Monday, October 31, 2016

Why Igbos are their own worst enemies – Orji Kalu

Igbos who have often blamed the FG for the backwardness in the South East have been told that they have no one but themselves to blame for their woes, PremiumTimes reports.

Former Abia State Governor and businessman, Orji Uzor Kalu, said in the recent edition of The Interview that, “Igbos are their own worst enemies.” He said a number of the elite in the region are not only selfish, but that they also get their politics wrong.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Manufacturers Return To parallel Market For Forex

The scarcity of foreign exchange from the official window has compelled some manufacturers to source funds from the black market in order to keep their business going.

In the coming months, affected manufacturing firms say consumers may have to pay about 100 per cent more than what they currently pay for locally manufactured products.

I Made You A Billionaire, Obasanjo Tells Africa's Richest Woman, Folorunsho Alakija

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Saturday in Lagos that Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, Africa’s richest woman by Forbes reckoning, was among the 25 billionaires he made during his tenure as President. Obasanjo stated this at the 2016 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum. The former president was reacting to an allegation by Alakija at the event, that the Obasanjo administration frustrated her effort when she ventured into oil business.

TRAGEDY! 31-Year-Old Man Drowns In Ogun River During Police Raid

A 31-year-old man, Gafar Ajibola, has been killed after drowning in Ogun River in Abeokuta during an alleged police raid.

The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday, ‎threw the Oriyanrin community into mourning and palpable tension.

Terrorists Use Chemical Weapons During Attacks in Aleppo - Militia

A local militia's member told RIA Novosti that terrorists used chemical weapons during attacks in Syria's Aleppo.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

'Good' vs 'Bad' Bombs: Shocking Commentary of German Newspaper on Middle East

One of the largest German newspapers, Das Bild, seriously claimed that there are "good" and "bad" bombs that are being dropped on Middle Eastern countries.

According to the newspaper, the first ones were used in Aleppo by "bad" Putin whose goal is "to level the city with 300,000 residents to the ground in order to increase his personal power and that of his regime."

Friday, October 28, 2016

Russian Embassy in Damascus Attacked With Mortars

The Russian embassy in Damascus has come under mortar fire, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

"On October 28, the Russian embassy in Syria was attacked with two mortars by terrorists. The shelling was conducted from the Jobar area controlled by anti-government forces."

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Making sense of the Russian naval task force off the coast of Syria

The AngloZionst Empire’s propaganda machine, otherwise known as the corporate media, has had great difficulties deciding what it should say about the Russian naval task force which has been sent to Syria.   The Americans have decided to express their usual contempt for anything Russian and describe this force as centered on the “geriatric” aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, while the Brits chose to describe it as a formidable “armada” about to completely obliterate the moderate terrorists in Syria.

America Has Lost» in the Philippines

by Pepe Escobar for Strategic Culture
«Your honors, in this venue I announce my separation from the United States… both in military and economics also».
Thus Philippines President Rodrigo «The Punisher» Duterte unleashed a geopolitical earthquake encompassing Eurasia and reverberating all across the Pacific Ocean.
And talk about choosing his venue with aplomb; right in the heart of the Rising Dragon, no less.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

FG Appoints Okhiria, MD Of Nigeria Railway Corporation

The Nigerian federal government has appointed a managing director of Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC)
The Nigerian federal government has appointed Mr Fidet Edetanlen Okhiria as the managing director of Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Thisday reports.

PDP To FG: Ensure That Fani-Kyode Does Not Die In Detention, Nigerians React

Press Statement


1. It is common knowledge that in furtherance of its campaign of attrition against members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the guise of an anti-corruption war, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, former Spokesperson for the PDP Presidential Campaign Organization (PDPPCP) was arrested in the premises of the Federal High Court, Lagos.

Fayose Blasts FG, Miyetti Allah Over Threat On Ekiti People


PDP, Not APC, Killed Alameiseigha‎, My Husband - Magareth Alameiseigha

Mrs. Magareth Alameiseigha, the widow of the First Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Late Diepreye Solomon Alameisegha, yesterday exonerated the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the events which led to the October 2015 death of her husband.

Ayade Appoints 1,106 Fresh Advisers In Cross River

The Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Tuesday appointed 1,106 persons into various positions.

