Thursday, July 31, 2014

"We need all kinds of sanctions against the US for their multicriminal global policies - German political analyst

"We need all kinds of sanctions against the US for their multicriminal global policies, a kind of hegemony by the mafia - German political analyst 

The US handling of the Malaysian passenger plane story fits well with its bad habit of using false pretexts to justify its attacks against other countries. In an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia’s Burning Point Christoph R. Hörstel, German political analyst and government consultant, is analyzing the Boeing tragedy in the context of US broader global policies.

Sierra Leone Declares State Of Emergency Over Ebola Outbreak

Sierra Leone began quarantining areas of Ebola infection, as international health officials announced an international $100m plan to combat an epidemic which has already killed more than 700 people in West Africa.

Security forces set up quarantines on Thursday, hours after Sierra Leone’s President, Ernest Bai Koroma, ordered a state of emergency, cancelled a trip to the US and called a summit with regional leaders and the World Health Organisation on how to deal with the crisis.

WHO: Ebola Death Toll Rises To 729

Fifty-seven more deaths from the Ebola epidemic spreading alarm in west Africa have pushed the overall fatality toll from the outbreak to 729, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

The 57 deaths were recorded between Thursday and Sunday last week in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, the UN health agency said in a statement.
It added that 122 new cases were detected over the four days, taking the total number of confirmed and likely infected cases to 1,323, AFP reported.

US Slams Israel’s Bombing Of UN Shelter In Gaza

The United States has slammed ally, Israel for bombs that killed 19 people at a UN shelter in Gaza, in its strongest condemnation yet of Israeli attacks on civilians in the Palestinian enclave.

Josh Earnest, a White House spokesman, said on Thursday that the shelling of the school in Jabaliya was “totally indefensible” and called on Israeli forces to “live up to their own standards” of protecting civilians.
“While we underscore the importance of a full and prompt investigation of this tragic incident, as well as a shelling of other UN facilities and schools that have been hit, it does not appear there’s a lot of doubt about whose artillery was involved in this incident,” Earnest said.

FG sensitises airport workers on Ebola dangers

The Federal Government on Thursday commenced workers’ sensitisation on Ebola at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

A statement by the Coordinating General Manager, Aviation Parastatals, Mr. Yakubu Datti, said the workers were from different agencies operating at the two major international airports.

He said the employees  were sensitised by Port Health officials on the dangers posed by the Ebola virus and how to prevent the spread of the virus in the work place, home and the community.

Imam Murdered In China After Morning Prayers

The government-appointed head of China’s largest mosque has been murdered after conducting morning prayers, the local government in the far western region of Xinjiang has said.  State media report on Thursday that Jume Tahir, the Uighur imam of the 600-year-old Id Kah mosque in the city of Kashgar, was killed on Wednesday by “three thugs influenced by religious extremist ideology”, the Xinjiang state website Tianshan said.

Police launched an all-out investigation and shot dead two of the alleged assailants while capturing the other,
Tianshan said. Tianshan added Tahir’s killing was “premeditated” and that the suspects intended to commit a “ruthless murder”.
Tahir was found dead in a pool of blood outside the mosque’s prayer house, US-based Radio Free Asia reported earlier on its website.

Ebola Update: 69 persons on surveillance, two quarantined

The Federal Government has placed 69 persons, who had first contact with the Liberian-born victim of Ebola Virus, Patrick Sawyerr, on surveillance, while two persons have been quarantined (isolated), the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said.
Sawyer died in a Lagos hospital on Friday last week.
Chukwu debunked reports that the government had closed its borders, saying such move might not be taken “except when it becomes necessary.”

15 feared killed as gunmen sack Rivers communities

No fewer than 15 persons were feared killed in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State by some rampaging gunmen.

The gunmen, numbering about 12, stormed seven communities in the local government area and opened fire on unsuspecting persons.

It was gathered that the assailants, who were all armed with AK-47 rifles, rode into the area with six motorcycles and operated from 9pm on Wednesday till the early hours of Thursday.

Meet our new Inspector General of Police

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of AIG Suleiman Abba as the new Inspector-General of Police.

AIG Abba, currently the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, comprising Abuja, Kaduna and Niger states, replaces the incumbent Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar who proceeds on statutory retirement today having completed 35 years in service.

The incoming Inspector-General, a lawyer, hails from Jigawa State and is an alumnus of the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies.

UN's Amos Cites Lack of Electricity, Water & Sewage, Calls for Gaza Violence to Stop

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos told the UN Security Council on Thursday “no place is safe” in Gaza today. Amos told the Council that “over 103 UN facilities have come under attack including an UNWRA school hosting over 3,300 displaced yesterday. 19 people were killed and over a hundred injured. The United Nations has lost seven staff and other humanitarian workers have been killed since the outbreak of hostilities.”

