Thursday, January 7, 2016

Nigeria Wins Bid to Provide Communications Satellite Technology to Belarus

By Dele Ogbodo
Abuja — The federal government, through the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited, on Wednesday disclosed that it had won the bid to provide communications satellite technology services to the Republic of Belarus over a 15-year period.
Besides leasing transponders to neighbouring Ghana, Gabon, Cote'dVoire and several other countries using its NIGCOMSAT -1R infrastructure, wining the Belarus satellite bid has further positioned Nigeria among top global communications satellite players.

Ethiopia Kicks Out US Killer Drone Base

At the request of the Ethiopian government, the United States has stopped flying drones from southern Ethiopia in its campaign against militants in Somalia and Yemen, officials said.

On Tuesday, US officials confirmed that drone activities had ceased at an airfield in the town of Arba Minch, which had been used to launch Reaper drones that can carry Hellfire missiles and satellite-guided bombs.

"This was done upon request by the Ethiopian government," government spokesman Getachew Reda said, according to Reuters.

Photos: US dumps 24 mine resistant vehicles worth $11m to Nigerian army

The United States will today donate 24 mine resistant armor military vehicles to the Nigerian army as part of its promises to aid Nigeria in it's fight against the dreaded terrorist group- Boko Haram. The vehicles worth $11m will be given to military officials at the Nigerian Army 9th Brigade Parade ground,Ikeja. A statement yesterday, by the Public Affairs Section of the US Consulate General Lagos, said: “The US is pleased to donate 24 Mine-Resistant, Armor-Protected (MRAP) vehicles valued at $11m to Nigeria’s military authorities. “The equipment donation represents part of the continuing US commitment to Nigeria and its neighbours to counter Boko Haram’s senseless acts of terror and promote regional security.”
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Photos: Man shouting Allahu Akbar killed outside Paris police station

A knife-wielding man believed to be have explosives strapped on his shirt was killed while attempting to enter a Paris police station this afternoon. According to reports, the man was shouting Allahu Akbar as he tried to gain entrance into the station when police opened fired at him to prevent him from entering the building.

Tehran Accuses Saudi Arabia of Airstrikes on Iran's Embassy in Yemen

Tehran accused Riyadh of conducting airstrikes with military aircraft on the Iranian embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.

"Saudi Arabia bears responsibility for damaging the embassy and injuring its staff," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari said as quoted by state TV channel IRIB. Several guards were allegedly injured.

"This deliberate action by Saudi Arabia is a violation of all international conventions that protect diplomatic missions," he was quoted as saying by AFP.

Ansari added that "the Islamic Republic [of Iran] reserves the right to pursue its interests in this matter."

Iran Bans All Imports From Saudi Arabia After Diplomatic Relations Severed

Iran has decided to ban all product from Saudi Arabia after the two countries severed diplomatic relations.

LAGOS– Iran has imposed a full embargo against Saudi Arabia on all deliveries of products after the two countries severed diplomatic relations, Press TV reported on Thursday.

“Iran prohibits [the imports] of all products from Saudi Arabia after severing relations,” according to a statement published on the broadcaster’s Twitter account.

​On January 2, Riyadh executed top Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, inciting a response in Tehran, where the Saudi embassy was stormed by protestors. On Monday, Saudi Arabia formerly severed diplomatic ties with Iran.

7 of Top 7 CelebsThat Have Had Serious Problems With Olamide!


Linda Ikeji fell out with Olamide after the blogger broke news about the rapper getting a woman pregnant.

Olamide denied getting anyone pregnant and warned Linda Ikeji to stay off his news if he can’t post his music materials.

Olamide welcomed a child 7 months after the outrage which proved the blogger got her story from a good source.

6 of Top 7 CelebsThat Have Had Serious Problems With Olamide!

6. M.I
M.I has never hidden the fact that he is not really cool with Olamide although Olamide seems to have an open mind about him.

M.I in an interview addressed the perceived beef he has with the YBNL chief.

He said,