Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Another Three Nigerian Firms get Oil Licence (pix)

UGANDA;Country picks Nigerian, Australian firms for oil licensing round
Uganda has picked three Nigerian companies and one from Australia for its oil exploration licensing round, inviting them to negotiate for production sharing agreements, it said on Monday.
It announced its first competitive bidding round for six exploration blocks, covering a total of 3,000 square kilometres (1,150 square miles), in February 2015.
Bidding documents were issued to 16 oil firms but only seven submitted bids.

Budget Scandal: APC Summons Jibrin

– Abdulmumuni Jibrin, a former chairman of the House committee on appropriation has been summoned by the APC

– Jibrin’s summoning is not unconnected with his move to deal with Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara

– Dogara might soon have his security details withdrawn by the government

Buhari Will Build 5000 Houses In Each State Of The Federation - Shehuri

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that his administration will build 5,000 houses in every state for public workers every year over the next three years.

The assurance was made monday during the ground breaking ceremony of Nigeria’s first civil servants housing estate in Apo Extension, Abuja under the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) programme.

FG Plans Death Sentence For Vandals

LAGOS — The Federal Government, yesterday, spoke of plans to sponsor death penalty bill against vandals and others who attack critical national assets.

This came on a day military and police authorities opened up on the prosecution of Operation Awathe in the South Western Coast, promising to terminate activities of vandals and militants who have terrorised the people of the area and vandalised critical state assets.

After decades of deadlocks, Ajaokuta Steel Company's ownership crisis ends, as FG retakes it

 Today, the FG took a major step in its plan to revitalise the steel sector as it signed a renegotiated concession agreement with Global Steel Holdings Limited for the Nigerian Iron Ore Mining Company (NIOMCO), Itakpe, PremiumTimes reports.

By the new agreement, the Ajaokuta Steel Complex has now reverted to the FG, effectively freeing the entity from all contractual encumbrances that had left it uncompleted and non-functional for decades, while GSHL retains NIOMCO. .

22-yr-old tailor slumped and died

Hours after being threatened that he wouldn't live to see the next day, 22-yr-old tailor slumped and died

According to Punchng, Orobiyi Street, Alagbado, Lagos State, experienced chaos on Sunday, after Lukmon Shotunde, 22, slumped and died. This prompted residents to attack one Taofeek Sodiq, who had a disagreement with Shotunde, earlier that day. .

Monday, August 1, 2016

Turkey Says FBI and CIA Behind Failed Coup, Gulen 'Only a Pawn'

The Erdogan regime continues to play with fire renewing accusations that the United States spearheaded a complex conspiracy to overthrow the Turkish government.

A Turkish prosecutor claims that the CIA and FBI provided training to followers of US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara initially called the “mastermind” of the failed attempt to overthrow the Erdogan regime on July 15 that left hundreds dead and thousands more wounded.

Full Spectrum Dominatrix vs. Off Spectrum Narcissus

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik News
History can be a damned good screenwriter – currently presenting an excruciatingly agonizing, do-or-die choice (“Love trumps hate” vs. “Lock her up!”) not only to US voters but also to the whole planet, which will be affected, directly and indirectly, by this choice.
On one side we have a populist over-the-top billionaire pop Narcissus, a.k.a. “cheeto-faced ferret-wearing shitgibbon” (thank you, Scotland) and reality TV con artist peddling himself as the one and only cure to a post-Mad Max American dystopia.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

MEND says it has struck a deal with the FG to free Henry, Charles Okah, Nnamdi Kanu

A statement released today, by the group, read: “The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is the only militant group from the Niger Delta region who are presently engaged in a dialogue with the FG – through oil companies and security agencies -with a view to resolving the current Niger Delta crisis.

Nigeria’s leaders causing failure of PPP –Utomi

July 29, 2016

By Sesan Olufowobi

Renowned economist, Prof. Pat Utomi, says the indiscipline of Nigerian leaders is responsible for the continued failure of the Public-Private-Partnership initiative.

Utomi spoke on Thursday during the 6th Annual Public Lecture of the Lagos State Public Service chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in Ikeja, Lagos.

Friday, July 29, 2016

US & Saudi Arabia 'Involved in Turkey's Downing of Russian Su-24' in Syria

German former CDU politician and Vice-President of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Willy Wimmer told Sputnik Deutschland that he fears NATO involvement in the downing of Russia's Su-24 bomber over Syria last November.

Two Major Blows to the US' Game in Syria

The launch of a joint humanitarian relief operation in Aleppo by Russia and the Syrian government has “switched all the trump cards out of US hand”, according to Reuters, and here is why.

