Agency of Nigeria contains the following:

  • The relocation of the Nigerian Military Command Centre to Maiduguri, since May 2015, contributed to the success in the fight against insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country.

Military Storms Oporoza, Niger-Delta In Warships Searching For Militants

The Nigerian military early today invaded oporoza, arriving there in at least four warships in search of NIGER-DELTA AVENGERS

Military Rescued 11,595 Boko Haram Captives Under Me – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that the military had so far rescued 11,595 persons held captive by the Boko Haram sect between May 29, 2015 when he was inaugurated and February 2016.
He said since December 2015, the military had regained all territories hitherto occupied by the sect.
These were contained in a document entitled ‘Fact sheet on President Muhammadu Buhari’s first year in office’ made available to journalists by the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

Children’s Day: I Won’t Tolerate Forced Marriage, Child Abduction, Buhari Warns

*Urges stakeholders to rise against violence against children
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, warned against forced marriages and child abduction in the country, noting that every child has the right of education and the right to live. He also noted that decisive actions would be taken to stem what he described as unacceptable cases of violence and intimidation against children.

Jonathan wants Obasanjo, Abdulsalami, Babangida others probed

President Goodluck Jonathan has advised the incoming president, Muhammadu Buhari, not to single his administration out for probe.
He said if Mr. Buhari must investigate him and his administration, he should do the same for the past governments.
A probe centred only on the Jonathan administration will amount to a “witch hunt”, the president said Wednesday at a valedictory cabinet meeting attended by ministers ahead of his handing over to Mr. Buhari on Friday.
Mr. Jonathan said his comments followed calls from different quarters for his administration to be investigated.

Sayyed Hachem Safieddine Chairman of the Executive Council of Hezbollah in Lebanon

In an interview with the official website of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, conducted in Beirut by Marwa Osman*, Sayyed Hachem Safieddine Chairman of the Executive Council of Hezbollah in Lebanon commemorates the 25th of May the Resistance and Liberation day by saying that the Zionist entity is unable until now to repair it losses at the moral, military and combating levels after their defeat in the 2006 war. He says the liberation of South Lebanon in the year 2000 is a true nightmare that hit the Israeli military, political and security leaderships and this nightmare still entrenched within their conscience, their culture, and their military and security institutions.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Buhari Didn’t Use Public Funds For Presidential Campaign, Stop Calling For Probe

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has condemned calls for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe the funding of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 Presidential campaign.
Oyegun, while speaking on WE FM’s “The Encounter with Constance Ikokwu,” said unlike the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which used public funds to finance its campaign, APC’s financing of the party’s Presidential campaign came from individual donations, thereby making it wrong to call for a probe.

FRSC Seizes An Overloaded Vehicle In Bayesla (Photos)

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) shared these photos of an overloaded saloon station wagon that was intercepted and seized in Bayelsa State. FRSC Bayelsa State issued a warning to people who have the habit of overloading their cars. According to the agency, people responsible for this will be arrested and prosecuted. See more photos after the jump...

Student Of Bayero University Commits Suicide (see Her Photo)

The sad news was shared by OAP, Bello Lukman of Unity FM Jos, on his Facebook page. He wrote:

“A female student in the Department of Library Science, Faculty of Education Bayero University Kano Sarah Imoleaya has ended her life by taking an insecticide. Sarah, an Indigene of Edo state dropped a suicide note saying,

Niger-Delta Avengers Mock FG On Children’s Day

Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, Friday, scoffed at the Nigerian Government for allegedly failing to cater for children of Niger Delta, promising to provide the people opportunities that government failed to offer them. Its spokesperson, Col Mudoch Agbinibo, in a statement wishing Niger Delta children a happy Children’s Day, said: “Childhood is an enchanting vista, an endless fun a joyful classroom an experience era of imagination and hope.

Diamond Bank Sacking Staff This Morning

I came across this on twitter this morning. The economy is getting tighter but it shall be well with us all....

Hassan Tukur Granted $40m Bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has granted administrative bail to Hassan Tukur, the principal secretary to former President Goodluck Jonathan. Tukur had been in detention for several days for allegedly diverting $40 million he obtained to negotiate the release of more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Islamist insurgents belonging to Boko Haram. Saharareporters quoted a source as saying that Tukur was detained and interrogated on charges that included his reported pocketing of about $35 million out of $40 million budgeted for negotiating the release of Chibok girls. The source said Tukur was released yesterday, but ordered to report to the EFCC’s headquarters in Abuja whenever he was required to do so.