The positions were in the categories of special advisers, special assistants, personal assistants as well as the chairmen and members of boards, commissions, departments and agencies.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Yemen – an introduction to the forgotten conflict you so rarely hear about [A Who’s who with maps included]

By Aram Mirzaei
For 18 months now, Yemen has been embroiled in a devastating conflict that has killed at least 10 000 people according to official sources, that number is however probably far higher. The Yemeni conflict is characterized by the asymmetric ways it’s being fought on the battlefield and by the massive amount of suffering for the civilian population in the impoverished country.

Questions about “Babushka security” and tons of answers, all of them wrong

I just watched a video for a neighbor of Motorola who explains that Motorola had no real protection, that it was easy to enter his building, that it was easy to enter into the elevator shaft and place a bomb there.  As for using a remotely controlled device, it was easy to build even for amateurs.  Bottom line: even poorly trained amateurs could have killed Motorola.

The USA are about to face the worst crisis of their history and how Putin’s example might inspire Trump

Watching the last Presidential debate was a rather depressing experience.  I thought that Trump did pretty well, but that really is not the point here.  The point is this: no matter who wins, an acute crisis is inevitable.

“Vatnik” – to the Ukrainians. Why would we liberate YOU?

Note: “vatnik” is a derogatory term used in today’s Ukraine to describe people in Donbass and other South-Eastern regions as well as anybody supportive of the ‘Russian World”. The word ‘vatnik” means an overcoat padded with cotton (“vata”) habitually worn by agriculture and construction workers in early and mid Soviet times. It is quite warm but hardly fashionable. The reference is to the supposedly primitive nature of the people that would wear such a garment. People of Novorossia are now proudly call themselves “vatniks” as do many Russians.  In this case, ‘Vatnik’ is also the callsign of Sergei Vasilevskii, a well-known military expert, author, journalist and member of the military intelligence service of the LNR.

World SITREP October 23rd, 2016, by Baaz

The Russian anti-terrorist operation in Syria is about to get more ‘patriotic’. On Friday, the Defense Ministry confirmed that it has deployed a group of UAZ Patriot pickups equipped with Kord 12.7 mm heavy machine guns and AGS-17 grenade launchers to the war-torn country. The vehicles are likely to be assigned to protect humanitarian convoys.
  • Russia: Four-year-old girl who speaks seven languages stuns RT’s Moscow studio

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Murder of Motorola – questions which must be answered

Small caveat first:
I will be honest here, I am extremely uncomfortable with this topic and I greatly hesitated before addressing it here.  As I have said it many many times before, there is a US-manipulated crowd of what I call “hurray patriots” which will use anything and everything to blame it all on Putin (just like their US controllers do, of course).  So when Putin (or Russia) does something wrong or inept, there is a great real of risk of “adding water to their mill”.  

A few images of the Motorola’s murder scene, by Scott

Motorola’s home address was published online in spring 2015

Published on Apr 2, 2015
Donetsk street address of Motorola was revealed by a Donetsk blogger veselchak_jk. He found a car that Motorola gave to his wife as a birthday present.

Why Hillary Clinton is a bigger concern for China than Donald Trump

by Pepe Escobar for The South China Morning Post
So you think Donald Trump is the biggest threat to world peace? And Barack Obama engineered America’s “pivot to Asia”?
It was actually Hillary Clinton, emphasising the necessity of a “strategic turn” for the United States, who launched the pivot to Asia in an October 2011 article titled “America’s Pacific Century”. The tone was martial: “Our military is by far the strongest and our economy is by far the largest.” The South China Sea duly featured: “Half the world’s merchant tonnage flows through this water”. Informed observers didn’t need a manual to spot Clinton’s subtle cue alerting them to the danger of China’s “nine-dashed line”.

Monday, October 17, 2016

On The Verge Of A Major War: Is There A Pilot In The Cockpit?

Russia defends its European territory from US missiles by creating a naval base in Syria.

Written by Nikolay Nikolaev; Originally appeared at A-specto, translated by Valentina Tzoneva exclusively forSouthFront
In late August 2010, the citizens of the Syrian Arab Republic looked for salvation from the heat in the cool Mediterranean shores of the country, resting after another working day. An ominous event will turn into a terrible omen for the future of the prosperous Arab country whose health, education or social system would make many Eastern European countries jealous. The deputy head of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) to the Russian Armed Forces, Yuri Ivanov, was found dead in the neighboring Turkish province of Hatay. Officially, the general was on a private visit to the country –having a holiday in the Syrian resort of Tartus, then heading to another Mediterranean port of Latakia. Unofficially, General Ivanov, who was visiting Syria with a diplomatic passport, was on a mission in Tartus, where the Russian military planned to deploy a complete naval base in 2011.

