Sunday, May 22, 2016

Amazing stuff on Russian state TV

Boris Johnson gives the Russians a case of hysterical laughing
When I first heard that the ex-Mayor of London Boris Johnson had won an anti-Erdogan insult competition I was not too interested.  But when I saw that this was reported on the hyper-official “Weekly News with Dmitri Kilesev” I was quite amazed.  But when Kiselev then visually showed the original English language limerik I was amazed.  Kiselev was careful to specify that he was acting according to the letter of the regulations of the Roscomnadzor, the Russian media regulatory agency he then showed the original English text full screen.

Ukrainian Army losses in ATO (“anti-terrorist operation”) according to the IISS’s Military Balance

by Colonel Cassad
Translated by Seva
One of the readers sent a comparative analysis of UA losses in the war in Donbass based on the data of the Military Balance for 2013 and 2016, with the emphasis on the lists of official personnel of the UA (Ukrainian Army) units.

Not by Jets Alone: This is the Secret to Russia's Success in Syria

At a time when perception is as important as achievements, Russia has accomplished both in Syria. Its engagement was instrumental in turning the tide of the war, while its "well-coordinated media campaign," as the National Interest put it, has effectively highlighted Moscow's military and diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the crisis.

Some have called this holistic approach "hybrid warfare," even though this term does not accurately describe Russian activities in the war-torn country.

These Six Facts Expose the American Military’s Coming Collapse

Mounting evidence presented by high-ranking US military officials to the United States’ Congress make it clear that the American army, once a powerful might backing Washington’s policies around the world, is now slowly, but surely, unraveling.

According to The National Interest, the gradual decrease in military spending by a whopping 25 percent over the last five years has led to erosion of the American armed forces. The news outlet made a chart of six top revelations by military authorities that point to the horrifying scale of problems the nation’s army is now facing.

Putin Has Made Strong Leadership a 'Trend' Across the Globe

The Donald Trump phenomenon is nothing but a part of the global tendency that started to form in 2012 when Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia for a third term, according to a US journalist Gideon Rachman.

Since Putin's election, international policy has seen a return of strong and powerful leaders such as Xi Jinping, Erdogan and Orban, the columnist noted in his piece for The Financial Times.
Although many fail to take Trump seriously, his rise is simply a consequence of a global tendency following Putin, Rachman believes.

Tinsel Star Joju Muse 'April' Shares Pics Of How She Was Assaulted By Her Younger Brother

Tinsel actress Joju Muse, fondly called April, took to her Facebook page today to reveal shocking photos of how she was battered by her younger brother, whom she has now cut ties with. So sad! Sharing the horrifying experience, April wrote;

Police Officer Allegedly Beats Bus Driver To Death For Refusing To Bribe In Igando, Lagos

A police officer has allegedly beaten a bus driver to death in Igando. The scene is still on as I type this. According to the LL reader who sent in the photos (network so bad, I will have to upload later), he said it’s currently happening and it happened opposite Igando BRT Park. According to him, the officer asked the bus driver for bribe which he refused, he then jumped into his bus dragged him down and started beating him. As the man was defending himself, the officer kept on to beat him and he landed in a nearby gutter.

Why US Rejected Russian Offer for Joint Airstrikes Against al-Nusra Front

Russia has offered the US to launch joint airstrikes in Syria against the al-Nusra Front, one of the most dangerous militant groups in the Middle East. The initiative would be a logical part of the war on terrorism, but may face some unexpected obstacles.

Russia on the Way to Breakthrough in Developing High-Speed Helicopter

Flight tests of Russia’s high-speed helicopter demonstrator are scheduled to start in June. Just as promised, the rotorcraft will accelerate to a record 450 km/h, Rossiiskaya Gazeta wrote.

The next stage of flight tests slated for later this year will see attempts to reach an all-time speed record of 500 km/h.
High-speed helicopters are also being tested in the US and Western Europe. Not everything is going smoothly there, of course, but their helicopters can fly at stable speeds of around 400 km/h and Russia can’t afford to fall behind.

Housemaid Who Accused Lebanese Boss Of Rape Gives Birth To A Replica Of The Boss

The 17-year-old housemaid, Rhoda, who accused her Lebanese boss, a chef with a prominent Lagos hotel, Hassan Ali Husseini, of molesting her while working for him, has put to bed.

The teenager, who is in custody of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, reportedly put to bed in a hospital at the Police College, Ikeja.

A source at the agency told Punch that the baby, a girl, has the features that make it incontrovertible
that the child was fathered by Husseini.

It will be recalled that Husseini had denied that the he raped Rhoda, but that the sexual contact they had was consensual.

The Turkish “Hitler”?

translated by Vox Populi Evo
On May 22nd, Turkey will have a new Prime Minister instead of the current leader of the Cabinet of Ministers — Ahmet Davutoglu. On May 5, 2016 he was forced to resign his post as a head of the ruling Justice and Development Party under pressure from Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As a result, he steps down as Turkish Prime Minister.

We must move towards establishing an African passport, says AfDB president

At the Africa CEO Forum in March, Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote shared how a misplaced visa at O.R. Tambo International Airport almost resulted in him being refused entry to South Africa.