Western Sanctions Signal ‘New Cold War’ Against Russia, Disregard WTO - Lawmaker

Announcing sanctions against Russia, the West has in fact declared a new Cold War on Moscow, while the US has ignored the WTO rules by protecting its economy and dealing a blow to Russian and European companies, a deputy speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament said Thursday.

“To a large extent, a “Cold War” has been declared which is today expressed by devising sanctions,” Sergei Neverov told Rossiya-24 TV channel.
The Russian lawmaker also accused Washington of provoking unfair competition.

“Today, the United States and to a large extent, Europe, have neglected the World Trade Organization decisions and the WTO itself by introducing such steps and therefore protecting certain sectors of the US economy,” the lawmaker said.

“On the other hand, the US does not care about how Europe will suffer or the fact that many companies and European citizens will lose not less or even more than Russia,” Neverov said.

No fresh case of Ebola in Lagos - Lagos state Government says

The Lagos state government says no fresh case of Ebola virus has been discovered in the state or in any part of the country. 

According to the Special Adviser to the Lagos state Governor on Public Health, Dr (Mrs) Yewande Adeshina, all the 59 people who had direct or indirect contact with late Liberian Patrick Sawyer who died last Friday in Lagos from the virus, have been traced, tested and found to be hale and hearty and have not exhibited any unusual body temperature or any other symptoms of the dreaded virus. 

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Mother of suspected bomber who disguised as a woman says he's not a terrorist

On Friday July 25th, the Nigerian military released a statement saying they'd arrested a person dressed as a female who's suspected to be linked to the Wednesday 23rd bomb blast directed at former Head of state, General Buhari. ( if you missed it,read here)

Well, the suspect's mother Zubeida Yusuf, who lives in Mando, Kaduna has spoken and she says her son, Mansir Yusuf, isn't any terrorist. She said the military mistook her son for an enemy when he was found wearing female clothes;
“My son is not a terrorist. What is wrong with him is an evil spiritual attack which is making him to prefer women’s clothing and to act as one who is mentally retarded. Everyone in Mando knows that he only has a spiritual condition that is making him to act strangely.

Liberia shut down schools over of Ebola Virus

The Liberian government announced today that most schools in the nation will soon be shutdown to be able to prevent further spread of the deadly Ebola virus.  The military has been called directly into properly enforce the measures. Ebola has killed over 672 people since its outbreak in February. The virus has up to now killed over 90% of infected

NYSC redeploys corps members from Borno, Kano, Yobe, others

The National Youth Service Corps on Thursday announced the redeployment of corps members from seven northern states.

The affected states are Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano and Yobe states.

A statement on Thursday in Abuja by the Director of Public Relations in NYSC, Mrs. Bose Aderibigbe, said the decision followed the high rate of insecurity in some parts of the North.

The corps members are part of the  2014 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Course  scheduled to commence next week Tuesday August 5, 2014.

The NYSC said due to logistic reasons, the orientation course will be conducted in two streams for different states.

Avoid these 7 Temptations and have a smooth Relationship with your Partner

There are a few temptations that can ruin your relationship, no matter how much you love your man. Unfortunately, we sometimes have desires that lead to destruction and ruin even the strongest relationships. That’s why I decided to share this list of 7 temptations that can ruin your relationship that you need to be aware of.

1. Constant lying
When you did something that you know your boyfriend or husband wouldn’t approve of, it can be tempting to lie to him about it. While it can be easy to lie, your lies will haunt you down the road. If you really love each other, you should never be afraid to tell the truth, no matter how hard it can be. A strong relationship is never based on lies. Remember it.

Photo: Mentally disturbed Man Stabbed Police Officers In Alakija Lagos

 Mad Man Stabbed Nigerian Policemen In Alakija Lagos

A suspected kidnapper who disguised as a mad man has been arrested at Alakija bus stop in Lagos after he allegedly attacked two policemen on duty with a bottle.  The drama took place in the premises of a Redeemed Christian Church of God in Alakija part of Lagos state Nigeria yesterday. The policemen on duty were attacked because they tried to chase an outrageous woman from the premises of the church.

Read eyewitness account of the story after the break.

FG rolls-out 10,000 low cost houses

The Federal Government on Thursday officially began the roll-out of the first phase of its 10,000 housing units under the affordable home ownership scheme.

The project, to be spearheaded by the newly established Nigerian Mortgage Refinancing Company will enable Nigerians to own their houses at affordable rate.

