Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bergdahl on his way back to US after Spending 5 years as a Taliban prisoner of war

After spending five years as a Taliban prisoner of war -- Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is heading home.

The Pentagon says he will arrive in San Antonio, where he will receive further treatment at the Brooke Army Medical Center.
Bergdahl was handed over to US forces in Afghanistan on May 31 in exchange for the release of five Taliban leaders held at Guantanamo Bay.

Donetsk Republic leader`s car bombed

Unidentified persons have bombed the car of Denis Pushilin, the leader of Donetsk People’s Republic, on Thursday, June 12.

“My car has been blown up. There were three persons in the car. Two of them are in critical condition,” Pushilin told ITAR-TASS. “I haven’t been using this car for two days,” he added.
The incident occurred 100 meters from the Donetsk regional administration building.

Priest killed, another injured in US shooting

Police were hunting Thursday a gunman or gunmen who killed one priest and injured another at a Catholic church in Arizona.
The priest who survived was able to give the last rites to his fatally-hit colleague before he died, police told reporters after the mystery attack Wednesday night in Phoenix, reports AFP.

An intruder or intruders broke into the Mother of Mercy church around 9:30 pm Wednesday. A 911 emergency call for burglary was made by Father Joseph Terra, as he comforted his dying colleague, Father Kenneth Walker.

British PM Cameron argues about Juncker`s candidacy for top EU job

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday made his strongest public intervention yet to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next European Commission president, saying it was nonsense to suggest that European voters had chosen him.

Cameron does not want Juncker to get the job as he views him as too much of an old-style federalist who will obstruct his push to reform the European Union and persuade British voters of the merits of staying within the 28-nation bloc, informed Reuters.

Jen Psaki suggests that phosphorus bombs under Slavyansk belongs to Russia

During a briefing, State Department spokesman Jen Psak for the first time heard from the journalists that the day before the incendiary phosphorous bombs were used under Slavyansk. Her reaction surprised the journalists.

On June 13, 2014 answering the question what is the opinion of the State Department on the use of phosphorus bombs in Slavyansk, Jen Psak repeated:
-"By whom? By Russians?"
-"By Ukrainian army", said the journalist.
-"No, I didn’t see that", answered Psaki.

Ukraine's armed forces launche first ever incendiary raid against Slavyansk suburbs.

A village of Semenovka near the Ukraine's eastern restive city of Slavyansk appears to have been targeted for a fire-bomb attack on Wednesday night, a source at the local self-defense headquarters told RIA Novosti Thursday. "Late on Wednesday, Semenovka came under attack that apparently involved fire bombs. They exploded right above the village and split into smoldering fragments," an eyewitness said.

Fires were reported to flare up all across Semenovka, the eastern suburb of Slavyansk that sits on one of the major roads to the city.

Tear gas and fireworks: Brazil World Cup off to a bang

It was a day of contrasts in Brazil as the country opened the World Cup with clashes between riot police and protesters in Sao Paulo, before wild street celebrations when the "Seleção Brasileira" beat Croatia 3-1 after coming from behind.

The fireworks that exploded over the mega-city after each goal for Brazil made the tear gas and clashes just up the road from Corinthians Arena seem so much more distant.

US companies evacuating Iraqi air base

As AFP informs, US companies were Thursday evacuating hundreds of Americans working with the Iraqi government from a major air base, US officials said, as Islamic militants swept towards Baghdad.

A US defense official confirmed that "a few hundred" American contractors from Balad air base, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of the capital, were being moved to Baghdad for security reasons.

CIA trying to restore reputation through social networks

The CIA is trying at all cost to clear its name which was damaged after a series of sensational revelations, RT reports. CIA Director John Brennan says that he is disturbed by the manner in which the media describe his department because, in his opinion, they severely falsify information.

Earlier this month, the CIA started official pages on Facebook and Twitter. CIA representatives in the microblog service cracked a lame joke saying that they cannot either confirm or contradict the fact that this is their first twit.

Wikileaks exposes dark sides of Ukraine’s Poroshenko, Tymoshenko

Two diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks Public Library on US Diplomacy reveal that Ukraine’s president-elect Petr Poroshenko served as an informant for US State Department. A confidential message from the US Embassy in Kiev dating back to April 29, 2006 mentions the now widely-known confectionary tycoon twice.