Barber Drinks To Death In Lagos Over N10,000

Thursday, May 12, 2016, started like any other day for Prosper Oyinfade, a 34-year-old native of Abeokuta, Ogun State. A professional barber and part-time bodyguard at social events and major night clubs within the Lagos metropolis, the young man worked tirelessly to support his small family – a wife and two sons. Waking up very early each morning in search of ‘bread’ for the entire household, the Abeokuta native barely enjoys maximum sleep as a result of his workaholic nature. The upkeep and survival of his family occupied a prime position on his mind.

940m Grazing Reserves For Herdsmen:lawmakers Fault Buhari

N940m grazing reserves for herdsmen: Lawmakers fault Buhari

May 21, 2016

About 350 federal and state lawmakers from the Southern part of Nigeria have vowed to resist any move by the Federal Government to acquire land by force from their territories for grazing reserves.

The lawmakers said they would rather support the establishment of private ranches for cattle owners in the Northern parts of the country.

NBS: 1.5m Nigerians Became Unemployed In 2016

The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says another 1.5 million Nigerians became unemployed in the first quarter of 2016.

In its unemployment and underemployment report released on Friday, NBS said the country’s unemployment rate grew from 10.4 percent in the last quarter in 2015 to 12.1 percent.

In the third and fourth quarter of 2015, Nigeria saw about the same number of people become unemployed.

PDP Governors In Closed Door Meeting, Parallel Convention In Abuja [PHOTOS]

Accreditation of delegates is yet to commence at the PDP National Convention scheduled to hold on Saturday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Reports available indicate that PDP governors and party leaders are locked in a closed door meeting as consultations continue over decisions to proceed with the convention or cancel it, paving way for a Caretaker Committee that will unite the party.

Benedicta Daudu In Examination Malpractice Scandal

A member of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Benedicta Daudu, is currently embroiled in allegation that she cheated in an examination at the University of Jos (UNIJOS), on May 4, 2016, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today.

The Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, headed by prominent law professor and civil rights campaigner, Itse Sagay, and made up of mainly university professors, is the intellectual wing of Mr Buhari’s anti-corruption war.

PDP National Convention Has Been Suspended!

This is to inform our supporters nationwide, all the delegates to the National Convention in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State that the National Convention has been suspended. This is due to the numerous court cases and the directives from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to supervise elections into some offices. The 2016 Natonal Convention is suspended to allow time for the cases in court to be resolved. The Party regrets any inconveniences arising from this suspension.

Ubong Assam Delivers In Kidnappers’ Den

The wife of the traditional ruler of Esit Eket in Akwa Ibom, Mrs Ubong Assam, was delivered of a baby girl on Friday, May 13, while in custody of her kidnappers.
A family source, who pleaded anonymity, said in Esit Eket, Esit Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom, on Saturday that the monarch’s wife gave birth to the baby in an unknown hideout of her abductors.
The kidnappers abducted the traditional ruler’s wife and her four children in the Akpautong neighbourhood of Esit Eket on April 29.
The source said that the kidnappers quickly released the woman and her four children due to the birth of the baby in their den.
Reacting to the development, the Police Public Relations Officer in Akwa Ibom, ASP Cordelia Nwawe, said that the command expressed appreciation to God for the safe delivery of the monarch’s wife.
She, nonetheless, said that the command had yet to receive any information about the release of the kidnapped woman and her four children.
The traditional ruler’s wife and her four children were released on May 14. (NAN)

PDP Sacks Sheriff, Appoints Makarfi Interim Chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party has fired its national chairman, Modu Sheriff, and has appointed an interim party executive led by a former governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Makarfi.
A former Anambra governor, Peter Obi, was also appointed interim secretary of the party.
The caretaker committee will pilot the affairs of the party for three months, our sources said.
The PDP took the decision on Saturday as part of efforts to resolve the crises the party is facing, party officials told PREMIUM TIMES.

Ghanaian Who Slept With 42 Women Used Juju To Catch His Victims

Information gathered by Ghana's DAILY GUIDE indicates that Daniel Ofosu aka Jun­ior, 22, who allegedly filmed his sexual encounters with some 42 women in Ghana and circulated them for a fee of GHC5.00. was using a charm he collected from Dahomey called "Adani" to lure the ladies.

Jonathan’s Loss Triggered Biafra Agitations, Says Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in this interview with OLALEKAN ADETAYO, speaks on the various allegations of dictatorial tendencies levelled against President Muhammadu Buhari among other sundry issues.

This government promised Nigerians a better life but in the last one year, all what they have experienced is suffering. Was the change mantra about a change for the worse or for the better?

Four FUTA Students Die In Accident In Ondo

Four students of the Federal University of Technology Akure, (FUTA) on Saturday lost their lives in an accident which occurred at Ibule community along Akure-Ilesha expressway in Ifedore local government area of the state.
Ibule community is about few meters away from FUTA.

The victims, whose identities were still unknown as at the time of filing this report, were said to be on their way to Ibadan, Oyo state for a religious programme.