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala while speaking at the event in Abuja said with the flag-off, low income earners would begin to have the opportunity to own their houses under a flexible payment package.

Police explains rise in female suicide bombings in Nigeria

The Nigeria Police Force spokesperson Frank Mba has given an insight into the recent rise of female suicide bombers in Nigeria. Addressing newsmen at the National Information Center yesterday, Mr Mba said Boko Haram men now use women because they raise fewer suspicions.
"If you have been following the trends of terrorism worldwide, you will understand that use of female suicide bombers is actually not totally new. It is actually a new trend in our own part of the world. The reasons why established international terrorist organizations go for female suicide bombers is clear.

Intending Hajj pilgrims to undergo medical screening

The FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board on Thursday said it would conduct medical screening on intending Pilgrims in the territory for this year’s Hajj.

This is contained in a statement by the board’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Muhammad Lawal, in Abuja.

According to the statement, intending pilgrims will be screened at the permanent Hajj camp, Bassan Jiwa, near the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

American Missionary With Ebola Fighting To Stay Alive

An American missionary who has contracted the Ebola virus in Africa is fighting for her life, her son says.

Missionary Nancy Writebol, 60, remains in quarantine after contracting Ebola in Liberia, where she and her husband David have been working with aid group Serving in Mission. She is one of two Americans battling the deadly virus.
“She’s stable,” Mrs Writebol’s son Jeremy told the US Today show.
“As dad put it, she’s fighting through it, and continuing to express a few symptoms, but she’s able to move around on her own, and they’re getting lots of fluids into her. She’s working real hard to get through this.”

Britain pledges support for Nigeria’s maritime security

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr Andrew Pocock, on Wednesday said his government was ready to support Nigeria in providing security in the Gulf of Guinea.

Pocock made this known in Lagos at a news conference on board ‘HMS IRON DUKE’, a visiting British War Ship.

He said, “Britain is a friend to Nigeria and is ready to support Nigeria in ensuring that activities of piracy and other illegal activities in the Gulf of Guinea are tackled.

FG signs agreement with EU on ₦100bn loan

The Federal Government on Wednesday said it had secured a fresh funding of about N100bn for developmental projects for the next five years under the European Development Fund.

The immediate past Supervising Minister for National Planning but now Minister of State, Finance, Amb Bashir Yuguda, disclosed this in Abuja during his handing over to the newly appointed Minister for National Planning, Dr Abubakar Sulaiman.

Edo Assembly declares defected lawmaker’s seat vacant

As the division in the Edo State House of Assembly continues, the House has declared the seat of one of its members, vacant.

The Speaker, Uyi Igbe, who made the declaration during the House plenary at old assembly complex in Benin, explained that the affected lawmaker, Abdulrazak Momoh, representing Etsako West 1 constituency, defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party without following due process.
Igbe stated that session 109 (1) (g) of the 1999 constitution, as amended, authorised the Speaker to declare the seat of a lawmaker upon defection from the party he was elected to another party and called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to take necessary steps to fill the vacant position within 90 days.

Ebola contaminated doctor shows slight development

The Samaritan’s Purse physician and a missionary working with a partner organization remain in serious condition Dr. Kent Brantly, a doctor working for Samaritan’s Purse, and Nancy Writebol, a missionary with SIM, have shown a slight improvement in the past 24 hour. However, both remain in serious condition in Liberia where they are being treated for Ebola.

FG targets $500m for victims of terrorism

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said he hoped to raise about $500m over a 12-month period for the Victims Support Fund.

The fund to be administered by a committee led by Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), is meant to provide relief and succour for all those who have been adversely affected by terrorism and insurgency in the country.

The first fundraising dinner aimed at raising the money is billed for the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday (today).

NUPENG backs Jonathan’s $1bn loan request

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers on Wednesday said it was in support of the Federal Government’s proposed $1bn loan to fight terrorism in the country.

The union’s Secretary, Mr Isaac Aberare told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos State, that NUPENG would fully support any move that could help to stamp out the ongoing insurgency.

He added that no amount was too much to spend to restore law and order and urged the National Assembly not to hesitate to approve the loan.

Presidency shared ₦22.4m to Chibok parents, escaped girls -Community

The Kibaku Area Development Association (Chibok community), has explained that the Presidency shared 22.4m to the Chibok parents and the escaped girls that held a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan on July 22,2014, contrary to reports that N100m was doled out to the recipients.

The Chibok community leadership refuted allegations that it was given N100m to share to the parents and women, adding that it did not handle or receive any money from the Presidency.