Murder of Donetsk Militia Commander Threatens to Reignite Ukraine's Civil War

On Sunday night, Donetsk People's Republic militia commander Arseny Pavlov, aka Motorola, was killed in an explosion of an elevator in a Donetsk high-rise. DPR leader Alexander Zakharchenko called the attack a declaration of war by Kiev. Analysts warn that the brazen attack could lead to a resumption of hostilities.

Going Beyond Propaganda. Nuclear Conflict, Deception Or Real Threat? Pentagon: A “preemptive” Nuclear Strike Against Russia Is Still Valid

Written by Federico Pieraccini; Originally appeared at Strategic Culture Foundation
The events in the Middle East, Syria and Aleppo are the focus of global attention. Rarely has a battle been so decisive to the outcome of a war and the fate of hundreds of millions of people around the world

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Revealed: US Fighter Jets, Troops Have Been Deployed in East Africa Since July

The US Air Force deployed a fleet of aircraft to east Africa over the summer to respond to potential threats in South Sudan.

A statement released by US Africa Command on October 13 indicates that the Pentagon has been prepared to engage in South Sudan since July, when the US Air Force quietly moved a number of F-16 fighters and KC 135 refueling tankers to Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Buhari: “Avengers’ Complex, No Central Command, Want To “Colonise Nigeria Economically”— Buhari

New York[RR]Abuja–Buhari: “Avengers’ Complex, No Central Command, Want To “Colonise Nigeria Economically”— Buhari. President Muhammadu Buhari has described the militancy in the Niger Delta as an attempt by raging factions to “colonise” Nigeria economically. Mr. Buhari said Germany could help curb oil theft in Nigeria through assistance in the areas of equipment, training, and sharing of intelligence with the Nigeria Navy.

The Spiritual Side Of Aso Villa By Reuben Abati b

People tend to be alarmed when the Nigerian Presidency takes certain decisions. They don’t think the decision makes sense. Sometimes, they wonder if something has not gone wrong with the thinking process at that highest level of the country. I have heard people insist that there is some form of witchcraft at work in the country’s seat of government.

Ondo: 6,000 APC Members Defect To PDP

By Dayo Johnson & Omezia Ajayi

OVER 6,000 members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Idanre, Ondo State.

This came as National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun inaugurated a 50-member campaign council for the governorship elections in the state.

The APC defectors were led by Adebowale Olowoeye popularly known as Olumose and Bidemi Oladapo.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Political Deadlock And Military Escalation In Donbass

The military situation in the Donbass region is remaining tense despite the declarations about a new stage of weapons withdrawal and an announcement of unilateral ceasefire by the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) from September 15. The both sides have been continuing to accuse each other in violations of the ceasefire and fresh casualties have been reported. According to the official Kiev, 15 Ukrainian soldiers were killed as result of firefights and shellings in Donbass in September. The DPR and LPR casualties were reported about 20 killed in fighting. Nonetheless, local sources say that the unofficial numbers were much higher.

By way of deception thou shalt lose your Empire

For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light
Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke (8:17)
There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.
George W Bush
In April of 2014 I wrote an article entitled “How the Ukrainian crisis will eventually bring down the AngloZionist Empire” in which I made a list of the similarities between the Soviet Union of the 1980s and Obama’s USA and wrote the following:

Hillary Clinton’s axis of evil

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik International
Let’s cut to the chase; Hillary Clinton is ready to go to war against Russia in Syria – with inbuilt, potentially terrifying, thermonuclear consequences.
Anticipating an outcome of the US presidential election as a remix of the 1972 Nixon landslide, Hillary has also coined, George “Dubya” Bush-style, a remixed axis of evil: Russia, Iran and “the Assad regime”.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Man kills fiance on the pretext of taking back his engagement ring then kills himself by jumping out the window

After 27 year old Julia Martin from Detroit broke off her engagement six months ago to her boyfriend of three years, she knew the right thing to do would be to return her engagement ring.
According to police, when Julia's ex fiancé, 35 year old Rodney Harvey came over to her apartment on the premise of collecting the ring last Friday night, he forced open the door when she answered the door and stabbed her repeatedly before jumping to his death from her apartment window.