Naira Falls To N350/$ As Investors Await Flexible Forex Policy

The Nigerian equities market appreciated to about five-month high wednesday as positive sentiments continued to trail the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) plan to introduce a flexible foreign exchange policy.

But feeling that the economy was regressing, the Senate yesterday summoned the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to brief it on the monetary and fiscal policies the executive arm had adopted to salvage the economy.

Photos: One critically injured as fire engulfs a female hostel at Cross River State College of Education

A student has been hospitalized following a fire outbreak at the Cross River State College of Education, COE Akamkpa female hostel today, May 27.

According to CrossRiverWatch, the fire started at about 11am in the change-over switch at the hostel entrance and caused extensive damage to the building and property of the residents with no immediate help or means of putting off the inferno.

Niger-Delta Avengers Bomb another NNPC Pipeline in Warri Heavily Guarded By Military

The militant sect is claiming a second besieging of another oil pipeline in 2 days. They claimed to have bombed an NNPC pipeline on Thursday night.  This is on the heels of a stakeholders meeting in Abuja between the Federal Government, Niger Delta leaders and delegates of Niger Delta Avengers sect (who the FG professedly offered a $10m pay off).

5 Police Officers Missing In Rivers State After Ambush

THE Rivers State Police Command on Friday declared five policemen missing after an ambush by unknown gunmen on Wednesday at Okujagu waterways in Okrika Local Government Area.

The command also announced the arrest of 53 suspects in connection with the missing policemen.

State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ahmad Muhammad, said in a statement that the policemen were part of a team that were on a routine police inquiry when they were attacked before they could disembark from the boat conveying them.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

How Russia is preparing for WWIII

This article was written for the Unz Review:http://www.unz.com/tsaker/how-russia-is-preparing-for-wwiii/
I have recently posted a piece in which I tried to debunk a few popular myths about modern warfare. Judging by many comments which I received in response to this post, I have to say that the myths in question are still alive and well and that I clearly failed to convince many readers. What I propose to do today, is to look at what Russia is really doing in response to the growing threat from the West. But first, I have to set the context or, more accurately, re-set the context in which Russia is operating. Let’s begin by looking at the AngloZionist policies towards Russia.

United Airlines to end their flights to Nigeria after June 30th

After years of operating a daily route from Houston to Lagos, United Airlines will stop flying to Nigeria next month. Their last fight will be on June 30th, ending the airline's only route to Africa. They confirmed this to a twitter user who asked them if it was true.

According to reports, United Airlines is ending their flights to Nigeria for two major reasons asides the one they mentioned above.

Alleged Killing Of Herdsmen: North Raising False Alarm Against Ndigbo — IPOB

ENUGU—The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the North of allegedly raising false alarm that Fulani herdsmen were being killed in the South East in a bid to start another round of slaughtering of southerners in the area.

IPOB said the false allegation of killing of Northerners in the South was being orchestrated by a “faceless Northern Consensus Movement,” pointing out that this style was used by the north to prepare the grounds for the pogrom that followed the January 1966 coup d’état in the country.

Military Vows To Crush Niger Delta Militants

Ootraged at the increasing threat that militants in the Niger Delta posed to the economy, the Nigerian Military declared war on them yesterday.

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, the service chiefs from the Nigerian Navy (NN) and the Nigerian Army (NA), Vice Adm. Ibok Ette-Ibas and Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, respectively, made the declaration of war at different military functions in Lagos.

The CDS, who was the guest of honour at the navy’s 60th diamond anniversary in Lagos, said the military would continue its onslaught against militants’ activities in the Niger Delta region and insurgency in the Northeast.

Niger-Delta Avengers Ultimatum To Danjuma, Atiku, Others Expires Today

Niger Delta Avengers base not in Egbema—Ukori

As group asks Buhari to forget Tompolo and develop Niger Delta

By Emma Amaize & Perez Brisibe

WARRI—THERE is anxiety in the Niger Delta as the two-week ultimatum given owners of oil blocs in the region by Niger Delta Avengers to evacuate their staff and shut down operations ends today, while secret talks with the militant group have run into a hitch.

Ex-nwc Chiefs Dump Sheriff For Makarfi

Embattled former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Acting Chairman Ali Modu Sheriff yesterday lost more support as eight members of his National Working Committee (NWC) jumped ship. They supported the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee.

Also yesterday, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike accused Sheriff of making a U-turn on the party’s national convention when he got information that he was not qualified to contest last Saturday’s election.