Monday, November 30, 2015

Buhari Has Shown Commitment To Palestine For The First Time – Ambassador

The State of Palestine Ambassador to Nigeria, Saleh Fried has stated that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was the first sitting President supporting the state of Palestine in their struggle for liberation since 1948.

He gave this revelation while speaking with DAILY POST in Abuja at a ceremony to mark the annual International day of solidarity, which was set aside by the United Nations Organisation.
“My role here in Nigeria is to promote political, cultural and socio-economic relationship between Nigeria and the state of Palestine and for the first time, the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has shown commitment to Palestine’s struggle”, he said.

Tinubu Singlehandedly Fought PDP To A Standstill – Pastor Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare, founder of the Latter Rain Assembly has credited former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, of singlehandedly fighting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southwest of Nigeria.
Bakare who is renowned for his stance on Nigerian politicians was asked by TheNEWS why he attacked Tinubu during a Sunday Service at his church.
Read interview below:

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Forgotten Russian MiG Resurrected as New Chinese 5th Generation Jet?

The first Russian fifth generation fighter is not the much advertised T-50, which according to plan should begin to arrive into the Russian Military and Space Forces in early 2016, but the almost forgotten project MiG 1.44, which was abandoned in the early 2000s.

The MiG 1.44 was developed in conjunction with the F-22 and could have gone into service in the late nineties but the collapse of the state, along with the difficult economic situation in the country, did not allow this to happen and the project had to be abandoned, with preference given to the ‘Sukhoi’ series.

Is Russia Building Up Air Defense Shield All Over Syria?

Russia is actually building an all-over air defense zone in Syria, according to Russian Zvezda TV channel. The Hmeymim air base, Russian jets and also pilots will be protected by the most advanced Russian weapons.

After a Turkish jet shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber over Syria, the Russian Defense Minister reported to President Vladimir Putin that the air defense system around the base needed to be enhanced.

Syrian Army Gains Upper Hand in Fight Against ISIL in Aleppo

The Syrian government forces have gained the upper hand in their fight against Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists in the eastern part of Aleppo province and have advanced near Deir Hafer region, FARS news agency reported.

If Deir Hafer is captured by the Syrian Army’s elite special operation unit known as the Tiger Forces the Syrian troops will be in position to re-enter Raqqa province after being expelled by ISIL in August 2014.

Syrian Army Repels Massive ISIL Offensive on Strategic Air Base

The Syrian forces repelled a massive assault by Islamic State (ISIL) militants on the strategic Deir ez-Zor air base, having destroyed scores of attackers in a counter-offensive.

A massive offensive by ISIL militants to break through defense lines of the Syrian Army near the Deir ez-Zor base was stopped, a source told FARS News.

The militants stepped back, having left behind many dead or wounded. After the Syrian forces launched a counterattack the terrorists fled the battlefield.

Russian President V. Putin held meeting in the Kremlin'Putin is Right When Accusing Turkey of Supporting Terrorists'

Vladimir Putin was right when he stated that Turkey de-facto supports ISIL militants and provides them with arms and equipment that they need to fight in Syria, US magazine Defense One reported.

After a Turkish Air Force F-16 shot down a Russian Su-24 plane, which was on an anti-ISIL bombing mission, the Russian government harshly criticized Turkey's aggressive actions, describing the incident as a "stab in the back, carried out against us by accomplices of terrorists."

Turkey is complicit in funding the Islamic State militant group through purchase on the territory of Turkey of crude oil stolen from fields captured by ISIL

Poles Rally in Warsaw Against Turkey’s 'Support of Terrorism'

Warsaw residents held a protest in front of the Turkish Embassy on Saturday against Ankara’s alleged support of terrorism.

WARSAW  — According to the protest's organizers, Turkey, as a member of NATO, which has been destabilizing the Middle East region in recent years, is responsible for the emergence of organized terrorist groups.

"Turkey downed a Russian plane and thus confirmed that it supported the interests of the Islamic State terrorist organization,” leader of Polish political party Self-Defence of the Republic of Poland Mateusz Piskorski, who attended the demontration, told RIA Novosti.

