Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tinubu, PDP and the Road to 2019 - by Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, you must be wondering what this title is all about. Please, calm down, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, one of Nigeria’s iconic politicians, is not about to dump his party, APC, for PDP, the party he fought hard with others to sack from power just last year.

I knelt and begged him, yet he slaughtered my daughter in my presence – Mother of MTN worker murdered by suitor

The inch-long scar on the neck of 53-year-old Mrs. Christiana Ashinwo, is one of the physical reminders of the horror of Sunday, April 24, 2016. She sat on a chair quietly in the sitting room of a house in Agbado area of Lagos, which she built with the sweat and suffering of many years as a single mother and plank vendor. Her head was bowed when our correspondent went to meet her.

DPR Prepares For Full-scale War With Pro-kiev Forces

The Donetsk People’s Republic is preparing for a full-scale war, which is expected at any day.
Photo: AFP / Getty Images / Dominique Faget
Artillery attacks have dramatically increased around the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) andUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that he does not exclude a full-scale Russian invasion in all directions. The smell of a war has again appeared in the east of Ukraine.

Pentagon Threats To Shoot Down Syrian Planes Over Hasakah

A picture released by the US Navy shows an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 preparing to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) on June 17, 2013 in the Mediterranean Sea. (AFP Photo/US Navy) / AFP
Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis has said that the United States is ready to shot down Syrian government warplanes over the city of Hasakah in eastern Syria. The United States also scrambled warplanes near Hasakah, after Syrian SU-24 attack aircraft dropped bombs “dangerously near” the US Special Forces sericemembers deployed with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the area.

Military Situation In Hasakah: Clashes Between Pyd-linked Kurdish Forces And Government Forces Ongoing

After attempts to reach a ceasefire agreement between the pro-government forces and units loyal to the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) failed on August 18, clashes are ongoing in the city of Al-Hasaka. According to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, 10 civlians were killed due too the clashes.