Sunday, October 27, 2013

US ended applications monitoring a number of the leaders including Merkel - Full report

The US National Security Agency stopped tapping the phones of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders once the White House learnt about its activities. The media has shared more details on the federal government’s attitude towards massive surveillance.

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NCAA DG, others earn ₦4.2bn Annually

Director-General, NCAA, Mr. Fola Akinkuotu
The Director-General of the troubled Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, nine directors of the agency and 956 other members of staff earn N4.2bn as salaries and allowances annually.
This personnel cost represents 27.92 per cent of the annual budget of the NCAA, which stood at N15.3bn this January.

Navy impounds Suspected Oil Rogues' Vessel From Ghana

The Nigerian Navy, Central Naval Command, has arrested nine Nigerians and three Ghanaians on board a vessel laden with crude oil suspected to have been stolen from Akassa community in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The suspects were arrested on Friday by operatives of the Forward Operating Base of the Navy, known as FORMOSO, offshore Nun River on board MT FRANKENSEN, allegedly loaded with over 1,092,000 litres of stolen crude oil.

Policeman, NSCDC officer crushed while rescuing accident victims

The PPRO for Lagos State police command, Ngozi Braide.
A policeman and an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps lost their lives while attempting to rescue victims of a road accident in the Ikeja area of Lagos State on Saturday. According to police authorities, policemen attached to the State Traffic Division were alerted of a multiple accidents around Ikeja Along Bus Stop on the Agege Motor Road and had rushed to the scene around 7am.
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Japan’s PM warns China on use of force as jets scrambled

(AFP)Japan’s leader warned China on Sunday against forcibly changing the regional balance of power, as reports said Tokyo had scrambled fighter jets in response to Chinese military aircraft flying near Okinawa.Japan's PM warns China on use of force as jets scrambled

Verbal skirmishing between Asia’s two biggest economies, who dispute ownership of an island chain, escalated as Beijing warned Tokyo that any hostile action in the skies against Chinese drones would be construed as an “act of war”.

“We will express our intention as a state not to tolerate a change in the status quo by force. We must conduct all sorts of activities such as surveillance and intelligence for that purpose,” Abe said in an address to the military.
“The security environment surrounding Japan is becoming increasingly severe. This is the reality,” he said. “You will have to completely rid yourselves of the conventional notion that just the existence of a defence force could act as a deterrent.”

Abe presided over an inspection of the military at which a US amphibious assault vehicle was displayed for the first time, an apparent sign of Japan’s intention to strengthen its ability to protect remote islands.

The defence ministry plans to create a special amphibious unit to protect the southern islands and retake them in case of an invasion.

“There are concerns that China is attempting to change the status quo by force, rather than by rule of law,” Abe earlier told the Wall Street Journal in an interview following a series of summits this month with regional leaders.
“But if China opts to take that path, then it won’t be able to emerge peacefully,” he said in the interview published Saturday.
“So it shouldn’t take that path, and many nations expect Japan to strongly express that view. And they hope that as a result, China will take responsible action in the international community,” Abe added.

On Sunday Jiji Press and Kyodo News reported that Japan had deployed jets for two days running in response to four Chinese military aircraft flying over international waters near the Okinawa island chain.

Two Y8 early-warning aircraft and two H6 bombers flew from the East China Sea to the Pacific Ocean and back again but did not violate Japan’s airspace, the reports said.

The Japanese defence ministry was not immediately available for confirmation.

Japan’s military is on increased alert as Tokyo and Beijing pursue a war of words over the disputed islands in the East China Sea that lie between Okinawa and Taiwan.

On Saturday China responded angrily after a report said Japan had drafted plans to shoot down foreign drones that encroach on its airspace if warnings to leave are ignored.

Tokyo drew up the proposals after a Chinese military drone entered Japan’s air defence identification zone near the disputed islands in the East China Sea last month, Kyodo said.

“We would advise relevant parties not to underestimate the Chinese military’s staunch resolve to safeguard China’s national territorial sovereignty,” China’s defence ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said in comments posted on the ministry’s website.
“If Japan takes enforcement measures such as shooting down aircraft, as it says it will, that would constitute a serious provocation, an act of war of sorts, and we would have to take firm countermeasures, and all consequences would be the responsibility of the side that caused the provocation.”

Tokyo and Beijing both claim the small uninhabited islands in the East China Sea. Japan administers them and calls them the Senkakus. China refers to the islands as the Diaoyus.

One of Abe’s first decisions as prime minister was to increase the defence budget for the first time in 11 years. Tokyo also plans to hold a major air and sea exercise next month to bolster its ability to protect its remote islands.

In the Wall Street Journal interview, Abe said Japan had become too inward-looking over the past 15 years, but as it regains economic strength “we’d like to contribute more to making the world a better place”.

The Journal said he made it clear that one way Japan would “contribute” would be countering China in Asia.