Ebola Virus Conspiracy

African's i just want to use this medium to reach as many as i can , and also to express my anger over this so called  Ebola virus , it's enough, the westerners have intimidated us enough and we are no longer slaves to any body, this is western conspiracy to force the black continent to review their  Same-S3x 

GEJ condemns terrorist attacks at Kano College and Potiskum

Another bombing, another condemnation. Find the State House press release below...

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan deplores the continuing terrorist assault on Kano and the heinous bombing of the Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies today.

He similarly deplores the attacks on two mosques in Potiskum, Yobe State yesterday.

President Jonathan condemns the repeated targeting of worshippers, and   innocent students who are the nation’s future by depraved terrorists.

House Republicans to vote to sue Obama

The US House of Representatives is set to pass legislation authorising it to sue President Barack Obama for what Republican leaders describe as his overreach of authority.

The resolution is expected to pass the Republican-controlled chamber in a party line vote on Wednesday.

Its sponsors say Obama exceeded his powers when he delayed an insurance deadline in his healthcare law.

Heavy Fighting Prevents International Experts from Accessing MH17 Crash Site

 A group of independent experts from Australia and the Netherlands was again unable to reach the crash site of Malaysian Flight MH17 due to heavy fighting between militia and the Ukrainian Army, according to the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

“The joint team of Australian and Dutch investigators, accompanied by independent monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have again suspended any attempt today to visit the MH17 wreckage whilst negotiations continue to secure safe access to the site,” the police agency said Wednesday in a media release.

Unspoken Story of US Downing Iran Air Flight 655

Well-known US author and journalist Fred Kaplan in his artiсle "America's Flight 17" for Slate Magazine calls readers not to jump to conclusions on the Malaysian Boeing tragedy. Before accusing self-defence forces in Ukraine’s South-east of the Malaysia Flight MH17 downing, the international community has to recall one of the Pentagon's most inexcusable disgraces - shooting down the passenger aircraft Iran Air Flight 655 by the USS Vincennes, he writes. Whoever brought down the Malaysian airliner should be held accountable, stresses the journalist, just as the White House and the crew of the Vincennes should have been.

PDP, Fayose get order to inspect electoral materials

The Ekiti Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal on Wednesday granted an order allowing the Peoples Democratic Party and the Governor-elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose, to inspect all materials used in the June 21 governorship election in the state.
The three-man panel, chaired by Justice Muhammad Sirajo, granted the order following an exparte application by their counsel, Dolapo Kolade, which was brought pursuant to Section 151 of the Electoral Act 2010, as amended

The panel had on July 23 granted similar relief to the All Progressives Congress which is before the tribunal challenging the victory of Fayose in the governorship election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Fayose winner of the election ahead of the incumbent governor and candidate of the APC, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
The PDP also sought an order allowing other interested party to enjoy same privilege, and an order compelling security agencies to be present at the point of inspection.

Ohanaeze youths demand protection of Igbos in North

The Ohanaeze Youth Wing has asked the Northern Governors Forum to reassure Igbos living in the North of their safety within 21 days.

The Ohanaeze Youth Wing, which issued the ultimatum in a statement by its President, Chief Okechukwu Isiguzoro, which was made available to our correspondent on Wednesday, warned that it would take

“necessary action” if the northern governors failed to give the required assurance.
Isiguzoro explained that the ultimatum was in response to a statement attributed to the Arewa Consultative Forum, in which Igbo investments in the North were listed as targets of retaliatory attacks following alleged victimisation of Northern Muslims in Imo State.

Alabamian man Set Ex-Girlfriend ablaze For Sleeping Around On Him

A man from Alabama has been accused of splashing gasoline on his ex-girlfriend, before setting her entire body on fire.
48-year-old Michael Kennedy, the man who committed this horrible crime was arrested yesterday afternoon on charges of domestic violence and attempted murder, according to Jefferson County sheriff’s spokesman Randy Christian.

18-Year-Old Charged For Murdering 11-Year-Old Girl At SleepOver

An 18-year-old boy, by the name of Tevin Lee, shot and killed 11-year-old Shamiya Adams while she was attending a friend’s slumber party.
A stray bullet hit Shamiya and sources say the reason Tevin fired in the first place was to get revenge for a friend who was beaten up.
This situation took place on the July 18th, 2014 when Shamiya Adams was at a friend’s house in the Garfield Park neighborhood, peacefully enjoying her short-lived childhood. Shamiya Adams was pronounced dead the next day at Mount Sinai Hospital. Tevin Lee is retarded because the gangsters told him his target wasn’t even in the area.

Kano Poly attacked by female suicide bomber

Another female suicide bomber blew herself up at Kano Polytechnic this afternoon July 30th as students were checking their results in the school. Kano State Police Command confirmed the blast but didn't state how many casualties. Perhaps you have guys noticed how it's now women blowing themselves up? 