Under the Sea: Russian, Chinese Submarines Challenge for US

The industry for building and acquiring modern submarines is growing exponentially. The United States, Russia, China and even India are designing and building multiple new classes of subs, equipped with a growing variety of weapons and sensors.

Christopher P. Cavas in his article for the Defense News wrote that although the US builds extremely capable submarines, at about $2 billion each, there are only so many subs the US Navy can acquire as ‘the supply will never meet the demand.’

Neocons Hidden Agenda: Why Washington Wants Turkey to Send Troops to Syrian Border ?

The Obama regime is evidently encouraging Ankara to secure its border with Syria to counteract ISIL and other terrorist bunches from smuggling individuals, weapons and supplies all through the war-torn nation, yet Bangkok-based geopolitical specialist and essayist Tony Cartalucci is convinced that the US and Turkey have evil objectives nefarious top priority.

Washington gauges that a 30,000 strong forces will have the capacity to close the border. Interestingly, the same number of troops is needed to create a safe zone in Syria, as indicated by the Pentagon’s fall assessment. This is not an incident, Cartalucci accepts, and assuming this is the case, it could indicate a conceivable and disturbing situation.

This could well be the arrangement, as per Cartalucci, since Damascus-led troops helped by Russian forces are making picks up and pushing radicals from their fortresses crosswise over Syria day by day. Provided that this is true, Moscow ought to prevent  this from happening through political means.


Erdogan's 'Silent Backers': Who Egged Turkish Leader to Attack Su-24?

Was the downing of the Russian Su-24 Erdogan's "oil revenge" for Turkey's losses from the destruction of oil smugglers' truck fleet bombed by the Russian Air Force in Syria? Or maybe it is just the tip of a very big iceberg, F. William Engdahl asks.

American-German researcher, historian and strategic risk consultant F. William Engdahl notes that back in August 2015, he wrote about the Harvard-educated 35-year-old son of Turkish President Erdogan, Bilal Erdogan, who was involved "up to his eyeballs" in illicit oil smuggling from Syria and Iraq.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

State House Pres Release: President Buhari Calls for Greater Commonwealth Support for Nigeria and other countries

President Muhammadu Buhari late Friday in Malta called for the establishment of a Commonwealth Committee to oversee the rendering of greater assistance and support to Nigeria and other member-countries which have been adversely affected by the scourge of terrorism. Speaking at a banquet hosted by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II for Heads of State and Government participating in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, President Buhari expressed the hope that the committee would have been estab.lished before the next meeting of the organisation. The President said that he also expects the committee to visit member-countries of the Commonwealth where terrorist organisations have established a foothold with a view to evolving practical strategies for more meaningful assistance to the affected countries.

Lesson Of Life - Mrs. Bisi Fayemi

“My phones stopped ringing after my husband lost election in Ekiti; started buzzing again after he was appointed minister.” – reportedly said by Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, wife of former Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi (Kayode is now the new Minister of Solid Minerals in Nigeria.)



Friday, November 27, 2015

Why is the US Hanging Turkey Out to Dry? …. article by Andrew Korybko

Why is the US Hanging Turkey Out to Dry?

Turkey’s shooting down of the Russian anti-ISIL aircraft was an unprecedentedly direct aggression against Moscow that trumps even the tense and hostile militarism of the Old Cold War era. The world stands on edge in the immediate aftermath of this attack, with tabloid-esque commentators warning that the beginning of World War III awaits. President Putin, for his part, has been much more measured in responding to the incident, but still couldn’t contain his shock at having received this “stab in the back delivered by accomplices of the terrorists.”

21 Dead in Suicide bomb attack on Shia Muslims in Nigeria

More than 20 individuals have been murdered in a bomb assault targeting on Shia Muslims amid a yearly religious parade in the northern Nigerian state of Kano.

On Friday, a bomber exploded his explosives among a crowd of Shia Muslims participating in a walk organized by supporters of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Dakasoye town south of Kano, the capital of the territory with the same name.