TERRIBLE: 2 Toddlers abducted, Raped & Murdered By 5 Men In Broad Daylight

South Africans come in a state of rage and sadness within the rape and murder of two toddlers, who also are actually cousins.The girls, aged two and three, were kidnapped from their house in South Africa in broad daylight. The incident reportedly took put on the 15th of October.
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What is wrong with this Photo? (Owerri Man Brutalized by JJK- Jungle Justice Killers)

This is a photo of a person that stole a chicken at Relief Market owerri Imo state today, he received the beating of his life and stripped of his cloth and thrown into a the specific cage of the chicken he stole
.This is truly heart piercing and really sad for man to take care of is fellow man like animal in this 21st century, just because he stole a chicken. In accordance with information from those present at the scene, they said the person was lucky since the mob doesn't want gruesomely do away with his live  in broad day light.

Claim: Mr Latin's Former P.A Commits Suicide In America

Lanre started living in the US this past year when he went on a visit with Mr Latin and decided to remain there by the end of his visit. After living in Minnesota, he moved to Texas where things got better for him. He acquired some exotic cars and started living an excellent life, but things however changed for him this year. He's friends said he started behaving strangely and refused to keep in touch with anyone. Some said they believe it's a spiritual attack and all efforts produced by them to simply help him proved abortive. Lanre however ended his life, when he jumped into a river. No one knew his identity until his ID card was found. Lanre was Mr Latin's P.A for 8 years until this past year when he stopped doing work for him.

A Yoruba man gave me life-changing job to my mother’s disbelief — Chu Okongwu

Sonny Chu Okongwu, an economist, was minister of national planning, 1985-1986; and minister of finance, 1986-1990; under the Babangida administration. At 79, he takes us through the journey of his life, from the colonial period when he was a journalist at Daily Times.

Army arrests ex-colonel who led Yobe B’Haram attacks

Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Ibrahim Attahiru
A retired lieutenant colonel, who was said to have led the Boko Haram attacks on Damaturu, Yobe State, on Thursday was arrested by security forces during the encounter. The retired army officer is being detained at a military facility. It could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report if he has been moved to Abuja for interrogation or not.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Ibrahim,  had put the casualty figure on the part of the insurgents at 70 in a statement that was silent on the number of soldiers killed in the attack.
It was however, learnt that nine soldiers including a lieutenant and four policemen lost their lives in the attack.
“The retired lieutenant colonel was properly discharged from the Army and it was a big surprise when he was arrested and identified by those who knew him as a former officer,” an Army source said.

Check out list of Women who are more powerful than Pres. Goodluck Jonathan

 Since inception, President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has been accused of impunity, usually caused by decisions and actions of the President, including those of his ministers and close associates.

Most of the glaring cases of abuse of power including reckless spending of taxpayers’ money have been carried out by the women in Jonathan’s cabinet. These women have proven to be more powerful than the number one citizen of Nigeria because despite public outcries that greet some of their decisions, they go scot-free.

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Confession of Boko Haram member: Why we can't submit/Surrender.

“Sometimes, I feel guilty of committing crimes against God. But our commanders always tell us that it is God’s work that we are doing. It is a terrible thing to be a member of the sect, but many foot soldiers of Boko Haram like me, cannot leave for fear of being killed.”

That was part of the confessions of a 22-years old fighter of the dreaded Boko Haram sect who was arrested on 6 October by security operatives and has since been helping them in their investigations.
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Tens of thousands "Nuclear slaves" discovered at Fukushima

An in-depth journalistic investigation uncovered that tens of thousands of unemployed Japanese were tricked into working underpaid and highly dangerous jobs on the area of Fukushima's nuclear disaster. The  most disturbing aspect of the scheme is that Yakuza behave as enforcers who keep consitently the "nuclear slaves" from complaining or leaving their jobs.
On Friday, Reuters published the results of its investigation of working conditions of the people that are dealing with the aftermath of the nuclear incident at Fukushima. Journalists discovered a number of individuals employed in decontamination activities were employed by subcontractors of TEPCO, the giant utility company that owns Fukushima nuclear power plant.
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Nigerians Pour to the street To Protest Against The Call For Sack Of Stella Oduah

Business activities were, Saturday, paralyzed at the Akanu-Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, although temporarily, as hundreds of Igbo youths, beneath the aegis of Igbo Progressive Union (IPU), embarked on a peaceful protest against the calls for the sack of Oduah on the controversial armoured cars.

The kinsmen of the embattled minister from Ogbaru local government part of Anambra State, led by High
Chief George Nwabueze, also exonerated her from any wrong doing in the purchase of the cars. Nwabueze said that the prospective of those calling for the top of Oduah was President Goodluck Jonathan whose second term ambition in 2015 they've vowed to avoid by all means.
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Sad News : Boy, 3, dies while hugging electrocuted mum

On Wednesday, October 16, a day after Muslim folks celebrated Sallah, tragedy struck at Oniwaya Junction, Agege, Lagos, as a high tension cable electrocuted four people in the area. A female, identified as Mrs. Oluwajedalo but popularly called Iya Fathia, survived the electrocution but lost his three-year-old son, Ayomide, who ran towards her and embraced her as electric shock overtook her.

8 Mistakes Men Make When Approaching Women

Think you know all there is to know about picking up women?
You will be surprised at these 8 mistakes most men make when trying to approach a woman they like.
1. Starting Out On The Defensive


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