Sunday, June 8, 2014

FG grounds chartered aircraft of Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency on Sunday grounded the chartered aircraft of Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State.
The aircraft was allegedly grounded in Kano State when Amaechi paid a condolence visit to Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
An online news medium, TheCable, reports that the state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo, told sympathisers who came to condole with Kwankwaso over the death of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, at the Government House, Kano, that the aircraft was grounded by officials of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency on “orders from above.”

Apologies to Azazi

As the security question in the country is gradually, if not completely, turning to a complete puzzle, which will take a lot more than the normal requirements to unravel, it is further aggravated by a myriad of confusing unfolding of events, criss-crossing of opinions and viewpoints from supposed experts and consultants on security, avalanche of media festering, and of course spinning and counter-spinning of moves. Behind all these drama and activities, more and more lives are being savagely and avoidably cut short, more lands are being crippled and turned in to wastelands of blood and despair, and the cycle continues with no foreseeable end in sight. No one is talking here of the economies of such places which will take only God knows how long to resuscitate.

Female Suicide Bomber Kills Some People In Gombe State

Reports coming in from Gombe indicate some people have died after a female suicide bomber detonated a bomb along Biu Road.

 According to TheCable sources: “The explosion occurred at about 11am along Military Quarter Guard, along Biu Road in Gombe.

“The woman had the explosive in her bag, but the thing went off prematurely. She was scattered by the explosion. Unluckily, she got a soldier as well.”

PDP Claims Police Attacked APC Supporters To Protect Members From Rampaging Mob

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that the police action against members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ado-Ekiti earlier today was done to keep l”law and order.”

PDP Publicity Secretary, Olisah Metuh told SaharaReporters by phone that members of the PDP returning from an enormous rally headlined by President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday came under attack today by APC members, therefore necessitating police intervention to safeguard party members put through mob attack from the rival party.

 Mr. Metuh promised to offer proof the attack on PDP members to Saharareporters but hadn't done whilst at the time of publishing this report. 

No Wonder "Rere" dey "Run" By Pius Adesanmi

Aso Rock Villa. Living Room of the President’s private residence. Israeli, American, French, Chinese, Cambodian, Somalian, Sudanese, and Ghanaian security operatives protecting the Nigerian president are in the background. They try to make themselves unobtrusive. Also in the background, chanting Quranic hymns on mats imported from Chad, are marabouts from Niger, Senegal, and Gambia.

At the centre of the living room, some distance away from all the foreign intelligence and spiritual protectors of the President, the usual suspects gather, wearing gloomy faces: President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Tony Anenih, Baba Iyabo, Ayo Oritsejafor, Mohammed Adoke, Doyin Okupe, Reuben Abati, and other inconsequential AGIPs. Nobody is talking. Soft music oozes from a central entertainment system. An old school Yoruba tune probably supplied by Doyin Okupe and Reuben Abati: 


Australian police gun down crocodile-killer

Australian police have ended a search for a 62-year old man who went missing in a popular national park. Allegedly his remains were found inside a large 4.7-meter saltwater crocodile that park rangers shot in Kakadu National Park on Saturday, Northern Territory Police Sergeant Andrew Hocking told AFP.

Police were told the man, whose name has not been released, was fishing on a boat with his wife, son and daughter-in-law when the crocodile snatched him.

Russia's UN envoy sure US secret services wiretapping his phone, office

Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin has no doubts that American secret services are wiretapping his phone and bug his office.

"I am sure they do", - he answered the corresponding question of the First Channel journalist of "Sunday time" program.
"However, I presume that I am always wiretapped and bugged as an official person. We got the "cold war", that is it does not influence me somehow," the Russian UN envoy said.
"I have no doubts that my cell phone is wiretapped - it is obvious and I always have to keep it in mind. Of course, we have secret offices, where I can discuss some issues with my colleagues in confidence. But even if these rooms are not eavesdropped, I always have to assume that I am."

Police, protesters clash in Turkey after two Kurds killed

Police and demonstrators clashed in Kurdish-dominated south -eastern Turkey on Sunday as tensions mounted the day after two Kurdish men were killed in protests that turned violent.