Coordinators of the parade said a few individuals were additionally injured in the assault which happened days before Shias in Nigeria are going to honor Arbaeen, the 40th day since the commemoration of the suffering of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam, and his supporters in the Battle of Karbala, which is to fall on December 2 this year.


Only Three Percent Adolescent Girls In Northern Nigeria Complete Secondary School – UN

UN Women/ United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has said from the statistics available that only 3 per cent of adolescent girls complete their secondary education in the Northern Nigeria. Speaking at the Planning/Review Meeting with Media Partners in Jos, Plateau State, the Deputy Programme Manager, UN Women, Peter Mancha, said in the North West and North East regions that only about 20per cent of women are literate.

Vandals Stole N50bn Worth Of Petrol From Single Pipeline, Says NNPC

Vandals stole nearly $250 million worth of petrol from a single pipeline in Nigeria in the first nine months of 2015, the country’s state-run oil company said Thursday, as motorists complained of shortages.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said 531 million litres of petrol worth more than 50 billion naira were lost between January and September.
The petrol was taken from the System 2B pipeline which stretches from the financial hub of Lagos to Ilorin, some 260 kilometres (160 miles) away to the northeast, the company added in a statement.
Nigerian governments past and present have repeatedly blamed pipeline vandalism and theft in the oil sector for hitting revenues as well as supplies to consumers.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Photo: Child rescued after being washed into a canal in Lagos

A child was rescued by some residents of Iri-Akari in Lagos state after he was washed into a canal following the heavy downpour in the area this afternoon. Photo credit: Mijiafe

Buhari PR Article On Financial Times Paid For By Delta And Cross River State Gov

PDP is going into extinction and with this rate I fear before 2019 it would have been wiped off. Just imagine Governors of Delta and Cross Rivers state sponsoring Femi Adesina's PR article for Buhari on Financial Times FT an international newspaper.
Continue after the jump

Kogi APC nominates late Prince Audu’s son as Governorship candidate

Read the press statement I received below...
Leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Kogi East Senatorial District have nominated Mr Mohammed, 43, first son of Late Prince Abubakar Audu, to replace him as the party’s governorship candidate. The leaders, stakeholders and delegates who made this known in Lokoja on Thursday after a marathon meeting, said they arrived at the decision after due consultations.

Pics: Forty feet container Injures Okada man After falling off at Oshodi-Apapa expressway

A forty feet container fell on Okada at the well known Second Rainbow transport stop on Oshodi-Apapa express way. The truck was attempting to over take another truck, when it stumbled on the person on foot way and fell, injuring an Okada man.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

EFCC arrests APC chieftain for contract scam

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa

Mr. Miebi Bribena, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State, has been reportedly arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged contract scam at the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

Bribena, said to be a major beneficiary of the PAP Amnesty, was arrested early on Wednesday by operatives of the anti-graft agency.

He was said to have be taken to the agency’s headquarters in Wuse in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, where he was quizzed for several hours.

Kogi Poll: Fayose Blames Buhari For INEC’s Decision

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has faulted the directive of the Independent National Electoral Commission that the All Progressives Congress should nominate a fresh candidate for the inconclusive Kogi Governorship Election.

The governor, who accused President Muhammadu Buhari of using the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) to induce INEC to reach the decision said the action amounted to “amending the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria and the Electoral Act 2010 to advance his ambition and that of his party to turn Nigeria to a one party state.”

We’ll Punish Corrupt People In Education Sector – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that his administration would not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on anyone culpable in the mismanagement of government funds provided for the upkeep of the nation’s tertiary institutions.
Buhari, who spoke on Wednesday, during a special convocation ceremony for the installation of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, as the ninth Chancellor of the University of Benin, Edo State.
He noted that while his administration was committed to providing funding for the revitalisation of the education sector, “it will not fold it’s arms and watch unscrupulous elements mismanage these very valuable resources.

