Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Litvinenko Inquiry: London’s Absurd Show Trial

by Alexander Mercouris for Russia Insider: http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/litvinenko-inquiry-was/ri12452

Despite twisting the evidence and throwing legal procedure out of the window it failed to show the Russian authorities killed Litvinenko.  It could only say “probably” – an absurd verdict the evidence contradicts.

What follows is a long and very detailed 11,000 word expert legal analysis of the Litvinenko inquiry by Russia Insider‘s International Affairs Editor, who was a practicing lawyer for 12 years at the Royal Courts of Justice, the venue of Litvinenko inquiry.

Halliburton Scandal: Buhari May Go After IBB, Abdulsalami, Jubril Aminu

The Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami has disclosed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government may soon initiate probe into the Siemens and Halliburton bribery scandals.

The scandal involves a number of prominent Nigerians, including former military Heads of State, Ibrahim Babangida, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Senator Jubril Aminu, who were accused of collecting bribes to award multi-million dollar contracts to the two foreign companies.

Economy: There Are Many Alternatives To Oil – Nda-Isaiah

As the persistent fall in the price of oil continues to adversely affect many economies of the world, especially countries dependent on oil, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and chairman, LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group, Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah, has advocated the immediate restructuring of nation’s economy to reverse the current economic woes.
He said while Nigeria boasts of many alternatives to oil, the best time to change the economic tide was now.

1st Nigerian Speed Train To become Operational in 34 days Time

Nigeria’s first ever high speed train service will open for service in March 2016. It is the double-track, standard gauge between Abuja and Kaduna that runs at 120Km and 150 Km an hour. Come March, travelers will be able to journey  from Abuja to Kaduna (and vice-versa) in less than an hour.

The project which was just completed by the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) cost $849 million. The Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Adeseyi Sijuwade while addressing the media in Lagos said