Police fired tear gas and water cannon at demonstrators who threw stones and burnt barricades following the funeral of one of the victims killed Saturday in the Lice district of Kurdish majority Diyarbakir province.
Sunday's confrontation came after the two Kurdish protesters, aged 24 and 50, died of gunshot wounds sustained during fierce clashes between soldiers and demonstrators angry at government plans to build military barracks in Lice.

Turkey: two Kurdish protesters killed in fierce clashes with soldiers

Two Kurdish protesters have died of gunshot wounds sustained during fierce clashes with Turkish soldiers in the country's southeast on Saturday.

Ramazan Baran, 24, and Abdulbaki Akdemir, 50, died in hospital after the clashes between soldiers and Kurdish protesters angry at government plans to build military barracks in the Lice district of Kurdish majority Diyarbakir province, medics said.

Ukraine's Kramatorsk under fire - self-defense

The Kramatorsk self-defense said the city is being shelled with large-caliber guns.

"Explosions can be heard. Kramatorsk is being shelled with large-caliber guns," the military headquarters told Interfax.
Reports were coming during the day about artillery duels in nearby Slavyansk.

Photos: Police Attack Governor Fayemi And Senator Ojudu During APC Rally In Ado

Police Disturbed Governor Fayemi And Senator Ojudu APC rally in Ado Ekiti. The reason behind this is yet to be ascertained. 

US Government lies every day - expert

Is there any way to censor media outlets without a single censor at hand? Doesn’t the very idea of suppressing media freedom in open market economies sound absurd? Well, it does. In this program we’re seeking a better understanding how the famously free Western media got to be tightly controlled? Looking into the problem are Mark Mason, PhD, Cultural and political analyst based in California, Eric Draitser, an independent geopolitical analyst based in New York City and the founder of, and Christoph R. Hörstel, government Consultant and publicist, based in Germany.

Africa and Europe: Before The Next Holocaust (Part 1)

One hopes that Europe and in fact the entire world is reflecting upon the rise of the far right political parties in recent European and country (national) elections. The trend is growing and the discussions about it are not getting the full attention.

Europe today moves precariously near those points and factors that led to the Second World War. There are serious and significant traces of similar circumstances today as what led to the eventual holocaust that characterised the war. The Jews were the biggest casualties of the Second World War. We know that the previous holocaust through the slave trade that took place in Africa tore the continent apart and this sad historical occurrence has been largely undermined and underreported. No repatriations have been officially paid. The plights of Africans in the hands of the Nazis were also covered up.

Kano reportedly on Fire after announcement of Sanusi as new Emir

Going by the tweets of Jamil Abubakar, Son of Inspector General of Police, riot has broken out in Kano state after the announcement of former CBN governor Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the newest Emir of Kano. Based on his tweets, Jamil says the people of Kano aren't happy with the announcement and are causing trouble in the town. He however says the problem has been brought in check and no life was lost.

We also learnt that the four members of the kingmaker council selected their nominees for the consideration of the governor last night. A source however said “the governor asked them to go back and return with a single consensus candidate”.

Photo: Baby allegedly dies in church after dedication

"The story is about a couple who attends a church around the IPO axis in Lagos. The name of the Church is (name withheld) opposite the MTN mast in Baruwa around Ipaja area of Lagos State. The Pastor whose name is (name withheld) dedicated a baby on sunday 1st June, 2014 and the baby (pictured above) died right there in the church.

 It was an unusual thing to have seen a pastor dedicating a baby without carrying the baby on his hand. What the Pastor did was to sprinkle oil and he prayed without even touching the baby. When someone who was invited by the couple, Godwin and Amaka Mark asked them why the pastor wasn't carrying the baby, they stated that it was a norm in that church for babies to be dedicated in that manner. Soon after the benediction, the Pastor disappeared from the church and when the parents of the dead baby realized that their child was no more breathing, they called the pastor on his mobile phone. Continue.

I'll Develop Ekiti When Fayose Wins - GEJ

President Goodluck Jonathan has said he will ensure the development of Ekiti State if the people of the state vote in the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Mr. Ayo Fayose.
Jonathan spoke on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti after Fayose received the official flag from the national chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu. He said, “”I only came to Ekiti during Segun Oni PDP-led Government to commission projects. When you vote Fayose and the PDP returns to Ekiti again, I will join hands with him to develop this state.”


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