Sunday, September 18, 2016

23 Niger Delta Militants ‘Killed’ In Gun Battle With Soldiers.

Twenty-three Niger Delta militants were allegedly killed during a firefight with troops of the Nigerian Army. Ibrahim Attahiru, general officer commanding (GOC), 82 Division, Enugu, disclosed this on Saturday, saying 55 assorted weapons were recovered and 38 camps destroyed.  He added that 91 illegal refineries were destroyed and many of the suspects fled with various degrees of injury.

Musings on two of the dumbest wars the US has ever fought

No, this won’t be about Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan or any other US military war of choice which, while dumb, could at least result in some kind of appearance of victory, no matter how feeble (say, against a few Cuban engineers armed with AKs in Grenada). Today I want to share a few thoughts about the two wars the US has been engaged in for decades even though they never, ever had a chance to win: the war on drugs and the war on guns.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

After Killing 62 In Syria, US Ambassador to UN: Emergency Meeting a 'Stunt,' Blasts Russia and Assad 'Game'

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations took a truculent tone during the emergency meeting on Saturday accusing Russia of bombing civilians and blaming the Assad regime for the rise of ISIS calling the meeting "grandstanding," a "stunt," and a "game" after 80 Syrian Army forces were killed in a US-Led airstrike.

Europe Germany Turkey September 2016 SITREP by C.

Western “Culture” is a Cult of Death / Some thoughts on BREXIT and Coup in Turkey / Translation: Interview with Green Youth spokesperson

Why Buhari Wants Emergency Economic Powers — Minister

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, on Friday explained why President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking the National Assembly’s approval for some emergency economic powers.

The minister, who was briefing the media on efforts by the federal government to navigate the country’s economy out of recession, said “unusual times need unusual measures.”

Leary Howl - Comment by Dennis Leary

I’m feeling the love again this morning with the rising of the sun after a full moon night. Yesterday was a day of internal conflict from entering into the world of politics and personalities. The older I get (nearing 77) the more appreciation I have for the beauty of nature (especially our natural selves), and disappointment with how our species has destroyed so much of that.

Russian elections SITREP September 18, 2016 by Scott Humor

The upcoming Russian parliamentary elections
President Putin made an appeal to the citizens of Russia to come out and vote. Considering that he is our commander-in-chief, his words are the command for all.

EFCC Wants To Steal My Money –Patience Jonathan

•Accuses anti-graft agency of using mercenaries to plead guilty in court
•Ex-First Lady may forfeit N6.3bn propery

Former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, yesterday accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of using mercenaries in court to plead guilty on her behalf. She said the anti-graft agency was plotting to steal her “hard-earned” $15million (about N6.3billion)
She was reacting to the guilty as charged plea by four companies arraigned with a former aide to her husband, Waripamo Dudafa at a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos yesterday.

Governors Ask Buhari To Declare Nigeria’s Economic Recession National Emergency

The Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, has called on the Federal Government to urgently national emergency on the current Nigeria’s economic recession.

The governors gave this charge in a three-point communiqué read by the Chairman of the Forum and Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, in Abuja on Friday.

Dangote To FG: Sell NLNG, Beef Up Reserves, And See If We Won’t Be Out Of Recession By Dec

Aliko Dangote has prescribed ways through which Nigeria can get out of recession before the end of 2016.
In an interview with CNBC Africa, the billionaire said: “The only way for us to get out of this recession is to make sure we move into action quickly; action by diversifying the economy quickly.
Here are the details of Dangote’s prescription:

What You Need To Know When Directed By The Police To Write A Statement

If the police ask you to write a statement, which they normally do when they stop you on the road and take you to their station or when they invite you to their station, you should know how to write a good statement that will not implicate you.

First, whether you write a statement as a witness or as a suspect, you must understand that your statement is very likely going to be used against you either in court or for the purpose of blackmail by some officers (not all). Therefore, take your statement writing as a serious matter.

Unidentified woman snatches and runs with 13-month-old baby in Rivers .

Chinazamepkere Eke was snatched in Rumuokurusi in Obio/Akpor LGA of Rivers State, at about 8.30 am on Monday, by an unidentified woman in a commercial tricycle (Napep), who then disappeared to an unknown destination.

The abductor had ostensibly instructed the keke rider to get close to 6-year-old, Chinyere Agbai, who was carrying her younger sister, Chinaza, on her back, before snatching her.

