Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Moscow Makes Public Full Text of Russia-US Deal on Syria

Moscow made public the full text of the Russia-US deal on Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.

The text of the agreement was published on the site of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

According to the Russia-US deal on Syria, force can be used for self-defense during the ceasefire, while airstrikes use of mortars and rockets, as well as the capture of territory is prohibited.

Mother Superior vs. ranting schoolboy

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik International
The temptation is irresistible to conceptualize the Clinton Machine’s strategy going into the first US presidential debate; let Donald Trump metastasize into a pretzel. Mission not impossible; in fact, accomplished.
Sniffin’ and slidin’, beepin’ and sippin’, angrily chokin’, even swoopin’ on the mike to choreograph a blow, “Donald” (as addressed by “Secretary Clinton”) fell for every shape and size of bait thrown by a canny, relentlessly focused and rehearsed-to-death, Yale-trained, Lawyerly Mother Superior. Freud, Jung and Lacan must have shed tears of joy in their heavenly pad watching the Ego-unraveling show.

Woman Dies After Snake Bites Her Vagina

A 44-year-old woman named Eyii and a resident of Kparekpare a suburb of Dambai, Krachi East constituency met her ultimate death after a snake bit her vagina.

According to the husband of the deceased, Aziagome Akuvi who’s a peasant farmer in the community, he and his wife were returning home from their farm when she asked him to wait as she attends to natures call in the bush.

Senate Orders Investigation Of Okechukwu Elenema, Four Banks Over Mtn’s $13.9B

THE Senate on Tuesday directed its Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions to investigate the alleged illegal repatriation of $13.9 billion by MTN through its bankers between 2006 and 2016 to its home country, South Africa.

Presidency Plotting To Scheme Tinubu Out Of APC Hierarchy – Yakasai

 Erstwhile adviser to former President, Shehu Shagari on National Assembly matters, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has alleged that there is an evil scheme in the Presidency to completely scheme out a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu from the hierarchy of the ruling party.

Recession: Buhari Is Incompetent - PDP henchman, Sule Lamido

A former governor of Jigawa State and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) henchman, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has reproached President Muhammadu Buhari for blaming the excruciating hardship suffered by Nigerians on recession.

Boko Haram Kills Four Soldiers In Borno State

It was a sad day for the military as the Nigerian Army lost an officer and three soldiers to a landmine and an ambush by the Boko Haram in Borno State on Sunday.

Also, there was pandemonium in Vingir, a town in Kastina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, on Monday, when unknown gunmen shot dead a traditional ruler, Chief Awuhe Alev, in his residence.

Police Declares Emmanuel Nwude Wanted In Anambra (Photo)

Anambra State Police Command has declared wanted, Chief Emmanuel Nwude, (Owelle Abagana) over involvement in a case of conspiracy, malicious damage, murder, act of terrorism and attack on policemen. Chief Nwude, from Umudunu, Abagana is a convicted Advance-Fee fraudster. He and his accomplices were in 2005 convicted by a federal high court for pulling the biggest 419 fraud in history.

Recession: Governors Frustrated Us From Saving For Rainy Day – Obasanjo

…We’ve begun clearing pension liabilities-Buhari
By Michael Eboh and Susan Onuorji

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Tuesday, accused former governors of contributing to the economic woes afflicting the nation by opposing his government’s efforts to save for the rainy day when the price of oil was higher.

4 fleeing robbers shot dead in Warri, Delta State

They're shot dead, yesterday, by the police, around the Ajamimogha area of Warri, after dispossessing a man of N126,000. They had engaged the police patrol team from A’ Division, Warri, in a gun battle.
The gunmen however ran out of luck when one of the bullets from the patrol team hit the Volkswagen car, which they were escaping with, making it to lose control before it rammed into a pole. .
One of the suspected armed robbers was one Ovie, who many say was known for kidnapping, rape and armed robbery in Warri. The gunmen were trailing another man who had just gone to collect money from the bank, when, the patrol team discreetly traced them until they opened fire on the police vehicle.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Superficiality as a Path to God: on conflating contemporary violent groups with historical Sunnism

Note by the Saker: I was recently contacted by a reader of this blog who, while praising the overall contents of the blog, also expressed regret at what he perceived was a pro-Shia bias resulting from what, both my correspondent and I agreed, were a number of objective circumstances, including many legitimate ones.  Still, my correspondent expressed regret at this bias and I decided to offer him a chance to present his point of view on historical Sunnism.  He kindly accepted and we have agreed that I would post here a 3-part series on historical Sunnism, the first one posted today.  I am deeply grateful to Anwar for the opportunity to educate me and many others on historical Sunnism and to help us all to better appreciate the immense diversity and richness of traditional Islam (as opposed to the maniacal takfirism of the liver-eating “moderate terrorists” of Daesh & Co.).