Back then Poroshenko reportedly handed to the US Embassy in Kiev inside information on plotting a coalition government in 2006, Wikileaks says.

4 Men Has Been Docked For Committing Sodomy in Bauchi

In Bauchi, four middle-aged men were arraigned before a Sharia court today, for alleged sodomy. Abubakar Garba, the prosecutor, reportedly told the court that the four men were “caught in the act” in Gumau Town last month according to reports. Three of the accused pleaded guilty to the charge, and have asked for mercy. However, one of the men has pleaded not guilty to the allegation.  The case has been adjourned till June 26th. 

Serving senator, Dahiru Kuta, Kicked the Bucket @65

Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta, a serving senator representing Niger East Senatorial District has died. A member of PDP, Senator Kuta assumed office as the Senator for the Niger East constituency of Niger State, on 29 May 2007. May his soul rest in peace...Ase!

Official: Cesc Fabregas Joins Chelsea for 30m euro.

Cesc Fabregas has completed his transfer to Chelsea from Barcelona, the Spain midfielder has announced in a statement.  The 27-year-old is currently in Brazil with the national squad but has put pen to paper on a deal that sees him return to England after leaving Arsenal for the Nou Camp in 2011.
He is believed to have signed a five-year contract for a fee in the region of £30million.

#6 of Top 18 Pioneers Of The New Age Nigerian Music Industry.

Kwame : Kwame was another voice on radio with a following that was hard to ignore. His style made us all want to listen to what he said. This presenter deserved our attention. When the new school took off. Kwame was a pilot that the journey wouldn’t do without. He used his platform well for the good of the course. His hunger expanded to TV where Nigizie was eventually born.

#7 of Top 18 Pioneers Of The New Age Nigerian Music Industry.

Eldee: For an under graduate in his late teens, his vision was legendary. Forming his solo record label (tribe records) and initiating trade with the Alaba trader for the industry are landmarks that changed the business, inspiring a whole lot. Attributable all to a man aptly called the Don. Tribe records also went on to create a long chain of successful careers.

#8 of Top 18 Pioneers Of The New Age Nigerian Music Industry.

 Nelson Brown : Another producer of the new Nigerian sound. The legendary Daddy Showkey’s “Diana” and Plantation boy’s “body and soul” albums are one of the many industry redefining sounds that came out of the stable of Mr Brown’s dove records that operated from a small kiosk in Festac. Nelson’s versatility was amazing as he made hip hop hits for Def O clan, Love songs for P.boiz and yet sold that Ajegunle new school to Nigeria.

#9 of Top 18 Pioneers Of The New Age Nigerian Music Industry.

Obi Asika : Heavy weight that enjoyed throwing his weight behind the new Nigerian sound. His backing for Junior and Pretty was one of the early signs that the industry was better off with Obi sticking around. This was made manifest over time as many more owed their blossoming careers to his dedication to improving the industry.

#10 of Top 18 Pioneers Of The New Age Nigerian Music Industry.

 Swat root: When rap music had taken over the world and we were wondering who could represent the nation with the way it should be done. A team of Northern Nigerian based rappers known as Swat root did not let us wait for long. These intellectual kings of punchlines made so many youngsters believe that they too could get a shot at this as a means of living. The acknowledgment intro of Ice prince’s ELI album lists their names as OD, Terry tha rapman, Mode 9, Six foot plus, Ruclean and Eldee Xtra Large.

Photos of Top 18 Pioneers Of The New Age Nigerian Music Industry.

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Wazobia FM OAP, Yaw's Dad is dead.

On Air PersonalityYaw has lost his father, Apostle O.N Onukwube, who died on Tuesday June 10th atUmuogwalu Village in Awka, Anambra State aged 88 years.    

He was survived by children and grand children among whom is Steve Onu (Yaw), one of Nigeria’s most successful On Air Personality, actor and ace comedian
Yaw described his late father as loving and caring and expressed happiness that he lived a very fulfilled life.

Sanusi's Grandfather was dethroned as Emir Of Kano over Financial Impropriety, Will SLS follow the same fate? Must Read

Did you know that in May 1962, on the departure of the British colonial administrator and then Governor of Northern Nigeria, Sir Gawain Westray Bell (1909-1995), many people in the North and beyond including Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, late Emir of Kano and grandfather of the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, (who now become the Emir of Kano, felt that the Sardauna of Sokoto (1938-1966) and Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello (1909-1966) might follow the example of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909-1987), ppointing the then Ooni of Ife, Oba (Sir) Adesoji Aderemi (1889-1980), as Governor of Western Region, by recommending an emir to be Governor of the North?

