Sunday, February 23, 2014

GEJ is surrounded by ‘incompetent’ frauds – SLS

LAGOS (AFP) – Nigeria’s ousted central bank chief Lamido Sanusi on Sunday described the president who ousted him as a simple man trying to do well who has been undermined by incompetent and fraudulent aides.
“When you sit with President Goodluck Jonathan himself he appears a nice simple person who is trying his best to do his best,” Sanusi told AFP in an interview. “His greatest failing obviously is that he is surrounded by people who are extremely incompetent, who are extremely fraudulent and whom he trusts.”

My story - Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

In the beginning
As at the time I came into office, several things had collapsed. From banks to stock exchange, they had crashed. Inflation was at 15.6percent three months before I became Central Bank Governor; there was already instability in every sector of the economy. When I look back, I thank God for the people who supported us and criticized us as well because criticism has made us stronger. Also, when I look back, I can point to several things that have changed after our arrival and till date.

Return to PDP now or lose your seniority – Pres. Jonathan tells Atiku, Kwankwaso, other defectors

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, told members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who left for the All Progressives Congress, APC, to return to the PDP or risk losing their seniority. Jonathan said any Nigerian who wants to play decent politics must come to the PDP, just as he stressed that the party remains the only one which believes in democracy and rule of law. He added that this was the time for those who left to come back and occupy their rightful positions or they will be forced to queue behind others.

Ex-Top Model, TV Presenter Found Dead

Charlotte Dawson has been found dead at the age of 47.  The New Zealand-born former model and television presenter, who had long been suffering from depression, was found at her Woolloomooloo home this morning (Sat. Feb.22)

Police confirmed to the MailOnline that a 47-year-old woman was discovered in a unit in the upmarket area. In a statement Kings Cross police said there were no ‘suspicious circumstances’ surrounding the death of the former Australia’s Next Top Model judge, and police investigations are continuing.

Lavrov talking to Kerry stresses need of observance of agreement on political settlement in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry had a telephone conversation on Sunday at the initiative of the US side.
The Russian Foreign Ministry reports that the ministers continued to discuss the situation in Ukraine in line with an understanding between the presidents of the two countries who spoke on the phone two days ago.
 "On our part it was stressed that the main thing now is to guarantee full implementation of the February 21 agreement on a political settlement from which the Ukrainian opposition that actually seized power in Kyiv refrains refusing to lay down arms and continuing to stake on violence," the statement says.

Bringing of Russian troops to Ukraine would be "grave mistake" - US national security adviser

US President Barack Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, said on Sunday it would be a "grave mistake" for Russia to send military forces into Ukraine and that it is not in the interest of Russia, Europe or the United States to see Ukraine split apart.

Speaking on the NBC program "Meet the Press," Rice was asked about a possible scenario in which Russia would send forces into Ukraine to restore a government more friendly to Moscow.
"That would be a grave mistake. It's not in the interests of Ukraine or of Russia or of Europe or the United States to see a country split.

New Ukrainian leader declares determination to cooperate with Russia

Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Alexander Turchinov, who received temporary presidential powers on Sunday, declared determination to cooperate with Russia in a TV message to the Ukrainian people.

He pointed out that relations with Russia should be based on equality and good-neighbourliness, on recognizing and respecting Ukraine’s European option.
Turchinov said that the Ukrainian government’s main targets are economic recovery and focus on European integration.

Comment Of The Day: President Jonathan Goodluck Of Nigeria Vs Mallam Lamido


The two or many wrongs do not make one single right in all reality. Let the Central Bank of Nigeria's activities and the tenure of Lamido Sanusi as its governor in charge be both audited by an autonomous accounting agency while his controversial suspension is still pending in order to avoid any future interference with the investigation.

Pic: Female lawyer tortures househelp with disused car fan belt

A female lawyer based in Calabar Cross River State, Florence Ujinka, was picked up and interrogated by the police for torturing her 13 year old househelp, Chidera Asonye Nathaniel. Florence is reported to have used an old fan belt to inflict marks on young Chidera.

The woman was reported to the police by a Child Rights Group called Basic Rights Counsel Initiative in Calabar, who revealed that since the woman and her husband brought Chidera from Anambra state to Calabar in 2012 to serve as their househelp, Mrs Ujinka had repeatedly subjected the young boy to torture and inhuman treatment.
"Mrs Florence Ujinka has been subjecting Chidera to inhuman and degrading treatment by torturing him with an automobile fan belt and in the process inflicting him with severe wounds on his body”. The group said

Graphic Photos: Lady disfigured by large facial tumour gets complete face transplant

 A 26 year old Polish woman identified simply as Joanna (pictured above before and after her surgery) has successfully undergone a facial transplant after suffering an extreme facial tumor condition referred to as Neurofibromas, which affected her for several years preventing her from chewing, swallowing and even talking.

Sign of END TIME?? Prostitution & abortions on high increase rate in Lagos

Worried by the high rate of young ladies and women engaging in prostitution for survival as well as termination of unwanted pregnancy in the country, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, had urged the nation’s teeming young ladies to take to noble professions by refraining from prostitution and such unwholesome acts.

Speaking at a recent commissioning of the Maternal and Child Health Center and School of Nursing Complex, sited in Alimosho General Hospital, Igando area of the state, Fashola, said such unholy profession add noting to the nation’s economy.Continue after the break.

Our Arms Are Resting Because Jonathan is President, Not Amnesty - Asari Dokubo

Mujahid Asari-Dokubo has said Militants in the Niger Delta has suspended hostilities in the Region simply because one of their own, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, is the President of Nigeria, not amnesty, NaijaSharpNews has gathered. Asari Dokubo’s comments were registered in his reactions to the threat by the Boko Haram terrorists to visit the Niger Delta Region in the coming weeks.


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