Friday, September 16, 2016

FG releases fresh N350bn for capital projects captured in the budget, to stimulate the economy

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said this today, while briefing journalists on intervention measures being taken by the government to reflate the economy which is currently in recession. She said that the release of the N350bn brings the total capital releases to N770bn.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Anglo-Zionist nemesis – a nihilist pact with the losing side of history ?

by Paul Matthews
It is in the Book of Proverbs (16:18) of the Hebrew Bible that we may find the locution : Pride comes before a fall. The following report chronicles and contextualizes events and chapters in the saga of a post WWII world under an improvident leadership of Uncle Sam and argues that there is always a good reason to hope even in a period of undiminished gloom. As the freak show of the US presidential election unfolds in the self-reflected glare of the mainstream press and TV, the signs are that partisans of the Zionist Power bloc have finally met their match in the ‘odd couple’ of Vladimir and Bashar.

China ups the game in the South China Sea

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik News
Joint Sea-2016 started this Monday; that’s the fifth annual China-Russia naval drill, featuring stalwarts from both navies in action at the eastern waters of Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, the HQ of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Nanhai Fleet.

19-year-old girl commits suicide in Benue State, after her boyfriend left her for another girl

Jessica Beer, a student of Gyegeh Memorial College Logo1, Makurdi, Benue state, drank substance believed to be poison and was rushed to a clinic in Akpehe, before doctors confirmed her dead on arrival.

S.Africa bans anti-gay American preacher from visiting the country

Stephen Anderson, an American pastor who made headlines after controversially praising the Orlando attacks at a gay club in June has been banned from entering South Africa along with his associates.

Accident claims the life of corps member, few hours to the completion of her NYSC and 3 months to her wedding

Buhari, stop blaming Jonathan, we voted you to solve current problems - Bishop Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, said this at a dinner organised by the Ondo State Government. He said, “We didn’t vote a government to complain about yesterday, if we wanted yesterday the new government would not be there.

WADA Let Serena, Venus Williams, Simone Biles Take Banned Substances

The World Anti-Doping Agency allowed US tennis players Serena and Venus Williams to take banned substances, while gymnast Simone Biles failed a doping test yet avoided disqualification, a hacking group revealed Tuesday.

Girl allegedly kills her ex's girlfriend, a day to her birthday, after plotting it on Twitter

19-year-old mother-of-one, Lee Kendra Childs, was shot and killed in Houston, Texas, yesterday, in a drive-by shooting at her apartment complex, a day before her birthday. Childs’ boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend, Taylor, is being accused of the murder. She had made threats on Twitter and few hours to the shooting, she prayed that everything should go well.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Okonjo-Iweala may not be guilty of fraud — Joda

According to Punchng, the Transition Committee Chairman, Ahmed Joda, said his panel did not find anything to believe a former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was guilty of graft. .

Joda said the EFCC might never find Okonjo-Iweala guilty of any wrongdoing, despite the various financial malfeasances that had been traced to the Jonathan administration.

Syrian ceasefire II – Why any cessation of hostilities in Syria is doomed to fail and what it would mean for the Syrian Army and its allies

By Aram Mirzaei
On 12 September a new nationwide ceasefire agreement was implemented in Syria, one brokered by the US and Russian Foreign Ministers after weeks of crunch talks. There had been several attempts to reach a deal in the previous weeks, but finally last Friday when foreign ministers Kerry and Lavrov announced their agreement, the world was lit with hope for some reason. Perhaps this time people believed the US would be genuine and able to control their multiple proxies operating in the country.

Israel in Ukraine is entirely out of control Uman August 2016 Video, by Scott Humor

The Israelis use their tactic of taking over the occupied territories in Ukraine. Whatever crimes they conduct in Palestine, they do the same in  Ukraine: war on the local population, ethnic cleansing, takeover of the state power, lands, territories, banks, businesses and buildings.
Previously, we met these dirty characters here
and prior to Euro-Maidan here

Syrian air defense forces shot down an Israeli warplane and an Israeli drone SITREP, by Scott

Quneitra, SANA – The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces announced on Tuesday that the Israeli enemy’s air force attacked a Syrian military position in the countryside of the southern Quneitra province at 1 am on September 13, 2016.