Monday, January 4, 2016

Saudi Arabia cuts diplomatic ties with Iran following yesterday’s protest and attack on their embassy in Teheran

Saudi Arabia cuts diplomatic ties with Iran following yesterday’s protest and attack on their embassy in Teheran. The tensions were sparked when Saudi Arabia executed a Shiite cleric.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that in a time period of 48 hours all diplomats must return to their country. According to Al Arabiya TV, all Saudi diplomats have been evacuated from Iran and are currently in Dubai.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

9 of 10 Most Expensive Cars In The World (Lamborghini Veneno)

9) Lamborghini Veneno

This car was built to celebrate the automaker’s 50th birthday, and the word Veneno literally means poison in Italian, and at $4.5 million, paying for it might make someone sick.

9 of 10 Of The Weirdest Jobs On The Planet (Breath Odor Evaluator)

9) Breath Odor Evaluator

People in this position are typically hired by gum or mint companies, to test out the effectiveness of the gum or mints in question. Imagine smelling other people’s breath all day!

9 of 10 Of The World’s Most Popular Superstitions (Cannibalistic Gum Chewing)

9) Cannibalistic Gum Chewing

In Turkey, it is strongly believed that if you chew gum after dark, it is actually dead rotting flesh.

Donald Trump Accuses Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton of Creating Daesh

US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump accused his key Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and US President Barack Obama of creating Daesh during his campaign speech on Saturday night.

MOSCOW  — The real-estate tycoon claimed he had predicted the rise of Daesh in the Middle East, citing his calls on the Obama administration to target the group's oil assets in the militant-controlled territories.

Brains Over Brawn: Russian Armed Forces More Powerful Than NATO

Technical expertise and engineering ingenuity have turned Russia’s military into a force to be reckoned with.

Russia’s advanced electronic systems and technical expertise have shifted the global balance of power in Moscow’s favor, according to Austrian media sources.
The Russian armed forces’ ability to conduct multiple military operations and to carry out precision airstrikes has baffled the Western powers. The clever implementation of modern hardware and the formidable skill of its technical experts allow Russia to remotely engage enemy forces in a variety of ways, be it an airstrike carried out by Su-24 attack aircraft which entered service back in 1974 or a salvo of state-of-the-art cruise missiles launched from thousands of miles away.

Iraq's al-Maliki 'Reaffirms' Saudi Arabia Will Be Destroyed

Iraqi political leader Nouri al-Maliki said that the execution of a Shia Cleric would topple Saudi Arabia's rulers.

Iraq's former prime minister and head of the Islamic Dawa Party Nouri al-Maliki condemned Saudi Arabia's execution of Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, pledging that the act would bring down the Saudi rulers.

In his condemnation, al-Maliki himself used sectarian language, referring to the execution of Shiite cleric Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr, founder of the Dawa Party. Al-Sadr was executed by Saddam Hussein's Sunni-dominated government in 1980, five months before the beginning of the notoriously destructive Iran-Iraq War.

Egyptian Army Kills Over 40 Extremists in Northern Sinai

Egypt’s Air Force aircraft killed on Saturday more than 40 terrorists affiliated with Daesh extremist group in the north of Sinai Peninsula.

Fire Guts Abdulkadir Kure Market In Minna

Fire has gutted Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure Ultra Modern Market in Minna, the capital of Niger State on Sunday.

Properties worth billions of Naira were destroyed including cash. 50 shops were completely burnt down.

The incident occurred at around 1AM on Sunday morning and was blamed on the use of generators because as at the time of the incident, there was no light from the normal electricity supply channel.

9 of 10 Ways To Read And Understand

9.Don't be forced to read :
This is mostly applicable to secondary school students,why should they force you to read? ! When they force you to read,you can't even understand what you read and it also leads to creating some hatred habits towards the course

10 Scholars,Share your experience with us tøo

5 of 5 Dirty Secrets Revealed By Olamide And Don Jazzy ’s Fight Over Headies Awards

5. Olamide actually care about the feelings of his fans. This seen in the way he was quick to apologize to them for his very unruly and unacceptable conduct at the awards.


Week Thirteen of the Russian Intervention in Syria: debunking the lies

Ever since the first rumors began to circulate about an impending Russian military intervention in Syria the Internet and the media have been flooded with all sorts of silly rumors, myths and outright lies about what could/would happen. These rumors, myths and outright lies are still being spread today, and not only by pro-US interest groups, but even by supposedly pro-Russian “analysts”. All this nonsense completely obfuscates the reality of the Russian intervention in Syria (but maybe that was the goal all along?) and tries to paint the Russian operation as a failure. After three months of Russian air and missile strikes in Syria, it is a good time to ask the question of whether the Russians have achieved some tangible results or whether, as some are suggesting, this has basically been a big PR operation.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Why Kanu Apologised To Buhari, Others –Lawyer

A lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, Mr. Vincent Obetta, has said “there is nothing irregular” about the apology tendered by his client to President Muahammadu Buhari, former President Goodluck Jonathan and Igbo elders for his “uncomplimentary” comments against them.
Obetta was earlier quoted in online reports as denying that his client tendered such apology as exclusively reported by The PUNCH.
But the lawyer, in a statement which he sent to our correspondent on Thursday, explained that what he denied on behalf of his client was speculation that Kanu had written letters of apology to Buhari, Jonathan and Igbo elders.

