Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Week twenty of the Russian military intervention in Syria: a ceasefire and yet another huge victory for Russia

This article was written for the Unz Review:

The recent agreement between the USA and Russia really solves nothing, it does not even end the war, and both sides are expressing a great deal of caution about its future implementation.  And yet, this is a huge victory for Russia.  While it is too early to say that “the Russian won in Syria”, I think that it is now fair to say that the Russian position on Syria has won.  Here is why:

First: nobody is suggesting anymore that Assad will be ousted or Damascus taken.  That, in turn, means that everybody has now recognized that Syrian Arab Republic, backed by Russia, has successfully repelled the aggression of the huge coalition the AngloZionists built to overthrow Assad.

Now Kerry Says If Ceasefire Fails He May Partition Syria

See one of the reasons mnay people dislike these politicians with passion, instead of using common sense, this is what got Nigeria mad the other time, that some crooks sat down thousand miles away from Liberia and were deciding the fate of the country. It's the reason Nigeria sent Soldiers to defend the Liberian rebel installed by U.S back in the day and when the bidding to loot the country got terrible, Clinton ordered Charles tailor to step down. It was when they decided to support the opposition forces Charles tailor suppressed that Nigeria stepped in to restore order in Liberia and this why most Liberians love Nigerians even more than any country I have been too.

Now Kerry Says If Ceasefire Fails He May Partition Syria
Because, you know, God made him the owner of Syria

That's Western 'nation-building' and international law for you

JAMB Reopens Portal For UTME Registration For Just 48hours

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has caved in to protests that it had prevented many candidates to register for the forthcoming 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), by shutting down its online registration portal.
Although the body had dismissed the protest as wrong-headed, in a statement today, it said it is giving a 48-hour extension for applicants to complete registration process.

JAMB will reopen its website between 12 midnight on Tuesday and 12 midnight on Thursday to allow applicants complete their registration process for the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Police To Arraign DPO For Involvement In Serious Crimes Including Murder

Police to Arraign DPO for Complicity in Kidnapping, Murder, Illegal Possession of Arms

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested and detained the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Omoku divisional police headquarters of the Rivers State Police Command, Mr. Casimir Ihiezu, for complicity in the kidnapping of an Ivorian national, Mr. Beinvenu Assemian, during which a police corporal, Mr. Imeh Edet, was killed.

Ihiezu is also being detained for alleged unlawful possession of firearms and murder of the police constable.

Who Is Behind Naira Slide? Abdulsamad Rabiu (BUA) And Ifeanyi Ubah Have Answers

AbdulSamad Isyaku Rabiu, Executive Chairman of BUA Group (Dangote's main business rival), took an unusual step of writing a full page article in Business Day of Monday, 22 Feb 2016 claiming that the current naira free-fall is caused by a few greedy people, or more to the point, a particular person.

BUA Group is into the business of manufacturing of cement, sugar refinery, flour, edible oils, pasta and rice cultivation.

Right wing: Trump Wins Again, Trump Scores Big Win In Nevada

Donald Trump notched a resounding win in the Nevada caucuses Tuesday, channeling the roiling anger of Republican voters against the establishment and sweeping almost every category of the electorate to build his dominance in the delegate count.

It was a stunning show of momentum for his campaign, one that made it increasingly difficult to imagine a scenario where any other GOP candidate wins the Republican nomination.

"We love Nevada," Trump said during his brief victory speech at his party in Las Vegas late Tuesday night. "We will be celebrating for a long time tonight."

Nigerian man who went missing in the US has been found dead

26 year old Nigerian-British man, Ademola Owolana, who lived in London, went missing on Feb. 20th in the US after he went to a club in Chicago with friends. (Read story here). His body has now been found. A Metra worker found a man’s body on top of an electric rail car yesterday Tuesday Feb. 23rd afternoon at a repair yard in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. It looked like he'd been electrocuted. Power was shut off in the yard so emergency crews could remove the body, according to police. His family have confirmed it is indeed his body.

Plane with at least 21 people on board missing in mountainous area of Nepal

A small plane with 21 people on board has gone missing. This happened while flying in a mountainous area in Nepal. The plane lost contact after taking off from Pokhara - a resort town west of Kathmandu. According to officials, it was heading north to Jomsom - the starting point for trekkers going into the mountains. Details to Come. 

Photos: Buhari meets with Nigerian community in Saudi Arabia

President Buhari who is currently in Saudi Arabia met with the Nigerian community in the country yesterday February 23rd. See more photos from the meeting after the jump

Photo: Man recounts how he and a friend were injured by Road Safety Officers in Minna, Niger State

Saddiq Dzukogi and his friend David were allegedly injured after some FRSC officers jumped on the okada that was conveying them home yesterday evening. He survived with minor injury but his friend's right arm was disclocated. (pictured on hospital bed) Below is what he wrote:
"This is the story- The Officer's Name is HB Mohammed. We recently initiated a weekly writing clinic, for ourselves, at AMAB bookshop. Today was one of such days where we go there to read, write poetry and talk about the things happening around the writing world.
I couldn’t drive my car today because of the fuel scarcity in Minna, so I took a bike to the rendezvous site. After spending hours there with David, we were drained and since there was power outage our computers couldn’t work beyond those hours we had stayed.

Pianist strangled & beaten to death by her Husband on their anniversary

A talented pianist was strangled and beaten to death in a loss of temper by her musician husband, a jury has heard.
Norwegian double bass player John Martin, 48, was said to have been jealous of Russian-born wife Natalia Strelchenko, 38, because her career had taken off while his had not.
Ms Strelchenko, also known by the surname Strelle, was found with head and neck injuries at their home in Newton, Heath, Manchester, last August, on the couple's second wedding anniversary.
Opening the case at Manchester Crown Court, Rob Hall said:

Johnson and Johnson ordered to pay $72 million for cancer death linked to talcum powder

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company's talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades.

In a verdict announced late Monday night, jurors in the circuit court of St. Louis awarded the family of Jacqueline Fox $10 million of actual damages and $62 million of punitive damages, according to the family's lawyers and court records.

Photos: 6 Nigerian & Ghanaian pirates that hijacked the Panama oil tanker arrested by Nigerian Navy, one killed

 The Nigerian navy says it has rescued a hijacked oil tanker in a dramatic night-time operation in which one pirate was killed. The Panama-flagged Maximus, owned by a company in the UAE and on lease to a South Korean shipping company, was escorted on Monday into Lagos harbor with six captured hijackers from Nigeria and Ghana and the crew of 18 from India, Pakistan, China, South Korea, Sudan and Ghana. Rear Admiral Henry Babalola said the navy is still searching for two crew taken hostage by two hijackers who escaped in a pirate vessel. The Indian defence attache, Capt Gautam Marwaha said one hostage is Indian and the other is believed to be Pakistan. They have not received any ransom demand, he added. The bandits were after the ship's 4,700 tons of diesel fuel when they seized it on February 11. off the coast of Abidjan. The ship was rescued on Saturday night about 310 (500 kilometers) southwest of Lagos