We will get out of our problems- Pres Buhari assures African Development Bank

President Buhari today said Nigeria has the people and the resources to surmount her economic problems. Receiving President of the African Development Bank (ADB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, at State House, Abuja, on Monday, President Buhari said:
"God has given us people and resources. It will take hard work on our part, but we will make it. We will get out of our problems. We are determined to produce what we eat, and stop importation. We will also chase those who stole, and get them to refund."

Proxy Media Forces: Al Jazeera Releases Fake Footage From ‘bombed Hospital’ In Eastern Aleppo

While US-backed ‘moderate opposition’ groups torture people in the city of Homs, the Qatari state-run broadcaster ‘Al Jazeera’ supports the US-led media campaign against the Syrian government forces’ anti-terrorist operations in Aleppo city.
The footage below (released by Al Jazeera) should depict some ‘bombed hospital’ in the militant-controlled neighborhoods of Aleppo city.
Let’s look at the “injured” guy on the right:
Now, you know all what you need about the well-known ‘independent’ coverage of the conflict by the mainstream media.

Russia’s Air Power Bombing Al-nusra Terrorists North Of Aleppo City

Today, the Russian Aerospace Forces have reportedly delivered some 30 air stikes on the targets belonging to Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) ad the group’s allies near the Handarat refugee camp, located north of Aleppo city.

NATO Ammunition and 'Guns of Hell': Rare Glimpse of Handarat Camp in Aleppo

In a pitched battle, the Syrian army, assisted by al-Quds militia brigades recaptured a Palestinian refugee camp on Saturday in the north-eastern suburbs of Aleppo. However, by Sunday morning the territory had fallen back under control of the rebels.

RIA Novosti correspondent Mikhail Alaeddin visited the Handarat camp almost immediately after its liberation and interviewed several of the fighters who had helped capture it.

Russian MoD Presents Radar Data From MH17 Crash Site

A company that produces radiolocation radars and the Russian Defense Ministry presented radar data that was gathered in the airspace over the MH17 plane crash, which occurred on July 17, 2014 and claimed the lives of all 298 people on board.

Damascus Has Audio of Daesh Talks With US Military Before Strike on Syrian Army

The Syrian intelligence possesses an audio recording of conversation between Daesh terrorists and US military prior to the Washington-led coalition's airstrikes on the government troops near Deir ez-Zor on September 17, the speaker of the People's Council of Syria said Monday.

Another judge hands off Kanu's case pending NJC's investigation

 Today, Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, handed off the case of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and returned the case file to the Chief Judge for re-assignment.

Kanu's lead counsel, Chuks Muoma (SAN) told the court that it will only be proper for the court to suspend hearing of the case pending the outcome of investigation of the Nigerian Judicial Council (NJC).

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Syrian Army foils massive ISIS attack in Deir Ezzor

DEIR EZZOR, SYRIA (8:00 A.M.) - One day after seizing large parts of Jufrah Farms, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched a wide-scale offensive in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, targeting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) controlled districts and military sites.

ISIS began their assault by storming the last farms under the Syrian Army's control at Jufrah; this resulted in an intense series of clashes that lasted for more than 6 hours on Saturday.

EFCC links Patience Jonathan with 9 houses, 2 hotels, one plaza - The Nation

According to a new report, EFCC investigators probing ex-First Lady Patience Jonathan’s link with five choice buildings, including a N5billion hotel in Abuja, have unearthed seven additional properties believed to be owned by her.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Niger Delta Avengers blow up Bonny Export Line over FG's victimization of its people

A statement released on their website, by its spokesman, Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, reads: On the 23rd September 2016, our strike team at 20:40PM hours time has brought down oil productions activities at the Bonny 48 inches crude oil Export Line.

This action is a signature to the over dramatization of the so-called dialogue and negotiation process on the side of Pres. Buhari and his government.

How Kidnappers Disguise As Police Man To Rob On The Streets Of Lagos

Friday, September 23, 2016

Les Deplorables

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik News
Perplexed global public opinion holds its breath at the (circus) best American “democracy” is able to conjure: the first https://sputniknews.com/columnists/20160729/1043757805/us-election-clinton-trump.html
cage match this coming Monday between a Queen of War profiting from a mighty (Clinton) Cash Machine and a billionaire uber-narcissist adored by a http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/09/19/hillary-clintons-basket-of-deplorables/ “basket of deplorables”.
This is a circus quite fitting for a self-described “indispensable nation” where “evil” has been propelled – seriously – to the status of philosophical category.

Why It Is Impossible For Buhari Stop Blaming Past Govts - Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has made excuses for President Muhammadu Buhari’s habit of reminiscing on the past and blaming past administrations for the economic turmoil in the country, saying “yesterday remains relevant in understanding today in order to make choices that make tomorrow different and better”.

Recession: Top 3 Nigerian National Assets Buhari Must Not Sell- RMAFC

The selling off of Nigeria’s national assets has been in many discussions over the past few days with many arguing in favor and others arguing against the idea.

The chairman of the Dangote group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is one of the voices in support of the selling of some of the national assets to tackle the recession, especially Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

He said: “The only way for us to get out of this recession is to make sure we move into action quickly; by diversifying the economy quickly.