Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Putin’s poisoned gift to the Ukraine (first impressions – not an “analysis”)

As most commentators had predicted, Putin has agreed to exchange Nadezhda Savchenko for 2 Russians citizens accused by the Junta of being terrorists.  To be honest, I am deeply disgusted by the fact that this rabid Nazi was allowed to walk free.  Of course, I understand that IF the two Russians captured by the Ukies were really any kind of intelligence officers, Putin just had to obtain their release.  

Putin’s Team is United: Talk of a Purge is Wrong

As the Russian government weathers a period of unpopularity caused by the recession, there is talk that Putin is about to purge his cabinet, but this is almost certainly wrong.
An article has recently appeared in The Huffington Post which discusses rumours of an imminent purge of liberals from Russia’s government.
According to this view Russia’s President Putin is coming under increasing pressure from hardliners within Russia’s political elite to carry out a thorough purge of Atlanticists and liberals within the government.

Examining American Exceptionalism

By Stephen J. Bergstrom
On the surface, American exceptionalism appears to represent a boldly-stated concept but when contrasted to the subtleties of personal experience, the lessons and flow of history and individual geographically-rooted place, horribly small-minded and delusional, conceivable only as a statement by a crazed, power-hungry overlord to an underling.

Kiev Junta’s victims sue Ukraine for hundreds of millions in ECHR, by Scott

Ukraine SITREP May 25, 2016

Since the beginning of the week the biggest news has been information released by Vladimir Markin, Head of Media Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation
He stated that over 2000 legal complaints have been filed in ECHR court against the Ukraine regime.

Woman Found Dead In Fulani Settlement In Kwara, Body Parts Missing

The Kwara State Police Command says it has begun investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of one Azeez Rafat, a house wife who was kidnapped.

Rafat’s mutilated body was reportedly found some days after her disappearance after some people suspected to be kidnappers allegedly called her relations asking for a N3 million ransom.

Buhari Appoints Ja’afaru As Comptroller-general Of Prisons

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Ahmed Ja’afaru to take over from Dr Peter Ekpendu as the new Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS. This is contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Mr Bassey Akpanyung, and issued on Tuesday. The new Prison boss was, until his appointment, an Assistant Controller General of Prisons and was serving at the Prisons Headquarters in Abuja. According to the statement which was made available to newsmen, Ja’afaru replaces Ekpendu who retired from service on May 17, 2016 after his mandatory 35 years in service. Ja’afaru’s appointment took effect from May 17, 2016, same day that Ekpendu retired from service.

Photo Exhibition Of Buhari's Election Campaign; Aisha Buhari In Attendance

Nigeria's First Lady Aisha Buhari, revealed that the 2015 presidential election campaign were stressful. She stated this yesterday in Abuja while formally opening the photo exhibition of 2015 election campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari across the country. See some photos from the exhibition.

Yewande Oyediran Charged To Court For Killing Her Husband In Ibadan (Photos)

Yewande Oyediran, the woman accused of killing her husband, Oyelowo Oyediran, in Ibadan has denied complicity in her husband's death.

A SaharaReporters correspondent covering the story reported that the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder in court today.

14 Things President Buhari Has Changed Since Assuming Power

The presidency over the months have been jibbed by many. While some see President Muhammadu Buhari’s government as slow and inactive, others see it as in capable of bringing the promised change.

However, one need to ask; have things remained how they were when President Muhammadu Buhari took over about a year ago? Certainly not! Here are 14 things that have changed:

1. The government closed 40 accounts in NNPC to give room for accountability.

Obiano Signs MOU With Graffil Group For Integrated Terminal And Park In Onitsha

Anambra state government signed MOU with Graffil group.

Anambra State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Graffil Group for the establishment of an integrated Trailer Terminal and Park at the New Tarzan Park Onitsha.

Government House Correspondent Kenechukwu Ofomah who was at the Governor's Lodge Amawbia where the ceremony took place reports that Governor Willie Obiano signed on behalf of the State Government.

Programmes To Mark Wike's 100 Days In Office (photo)

1 km Solidarity walk on 28th of May 2016 powered by Wike newRiver support organisation. You are cordially invited to join the match. #wikeisworking

Eheneden Erediauwa Approved As Oba Of Benin By Edo Government

Edo Approves Appointment Of New Oba Of Benin

THE Edo State Government has approved the appointment of His Royal Highness, Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, as the Oba of Benin.

FG Introduces Automated Payment Of Salaries, Allowances

The federal government is alarmed that it is spending N165 billion every month on salaries and allowances of workers across the country.
To find a way of reducing the huge wage bill, President Muhammdu Buhari has directed the compulsory automation of payment of workers’ salaries and allowances as a means of reducing the cost of governance.