Monday, April 18, 2016

Jeep in US Ambassador’s Convoy Kills 7-Year-Old African Boy

Vehicles in United States Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power’s motorcade were traveling in excess of 60mph on an underdeveloped two-way road when the death occurred.

On Monday, an armored jeep in the motorcade of United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power hit and killed a boy in the African country of Cameroon.

The accident occurred near the Moloko Township in northern Cameroon. The Ambassador and her aides were planning to meet refugees and others displaced by regional conflict.

Brazil: Dilma Rousseff Loses Impeachment Vote

Parliament in Brazil has voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts.
The “yes” camp comfortably won the required two-thirds majority in the vote in the lower house in Brasilia.
The motion will now go to the upper house, the Senate, which is expected to suspend Ms Rousseff next month while it carries out a formal trial.

Beijing Officially Lands Military Plane on South China Sea Reef

In what appears to be the first such occasion covered by Chinese media, a transport plane has landed at an airport constructed on a disputed reef in the South China Sea as part of a rescue mission.

On Monday, a Chinese military airplane evacuated three injured workers from the construction site on the Fiery Cross Reef, an island claimed by both Vietnam and the Philippines.
According to a report in the People's Liberation Army Daily, people were taken to the island of Hainan for medical aid.

Turkey: War is good for business

by Kakaouskia

Greetings to the Saker community and readers.

In one of Start Trek DS9 episodes, a Ferengi (the ultra-exploiters of the galaxy for the uninitiated) made the following comment: War is good for business; however the closer you are to the frontlines the less your profit.

It appears that this mantra is followed by Turkey, especially when considering the Syrian refugees. In 2013 Syria was estimated to have a total population of around 22 million people. The latest estimates show that between 2.5 and 2.7 million Syrians now live in Turkey

The Time Is Now

The Strategic Culture Foundation, a Moscow-based geopolicy think thank, sponsored a conference in Belgrade, Serbia, on 17 April 2016 entitled “What has ‘democracy’ imported from the West brough to the Former Yugoslavia since 1990?” Among nearly twenty distinguished participants was Andrew Korybko, Sputnik talk show host and frequent commentator on world affairs on RT and other analytical outlets. The conference was opened by Aleksandar Pavich, director of SCF Serbia office, and Anna Filimonova, the head of SCF’s Moscow branch.

This is the transcript of the speech made by Andrew Korybko

Photos: Man who beheaded his partner, smashed her head and flushed it down the toilet is jailed for life

A jealous man who decapitated his long-term partner and flushed the head down the toilet at their east London flat has been sentenced to life in prison and must serve a minimum of 21 years.

Dempsey Nibbs, 69, killed Judith Nibbs, his partner of 30 years, after he became angry when she admitted to having affairs.

The crane driver, from the Charles Estate in Hoxton attacked Ms Nibbs with an iron bar in April 2014, the Old Bailey heard. He told jurors he only meant to "slap her around a bit" but she died in a struggle while he was trying to cram a metal bar in her mouth.

Women Arise Activists Storm High Court in Ibadan to demand Justice for a Man

Women Arise Activists Led by Its President, Dr, Joe Okei-Odumakin Storm High Court in Ibadan to demand Justice for Man, Oyelowo Killed by His Wife

We are dismayed to learn of the gruesome murder case involving a wife, Mrs. Yewande Oyediran who allegedly killed her husband, Mr. Oyelowo Oyediran during one instance of domestic argument involving both of them.

It is indeed very saddening that the argument only ended up with termination of a life - a life!
No subject of argument is worth taking the life of another for. No, murder is no acceptable response in a disagreement!

Photo: Robbery suspects knocked down by trailer during police pursuit along Lagos/Ibadan expressway

According to Nigeria Police News @PoliceNGNews, on April 14, about 10pm, the robbery suspects pictured above, attacked a victim at Isheri Long Bridge, dispossessed him of his belongings and then made a get away on a motorcycle. However, they were knocked down by a moving trailer in front of Mountain of Fire Ministry along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway while being pursued by the police. The suspects were arrested Ibafo Divisional patrol team and recovered items snatched from the victim.

Photos: Anti-Smuggling Campaign: Nigeria Customs officers attacked by smugglers while on patrol in Ogun State

Officers and Men of Niferia Customs were attacked by smugglers while on patrol along Ogun/Ole-Odan axis of Ogun State. Four suspects have been arrested in connection to the attack. The operation led to the seizure of 11 motor cycles which was used as a means of conveyance of 250 bags of smuggled rice.

