Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The End of M.A.D. — The Beginning of Madness

by Eric Zuesse
John Helmer, who explains military-strategic matters better and more knowledgeably than just about anyone, headlined on May 30th, “The Red Line Crossed, In the Cross-Hairs, At Trigger Point”, and he opened:
First there was the red-line announcement. On Friday [May 27th] in Athens there was the cross-hairs statement. By the month of October, the month before the US presidential election, there will be the trigger point.
The US and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies are going to war with Russia, accelerating the inevitability that Russia will strike in self-defence. This is what the first and second statements by President Vladimir Putin warn. There will be no statement of warning.

Russian President Vladimir Putin Joint press conference of with Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras

Following the Russian-Greek talks, Vladimir Putin and Alexis Tsipras made a joint statement for the press.
Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras (retranslated): I would like to welcome once again President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. President Putin’s visit today after so many years concludes a series of contacts and meetings at the highest level that took place over the last year and that mark a new beginning in our bilateral relations.

Man allegedly Defrauds Money-seeking Lagos Banker Of N2.5m (photo)

Samson Folarin
A herbalist, Seye Olufokunbi, has narrated how he defrauded a Lagos banker, identified simply as Lekan, of N2.5m.

The 33-year-old said he told Lekan, who worked in one of the banks on the Victoria Island, that the money was for a special soap.

Obiano Visits Site Of Building Collapse Where 1 Person Died In Anambra. Photos

Governor Willie Obiano visited Agba, Ekwulobia in Aguata local government area in Anambra state where a 2-storey building reportedly in the plastering stage collapsed yesterday morning killing one person.

Obiano while sympathising with Ndi Ekwulobia frowned at the incessant building collapse and charged the State Emergency Management Agency led by Sir Paul Odenigbo to intensify excavation works to see if anyone could be saved.

Lagos Syndicate Produces Fake Naira Notes (photo)

Olaleye Aluko

Two men who are allegedly members of a syndicate that produces fake naira notes have been arrested by the police on Oluwakemi Street, in the Ojodu Abiodun area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the suspects – Hope Ihesiaba and his brother, Ifeanyi – were arrested by the Isheri Police Division on Saturday.

Our correspondent learnt that the police were tipped-off by a woman, who sold foodstuffs in the area, that the suspects spent fake N1,000 notes and the operatives moved in on the duo.

Teenage Girl Poses As Wizkid, Defrauds Victims Of N10.4m

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, yesterday said a 19-year-old girl, who, for long, had been posing as Music star, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun fondly called Wizkid, on social media, had been arrested.

The teenager, whose name the commissioner did not mention, was said to have duped many people, including students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), before she was arrested. Among her victims were also two people living overseas. The money was over $53,000, equivalent of about N10.4 million.

Allow EFCC Prosecute APC Members Accused Of Corruption – Okogie Tells Buhari

Archbishop Emeritus, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to ridding the country of corruption.

Okogie praised Buhari in Lagos on Tuesday at a news conference organised as part of activities to mark his 80 years birthday celebration and 50 years priestly ordination anniversary.

“I want to commend the president for his commitment to clean the polity.

Snake Bites Kill 27 In Taraba

No fewer than 27 persons have been confirmed dead in Donga Local Government Council of Taraba state. The deaths are due to various degrees of injuries sustained from snake bites ravaging the area
Hospitals and herbal homes, are battling to save the lives of several other persons affected by the attack

Donga Local Government Council area in Taraba state has been hit by snakes bites which has so far killed 27 persons, while others lie critically ill in hospitals and herbal homes. Confirming the report, the Councillor representing Suntai Ward, Filibuster Sambo, said efforts to rescue the victims failed as both the traditional and orthodox medications are not helping matters.

Sidechic Gets Bathed With Acid In Abuja By Man's Wife

Few days after the incident of a sidechic calling out her man's wife on Facebook for lack of sex skills, a more physical incident involving a sidechic has occurred in Abuja.
26-year-old Jamila Musa said she was bathes by acid by her man's wife on Sunday 29th May 2016. She is currently battling to save her sight at Kubwa General Hospital, Abuja.

Wike Plans To Sponsor Protests Against President Buhari's Visit To Ogoni - Apc

Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has concluded plans to sponsor members of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, thugs and hoodlums to protest and disrupt the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Rivers State to flag off the UNEP cleanup of Ogoniland on Thursday, 2nd June, 2016.

CCT Trial: Tribunal Adjourns Saraki's Case Indefinitely..

By Seun Opejob

The trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki which was expected to hold today at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, will no longer hold as the tribunal has adjourned the matter till a yet-to-be disclosed date.
Disclosing this on Wednesday, the spokesman of the tribunal, Ibrahim Alhassan said the shift to an undisclosed date was at the instance of the prosecution.

I’ll Do Everything Necessary To Secure Oil Facilities In Niger Delta — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he would do everything necessary to secure oil facilities and other government assets in the Niger Delta region.

The president gave the assurance during the democracy day lecture organised yesterday being Tuesday in Abuja by the Save Democracy Group Africa, to mark the 2016 democracy day.
The theme of the lecture is, the Change Agenda and Sustenance of Nigerian Democracy.