EXCLUSIVE: Obasanjo To Jonathan: Use Your Foundation To Show Remorse For Your Past Actions

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan urging him to use the new Foundation he is establishing to engage in soul-searching and in reviewing his past actions.
In the letter, dated October 12, 2015, Mr. Obasanjo also advised Mr. Jonathan to consider the Foundation as a platform through which he can heal his conscience and demonstrate penitence over his past actions.
Mr. Obasanjo wrote the letter in response to an earlier letter written to him by Mr. Jonathan on September 22, informing him of his plans to set up a foundation through which he would continue to service humanity.

The NATO destruction of the RuAF SU-24 Fencer and Turkish murder of the Russian servicemen

Russia’s Interdiction of ISIS-Turkey Oil Trade and Attacks on Turkmen jihadi militants Poses Risk of Enlargement of Syrian Conflict
By: JiminNH
The increasing velocity of events in Syria indicates that the conflict may be ready to spill over into a larger conflagration and direct conflict between the forces of the AZ hegemon and the Resistance thereto. A couple of apparently un-related events have rapidly coalesced into armed conflict between an NATO member state and Russia, the consequences of which are yet to be revealed, but unlikely to be anything but more fuel on the fires of the not only the Syrian conflict but the war between the AZ empire and Russia.

Report from Crimea by Auslander (The situation in Krimea and Sevastopol is serious)

Auslander posted this sitrep in our comment section. I have reposted it here for all to read. (Webmaster)
The situation in Krimea and Sevastopol is serious.
The power coming to Krimea was actually Russian electric, ‘transshipped’ to Krimea via uke power system, at great cost I might add. Included in this formal agreement and written contract was Russia supplying the ukes with substantially more electric than was ‘shipped’ to Krimea. Part of the payment for the transport fees was the high quality coal found only in Donbas within ukeland. Uke heating and electric generating plants are designed for specifically this coal and nothing else. The coal was shipped from Novorossiya to Rostov, then shipped north and west where it entered ukeland.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

‪#‎TheMathDoesNotAddUpForMe‬: Did the late Prince Abubakar Audu truly steal 11 billion ?

Did the late Prince Abubakar Audu truly steal 11 billion Naira from the coffers of the Kogi State government as that state governor from 1999 to 2003? Kogi State in 1999 got N2.2 billion, in 2000, the state got N7.1 billion, in 2002, it was N9.3 billion and in 2003, it was N10.1 billion. Kogi State got a total of N28.7 billion in 4 years under Abubakar Audu from the federal allocation. Did Abubakar Audu steal 40% of this federal allocation to Kogi State and was able to pay the monthly salaries of the tens of thousands of state workers on time and also built the only existing modern infrastructures to date across the length and breadth of the present Kogi State of Nigeria?



Russia May Use Electronic Jamming Systems to Protect Its Pilots in Syria

Russia will have to resort to electronic warfare in Syria to protect its pilots and prevent incidents similar to the downing of Russia’s Su-24 jet on Tuesday, according to Lieutenant-General Evgeny Buzhinsky; they will include both ground-based systems and equipment installed on special aircraft.

“Regarding the possible impact of this incident on the further developments of the operation in Syria, I think that from now on, our pilots will be more attentive and if the Turks continue behaving in such a manner, Russia will have to resort to electronic jamming and other warfare equipment, including special aircraft with special equipment on board, in order to protect our pilots from being stricken with missiles,” said the lieutenant-general.
Buzhinsky also added that the so-called means of objective control, including flight radar and other equipment, will allow Russia to verify exactly where and how the bomber was downed, excluding any possible discrepancies on the issue.

Earlier on Tuesday, Russian Su-24M Fencer bomber was downed by an air-to-air missile in Syria near the Turkish border by the Turkish Air Force while carrying out precision strikes against terrorists in northern Syria.
The Su-24 bomber jet was in Syrian airspace at the altitude 6,000 meters, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The pilots were reportedly able to parachute out of the jet before it crashed.