False flags fluttering in the Empire’s hot air

When I think of the recent developments in the USA (Dallas shooting, Orlando shooting) and Europe (Nice, murdered priest, Germany shooting) I get this unpleasant feeling that something is not quite right. For one thing, the perpetrators are absolutely ridiculous: pseudo-Muslims who turn out to be drinking homosexuals, ex-patients of mental institutions – the kind of people I call “overnight Muslims”: they all make darn sure to say Allahu Akbar a number of times, but other than that, they have no sign of Islam at all. In fact, far from being trained Daesh fighters, they are all losers with weak personalities

Video of the ambassadorial screening of Vivian Okeke

Israel Faces a Civil War in near future, by Scott Humor

The owners of the tiny eBay store that sell my eBooks are being inundated with mysterious phone calls on the phone number that has been dedicated to the eBay store. It’s easily available per customers’ requests.
Previously, over the years, they have received just one call on this phone number.  This week phone calls are coming from the phone numbers presumably originating in the vicinity of a general geographic location of  the store.

“Gulen-Gate” Islamic Terrorists Descending on the Democratic National Convention

by GH Eliason
Why are known terrorists at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia? Doesn’t the Secret Service vet people that are in the same building as the President of the United States anymore?
What the hell is going on?
Invited as a guest to the 2016 Democratic National Convention is none other than Kadri Veseli, the Speaker of the Kosovo Assembly.
Veseli is a former Kosovar Albanian leader of the KLA and its spy organization SHIK. He’s being indicted along with the current president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci for small things like organ trafficking and crimes against humanity.

UK Politics 2016: Everything to Play For

by Jack J.
War and austerity serve the interests of the British establishment, and are contrary to the vast majority of the UK population. If we define ‘war’ as the bombing and invading of other countries plus the threat of annihilation through nuclear arms and ‘austerity’ as the roll-back of the welfare state we can divide the political forces of the UK into establishment and anti-establishment.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

UN suspends humanitarian assistance missions to Borno after Boko Haram attack on officials

Today Boko Haram terrorists attacked a humanitarian convoy that included staff from UNICEF, UNFPA, and IOM. The convoy was traveling from Bama to Maiduguri in Borno State, returning from delivering desperately needed humanitarian assistance to an Internally Displaced Persons camp.

According to DAILY POST, the delegation, escorted by heavily armed soldiers, came under the heavy attack from Boko Haram fighters numbering over 50, armed with anti aircraft gun (machine gun mounted on open truck).

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Transfer Money to Nigeria

You've saved, you've planned and you're finally on the road to the vacation of one's dreams - jetting to among the largest cities in west Africa - Lagos, Nigeria. So much to accomplish in your ten day trip. Immediately upon departing the plane, you're greeted by the sound of Afro beat music. Your eyes are immediately interested in the Atlantic rainforest - covered mountains and the happy faces of the Lagosian- the individuals who are born and raised in Lagos

The Central Issue in the U.S. Presidential Campaign - must read

by Eric Zuesse
The central issue in the U.S. Presidential campaign can’t even be discussed in U.S. newsmedia, because America’s media have been almost uniformly complicit all along in hiding from the American public the crucial factual information that’s necessary in order for the public to vote in an intelligent and truthfully informed way about it. No news medium wants to report its own having been complicit in anything; so, the cover-up here just continues; it has a life of its own, even though it’s a life that brings the world closer and closer to a situation which would kill billions of people, as things get increasingly out-of-control the longer this coverup continues. The cycle of virtually uniform lying thus persists, despite the growing danger it produces. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Malawi arrests man paid to have sex with over 100 children

Malawi police have arrested Eric Aniva, an HIV-infected man who was paid to have sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of a traditional ritual marking their passage to womanhood.

Aniva was held after granting a BBC interview confessing to have slept with the girls for a fee of between $4 to $7, paid by each of their families. The practice lasts 3 days and is performed by men known as "hyenas" at the request of a girl's parents after her first menstruation.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Pro-Erdogan Islamist Paper Said US General Led Coup Prior to NATO Base Fire

The Yeni Safak newspaper printed a picture of a US military commander it claims led the attempt to overthrow the Erdogan government only hours before a massive blaze broke out near a NATO base.

How poland prepares for “war with russia”

Photo: AFP Photo/Ceerwan Aziz
Poland and the Baltic states may be attacked by unpredictable Russia at any moment, so Warsaw should strengthen its military and be prepared to hit the city of Kaliningrad with missiles, as well as be prepared for a guerrilla war and cyber attacks on state-run media outlets.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Father beaten up for refusing to subject his daughter to genital mutilation

According to NewTelegraph, Olalowo Hammed Olalekan and his wife, Modinat, have fled the shores of Nigeria for the safety of their children, after being harassed and pressured to bring their daughter for circumcision as per traditional requirements.

"I don’t want to go back home, nobody gave me food," Boy chained by pastor father, speaks

9-year-old Korede’s father, Francis Taiwo, who is now on the run, was said to be the pastor in charge of Key of Joy Celestial Church of Christ, Ajibawo area in Atan Ota, Ogun State. The boy told Punchng that he would not want to live with his father and step-mother again.

His words: ‘‘I was not fed regularly when I was chained. My father and my step-mother only fed me twice a day. Some days, I was not given any food. I want to go back to school because I want to be a doctor in the future. I also do not want to go back to my father’s house.’’ .