Media: Us & Saudi Arabia Sending Isis Terrorists From Mosul To Syria

According to media, the US and Saudi Arabia have agreed to provide Islamic State (IS) terrorists and members of their families with a safe exit from Iraqi province of Anbar and city of Mosul prior to its assault by the international coalition forces. Evacuated terrorists will be sent to Syria to conduct an offensive on cities, controlled by the Syrian government forces.

New Facts About Yemen Missile Attack On Uss Mason: Us Ship Fired 3 Missiles To Defend Itself

USS Mason (DDG-87) fires an SM-2 during a March 2016 exercise (Photo: US Navy)
New details of a missile attack on the USS Masion guided missile destroyer have been revealed.
Three missiles were fired by the crew of the USS Mason (DDG-87) guided-missile destroyer in the Red Sea in order to defend it and the nearby USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15) from an attack of two presumed cruise missiles, fired by the Iran-backed Houthi forces from the Yemini shore, on October 9, the USNI News informational website reported, citing two defense officials.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Syrian Army to Use All Military Means to Repel US Aggression

The Syrian army will deploy all its military means to repel aggression stemming from the United States, a source in the Syrian Defense Ministry told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

Militants Constructing Fortifications in E. Aleppo Using Locals as Human Shield

Militants from radical groups in Syria's eastern Aleppo are using local residents as human shield while erecting fortifications and carrying out constant shelling against government forces.

Since early Tuesday, aircraft stopped flying over the area as well. The militants are using the situation for their own advantage and shell frontline neighborhoods with mortars and self-made rockets.

President of Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited Uche Ogah, Arrested by EFCC

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday morning picked up the President of Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, Mr. Uche Ogah, on the premises of a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Tinubu, Lagos Island.
Ogah was arrested as soon as he stepped out of the courtroom after the forgery charges filed against him by the Police were withdrawn.

“CrossTalk” Bullhorns bantering with Peter Lavelle

With Syria locked in a statement while Russia-US relations spiral downward, which party in this conflict is the barrier to peace and what needs to happen next?
CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda, Alex Christoforou, and Mohammad Marandi.
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Sunday, October 9, 2016

MH17 Report Taken Apart by Saker Reader

This comment was chosen by Mod KL from the post  “Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/09/30”. Mod KL found the comment to be a good summation regarding Ukraine and flight MH 17, it was of a reasonable length, and contained detailed information.

Every country has its history, except America that has a criminal record. SITREP by Scott

A day after I tried American food in the first time, I woke up covered in eczema, something I never had before. Thinking that I got infected with some horrible tropical disease during my flight, I went to see a doctor who explained to me that I had an allergic reaction to food and gave me some meds. The idea that one has to take meds to suppress immune system just to be able to eat poisonous food was bizarre to me. Any attempts to talk to other people about this were futile because they thought that it was weird that I found it bizarre.  For them it was “natural” to take meds just to have a slice of bread with butter and a chocolate candy. The majority of Americans have food allergies, they were saying. It’s not food allergy, I remember suggesting. It’s a reaction to poisonous substances in your food. Turned out I didn’t know what I was talking about because as they  informed me the American food was the best, cleanest and most healthiest in the world!

Russia Blocks French UN Security Council Ceasefire Resolution on Syria's Aleppo

On Saturday, Russia blocked a draft UN Security Council resolution on the cessation of hostilities in Syria's Aleppo favoring a proposal by the UN Envoy to Syria that focuses on evicting al-Nusra terrorists (al-Qaeda) from Eastern Aleppo.

Hillary’s Campaign Claims WikiLeaks Emails Are ‘Fake,’ ‘Russian Misinformation’

Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta asserts that the emails released by the prominent whistleblower are riddled with fakes and forgeries, but WikiLeaks fires back saying that if John Podesta released his emails the contents would be identical.

War on Cops: Manhunt in Palm Springs as Three Officers Shot - 2 Dead, 1 Injured

The Palm Springs Police Department confirms that at least three police officers were shot on Saturday and that a manhunt for the active shooter is underway.

NATO Falling Apart Due to Incompatible Weapon Systems, Missing Parts

NATO is a big war machine. But being big doesn't always mean being effective. According to US Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, there are numerous factors impeding NATO’s effectiveness.

Asia’s SpaceX: Chinese Startups Making World’s Largest Space Plane and More

Access to space has long been an interest area of space agencies. In this domain, China became a force to be reckoned with as several Chinese space companies made great strides in the space race.

