Thursday, June 26, 2014

Terrorist attack in Nigeria condemned by Russian Foreign Ministry

No Russian citizens were injured in the recent terrorist attack near a shopping mall in Nigeria's capital Abuja, Interfax reports the Russian Foreign Ministry sating on its website.

"On June 25, following a strong explosion of a bomb, which extremists placed in close proximity to a shopping mall in central Abuja, Nigeria's capital, 21 people died and over 50 were injured. According to the information of the Russian embassy in Nigeria, no Russian citizens are among those injured," was said in the document.

Obama seeks 500 million US dollars to train and equip Syrian rebels

US President Barack Obama called on Congress Thursday to approve $500 million to train and equip the "moderate Syrian opposition" battling the forces of strongman President Bashar al-Assad.

In its overseas contingency operations request to Congress, the White House proposed the funding for "vetted elements of the Syrian armed opposition to help defend the Syrian people, stabilize areas under opposition control, facilitate the provision of essential services, counter terrorist threats, and promote conditions for a negotiated settlement."

Meet the Fake Glo Ambassador Who Duped Bayero University Student

Justice Mohammed Garba Umar of the Federal High Court, Gombe today sentenced one Khalil Ahmed Bappa, 29, who claims to be a GLO Ambassador, to 24 months imprisonment for fraudulently extorting goods and money worth N267, 000 from a female student of Bayero University, Kano, Yusra Ali Babakusa, with assurances of making her a Glo Ambassador.

GEJ: Boko Haram Are Demons Living Among Humans, They’re Difficult To Fight

During a meeting with a delegation of the College of Bishops of African Church led by the Primate, Most Rev. Emmanuel Udofia, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Jonathan assures Nigerians that terrorism will end soon.

The President urged the clerics to continue with their prayers for the country which have kept Nigeria from disintegration.

For sake of army morale: Ukrainian TV advised against airing bodies

Ukraine's Independent Media Trade Union has published recommendations for journalists on how to cover the deadly clashes in Ukraine's east, where a full-scale military operation against self-defense units is still underway.

The document, initially published on the journalism trade union web-site and then on the union's Facebook page, advises than demands a particularcode of conduct. It does insist though that, those who love their native land and who wish the ongoing war to end promptly, read the lines and listen to the voice of their conscience.

FIFA bans Luis Suarez for four months, fined $112,000

Mr. biter biter Dracula has been banned for four months from all football related activities by FIFA for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during the Uruguay-Italy match played on June 24th.  FIFA's disciplinary committee released a statement on their website stating this. See it below...
"The player Luis Suárez is regarded as having breached art. 48 par. 1 lit. d of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC) (assault), and art. 57 of the FDC (an act of unsporting behaviour towards another player).
· The player Luis Suárez is to be suspended for nine (9) official matches. The first match of this suspension is to be served in the upcoming FIFA World Cup fixture between Colombia and Uruguay on 28 June. The remaining match suspensions shall be served in Uruguay’s next FIFA World Cup match(es), as long as the team qualifies, and/or in the representative team’s subsequent official matches in accordance with art. 38 par. 2a) of the FDC.

Strange Snakes, Bees Strike Boko Haram Camp; Eliminate Several

MAIDUGURI—Some members of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, arrested yesterday at Mairi ward behind University of Maiduguri by members of the Civilian JTF vigilante group, have confessed that most of them are fleeing the Sambisa Forest to areas across Borno State owing to what they believe is spiritual attacks from mysterious snakes and bees, which had killed many of their leaders.

sambisa-1According to Kolo Mustapha, one of the arrested insurgents, “most of us are fleeing because there are too many snakes and bees now in the forest. Once they bite, they disappear and the victims do not last for 24 hours.

Abuja Shopping Plaza Explosion, 21 dead, 17 injured!

*IGP orders increased security presence and surveillance
Nigerian security agencies have commenced investigation into the bomb blast incident which occurred about 4:00pm, today, 25th June, 2014, at Emab Shopping Complex along Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja. The security Forces have condoned off the scene of the blast, while the Police Bomb Disposal Squad has commenced post-blast analysis as part of the general investigative process. So far, 21 persons have been confirmed dead while the 17 injured persons are receiving treatment at the following hospitals: Maitama hospital, Gwarimpa hospital, Wuse hospital and Garki hospital and National hospital.

VIDEO: Scene Of Car bombing Of Shopping Mall In Abuja

Yoruba Socio-Cultural Group in Oyo Appealed to FG for a Poly

A Yoruba socio-cultural association, Egbe Ogbomoso Ajisegiri, on Monday, urged the Federal Government to site one federal polytechnic in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, for the purpose of developing the area.

Chairman of the association, Layi Akangbe, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

Akangbe said such institution would not only help to develop the area, but would also help to boost its commercial activities.


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