Video: Syrian Rebels use U.S made TOW to blow off Russian-made Helicopter

A video of Syrian rebels supposedly fireing at a Russian-made helicopter on the ground has been posted on a YouTube channel connected with the FSA's first Coastal Brigade. The helicopter is said to have been on a search mission for the pilots of the Su-24 plane brought down by Turkey in Syria.
Watch the video bellow.

Turkey Attacks Russia in Syria SITREP by Scott

Official statement of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
Russian Su-24 aircraft shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter on its way to the Hmeymim airbase
The Russian Su-24 aircraft was shot down on its way to the Hmeymim airbase in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic by a Turkish F-16 fighter.
Analysis of the objective monitoring data definitely showed that there had not been any violation of the Turkish air space.

Russian Defense Ministry Video Proves Su-24 Never Entered Turkish Airspace

While authorities in Ankara have insisted that it shot down the Russian Su-24 bomber after the aircraft entered Turkish airspace, the Russian Defense Ministry has released video proving that the plane never left Syrian airspace.

According to a leaked letter written to the UN Security Council by the Turkish Ambassador, Turkey’s military justified the shooting down of a Russian bomber by claiming that the aircraft had entered Turkish airspace for 17 seconds.
Watch the video after the jump break

Russo-Syrian Forces Close to Cutting Off ISIL's Supply Routes From Turkey

The Russian Air Force should continue its efforts to close the Jarabulus-Afrin corridor in northern Syria, despite the latest Turkish provocation, Bangkok-based geopolitical analyst Tony Cartalucci stresses.

Geopolitical analyst Tony Cartalucci draws attention to the fact that over the recent weeks Russian and Syrian forces have been steadily gaining ground in Syria, retaking territory from ISIL and al-Qaeda.

Hostages Taken, Shots Fired in Northern France

A hostage situation has reportedly erupted in the northern French town of Roubaix, close to the Belgian border, with medical services reporting several gunshot wounds.

According to Reuters, police have been deployed after reports of gunshots began at 7 PM on Tuesday evening.

"An operation is underway after hostages were taken," a police source told Reuters. "Gunshots were fired and the neighborhood has been cordoned off."

Update: Turkey Summons Russian Ambassador Over Downed Su-24

Turkey has summoned the Russian Minister Counsellor over the downed Su-24, according to the embassy press representative Igor Mityakov.

The Russian Minister Counsellor in Ankara has been summoned to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Russian embassy confirmed.

“The Embassy confirms that Russian Embassy Minister Counsellor in Ankara Sergei Panov has been summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. We will make no comments on the subject of discussion,” Mityakov said.

A Russian Su-24 was shot down over Syria on Tuesday, according to reports from the Russian Defense Ministry. The two pilots were able to eject from the plane, although their current fate is unknown.

Downing of Su-24 'Will Have Serious Consequences' for Russia-Turkey Ties
Tragedy with Russian Su-24 downed in Syria to have serious consequences for Moscow-Ankara relations, Vladimir Putin stated.

The Russian president underscored that "either way, our pilots and our plane were not posing a threat to the Republic of Turkey."  

“This tragic event will have serious consequences for Russian-Turkish relations. We have always regarded Turkey not only as a close neighbor, but also as a friendly state. I don’t know who needed what was done today, but we didn’t in any case,” Putin said during a meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah II in Sochi.

Russia will analyze everything that happened with its crashed Su-24 military aircraft in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.
"We will, of course, carefully analyze everything that happened," Putin said at a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II.

"Instead of contacting us immediately Turkey addressed their  NATO partners  — as if it was us who downed their plane, not vice versa," Putin said.
"Our jet fell six kilometers away from the border, within Syrian arispace."
The Russian Su-24 was directly tasked with the fight against the Islamic State group, carrying out preventative airstrikes against terrorists, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

"They were carrying out an operation to combat IS. Northern Latakia is a mountainous region where militants are gathered, mostly natives of the Russian Federation. In this sense, they were carrying out their direct task of preventative strikes against terrorists who could return to Russia at any time. These are, of course, people who must be considered international terrorists," Putin said at a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II.
A Russian Su-24 was shot down over Syria on Tuesday, according to reports from the Russian Defense Ministry. The two pilots were able to eject from the plane, although their current fate is unknown.

NATO Calls Emergency Meeting After Russian Su-24 Downed Over Syria

NATO has called an emergency meeting after Russian Su-24 jet was downed over the Turkish-Syrian border.

The NATO ambassadors will meet in Brussels at 5 pm (4 pm GMT).
"The meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will be held at 5 pm (4 pm GMT) at Turkey's request," the NATO representative said.
NATO is monitoring the situation closely, the representative added. The Alliance is in close contact with the Turkish government.
The Russian Su-24 military aircraft that crashed in Syria earlier in the day was downed by an air-to-air missile from a Turkish plane, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, describing the incident as a "stab in the back."
Putin added that the aircraft was around a kilometer (0.6 miles) from Turkey when it was hit.
Earlier in the day it was reported that the Russian Su-24 Fencer jet crashed in Syria with two people aboard. Ankara claims Turkish F-16s shot down the plane because it violated the country's airspace. Contrary to Ankara’s accusations, the Russian Defense Ministry said the Russian jet did not violate Turkish airspace and cited objective monitoring data as proof.
According to initial ministry information, both pilots were able to eject from the airplane. Their current condition and whereabouts have not been released.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Lesson Learnt From The Death Of Kogi State Gubernatorial Candidate Audu Abubakar

I was filled with awe when I first came across the news of the death of Kogi State gubernatorial candidate Abubakar Audu who was initially announced the winner of the governorship election across various media outlets but surprisingly, the election was declared inconclusive by INEC with the plan of subsequent elections announced.

The cause of the death still remains sketchy as different stories have emanated as regard the cause of his death. Some sources say it was a cardiac arrest while others claim he was vomiting blood before his death which can be attributed to food poisoning or a spiritual attack as some other sources claimed.

Troops Engage In Clearance Operation,Destroy More Boko Haram Camps In Borno(pics

Over the weekend,Nigerian troops were engaged in a clearance operation in Gramari village, Damboa local government area of Borno state. Several rifles, ammunition, bomb making devices and other ammunitions were recovered during the operations.At least 30 bags of grains looted from villages Boko Haram terrorists were recovered. Also,close to a dozen drums containing petrol were found at the insurgents hideout. Kudos to our troops

Photo: EFCC declares man wanted for withdrawing N45m mistakenly credited into his account

The public is hereby notified that Jerry Ogbonna Obike Phillip, whose photograph appears below, is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a case of stealing. Phillip allegedly withdrew the sum of N45, 000,000.00 (Forty Five million naira) which was mistakenly credited into his account in a new generation bank by the Central Bank of Nigeria before the money could be reversed to its rightful owner. 

Abubakar Audu buried. Sands poured into grave amidst tears

Abubakar Audu buried. Now laid in grave as Imams offer prayers. Sands poured into grave amidst tears and sorrow. Abubakar Audu not risen. details soon

Nnamdi Kanu Appears In Court

The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Nnamdi Kanu, has arrived the Abuja Chief Magistrate Court to answer criminal charges brought against him by the Federal Government. The court had ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce Mr. Kanu unfailingly before it on Monday. Kanu had earlier failed to appear in court as the prosecution counsel, Mr Moses Idakwo, told the court that the IPOD leader was not brought to court because of an application challenging the jurisdiction of the court to continue the trial, which was already slated for hearing. Following the absence of the accused person, Magistrate Shuaibu Usman ordered the DSS to produce him on November 23, to enable him identify his legal team. Mr Nnamdi Kanu is standing trial for alleged criminal conspiracy, managing and belonging to an unlawful society and criminal intimidation contrary to sections 97 and 397 of the penal code. Kanu was arrested on October 18 by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on his arrival from the United Kingdom.

Catholic Priest Slumps And Dies In Anambra During Church Service

Catholic faithful in Umuchu town in Aguata local government of Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, have been thrown into mourning after their priest slumped on the church altar and died while celebrating mass.

The priest, Rev Father Emmanuel Idika, slumped at Our Lady of Fatima parish in Umuchu while he was conducting mass. After he slumped, church workers rushed to the altar and took him to a hospital but before doctors could attend to him, he was dead.
The 82-year-old Idika who hailled from Umunze in Orumba South in Anambra, was posted to the parish after he retired from active priesthood.

Over 400,000 Jobs Created In 3rd Quarter - NBS

Latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show that a total of 475,180 new jobs were created in the third quarter of 2015. In its third quarter survey, the NBS explained that this represents an increase of 236.1 per cent, compared with the previous quarter, and 36 per cent compared to the third quarter of 2014. According to the Bureau, the increase in the number of jobs was driven mainly by informal sector jobs, which accounted for 90.2 per cent. The labour force population increased to 75.9 million from 74 million in the second quater, representing an increase in the labour force by 2.60 per cent. It was followed by formal sector jobs, which accounted for 8.8 per cent, while the public sector generated 4,818 jobs, representing 1.01 per cent of jobs in the period under review. The informal sector accounted for over 90 per cent of total jobs in the third quater, and were predominantly in rural agricultural activities.

Audu Vomited Blood Before His Death - Daily Post

The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, Abubakar Audu, who died on Sunday vomited blood before he gave up the ghost. The media reported that he died of undisclosed medical reasons. While some attributed it to heart attack, others speculated different causes. Speaking to DAILY POST, a source close to the family said his relatives narrated how he died.

Lawyers To INEC: Death Of APC Candidate Does Not Invalidate Election

Lawyers yesterday told the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) that the death of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not invalide the on-going election in the state.  They urged INEC to allow the deputy governorship candidate of the APC, Abiodun Faleke, to conclude the on-going election.

Ekiti Workers: We Won’t Accept Payment In Batches

EKITI State workers have said they will not accept payment of their salaries in batches.
The workers told Governor Ayo Fayose during his interface with them in the 16 local governments.
Workers at the forum in Igede-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area, suggested that the government could merge two months’ allocations to pay them once. The governor, has allayed workers’ fear that they may not receive November salary on time for Christmas.
The governor, at his monthly media chat, “Meet Your Governor”, said core civil servants would not be paid in the next batch.

Obasanjo Dedicates Honourary Doctorate To Past Colleagues

A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has dedicated his honourary doctorate to persons who have worked with him in the past. Mr. Obasanjo is to be honoured with the Doctor of Science Education in Political Science by Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED, Ijebu-Ode on November 28 at the university’s 10th anniversary and 2015 convocation ceremony.

How PDP Can Sack APC – Ken Nnamani

Ex-Senate president to members: Stop blame game Former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, has said the only way the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can wrest power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) is to entrench inter­nal democracy.

Besides, he said party leaders must obey and abide by the rules of the party even as he advocated the abolition of delegate system to conduct primaries in the selection of candidates.
He canvassed a review of the PDP constitution to facititate open congress, empowering all registered PDP members to vote and select their candidates.

God Knows I Didn’t Steal; Buhari Paid Bailout From $5.6bn I Left In NLNG – Diezani

Former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke has insisted that she never looted public funds.
In the concluding part of her interview with Mr Dele Momodu, Diezani who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer in a London hospital, said “I actually left $5.6billion in the NLNG alone but no one is talking about it. I’m not seeking to be praised but to be acknowledged that I made some little contributions.
“That money could have been wasted on frivolities but I was determined to keep something for the incoming government once we lost the election.”

God Knows I Didn’t Steal; Buhari Paid Bailout From $5.6bn I Left In NLNG – Diezani

Former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke has insisted that she never looted public funds. In the concluding part of her interview with Mr Dele Momodu, Diezani who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer in a London hospital, said “I actually left $5.6billion in the NLNG alone but no one is talking about it. I’m not seeking to be praised but to be acknowledged that I made some little contributions.