Hillary Spills Top Secret Intelligence During Paid Speech to Goldman Sachs

The recently WikiLeaks dump of Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta’s personal emails exposed the “missing” transcripts of the former Secretary of State’s speeches to Wall Street and suggest that she may have violated laws pertaining to confidential information by spilling the beans about state secrets to the nation’s top banks.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

New Emails Expose White House Helped Clinton Campaign Navigate Server Scandal

The Obama White House was in close contact with the Clinton campaign last year, in handling the candidate’s email controversy.

The scandal surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as the country’s top diplomat have plagued her presidential run. New revelations won’t help put concerns of American voters to rest.

Banner Calling Putin a ‘Peacemaker’ Unfurled From New York City Bridge (PHOTOS)

A massive banner praising Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “peacemaker” was hung from the Manhattan Bridge on Thursday afternoon.

At around 1:45 p.m., a 20 foot by 30 foot banner, featuring a photo of Putin with Russian and Syrian flags as the background was hung over the Brooklyn side of the bridge.

Chronicles of WWIII or What did Erdogan dismantle in Turkey? – Cat Motya

A group of spies and saboteurs known under the code name “Cat Motya” continues it’s partisan activities against the “universal good” of rodents.
Let’s talk about what exactly we have in Syria if we look at the situation in a deeper and simultaneously simpler way.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Wall Street: The Trump-China missing link

by Pepe Escobar for RT
The yuan is about to enter the IMF’s basket of reserve currencies this coming Saturday – alongside the US dollar, pound, euro and yen. This is no less than a geoeconomic earthquake.
Not only does this represent yet another step in China’s irresistible path towards economic primacy; the Chinese currency’s inclusion in the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket will also lead central banks and hyper-wealthy funds – especially from the US – to increasingly buy more Chinese assets.
At the first US presidential debate, Donald Trump took no prisoners, criticizing China’s currency manipulation. This is what he said:

World SITREP October 2nd, 2016 by Baaz

World War III
  •       The US will exploit non-diplomatic options in the war with Russia
‘Russia will continue to send troops home [from Syria] in body bags’ – US State Dept

Latest developments in northern Syria – the race for Al-Bab and the debacle of ”Euphrates Shield” [Map included]

By Aram Mirzaei

Since the onset of the Turkish invasion of northern Syria back in August of 2016, Turkish-backed Jihadists managed to capture a host of villages and towns from both the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and the US-backed “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF). Within weeks, a total of 900 square kilometres had been captured by the Turkish-backed Jihadist operations room, also called “Euphrates shield”.

“Ecumenism” New ideological weapon of the imperialism? (On some defects from 1968)

Author: Oxandabaratz
Translation: Ana for The Saker Latin-American Community
“Ecumenism” is a term that means “universalism” as an agreement on universally accepted values. That is, in religious terms it means interreligious dialogue on common minimum beliefs that unite all religions; in philosophical terms as a value system based upon common minimum values ​​of humanism, and so on. Thus, as a “universal agreement” of humanity, it is considered as a step forward in the direction of progress.

Oil Could Lie at the Root of US Growing Military Presence in Africa

Worker speaks to the control room at the new Port Harcourt refinery built in 1989 at the same site where the first refinery in Nigeria was built in 1965 in oil rich Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on September 16, 2015

Despite Washington pouring millions of American taxpayers' dollars into the US military infrastructure and arms supplies to troubled African states, the continent is not getting any safer. So what are the real objectives of the US African Command in the region?

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Man loses his ATM card to a girl he met at the club, girl withdraws N300,000 with it

Bamigboye Imoleayo, a 24-year-old mother-of-one, has been arrested at a club house in Surulere, Lagos, for stealing an ATM card which belonged to one Musa Alli and withdrawing over N300, 000 from the account, with the help of her boyfriend, Adeyinka Ayodele, and two others.

Leaked Tapes Expose State Department’s Secret Plan to Oust Assad in Syria

In a leaked recording of Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the top US diplomat discusses deposing Assad by forcing through an election under questionable circumstances.

Speaking before a group of Syrian opposition members in New York only days before the collapse of the US-Russia brokered ceasefire in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry advised the group on their best path to ousting the Assad government amid intense fighting – a "political" solution.

Us Warns Moscow From Further Operation In Syria: “more Russian Aircraft Will Be Shot Down”

Photo: AP / Manuel Balce Ceneta
US officials discuss options of non-diplomatic response to the failure of the ceasefire in Syria and warn Moscow that in the case of continuation of the operation in Syria, Russia would continue “to send troops home in body bags, and will continue to lose resources, perhaps even aircraft.”