Ambassador Was Wrongly Linked To Late Ebola Victim – LASG

The Lagos State Government yesterday clarified that the Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Mrs Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie was wrongly linked to the Ebola victim, Patrick Sawyer, who died in Lagos last Friday after flying into the country from Monrovia.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Media, Hakeem Bello, explained that it was the federal government officials working in collaboration with officials of the state government that provided the name of the ambassador as one of the persons, who came into contact with the late Sawyer.

Somali woman killed for not allegedly wearing veil

Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.

The nomadic woman was killed outside her hut near the southern Somali town of Hosingow by gunmen belonging to the al-Shabab group, they added.  The militants had ordered her to put on a veil, and then killed her after returning and finding she was still not wearing one, the relatives said.

10 die in India landslide

At least 10 people have died after a landslide buried more than 40 houses and left 160 people trapped under debris in a village in western India.

The first teams of emergency workers have arrived in Malin village near the city of Pune in Maharashtra state where the disaster happened. Rescuers trying to reach survivors caught under the debris are being hampered by bad weather. Reports said that heavy rains had triggered the landslide.

Why N/Assembly Turns A Blind Eye To Jonathan’s Impeachable Offences – Sen. Domingo

The Senator representing Edo North, Domingo Obende, has said President Goodluck Jonathan has committed some impeachable offences but the Senate shunned the temptation to remove him from office because it wanted to avoid causing unnecessary chaos in the polity.

Domingo was reacting to the gale of impeachment by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against governors of states controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Jonathan unveils new e-passport

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday launched Nigeria’s new 64-page e-passport with a call on Nigerians to protect the image of the country by shunning uncomplimentary statements and actions. 

Jonathan launched the traveling document shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He and Vice President Namadi Sambo later took turns to be captured in order to be issued with the new traveling document.

Armed Robbers Unleashed Mayhem In Bariga

Monday, 28th of July, 2014 will forever remain in the hearts of residents of Popoola and Ore-ofe Streets, in Bariga area of Lagos State as heavily armed robbers took advantage of the festive period to unleash mayhem in the area.

The area which is known for its tight security was invaded by robbers on Monday night due to its relaxed security state during the Eid-el-Fitri celebration causing terrible and indescribable havoc despite the rain.
Vanguard reports that the robbery operation took over three hours which the robbers attacked many residents, stabbing three people. The robbers who took their time, burgled shops, supermarkets, smashed windscreens of cars parked, carefully avoiding houses they know they can be caught with their security despite the Eid holiday.

Man tested for Ebola in UK

A man has been tested for Ebola in Birmingham and another has visited a UK hospital over fears he was showing symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus.

The checks come after the Government’s chief scientist warned that deadly diseases such as Ebola are a “potentially major threat” to Britain following the death of an American man who was able to travel through an international hub.

A man, who had travelled from Benin in Nigeria via Paris to the Midlands was taken to hospital in Birmingham on Monday after he said he felt feverish.

Suicide Bombing: Beware Of Strange Females Wearing Hijabs – Police

Following the new dimension introduced by Boko Haram in its terror attacks, the Borno State Police Command has issued a statement calling on members of the public to beware of ladies covered with hijab and standing by the roadsides or asking to be assisted to find a direction to a particular place, as those ladies might have suicide bomb vests concealed under their dress.

Tinubu, Akande Visit Buhari In Kaduna

Former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, alongside former interim national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande and national publicity secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday visited former military head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari in his Sultan close residence in Kaduna, to commiserate with him over the recent suicide bomb attack that was targeted at him.

Gaza conflict: Israel hits refugee camp, says UN

Tank fire has killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering at a school in a Gaza refugee camp, the UN says.

Witnesses at the UN-run Abu Hussein school, where thousands were taking refuge, said walls had been destroyed.

Israel, which has accused the militant group Hamas of using schools as bases to launch rockets, said it was investigating the reports.  At least 1,200 Palestinians and 55 Israelis have been killed since Israel launched its offensive on July 8.

Pro-Jonathan Group Warns Against Desecrating President’s Office In The Name Of Politics

A pro-Jonathan group, the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), has cautioned opponents of President Goodluck Jonathan against disrespecting the nation’s top office in the name of politics.

Co-ordinator of the legal department of the group, Mr Nureni Otutu, stated this in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital yesterday.
He said:  “it is only in Nigeria that an individual or group of individuals will hurl insults on the person of the President. Yes there is freedom of speech, this freedom should be exercised with decorum, decency and respect”.


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