Photo: Nigerian man arrested in India for duping on the pretext of coverting black dollar into original dollar with chemical

A 38-year-old Nigerian man from Edo State, Morgan Harry Osayanda was arrested in India for cheating under the pretext of coverting quoted black dollars into original dollars with the help of chemical.

With his arrest, a team of Police Station Connaught Place, New Delhi District Police comprising of SI Kuldeep Yadav, Ct. Bijender No. 2405/ND and Ct. Ajeet 601/ND led by Inspr. Pankaj Malik, SHO Connaught Place, in the close supervision of Sh. Dhirendra Pratap Singh, ACP/Connaught Place, New Delhi busted a racket which cheated the persons on the pretext of converting quoted black dollars into original dollars with the help of a chemical.

Fayose Is On The Road To Self-destruction — Prof. Sagay

PROFESSOR Itse Sagay, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, is the chairman of the Presidential Committee on Anti-Corruption and one of the country’s foremost experts in constitutional law. A human rights activist, Sagay has undoubtedly paid his dues in the struggles for egalitarian society. Sagay who was part of the pioneer law class of the former University of Ife, subsequently took to academics and rose to become the dean of the law faculty of his alma mater before transferring his service to the University of Benin. At the height of military rule in 1986 he was one of those who ran into trouble with the authorities of the University of Benin for supposedly teaching what he was not paid to teach; which was an axiom for his perceived inclination to the promotion of civil rights in the university campus.

FG Provoking Ndigbo Everyday – Ekweremadu

The Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, on Sunday accused the President Muhammadu Buhari led government of provoking Ndigbo.

Ekweremadu, representing Enugu West Constituency, said that until the leadership of Nigeria learn to respect Nigbo and ensure that equity and justice prevailed, the country can never be the same.

The Deputy Senate President, who spoke in Enugu while addressing people of Eziagu council area of Enugu State during a solidarity visit, said that despite the contributions of Ndigbo in the development of Nigeria, “we are being provoked everyday by the government of this country”.

Movement Of Cattle And Herdsmen Banned In Bauchi & Plateau After 7pm

Task force bans movement of cattle, herdsmen after 7pm in Bauchi, Plateau.

By Golok Nanmwa, Jos - April 15, 2016

Operation Safe Haven, OPSH, deployed to restore law and order in Plateau and parts of Bauchi State has banned the movement of cattle and herdsmen after 7pm as part of efforts to sustain the peace process.

Fulani Herdsmen Sack Benue Community

By Peter Duru

MAKURDI—Despite efforts by the Federal and Benue State governments to end clashes between herdsmen and farmers, indications emerged yesterday that Moor, a council ward in Kwande Local Government Area of the state had been sacked by armed herdsmen.

Vanguard learned that the crisis, which dates back to 2013, has left over 100 persons dead, scores sustaining varying degrees of injuries and close to 8,000 displaced.

Senate: PDP May Field Ekweremadu As Saraki’s Replacement

From Fred Itua , Abuja

BARELY twenty four hours after the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, openly declared that the party will not mind if a member of another political party takes over from Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, if he leaves office based on the asset declaration trial, there are indications that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may field Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu as a likely replacement if there is vacancy.

Wale Oladipo Offers To Return ‘dasukigate Funds’ To Stave Off Trial

•PDP secretary moves to restrain AGF, EFCC, ICPC, others

Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) National Secretary Prof. Wale Oladipo has appealed to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) to be allowed to refund the N75 million he received from ex-National Security Adviser (NSA) Mohammed Sambo Dasuki.
Oladipo’s request is contained in a letter to the Vice President in which he sought to be excluded from prosecution.

Saraki Might Be Suspended Like His Father: Will History Repeats Itself ?

Will History Repeats Itself ? Bukola Saraki Might Be Suspended Also The late saraki senior was suspended from the senate,if found guilty in his trial saraki jnr might face worst

Woman Attempts To Set Husband Ablaze Over Property and divorce(Pictures)

Cyriacus Izuekwe

 A housewife, Mrs Florence Njideka Chukwuma has been arrested by the police at State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba over an alleged attempt on the life of her husband, Chinedu over a house property in Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria.

Florence allegedly bought a gallon of petrol which she poured on Chinedu’s body, she then took a lighter to set him ablaze during a quarrel.

However, before she could achieve her goal, Chinedu jumped fence and escaped, suffering injuries as a result of the attack.

Bola Ige’s Family Scholarship For Indigent Students In Osun, Oyo

The family of the late Chief Bola Ige, former Attorney General of the Federation, has announced a N29 million scholarship for indigent students of Osun and Oyo states.