Can Buhari confront the anti-corruption industry?

The term industry is normally used in respect of manufacturing or at least to refer to a specific branch of business (e.g. the entertainment industry, the oil and gas industry). So, how come I am now using it for corruption, something negative? This is because the level of corruption in the country is flourishing rather than reducing. Various anti-corruption programmes of doubtful impact enable what I refer to as an anti-corruption industry to coexist along the `corruption it ostensibly ought to combat. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars have been spent on many so-called reform projects. Instead of the trend of the problem to reduce, it continues to increase. For more than 16 years now, the fight against corruption in the country has been reduced to mere sloganeering.

Stella Oduah Splashes N300 Million On Abuja Mansion While Owing Workers 7 Months Salary

This report exposes how former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah despite owing her staffers spent a whopping N300 million on an Abuja mansion. Read the complete details below unedited… They say once beaten twice shy but former Aviation Minister , Senator Stella Oduah, seems to have not learnt her lessons. A woman who lost her juicy throne as the Minister of Aviation because of her corrupt practices at the expense of the common man has just done the same thing all over again. Senator Stella Oduah rumour has it is owing her workers at Sea Petroleum and Gas Company about 7 months salary.

Tunnel Rats: Syrian Army Deals Another heavy Blow to Daesh Infrastructure

The Syrian Arab Army has destroyed a tunnel used by Daesh to covertly supply and move its forces in Aleppo province.

Syrian government forces have managed to destroy a tunnel in Aleppo province, which was used by Daesh militants for covert troop movements, the Iranian news agency FARS reports.
According to sources in the Syrian Army cited by FARS, the tunnel was dug seven meters below the ground and connected the villages of Sherba and Aisheh, to the north of Kuweires Airbase, which lies to the east of the city of Aleppo. The government forces have also managed to seize a substantial quantity of weapons and ammunition belonging to Daesh when they captured the tunnel, FARS adds.

Sea Ghost: Meet The New Russian Submarine, A Surprise package for U.S Armed Forces

Russia’s newest silent submarine is even stealthier than its sneaky predecessor.

The stealth capabilities of Russia’s new Lada-class diesel-electric submarines far exceed those of their predecessors, Admiraty Shipyard’s CEO Alexander Buzakov told the Russian press.
According to Buzakov, the new vessels are even stealthier than Russian Kilo-class submarines, thought to be one of the quietest diesel-electric submarine classes in the world and dubbed "black holes" for their ability to "disappear” from sonars.

The new submarines are able to maintain such a low profile thanks to a clever implementation of a next-generation anti-reflective acoustic coating and a new improved hydro-acoustic system, Buzakov said.

US Hawks Upset Over Iraqi Army's Successes Against Daesh (ISIS)

Late last month, the Iraqi army entered Ramadi, the capital of western Iraq's Anbar province and one of Daesh's key strongholds in the country. However, as The National Interest contributor Christopher Preble explains, not everyone is happy about Iraq's success.

The last weeks of 2015 witnessed an important turning point in the Iraqi army's struggle against Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) terrorists in western Iraq, with officials announcing late last month that they were on course to completely liberate Ramadi, a city in central Iraq which had been occupied by Daesh militants since May.

But paradoxically, the joyous victory against the terrorist group and its self-declared caliphate, which has brought misery to millions and condemnation from around the globe, wasn't as joyously met by some commentators and policy experts in Washington, who treated the victory as if it was a lump of Christmas coal.

In his recent article for Washington-based foreign affairs magazine The National Interest, Cato Institute expert Christopher Preble wrote that "the recapture of Ramadi is certainly good news, and may signal a shift on the ground that will allow the Iraqi government to press on against other [Daesh] strongholds, including Fallujah and Mosul."
This is certainly what the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Abadi intends to see happen, recently vowing that "2016 will be the year of the big and final victory, when Daesh's presence in Iraq will be terminated."

Unfortunately, Preble notes, "if you listen closely, however, you might notice a tinge of disappointment among some here in Washington."

"Few will be as blunt as James Poulos in The Week, who focused on 'The Bad News about ISIS's Defeat in Ramadi,' but the Iraqi government's apparent success challenges some of the hawks' most deeply held beliefs about US foreign policy."

The heart of the matter, the journalist argues, is that US interventionists' "worldview hinges on the argument that Iraqis and others in the region can't be trusted to take ownership of their security. Thus, the need for more US troops in both Iraq and Syria. According to some, many more US troops are required." Now, "the Iraqi government's clear progress over the past few months seriously challenges the claim that the US military is the only force capable of containing and ultimately defeating [Daesh]."

