Tuesday, November 17, 2015

PDP: APC Flooding Kogi With ‘Corrupt Money’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government is flooding Kogi state, where a governorship election is scheduled to take place on Saturday, with corrupt money to buy the people’s mandate.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the PDP, who had earlier alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the election in favour of the APC candidate, said the attempt by the ruling party to buy votes in the Kogi election would set the country backwards.

Jonathan Tried In Agriculture But People Still Supplied Sands As Fertilizers, Says Ogbeh.

Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, has commended the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan for its achievements in agriculture but said corruption was still rampant.
He was speaking on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state, where President Muhammadu Buhari officially launched the N40 billion Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) and the commencement of the dry season farming organised by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for rice farmers across the country.
Ogbeh commended his predecessor, Akinwunmi Adesina, for the innovations he introduced into the nation’s agricultural system.

NNPC: Marketers Responsible For Fuel Scarcity

The Minister of State for Petroleum and the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Ibe Kachikwu Tuesday said that the Major Oil Marketers were responsible for the fuel scarcity all over the country.
Kachikwu stated this in Abuja when he took an impromptu tour round the federal capital city to access the fuel situation.

Photos: Buhari launches dry season rice and wheat farming in Kebbi

President Buhari launched the Dry Season Rice and Wheat Farming in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State today November 17th. Speaking at the launch, Buhari said "We missed the way when we threw away farming implements because of oil. Now is time to return to the farms, and it is priority for u". Buhari visited the Emir of Gwandu Alhaji Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar at his palace. More pics after the jump.

ISIL Financed by 40 Countries, Including G20 Member States - Putin

Putin said at the G20 summit that Russia has presented examples of terrorism financing by individual businessmen from 40 countries, including from member states of the G20.

"I provided examples related to our data on the financing of Islamic State units by natural persons in various countries. The financing comes from 40 countries, as we established, including some G20 members," Putin told reporters following the summit.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Why France ?

First I wish to express my condolences to the families of all the victims of the terror attacks last week. No matter the reason for the attacks, there will always be innocent victims; those should be remembered.
What I write below are some stray thoughts on a question that has been bugging me since I heard the news regarding the attacks in Paris. Maybe I am completely off the mark here yet I keep wondering: Why all these attacks took place in France?

PHOTO: Woman Beats 3 Year Old Niece To Coma For Defecating In Lagos

The police in Lagos have arrested a housewife, Grace Monday, for allegedly torturing her three-year-old niece, Miracle Peter, to a coma. PUNCH Metro learnt that Monday allegedly flogged the victim for several hours at their home in the Ireodun, Agege area of Lagos State and subsequently slammed her head against a wall causing the toddler to faint.

"We Will Set Nigeria Embassy In Uk Ablaze If Buhari Did Not Shut It Down In 72hrs" - Group

A political party registered in the UK, The Commonwealth Liberation Party. which is currently spearheading an anti-deportation movement in the UK, has threatened to set ablaze the Nigerian Embassy in London, should President Muhammadu Buhari not order it shut within 72 hours.
The head of the Party, Prof. Alexia Thomas described the crisis rocking the embassy.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

I'd Have Hit Buhari If No Minister Emerged From South East – Father Mbaka

Outspoken Enugu-based pastor and organizer of Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has prompted Nigerians against heaping pointless fault on President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari, as per the Catholic priest, is not the reason for the grieved condition of the country. Father Mbaka gave this charge in Enugu on Saturday in a sermon at his week after week Adoration Ministry, NAN reports.

He similarly commended President Muhammadu Buhari for selecting ministers from the southeast zone and allotting them with great portfolios. The cleric likewise cautioned those unsettling for the Republic of Biafra to retreat to their business as the dissent could prompt their passing.

He assailed those leaders that were behind the fomentation and protests, saying they should use their kids for the struggle. He said that the five states in the zone had a minister each as endorsed by the Nigerian constitution.

He censured Igbo leaders for not living up to the desire of the general population in the zone, including that past governors, National Assembly individuals fizzled woefully in releasing their mandates.

Mbaka approached the new Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, to utilize his office to employ youths in the zone, including that it would stop what he called another Boko Haram in the South East if not curtailed.

He applauded Buhari’s war against corruption, saying it had enthroned due process and rational sanity in governance.


REMITA: System Specs Writes Buhari, Says Contract Was Approved Under Jonathan .

System Specs, the company that owns Remita, the e- payment and e-collection software used by the federal government to implement payments into the Treasury Single Account (TSA), has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the controversy surrounding the 1% processing fee charged on inflow into the TSA.

Now we know what those evil Russkies are plotting!

U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map – Nov. 13, 2015

Latin America SITREP November 14th, 2015 by Jack

Increasingly, left-wing commentators are writing pieces that are not only critical of the ‘Pink Tide’, but that point to its reversal. Personally, I think we should remember that the Right has not won an election against a Left incumbent this century. Elections in Argentina (later this month) and Venezuela (early next month) may change that.
Upcoming Elections: Venezuela Mid-term, Second Round Argentina
Election Results: Belize
News: El Salvador: FMLN National Congress and Ecuador: Correa v Opposition
Analysis: The defeat of the (US’s) FTAA and the emergence of the (Cuba-Venezuela) ALBA-TCP

Looking at the fever chart

by Dagmar Henn

What is the state of this republic? In former times, the German left observed every development critically; listening to them you could feel the country’s pulse and had a distinct view on bourgeois democracy. Meanwhile they seem to have lost that ability and are satisfied, as long as their headlined sound nice.