According to the son of the late former attorney general, Mr Olumuyiwa Ige, 66 students have been selected from public schools across the states.

Ige, a former Commissioner in the state, said the students would go through a competitive selection process to choose the best of them.

He stated that the scholarship is intended for students in the senior and junior secondary school categories.

Soldiers On Clearance Mission Hit By Boko Haram IED. See Photos

Can the battle against the deadly insurgents get any tougher? A REVA Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) belonging to Nigerian soldiers -was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) during clearance operation in the northern part of the country as depicted in the pictures. None of the soldiers were hurt in the incident. May God continue to protect these gallant men....

Saraki: The Man Who Dug His Own Grave

At the inception of this administration, the president and the ruling party, APC made it known to all that they don’t need a senate president with excess baggage.

They don’t need a senate president with outstanding corruption cases because they want to maintain a neat leadership devoid of personalities with ongoing corruption cases.

Ordinarily, Senator George Akume was supposed to emerge as the senate president in the sense that he was the senate minority leader when his party(APC) was in the opposition.

Fire Incident At Ogbo Mmanu Nnobi Anambra - Photos

From Anambra State Nigeria, Afor Nnobi Market last night fire tragedy! see Photos below as fire raze the Popular Oil Market in Nnobi Anambra State, Known as Ogbo Mmanu, see Photos below.

Arms Deal:probe Shifts To Navy, Billions Of Naira Unexecuted Contracts Uncovered

Presidential panel uncovers billions of naira unexecuted contracts

From Molly Kilete, Abuja

THE presidential committee set up to probe illegal purchase of arms for the ongoing counter-terrorism war in the North East has concluded arrangement to beam its searchlights on the Nigerian Navy, Daily Sun can authoritatively reveal.

Boko Haram Attacks On Soldiers In Kareto

Report reaching DAILY POST has it that Boko Haram terrorists, Monday morning launched an attack on troops of 113 Battalion at Kareto, Northern part of Borno State. The troops have been battling the insurgents since the day’s early hours. Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, made the disiclosure in a terse statement.

Reps await Buhari’s footnotes on budget ‘grey areas’

John Ameh, Abuja
Members of the House of Representatives have restated their readiness to re-examine the controversial 2016 budget in line with the House resolution of Wednesday last week.

However, they said President Muhammadu Buhari should still send a formal letter to the National Assembly on his areas of disagreements with the budget passed on March 23 by the Senate and the House of Representatives.

‘Kogi gov didn’t donate N70m at Aisha’s book launch’

Eniola Akinkuotu and Gbenga Odogun

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has denied reports that he donated N70m at the book launch of Aisha Buhari last week.

The governor said this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kingsley Fanwo, on Sunday.

Anti-China loan comment: Fayose is ignorant, say Odigie-Oyegun, Oni

Kamarudeen Ogundele and Alexander Okere

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has criticised the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, and other opposition leaders over their comments on President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips, describing their statements as insensitive.

Economic crisis: Five banks’ profit drop by N54bn

Uncertainties in the Nigerian economy have had a telling effect on many sectors, with five of the 22 banks in the country losing N54bn from their previous year’s profits in the 2015 financial year, OYETUNJI ABIOYE writes

Bad loans, naira volatility and other economic headwinds have made Ecobank International Incorporated, Union Bank Plc, First City Monument Bank Limited, Wema Bank Plc and Fidelity Bank Plc to post a combined 80 per cent decline in their annual profits.

Failure to save oil revenue indefensible – Sanusi

The Emir of Kano and the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Sunday described the country’s failure to save oil revenue when the price of the commodity was high as an “act against clear injunction.”

This came barely a week after the immediate past Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, reportedly said that lack of political will to save under President Goodluck Jonathan owing to state governors’ resistance to it led to the current economic challenges facing the country.

Fuel queues grow longer in Lagos, Ogun, others

’Femi Asu and Okechukwu Nnodim

The fuel supply situation, which showed slight improvement in recent days, has taken a turn for the worse as queues grew longer on Sunday at the few petrol stations selling the product in Lagos and Ogun states.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, had recently said petrol queues would clear in Abuja and Lagos by April 6 or 7, adding that the scarcity would subside in other parts of the country, including Kano, Katsina, Port Harcourt and Warri, by that weekend.

Distribution of exotic vehicles divides senators

The secret distribution of the first batch of the brand new 108 Sport Utility Vehicles to 36 senators last Thursday has started generating tension and ill-feelings among members of the upper chamber.