America's presence in Iraq, ostensibly aimed at ensuring security, hasn't been without an element of coercion, the journalist admits. Moreover, "unsurprisingly, relations between Washington and Baghdad have been consistently rocky," from US pressures to restructure the country's political system and the economy, to Washington's vain and unconvincing attempts to promote a Sunni-Shia reconciliation, to its effort to secure an agreement allowing US troops to remain in the country after 2011.
"The pattern of resistance, confrontation and defiance," Preble suggests, "calls into question the many claims that an extended US military presence would have altered Iraqi politics and forestalled the rise of [Daesh] in the first place."

Therefore, the journalist suggests, "it's well past time" for Iraq to prove that it is capable of defending itself. Moreover, "officials in the Obama administration, much as they might like to push back against their many critics, should not make this out as an American victory. While US support helped, it is the Iraqis who deserve the credit for the hard fighting on the ground. And it is the Iraqis who will likewise be chiefly responsible for removing the rest of the [Daesh] cancer from their territory."

Friday, January 1, 2016

Top 9 Things Nigerians Expect From President Buhari In 2016

The previous year was thoroughly eventful- although it ended on a rather somber note for many Nigerians as fuel scarcity yet lingers, the Naira continuously drops in value in the international market, bombs are still being detonated by Boko Haram, while protests are becoming a regularity.

As Nigerians enter the New Year with hope for their general state of being to get better, here is a list of 10 things most citizens expect from the Federal Government in 2016.

Defeat Boko Haram completely, not technically.

2016 And Those That Will Bring The Change

Today is the first of 2016, a year that is pregnant with promises and hope, with Nigerians wishing that the much talked about change would begin to reflect in their socio-economic lives. In this piece, JONATHAN NDA-ISAIAH takes a look at key personalities that would drive the much expected change.

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day”, says Edith Lovejoy Pierce. Or is it the words of Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom, another great mind, that “every New Year brings new expectations, new enthusiasms and new experiences”? These two sayings aptly describe the expectations and hope of every Nigerian in this New Year.

Oil Cartel Blackmailing Buhari’s Government – Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that oil cartel and their cronies who are resistant to change are out to blackmail and sabotage government efforts at addressing the perennial fuel scarcity.
In his New Year message to Nigerians, Oyegun said it was heartwarming that the government is winning the war on insurgency and corruption, assuring Nigerians that the party will fulfill its pre-election promises.

Buhari's Body Language: Dasuki & Kanu WILL Go To Jail & 3 Other Lessons From Buhari’s 1st Media Chat.

Finally, the president has spoken. For two hours, President Muhammadu Buhari sat down with four Nigerian journalists on Wednesday in his first presidential media chat. Traditionally, media chats have a way of defining Nigerians’ perception of their presidents, even after the expiration of their tenure. Ask Goodluck Jonathan and he would have wished he never said “stealing is not corruption” at one of his chats.
So what impressions has Buhari left us with? What about him did we not know, that we now do? Four of them below:

I Never Received N500m Personal Gift From Atiku Abubakar- Gov Bindow

Adamawa State Governor, Muhammed Bindow has denied receiving N500m gift from former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
Bindow while making clarification on the matter on Wednesday explained that the said money was donated by Atiku to facilitate the 2015 governorship and State Assembly elections campaign of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
He said, “Contrary to the allegation which has gone viral in the social media; I didn’t receive the sum of N500 million from the former vice president as a personal gift.

'They Forced Us To Pray Before Raping Us, To Them We Were Animals' ISIS Rape Survivor Reveals

An ISIS rape survivor has revealed the terrible fate she suffered at the hands of the ruthless terrorist organization. Nadia Murad Basee Taha, 21, from the Northern Iraqi town of Sinjar was captured in her home and sold as a sex slave to ISIS militants who considered her as an infidel and did whatever they wished with her body. Speaking at Cairo University in Egypt, she told students:

I Use 5, Not 6 Vehicles In My Convoy – Lai Mohammed.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed yesterday said there are five vehicles in his convoy, not six as reported by Daily Trust on Monday. A statement by his press secretary, Joseph Mutah, said the minister he moves around in a convoy of five vehicles if moving with his aides and four without his aides. He said though the report highlighted the cut in the cost of governance under Buhari administration, but there a misrepresentation of fact on his motorcade. Daily Trust reported that it saw the minister using six vehicles, four of which were Toyota Land cruiser SUVs and two Hilux vans in his convoy. But the statement said “the fact is that if the minister moves with his aides, who occupy one vehicle, he has a three- vehicle convoy plus two pilot vehicles. If he is without his aides, he has a two-vehicle convoy plus the two pilot vehicles. The minister’s back-up vehicle is also used by the security details. ” Daily Trust.