A Woman bags 25 years in Cambodia for drug trafficking

A Cambodian Municipal Court yesterday June 11th sentenced 36 year old Nigerian woman, Collin Seniola Bosede to 25 years in prison for international drug trafficking after being found with 1.5kg of methamphetamine in her bag at the Phnom Penh International Airport in August 2013. 
Bosede, who was travelling to Cambodia from Nigeria on August 4th made a stop at Qatar where according to her confessional statement, she met with a Canadian man named Amad who handed her a bag containing cassette players, the drug, clothes and a laptop and asked her to give it to an unidentified man in Cambodia. She was arrested as she landed at the Phnom Penh Airport.  

Video Post: Police Officer Killing African American, Openly & Publicly.

Gov. Fashola declares Today June 12 public holiday

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola,  approved Thursday, June 12, 2014 as public vacation in urban center to commemorate the June twelve 1993 presidential election that was won by Late Chief Moshood Abiola.

The approval was contained during a circular signed  by the top of Service urban center State, Mrs Oluseyi Williams. The circular reads in part;
“In commemoration of June 12, 1993 as significant in the actualization of Democracy in Nigeria, it is hereby notified for general information that His Excellency, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, the Governor of Lagos State, has approved Thursday, 12th June, 2014 as a work free day.”
I'm sure Lagos state workers will be happy to hear this. Work will resume on Friday, June 13th.

Pics: Federal Executive Council meeting in memory of late Akunyili

 Today's session of the Federal Executive Council meeting was dedicated to the memory of former Minister of Information and NAFDAC boss, late Prof. Dora Akunyili who passed away on Saturday, June 7th at a specialist hospital in India. President Jonathan, VP Namadi Sambo and ministers took turns to eulogize the late minister. A moment of silence was observed in her honor...

Miss Tourism Nigeria 2014, Now the SA on Tourism to Anambra governor

 Less than 3 weeks when rising the new Miss tourism Nigeria 2014, Collette Nwadike has been appointed because the new Special Assistant on tourism to Anambra State governor, Dr. Willie Obiano. The queen got the appointment once she paid a courtesy visit to the governor on Gregorian calendar, June ninth. Collete is from Ngodo, Awka South LGA of Anambra State.
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Prof. Dora Akunyili's Body arrives Nigeria

The body late professor. Dora Akunyili was this night received by members of her family as well as the former Governor of Anambra state, Mr Peter Obi at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja . Her body, accompained by her husband Dr Chike Akunyili and younger brother Dr. Anayo Edemobi , was flown into Nigeria in a personal jet and sent to a mortuary in Nigerian capital in an Ambulance.  Speaking with newsmen, Peter Obi Plans burial for the late academician will begin sharply.

Civil War in Ukraine: Ukrainian Army drops fire bombs in Break Away region of Ukraine ( Videos)

Kate Henshaw Set To Participate In Dettol 50th Anniversary Walkathon

Nollywood star and fitness icon, Kate Henshaw, will be participating in a walkathon to promote children's health, which will take place in Lagos on Saturday (June 14, 2014). The walkathon is part of activities marking the 50th anniversary of Dettol. The kickoff point and finishing point for the walkathon will be Teslim Balogun stadium (Surulere), and it will start at 6am. Kate Henshaw will engage participants, which will consist of young mums/women, students, teachers, and some male participants, in an aerobics exercise session before the walk kicks off.  The route is from Teslim Balogun stadium down to Costain and then back to Teslim Balogun stadium where there will be a little entertainment to round off the exercise.

Russia holds massive military drills in Kalinigrad region

Russia has airlifted 200 paratroopers and 30 military vehicles to its westernmost enclave of Kaliningrad amid the ongoing NATO war games in Europe, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. "Il-76 planes have airlifted some 200 paratroopers and over 30 military vehicles to Kaliningrad, including air-droppable vehicles, such as infantry fighting vehicles BMD-2, armored personnel carriers BTR-2, Kamaz and Ural cars," the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said.

On Wednesday, the Russian military announced the launch of a deployment operation that involved paratrooper units from the Pskov airborne division.


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