Investigations by our correspondent revealed that each senator from the 36 states had collected the keys to the Land Cruiser jeeps.

A senator who craved anonymity, confided in our correspondent on Sunday, that only identified members of the pro-Saraki’s Like Minds Senators were favoured in the distribution of the vehicles.

Weak health sector encourages medical tourism, says Medical Association

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja
The President, Association of Medical Scientists of Nigeria, Toyosi Raheem, has said that Nigeria would continue to lose billions of naira to medical tourism due to her weak health system.
He called on the Federal Government to strengthen the nation’s health system and to build the capacity of the medical laboratories, stressing that they were not well equipped to support medical services.

OPEC meeting ends without deal on oil production

The world’s biggest oil producers have failed to reach agreement at a meeting aimed at freezing output and reassuring markets that a recent recovery in prices could be sustained.

Sunday’s talks in Qatar’s capital saw the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) – and, unusually, other producers – trying to agree that average daily crude oil production in the coming months would not exceed levels recorded in January.

Soldier killed during Rivers election buried amid tears

 Emotion ran high on Friday as Lance Corporal Adegboyega Adebayo, one of the two soldiers killed by hoodlums two days before the Rivers State rerun election, was buried in the Iyesi area of Ogun State.

During the burial, tearful parents, brothers and friends of the 34-year-old soldier, who was shot dead on the sea in the Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State on March 17, decried lack of concern from both the Rivers State and the federal governments.

Perfect selfie turns death after two Two friends fall to their demise

Two friends, 12 year old Arandari Paola Garcia and 17-year-old Mariana 'N' who were camping with their families on an isolated beach in Mexico, fell to their deaths after climbing onto dangerous rocks to take selfies. Police say the friends who were from Mesa De Otay in Tijuana Mexico wanted to take pictures of the sea and climbed on to rocks at Rosarito in Baja California to take selfies.

4 year old who was supposedly shot dead by her brother was actually killed by their father

Remember yesterday the Police in Philadelphia investigating a shooting said that a 4 year old girl was shot in the face by her 5 year old brother when they were playing with a gun? Well, they have now found out that the girl wasn't killed by her brother as it was claimed yesterday but by her father who ran away after the incident occurred.

Their mum was living with her boyfriend, who is the father of her children Maurice 'Stephon' Phillips.

Quick thinking police officer saves a family of 6 from a woman who wanted them dead

A woman, Lauretta Ehon flagged down members of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command who were patrolling the axis of Ogudu Ori-Oke Ogudu at about 5:30pm over the weekend and told them that some armed robbers just snatched her 2012 Toyota Camry.

Immediately, Police Inspector, Christian Onawona who was with his men responded to her plea and gave chase to the said stolen car. Unfortunately, they got stuck in traffic so the Inspector alighted from the official car and took a bike in order to give chase and capture the alleged robbers.

Nigerian Troops discover large cache of stored Boko Haram NATO weapons in Borno

“We conducted some various scale of operation as well as specific operations that led to the recovery of arms cache in the village called Gursum, around Alagarno general area; and there we had a very sterling discovery of Boko Haram terrorists burying large quantities of ammunition on the ground. This operation was in conjunction with the Civilian JTF because they led us through the routes.

PTDF breaks cultural barrier, produces Katsina’s first female pilot

Ruqayya Suleiman from Bakori Local government area of Katsina State has become the first female pilot from the state.
 She is one of the 15 pilots trained in South Africa under the full scholarship programme of the Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF) as international certified commercial pilots.

According to Raqayya's father, her dream of becoming a pilot could not have come true without the scholarship and emotional support from the PTDF. Today, a joyful Mr. Suleiman is excited that his young daughter has broken the cultural barrier that often hold girls from her region back from acquiring higher education.

Photo: Actor Nonso Diobi involved in an accident

 The Nollywood actor was involved in an accident yesterday April 17th. He shared the photo above and wrote - "Had an accident yesterday evening, my leg all plastered up but i blv that sometimes God allows some things to happen to pple so we can no who our true frnds are... If u HV or know anyway u can help me heal faster pls do and always put me in your daily prayers....Tnk u and I love u all".

Photo: Enugu police arrest member of a robbery and car-snatching gang after a shootout, recovers stolen car

6 members of a robbery and car-snatching gang engaged operatives of Enugu State Police Command in a shoot out along Enugu/Port Harcourt road. One of the suspects identified as Henry Ifeanyi Odo was arrested with charms at the end of the shoot out. Below is the statement issued today by the Command: