Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Democracy is when both privates and generals are put on trial for breaching the law" - Russian MP

**Manning’s sentence shows that American democracy goes wrong - Russian MP -

A 35-year prison sentence for WikiLeaks informer Bradley Banning shows that in the United States it’s “privates” and not their superiors that stand trial for breaching the law, which is a glaring sign that something is going wrong in the American democracy, Alexei Pushkov, head of the foreign affairs committee of Russia’s lower house of parliament, said on Wednesday.

“A private has stood trial for breaching the US laws, but none of the generals, who lied to the American nation and who claimed that the system for tapping phone calls and intercepting Internet mail had not been used against Americans, appeared before court,” he said.

I needed money to save my wife’s life - suspect

Owoye Ebiwe, 20, from Ondo state, was among the ten suspected pipeline vandals paraded Monday by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Task Force on Anti-Pipeline vandalism Unit. The suspects were reportedly arrested at the verge of siphoning petroleum product from a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, located in Elekete area of Ogun state.

While all the suspects freely opened up confessing their alleged involvement in the crime, Ebiwe was unusually calm. While that lasted, he bent down, scribbling what did not make sense on the wet ground.

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Navy parades four pirates in Lagos

The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday paraded four suspected sea robbers who had allegedly hijacked a barge (huge boat) MV Crow, on August 14, 2013 at Escravos River located on the Gulf of Guinea. The PUNCH had reported that the men of the Nigerian Navy killed some sea robbers during a 30-minute gun duel on August 16.

Primaries: Jonathan not afraid of Lamido, says Presidency

The Presidency on Tuesday said President Goodluck Jonathan was not afraid to contest the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential ticket with Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State in 2015.
The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak, said this in an interview with one of our correspondents.
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ASUU strike: FG to meet varsity councils, VCs

The Federal Government  will before Sunday meet with  university councils and vice-chancellors   to  update  them on some of the decisions it had reached in its bid to end the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
The Chairman of the National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy Assessment Implementation Committee of the universities, Governor Gabriel Suswam, made this known on Tuesday  after President Goodluck Jonathan met behind closed doors  with key officials of his administration  over  the almost two months’ old strike.
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