Sometimes you need to abstract from the mere content and scrutinize the form of an event to understand the objectives behind it or to conclude what it stands for. Something that seems to be reasonable at first view can in fact mean something completely different.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Baltimore City School teacher charged with rape of teen

A Baltimore City School teacher has been charged with second-degree rape, after investigators say he had sex with a 15-year-old girl in his Parkville home.
Police responded to an area hospital for a sex offense report on the afternoon of November 10. The victim was examined at the hospital and interviewed by detectives.

Child trafficking syndicate arrested in Delta by SARS

Suspected child traffickers recently arrested by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) at the Delta State police command said they engage in the business to assist pregnant girls including married couples who don’t have children.

SARS rescued five children suspected to have been sold by members of the group who operate within Delta, Anambra, Cross River, Akwa-Ibom and Rivers state.
The suspects said:

NDLEA Uncovers Drug Cartel In Enugu Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday said it has uncovered a suspected drug trafficking cartel at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA) Enugu.

This is contained in a statement issued by the agency’s spokesperson in Lagos, Mr Mitchel Ofoyeju, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

According to the statement, two officers of the agency, Daniel Goska and Ndubuisi Ughor, who are indicted and currently at large, have been summarily dismissed and declared wanted.

Nigeria Does Not Want MTN “to Die” From $5.2bn Fine-Communications Minister

Nigeria does not want MTN to quit the country because of a $5.2 billion fine imposed last month, its new communications minister said, suggesting the African mobile phone giant may have found a sympathetic ear in its bid to reduce the penalty.

The deadline for paying falls on Monday with little clarity as to whether the South Africa-listed company can, or will, pay the fine imposed by the Nigerian Communications Commission for failing to cut off 5.2 million unregistered SIM cards.

Buhari Decorates 3 Injured Soldiers With Purple Heart Medal (Photos)

Our beloved Nigerian President , Muhammadu Buhari Visited the IDPS Camp Today In Yola Adamawa state Nigeria Today and he did something Great.

What Wike Told Buhari For Sustenance Of Peace In Niger Delta

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari to sustain the amnesty programme for the sake of enduring peace in the Niger Delta region.
Speaking when he received in audience, Brigadier-General Paul Boroh, the Presidential Adviser/Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday, Governor Wike said the sustenance of the programme will further enhance peace, stabilise the economy and generate empowerment.
“It is important to note that the peace we enjoy today in the Niger Delta is largely due to the Programme.

PDP To Amaechi: Your Ministry A Waste To Rivers People

A mixed reaction has greeted the appointment of the former Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, as the minister for Transportation in the cabinet of President Mohammadu Buhari.
Buhari inaugurated his condensed cabinet on Wednesday amidst wide range condemnation after an inexplicable delay for more than five months after the inauguration of his government on May this year.

REPORT: 19 Nigerian States ARE INCAPABLE Of Meeting Their Recurrent Obligations.

Nineteen Nigerian states are not in a position to meet their recurrent obligations, a comprehensive report by data-simplifying, civic organisation, BudgIT, has revealed.
Osun, which, for months, has been hurt by series of protests over non-payment of workers’ salaries, placed last on the table of states’ fiscal sustainability, followed by Plateau and ogun states. Lagos, Rivers and Delta led the chart.
Titled ‘State of States’ report, the report ranked all 36 states considering the size of their Internally-Generated revenue (IGR), derivation and Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) receipts to cover their recurrent costs.

Civil Servants Have Suffered Under Dickson, Says Sylva.

Timipire Sylva, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the December 5 governorship election of Bayelsa state, says some of the policies of Seriake Dickson, governor of the state, have had negative impact on Bayelsa workers.

Speaking through his campaign organisation, Sylva said his main challenger in the election intends keeping the people of the state “perpetual poverty” read a statement signed by Nathan Egba, director of media and publicity in Sylva’s campaign organisation.

PDP Conference: I’ m Not Fighting Secondus-Led NWC - Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has clarified that his absence at the Peoples Democratic Party’s National Conference held in Abuja on Thursday should not be misinterpreted to mean that he is at loggerheads with Prince Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee.
Fayose said he is solidly behind the NWC in its strides to reposition the party and return its winning streak that makes the party the darling to all Nigerians.

PDP Still Suffering From Hangover Of Defeat – APC

The All Progressives Congress has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party of defeat-induced impatience.
The National Secretary of the APC, Mai Bala Buni, who said this in Abuja on Thursday, added that the APC-led Federal Government did not pick miscreants as ministers.
He said the leaders of opposition political parties especially the PDP; had grown increasingly impatient because they had yet to overcome the hangover of electoral defeat.
Bala Buni said this in response to a statement by the PDP, which stated that Buhari’s newly-inaugurated cabinet did not inspire confidence.