"The mayor and his family and some security escorts were attacked," Manila airport general manager Angel Honrado told reporters, adding one of the dead was the mayor of Labangan town.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has invited journalists to the traditional annual press conference December 19. Long since, these meetings are reasonably called 'big', because they gather over a thousand media representatives and last for more than 4 hours.
Obama did not give other reasons for his non-show at the Olympic games, but the choice of members for the American Olympic delegation lets one make an easy guess about his motives.
The audience was showered with masonry and debris following the incident at the Apollo Theatre, where about 720 people including many families were watching the hugely popular play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time".
New York is among the richest and most happening cities of the world.
New York is fabled for the New York Stock Exchange, the Statue of Liberty, nanotechnology and microchip making, its vineyards, its cut diamonds, and its orchards. New York's gross state product is more than $ 1 trillion. It's said when New York was an unbiased country alone, it will be the 16th largest economy in the globe. New York is just a flourishing city and Times Square is among the liveliest spots of New York. The non-public per capita income of New York is more than $ 46,000. Hence, most those who reside in New York are really affluent except people who reside in the ghettos of the city. The New York hotels, like another establishments of New York, are plush, posh, dazzling and overwhelming.
He reportedly demurred citing an extant law (possibly the National Honours Act No. 5 of 1964) which says only a sitting President can confer the title of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic or Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger on another. A former Chief Justice of the Federation, Alfa Belgore then advised that his was a special case in the sense that he, Jonathan, took over from a dead President. But so did Obasanjo in 1976.
In a letter to Congress, President Barack Obama said the force was sent Wednesday to protect US citizens and property "will remain in South Sudan until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed."
The sign translator at Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service, who had been accused to be fake, and creating their own signs, has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital, local media report.
In both Ukraine and abroad he has gained renown for his politically incorrect statements. Admiring the fighters of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), he said that they had fought against the "moskali" (Russians), the Germans, the Yids, and other scum of the earth. In many countries the use of such words by a politician would mean the end of his (her) career, and he (she) would be jailed. However, as it appears, John McCain found nothing insulting in these words.
The Syrian city of Homs, the third in the country in terms of population, has almost completely lost its Christian population. Thousands have been killed and about a million have fled. The situation is similar in Damascus, Aleppo, Hama, Latakia and other cities. It is a real religious war, which is being carefully ignored by the world community, thinks Eugeniy Satanovsky, president of the Institute of Middle East:
Woolwich killers, Michael Adebolajo (left) and his friend, Michael Adebowale (right) have been found guilty of the murder of British soldier, Lee Rigby. 25 year old Rigby was attacked by the Muslim extremists on May 22 outside his military barracks in Woolwich South London. They first run the soldier down with their car while he was returning from an errand, then mutilated and nearly beheaded him in a crime that happened in broad day light.
Even though Nigeria has recently seen a more active conversation around the issue of sexuality and gender, these conversations are played out on the premise of sentiments, morality, religion and assumptions rather than on facts. But it is facts and not assumption that can put things into perspective.
The argument against homosexuality in Nigeria has been on the premise that it is “un-African” and hence not part of our culture. The other premise used is that since it is not part of our culture, therefore it is “un-biblical”.
The Peoples Democratic Party has appealed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, to help sack the 37 members of the House who defected from the ruling party to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).
The leadership of the All Progressives Congress is to meet with former President Olusegun Obasanjo to explain the reason behind the formation of the party. A former Head of State and a chief of the party, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, said this in an interview with journalists at the residence of a former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in Abuja on Wednesday.
Buhari said the leadership of APC had been visiting other notable Nigerians and that it was time to also pay a visit to Obasanjo.
He said, “We have been visiting others like the G7 Governors; we have visited former heads of state, and we intend to visit former President Olusegun Obasanjo any time he is available, to ask for understanding and brief him on why we formed the APC.”
For the second consecutive year, the actress came first ahead of seeming ‘popular’ celebrities in Nigeria with controversial actress Tonto Dikeh following at number 2 position.
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Obj Message to VANGUARD: “You’re bloody idiots” Iyabo will finish you in court, Fani-Kayode, Momodu, others confused over purported Iyabo Obasanjo’s letter (Read)
The former president himself was furious when approached by Vanguard, yesterday, as he hurled invectives at the newspaper. The exchange between Vanguard and the former president ran thus:
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Experts have said the near-miss between the USS Cowpens and a Chinese warship operating near China’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was the most significant U.S.-China maritime incident in the disputed South China Sea since 2009.
China’s Defense Ministry said the Chinese naval vessel was conducting “normal patrols” when the two vessels “met”.
According to the report, the minister also contravened the Appropriation Act by exceeding the ministry’s approval limit of N100 million by the purchase of 54 vehicles at N643 million. This was a major part of the resolutions adopted by the lawmakers after considering the report of the House Committee on Aviation, on the purchase of two armoured cars for N643 million.
As controversy continues to rage over the new Digital Biometric Central Motor Registration (BCMR) system, the Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade (Rtd) has thrown his weight behind the initiative, adding that it will reduce crime rate in the country.According to the minister, “the BCMR is a vital tool to modern policing in Nigeria” and “it would help the country’s Police Force to effectively and efficiently fulfil its constitutional roles of saving lives and property, preventing crimes, apprehending and prosecuting offenders, amongst other duties.”
Am I surprised? NO! Not at all. This isn't the first time billions of dollars have been stolen from our national coffers by our so called leaders. It has been happening since the so called independence - when the face of colonialism changed - Fela Kuti and many others have mentioned about this and brought it up for us all to know, learn from and act accordingly, but time and again what have we done?
Dr Ngozi said,
“We travelled in a convoy from ASUU Benin zone. We stopped at a filling station to refuel on the way to Kano. The travelling team was from University of Benin, Delta State University, Abraka, and Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma.
“The UNIBEN bus took off and I asked the driver to slow down so the others could catch up with us. My saving grace was that I kept looking back and the rest is history.”