Monday, June 2, 2014

Men Supplying Ammunition to Boko Harams Nabbed

The three suspects, who were heading to the North from Imo State, were intercepted in Nsukka, Enugu State, by officers and men of the Nigerian Army while travelling in a bus.Items recovered from them include 40 AK47 magazines, 4 boxes of AK47 live ammunition,100 pieces of live cartridges, one piece of Denin Mopol khaki and charms concealed in a cap.

Post Of The Day: Africa does not Need GMOs

Zimbabwe will maintain a ban on GM crops and foods and announces that the government is working on initiatives to increase productivity in the country without resorting to GMOs. Zimbabwe is facing increasing pressure to allow GMOs into the country. Heck no, Monsanto. Africa doesn't need your GMOs.

FFK Dumps APC, Defects to PDP, Explains why

Controversial and outspoken two-time former minister Femi Fani Kayode has left the APC and explains why he left the party in a statement released this evening...see below...

I declared for the APC in June last year in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state well before the party was registered by INEC. I formally joined the party, amidst great fanfare, on 7th February 2014 in my hometown Ile-Ife and I registered my membership on that day. The registration was done outside the Ooni's palace and it was done in the prescence of the media, numerous party leaders in the state, including Hon. Rotimi Makinde, who represents Ile-Ife at the Federal House, and all the other key leaders of the APC in the state and Ife-Ife including Chief Akantioke and Alhaji Soko Adewoyin the former  Deputy Governor of Osun state. After registering we proceeded to pay a courtesy call on my traditional ruler, the Ooni of Ife, and from there I went to spend a few days with Governor Rauf Aregbesola who, together with Governor Kayode Fayemi, I am close to and I consider to be friends.

NATO stays in Afghanistan to expand to Central Asia

US President Barak Obama says NATO is staying in Afghanistan all the way through 2016. To make the stay more comfortable the Alliance proceeds with securing its positions in oil-rich and otherwise important locations along the Russian and Chinese borders. How does NATO view its cooperation with the Central Asian states? Should Moscow see those moves as a challenge to its regional interests?

NATO doesn't have role as defensive alliance since Cold War end - expert

On 30 May,1982 Spain joined NATO and became its sixteenth member. Since NATO's formation in 1949 the organization accepted new members six times and as of 2014 NATO unifies 28 states in Europe and North America. Michael Binyon, foreign affairs writer at The Times, expressed his opinion on exactly how reasonable a potential futher enlargement of NATO would be during his interview with Radio VR.

What are your forecasts for the further NATO enlargement? Would the organization manage to move eastward in Europe?

Washington seeks to build up forces on Russia's border, restart Cold War - former Reagan advisor

 Paul Craig Roberts

What is your focus for the further NATO enlargement? Would the organization manage to move towards building up the bases in the Baltics and Eastern Europe?
The purpose of the call from Washington to build up forces on Russia’s border with Eastern Europe and the Baltics is to restart the cold war. Washington needs a threat in order to continue to supply hundreds of billions of dollars annually to its military security complex. This complex is very important to Washington. It is very powerful and much of the money that the tax payers are required to give up in order to fund in armament industry and the security industry, returns to politicians in form of campaign contributions.

Russia, China, non-aligned countries should call to abolish NATO - expert

On 30 May 1982 Spain joined NATO and became its sixteenth member. Since NATO's formation in 1949 the organization accepted new members six times and as of 2014 NATO unifies 28 states in Europe and North America. Rick Rozoff, the owner and manager of the Stop NATO website and international mailing list, shared his views about the possibility of further NATO enlargement and on how should the international community and Russia react to it during his interview with VR.

What are your forecasts for the further NATO enlargement? Would the organization manage to move eastward in Europe?

Obama in Poland: the real danger is from the West

On June 3-4 president Barack Obama is going to Poland before moving on to the G7 summit in Brussels. Obama’s visit  is theoretically devoted to the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of Poland’s first post-communist parliamentary election,  in 1989.

Obama though is unlikely to talk much about the past, he is much more likely to want to discuss the future, especially about the "containment" of Russia (the State Department’s new policy line on Russia, first hailed by the former US ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, in his recent opinion piece in The New York Times).
In Warsaw, Obama will meet the Polish and American pilots of the Poland-based F16 fighter jets, a new symbol of this "new" containment. (It should not be forgotten that the "old" containment policy was launched in late 1940s on the advice of the great American diplomat George F. Kennan, also a former ambassador to Moscow, who  from the 1990s opposed NATO’s expansion and other hostile US and allied action against the new, non-communist Russia.)

Pics: Chibok girls who escaped from Boko Haram visit Borno State Governor

 The Chibok girls who allegedly escaped from their Boko Haram abductors today June 2nd visited the Borno state Governor in his office today. See more photos after the break...

Coach Stephen Keshi releases 23-man list for the 2014 World Cup

Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi has released his 23 man list for the 2014 World Cup starting in a few weeks. See below

Vincent Enyeama (Lille/FRA), 
Chigozie Agbim (Gombe United),
Austin Ejide (/ISR)

Sudan retracts claim that woman sentenced to death is going to be freed

A few days ago, we heard that Meriam Ibrahim, the woman sentenced to death in Sudan for apostasy will soon be freed after the country's Foreign Minister Abdullahi Alzareg was quoted as saying that Sudan was committed to protecting the woman. But according to new reports, that's not happening as the Foreign Minister is now saying quotes attributed to him was taken out of context. 

The country has officially denied that Meriam would soon be released. Now they are saying Meriam's release will depend on whether a court accepted an appeal request made by her defence team.

'We don't need foreign assistance, Nigeria can solve Chibok problem alone' - Chimamanda Adichie

While speaking at the 2014 Hay Festival for Literature and Arts in Wales recently, award-winning Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie expressed her reservations on the foreign assistance Nigeria is receiving on the missing chibok school girls. Adichie said the foreign government should focus on solving their own problems and leave Nigeria to deal with theirs
"Now we have American drones helping us in this forest and even the French have sent in people – shouldn’t they be fixing their own economy? We can solve our own damn problems. I’m sure that there are hunters in that area who know that forest very well. Why haven’t they been used? Why aren’t we depending on them? What we need is a better equipped military, a better trained military. We don’t need Americans to send people in" she said.

Female Pastor Burns 10 Year Old House Girl’s Face With A Hot Spoon

Pastor Fine Oru, who reportedly burnt the face of her 10 year old niece, Grace Opion, with a hot spoon, has been arrested by Police from the Azikoro Police Division in Bayelsa.
Oru is the Assistant General Overseer of the ‘Heart Beat of God Bible Church,’ on Ompadec road, in Yenagoa,

Oru, 46, hails from Otueke, the Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa , and resides at the Egbenda community, off Ox-Bow road, in Yenagoa.  Opion, according to Oru, is the daughter of her younger sister, who is a pupil at Kingdom Success Academy, within the neighbourhood.

Tragedy: Man lost his life on PHCN power line poles in Calabar

In early hours of this morning, residents in the Government Technical College, Lemna, Calabar, woke up to discover a man dried on PHCN power line poles, electrocuted. One resident said their lights went very early in the morning and they thought it absolutely was the typical PHCN blackout, only to get the man hanging from the poles at the break of dawn.  Police and other security agencies have arrived the area and efforts are ongoing to bring the man down and make proper identifications. 


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