Friday, April 22, 2016

Color Revolution Technology Isn’t Just Black And White

by Andrew Korybko
Color Revolutions have brought destabilization and destruction to a growing number of victimized states ever since the US unleashed the first modern one against Serbia in 2000. It might come off as antithetical for any multipolar supporter to claim that constructive and applicable lessons can be learned by studying this technology, but as taboo and ‘politically incorrect’ as it may be to say that, the present global strategic situation suggests that it’s actually true and conforms to the forecast that the author made last summer. The disciplined and selective utilization of key precepts of Color Revolution planning can be instrumental in catapulting a multipolar cause to the forefront of domestic and even international politics, which is why it’s so advantageous for activists to learn these techniques.

I Conveyed Guns To Lagos APC Campaign Venues – Cultist (photo)

Olaleye Aluko

A self-confessed cultist, Muhideen Ibrahim, who was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command, has said he conveyed guns to the All Progressives Congress campaign venues during the 2015 electioneering on the Lagos Island.

Ibrahim, 29, from Kwara State, added that he took two pump-action rifles to the governorship primaries held at the Tafawa Balewa Square in the Onikan area for the “protection of my gang’s candidate”.

Fresh Plot In The Senate Lawan May Replace Ndume

From Fred Itua , Abuja

BARRING any last minute change of plan, a re-jig would soon be announced in the Senate and some principal officers, especially members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), would vacate their positions.

This, Daily Sun learnt, is part of the new agreement reached by the feuding lawmakers to douse the lingering crisis that has rocked the Senate since inception last year.

Part of the option on the table is the ceding of the position of the Senate Majority Leader to the Barnabas Gemade-led Unity Forum in line with the earlier position of the leadership of the APC.

EFCC Arrests Nenadi Usman b

Eniola Akinkuotu
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman, for allegedly receiving N2.5bn from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
A top official of the EFCC, who confided in The PUNCH, said the former minister was arrested on Thursday in Abuja.
All funds that came from the Presidency during the campaign were believed to have come through Usman.

Soldiers Kill Boko Haram Militants At Bulari - Graphic Pics

The Nigerian army has recorded another victory in the battle against Boko Haram terrorists. On Thursday, 21st April 2016, troops of 21 Brigade Nigerian Army carried out clearance operations at Bulari, Tori 1, 2 and 3 during which they successfully cleared the general area of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.

During the operation, 10 terrorists were killed and one was captured alive. Unfortunately, 2 Civilian JTF accompanying the troops lost their lives. The troops rescued 7 civilians and recovered a Volkswagen Golf car, 15 bicycles and various bags of foodstuffs.

‘NNPC Used To Fund Political Parties’

By Clara Nwachukwu and Michael Eboh

In line with its anti-corruption drive, the Federal Government has been challenged to recover over N7.1trillion, being all the outstanding sums trapped in among individuals and operators in Nigeria’s petroleum industry.

The charge comes as the President Muhammadu Bahari’s administration is desperately looking for ways and means, including borrowings from offshore to fund its N6.01 trillion National Budget for 2016.
The sum comprises misappropriated and unremitted funds withheld by the respective parties, which should have been paid into government coffers.

Police Escort Shot To Death In Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. Very Graphic Photos

What is really happening in Rivers much killings in recent times ..even the security agents are not safe. Unknown gunmen have yet again gone on leash -as they attacked and killed a policeman in an escort vehicle. This reportedly happened yesterday along Waterline area in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state..

Saraki: No Shaking, Four Years Too Sure - Dino Melaye

This is what Dino posted on his Facebook page as touching his 100% loyalty to SP. @Sen. Dino, Kogi west is watching you oo. "My brother and friend Sen. Bukola Saraki,if you have 1 trillion supporters I'm one,if you have one billion I'm one,if you have one million I'm one,if you have one thousound I'm one if you have ten I'm one,if you have only one supporter I'm one and if you have no single supporter it means I'm dead. No shaking. Four years tooo sure."

DPR Blames Marketers As Petrol Scarcity Worsens - PUNCH

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja

After recording a slight improvement for about four days, the petrol scarcity and the attendant queues in Abuja and neighbouring states of Kaduna, Nasarawa and Niger grew worse on Thursday as hundreds of motorists besieged the few filling stations that dispensed the product.

While attendants at some of the other stations claimed not to have the product, the very few outlets that sold petrol were heavily crowded.

Fuel Scarcity: Nigerians Are Being Deceived – Marketers Reveal

•Fuel scarcity: Depots dry up

•Scarcity a mystery—MARKETER

By Sebastine Obasi, Michael Eboh & Ediri Ejoh

There are uncertainties about the availability of petrol, as most depots are without stock, while marketers have reportedly not been importing due to scarcity of foreign exchange.

According to a major marketer, who chose to remain anonymous, “we cannot be talking about stock level because there is no stock at all. No depot has up to 5,000 metric tonnes of petrol, which is about 200 trucks. Once there is supply, it is distributed immediately.”

Crude Prices Hit $46 A Barrel Record-year High

Crude oil prices hit a year-record high of $46 a barrel yesterday, giving Nigeria a buffer of $8 over its $38 a barrel 2016 budget benchmark, a feat, which it has not attained since January.

Specifically, Brent crude rose by 77 cents from a session low this morning to hit $46 a barrel by 7.50am UK time, while the US, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were up by 19 cents from $43.62 to $44.37 a barrel.

Saraki Rejects Omolori As Clerk To The National Assembly.

The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has requested the National Assembly Service Commission to reverse the appointment of Mohammed Sani-Omolori, as the Clerk to the Assembly, to allow further consultations.
Mr. Sani-Omolori was named the acting Clerk to the National Assembly on Wednesday in a letter by the Executive Chairman of the NASC. He was until his appointment the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

The Truth About The Presidential Campaign Funds, By Femi Fani-kayode

The attempt to tarnish my name, paint me as a common criminal and convict me of wrongdoing in the court of public opinion without even hearing my side of the story is petty, shameful and nauseating.

“The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it lose and it will defend itself” – St. Augustine.

For the last few weeks I have been the subject of absurd and outlandish headline stories in various newspapers that have accused me of being a fraudster and that have claimed that funds were transferred into my bank account by the former National Security Advisor, Col. Sambo Dasuki and by the Governor of the Central Bank Bank of Nigeria.

Some of the IDPs are orphaned children and they don't know where they came from - President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said his administration has begun the process of putting together comprehensive data on all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Nigerian refugees with a view to speeding up their resettlement.

The President stated this while receiving the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power, at the Presidential Villa, on Thursday, April 21.

President Buhari said that the compilation of reliable data on the IDPs and refugees was being handled by designated Federal Government agencies, the military and other security agencies.

Chad's President Idriss Déby Itno wins fifth term in Office

63 year old Incumbent Chadian President, Idriss Deby Itno, has been declared winner of the country's presidential elections. The Electoral body said Deby won by 61.56% of votes cast. This would be his fifth term in office after he took power via a coup 26 years ago. Mr Idriss Deby's supporters celebrated by firing guns into the air in the central square in the capital, N'Djamena.

Is Putin preparing a governmental purge?

This article was written for the Unz Review:

As he does once a year, last week President Putin spend over three and a half hours answering 80 questions out of the 3+ million questions which were received. The show, which was aired live on Channel One, Rossiya-1 and Rossiya-24 TV channels, and the Mayak, Vesti FM and Radio Rossii was an unprecedented success which was watched and commented upon by millions of Russians. You can read the full transcript of the show by clicking here, and the transcript of a conversation between Putin and the journalist corps following the show here.