Thursday, December 19, 2013

Manila airport: Four killed in airport shooting - official

Four people including the mayor of a southern Philippine town were killed Friday in an ambush at Manila airport, its general manager said.

"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.
Ukol Talumpa, a member of the political opposition, won a hotly contested electoral contest for mayor of Labangan in last May's elections.

Putin holds press conference with over 1000 media outlets - Details

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a major news conference with 1,300 journalists from Russia and abroad. This is Putin's ninth Q&A session as the head of state.

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's 'boycott' of the Sochi Games: so much worse than in 1980…

The announcement made by the White House staff that US president Barack Obama would be "too busy" to attend the winter Olympic Games, which are to be held in the Russian seaside city of Sochi, was received in Russia as sad, but not entirely unexpected news.

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.

Over 80 injured in roof collapse during performance at London's Apollo Theatre

Emergency services said more than 80 people had been injured in a packed London theatre on Thursday when part of the ceiling collapsed during a performance, bringing the city's West End theatre district to a standstill.

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 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.

Reuben Abati Anti Pres. Jonathan: How Jonathan Got His GCFR #MUSTREAD

Whoever came up with that explanation about how President Goodluck Jonathan got his GCFR – the highest national honour in the land a few days ago must be thoroughly disingenuous. It is as follows. The setting was the last meeting of the Council of State. Someone had proposed that the President should take the GCFR title. He already has the GCON.

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.

US deploys 45 troops to South Sudan, amid fear of civil war

The United States has deployed 45 troops to South Sudan, amid intensifying fighting between rebels and government forces and fears the country is sliding toward civil war, the White House said Thursday.

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."

Sign translator at Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service, admitted to a psychiatric hospital - Media

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. 
Thamsanqa Jantjie's wife reportedly took him to a psychiatric hospital near Johannesburg for a check-up on Tuesday December 18th, and the doctors suggested that he be admitted immediately, Johannesburg's The Star newspaper reports.

Senator McCain mixes with Nazis?

Russian Jewish organizations in the US are indignant about the conduct of Senator John McCain. The support which he offered to a Ukrainian opposition leader, Oleg Tyagnibok, has served as a reason for their criticism. The point is that the Ukrainian opposition leader is well known for his nationalist, to be more exact, anti-Semitic views.

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.

Syria: The end of Christian civilization?

The ousting of Christians from the countries of the Middle East is a sore spot of the modern world. Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria are in the midst of a civil war – these are only some of the countries where Christian civilization is currently being destroyed. Experts contemplate the issue of who benefits from this and whether Christianity has a chance to survive in the Middle East.

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:

4 Friends Died at Ikotun On Their Way Back From A Night Club

Barely one week to Christmas, four friends returning home after enjoying themselves at a night club in Ikeja died in a car accident which happened in the early hours of Tuesday at Ikotun area of Lagos State, western Nigeria. Read the rest of the story after the break

Woolwhich killers, Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo found guilty

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.

Homosexuality is properly rooted in the core of Nigerian culture And identity - Bisi Alimi

 Nigeria's foremost gay activist, Bisi Alimi 2 days ago delivered a lecture titled “Post-colonial sexual identity and orientation in Nigeria” at Free University in Berlin, Germany where he said homosexuality is very African as much as it is Nigerian. Below is an extract from his paper:

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”.

Commercial Bus Drivers and Conductors to wear Uniform next year

The Lagos state Commissioner for Transportation, Comrade Kayode Opeifa while speaking at a stakeholders meeting in Lagos yesterday revealed that come 2014 the Lagos state government would be introducing the use of uniforms and badges for commercial bus drivers and conductors. He said the move is geared towards proper identification & effective management of the public transportation sector.

PDP appeals To House to Sack 37 members Who Dumped PDP For APC

By SaharaReporters, New York
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).

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APC set to meet OBJ soon - Buhari

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.”

Mercy Johnson: The Most Searched Actress In Nigeria + List

Nigerian actress, Mercy Johnson, has emerged the most searched Nollywood celebrity, according to search engine giant, Google.

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.

Omotola Jalade is conspicuously missing from
the list.

Check out Ghanian Actress, Yvonne Nelson's pose in new picture.

What do you think about her new Pose ?

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)

Controversy on Wednesday surrounded a letter purportedly written by Senator Iyabo Obasanjo to her father, former President Olusegun Obasanjo. A national newspaper (Vanguard) had on Wednesday published the letter. Iyabo Obasanjo, in a chat with an international Radio Station, urged Nigerians to disregard that stupid letter as it never in anyway emanated from her.
 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:
Continue after the Break.

China confirmed incident between a Chinese naval vessel and a U.S. warship in the South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Wednesday confirmed an incident between a Chinese naval vessel and a U.S. warship in the South China Sea, after Washington said a U.S. guided missile cruiser had avoided a collision with a Chinese warship maneuvering nearby.

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”.

House of Rep. Urges Jonathan To Sack Oduah Over ₦643m Armoured Cars

The House of Representatives has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to review the continued engagement of the Minister Of Aviation, Ms Stella Oduah for contravening the Appropriation Act 2013.
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.

Minister of Police Affairs supports Biometric Registration For Vehicles

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.”

Shameless : See What They Are Doing In A Night Club (18 + Photos)

  What's improper with some Women today?  See how these shameless Women uncover their privates while dancing in an evening membership !!! #MadnessAnother Picture After The break..........

''$49.8 billion is missing and Nigerians sit back and do NOTHING.

 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?

See What Kogi Governor's Convoy Did To ASUU Welfare Officer (Graphi*c Photo)

The National Welfare Officer of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Dr. Ngozi Iloh, is still in a bad shape, undergoing surgeries and going through traumatic pains, at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in Benin, Edo State.

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.”


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