Wednesday, June 4, 2014

American Exceptionalism: What Obama Told Us At West Point. “Americans are the New Master Race.

American Exceptionalism: What Obama Told Us At West Point. “Americans are the New Master Race. Inferior Humans can be Bombed, Invaded, and Sanctioned.”

At West Point Obama told us, to the applause of West Point cadets, that “American exceptionalism” is a doctrine that justifies whatever Washington does.  If Washington violates domestic and international law by torturing “detainees” or violates the Nuremberg standard by invading countries that have undertaken no hostile action against the US or its allies,  “exceptionalism” is the priest’s blessing that absolves Washington’s sins against law and international norms. Washington’s crimes are transformed into Washington’s affirmation of the rule of law.  Here is Obama in his own words: 

President Goodluck Jonathan nominates former Kano state Governor & 3 others as ministers

President Jonathan  nominated four new ministers into his cabinet and has sent their names to the National Assembly for confirmation. Among the four people nominated for appointment are former Kano state Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau who only recently left the APC and joined the PDP. Also nominated is the South-South Deputy Chairman of the PDP, Mr Stephen Orlu from Delta state. Others nominated are Abdul Bulama from Yobe state and Adedayo Adeyeye from Ekiti state.

They could be screened by the Senate at a later date.

R.I.P: Nigerian Record Label Executive Robert Edwards slumps & dies

The CEO of A.N.I Entertainment and popular Record Label Executive Robert Edwards has passed on. Edwards suddenly slumped and died yesterday evening while playing snooker at E-bar in Lekki.  Singer Ink and Halle Mordu were under his record label. Sudden death is just the worst. May his soul rest in peace.

Pictures: Cultists destroy around 20 cars in Bariga, Lagos

 Some teenagers believed to be members of a cult group went on a rampage around 10pm yesterday in the Bariga part of Lagos, destroying many cars. The mayhem started from Ore-efero street and spread to other streets in Bariga. The folks who live in the community say the guys started quarreling and it escalated into a full blown street war with cars parked on the way taking the biggest brunt of their anger.

When residents called the authorities in Somolu, the Police there allegedly said the region is not their coverage. See more photos after the break.

#2 of 5 Richest Kings In Africa

Oba Obateru Akinrutan, Ugbo Land, Nigeria

Estimated net worth: $300  million

Source: Oil

Oba Obateru Akinrutan is the Olugbo (traditional King) of Ugbo land, a small oil-rich community in Ondo state, in Nigeria’s southwestern region. Oba Akinrutan, who ascended the throne in 2009, is also the founder of Obat Oil, one of Nigeria’s largest privately-held oil trading companies. He founded the company in 1981 with a single gas station to meet the needs of his family and neighboring community. OBAT Oil now owns more than 50 gas stations across Nigeria as well as one of the largest tank farms in Africa- a modern storage facility that has the capacity to store 65 million liters of petroleum products. He also owns an extensive portfolio of prime commercial and residential real estate in London and Nigeria, including the landmark Febson Hotels and Mall in the Central Business District of Abuja.


Source: Forbes

Turkish soldiers fire tear gas, water cannon at Kurdish protesters

Turkish soldiers on Wednesday fired tear gas and a water cannon at Kurds protesting plans to build a military barracks in the southeast of the country.

Soldiers launched an operation early Wednesday to break up a 12-day sit-in by some 400 protesters in the Lice district of Kurdish majority Diyarbakir province.
Protesters hurled stones and fireworks at the soldiers, an AFP reporter witnessed. Clashes were still ongoing and there were no immediate reports of casualties or arrests.
The demonstrators are against the construction of new army posts in Kurdish majority areas which they see as a threat to a peace process launched in 2012 between government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
The local governor's office in Diyarbakir on Monday called for additional security forces to face what it said was increased activity by the PKK.
The rebels declared a ceasefire in March 2013, but the peace process appeared to stall in September after the Kurdish rebels announced they were suspending their retreat from Turkish soil, accusing the government of failing to deliver on promised reforms.
The PKK, which is blacklisted as a terrorist organization by Turkey and much of the international community, launched an insurgency seeking self-rule in the southeast in 1984 that claimed about 45,000 lives.

Syria's presidential election meet int'l standards - Russian monitor

The presidential elections in Syria meet international standards commonly recognized and all statements about these elections being farce are unsound and politically motivated, Russian Federation Council international affairs committee member Igor Morozov said. Morozov monitors the elections within a group of Russian parliamentarians and Russian Central Election Committee representatives.

"We had the opportunity to go to many polling stations in Damascus and outside the Syrian capital and we state officially that these elections meet international standards commonly recognized," Morozov told Interfax on the telephone from Damascus on June 3.

Uchenna Nnanna Won’t Dump Acting After Marriage - Associate

Shortly after tying the knots with her Spain-based husband, Richard Uchechukwu Maduka, Nollywood actress, Uchenna Nnanna, left the shores of Nigeria to stay with her man. The couple walked down the aisle on April 21, 2014 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The wedding was attended by friends and associates of the couple and the beautiful pictures of the wedding showed that the actress was happy that she has now finally hooked Richard.

Nigerian Banker Withdraws Cash From 12 Customers’ Accounts

A customer care officer with a new generation bank’s branch at Alaba, Ojo, Lagos, Binutiri Aribidesi Sodiq, 26, has been arrested by the police at Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, western Nigeria, for allegedly withdrawing cash from the accounts of twelve customers of the bank without authorization.  After investigation by Warrant Inspector Dorcas Dangbi and her team, the suspect was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on a 13-count charge of felony to wit, stealing.

324 Lagos Bus Drivers Fail Hard Drugs, Alcohol, Eye Tests

Out of the 500 commuter bus drivers screened by the Lagos State Government at two motor parks in the state, 324 of the drivers tested positive to hard drugs, high alcoholic intake and bad eyesight.

The drivers were tested recently at the T&M CMS and CMS-Epe Motor Parks at Marina, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.  They were screened for high blood pressure, diabetes, eye disease, blood alcohol content (BAC) and narcotics during a five-day screening, awareness and sensitization campaign organized by the Lagos State Ministry of Health.

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EFCC arraigns House of Rep member over dud cheques worth ₦125m

A member of Nigeria's House of Representative, Hon Aliyu Gebi representing Bauchi Federal Constituency was today arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on a 13-count charge of issuing dud cheques worth over 125 million Naira to one Usman Mustapha, Sahara Reporters reports.

According to papers filed by the EFCC, one of the charges against Gebi read "That you, Hon. Aliyu Gebi, being the owner and sole signatory of Craft Technology Ltd and Craft Technology Ltd on or about the 12/01/2012 at Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory did obtain credit by issuing a UBA Plc cheque No. 00091852 in the sum of N10,000.000.00 (Ten Million naira) only in favour of Musty Petroleum Ltd. which when presented within three months was dishonored on the ground that there was insufficient fund in the account and thereby committed an offense punishable under section 1 (b) (I)  of the dishonored cheque ( offences) Act, 2004 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.”


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