Wednesday, July 30, 2014

American Missionary With Ebola Fighting To Stay Alive

An American missionary who has contracted the Ebola virus in Africa is fighting for her life, her son says.

Missionary Nancy Writebol, 60, remains in quarantine after contracting Ebola in Liberia, where she and her husband David have been working with aid group Serving in Mission. She is one of two Americans battling the deadly virus.
“She’s stable,” Mrs Writebol’s son Jeremy told the US Today show.
“As dad put it, she’s fighting through it, and continuing to express a few symptoms, but she’s able to move around on her own, and they’re getting lots of fluids into her. She’s working real hard to get through this.”

Britain pledges support for Nigeria’s maritime security

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr Andrew Pocock, on Wednesday said his government was ready to support Nigeria in providing security in the Gulf of Guinea.

Pocock made this known in Lagos at a news conference on board ‘HMS IRON DUKE’, a visiting British War Ship.

He said, “Britain is a friend to Nigeria and is ready to support Nigeria in ensuring that activities of piracy and other illegal activities in the Gulf of Guinea are tackled.

FG signs agreement with EU on ₦100bn loan

The Federal Government on Wednesday said it had secured a fresh funding of about N100bn for developmental projects for the next five years under the European Development Fund.

The immediate past Supervising Minister for National Planning but now Minister of State, Finance, Amb Bashir Yuguda, disclosed this in Abuja during his handing over to the newly appointed Minister for National Planning, Dr Abubakar Sulaiman.

Edo Assembly declares defected lawmaker’s seat vacant

As the division in the Edo State House of Assembly continues, the House has declared the seat of one of its members, vacant.

The Speaker, Uyi Igbe, who made the declaration during the House plenary at old assembly complex in Benin, explained that the affected lawmaker, Abdulrazak Momoh, representing Etsako West 1 constituency, defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party without following due process.
Igbe stated that session 109 (1) (g) of the 1999 constitution, as amended, authorised the Speaker to declare the seat of a lawmaker upon defection from the party he was elected to another party and called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to take necessary steps to fill the vacant position within 90 days.

Ebola contaminated doctor shows slight development

The Samaritan’s Purse physician and a missionary working with a partner organization remain in serious condition Dr. Kent Brantly, a doctor working for Samaritan’s Purse, and Nancy Writebol, a missionary with SIM, have shown a slight improvement in the past 24 hour. However, both remain in serious condition in Liberia where they are being treated for Ebola.

FG targets $500m for victims of terrorism

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said he hoped to raise about $500m over a 12-month period for the Victims Support Fund.

The fund to be administered by a committee led by Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), is meant to provide relief and succour for all those who have been adversely affected by terrorism and insurgency in the country.

The first fundraising dinner aimed at raising the money is billed for the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday (today).

NUPENG backs Jonathan’s $1bn loan request

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers on Wednesday said it was in support of the Federal Government’s proposed $1bn loan to fight terrorism in the country.

The union’s Secretary, Mr Isaac Aberare told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos State, that NUPENG would fully support any move that could help to stamp out the ongoing insurgency.

He added that no amount was too much to spend to restore law and order and urged the National Assembly not to hesitate to approve the loan.

Presidency shared ₦22.4m to Chibok parents, escaped girls -Community

The Kibaku Area Development Association (Chibok community), has explained that the Presidency shared 22.4m to the Chibok parents and the escaped girls that held a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan on July 22,2014, contrary to reports that N100m was doled out to the recipients.

The Chibok community leadership refuted allegations that it was given N100m to share to the parents and women, adding that it did not handle or receive any money from the Presidency.

Ebola Virus Conspiracy

African's i just want to use this medium to reach as many as i can , and also to express my anger over this so called  Ebola virus , it's enough, the westerners have intimidated us enough and we are no longer slaves to any body, this is western conspiracy to force the black continent to review their  Same-S3x 

GEJ condemns terrorist attacks at Kano College and Potiskum

Another bombing, another condemnation. Find the State House press release below...

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan deplores the continuing terrorist assault on Kano and the heinous bombing of the Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies today.

He similarly deplores the attacks on two mosques in Potiskum, Yobe State yesterday.

President Jonathan condemns the repeated targeting of worshippers, and   innocent students who are the nation’s future by depraved terrorists.

House Republicans to vote to sue Obama

The US House of Representatives is set to pass legislation authorising it to sue President Barack Obama for what Republican leaders describe as his overreach of authority.

The resolution is expected to pass the Republican-controlled chamber in a party line vote on Wednesday.

Its sponsors say Obama exceeded his powers when he delayed an insurance deadline in his healthcare law.

Heavy Fighting Prevents International Experts from Accessing MH17 Crash Site

 A group of independent experts from Australia and the Netherlands was again unable to reach the crash site of Malaysian Flight MH17 due to heavy fighting between militia and the Ukrainian Army, according to the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

“The joint team of Australian and Dutch investigators, accompanied by independent monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have again suspended any attempt today to visit the MH17 wreckage whilst negotiations continue to secure safe access to the site,” the police agency said Wednesday in a media release.

Unspoken Story of US Downing Iran Air Flight 655

Well-known US author and journalist Fred Kaplan in his artiсle "America's Flight 17" for Slate Magazine calls readers not to jump to conclusions on the Malaysian Boeing tragedy. Before accusing self-defence forces in Ukraine’s South-east of the Malaysia Flight MH17 downing, the international community has to recall one of the Pentagon's most inexcusable disgraces - shooting down the passenger aircraft Iran Air Flight 655 by the USS Vincennes, he writes. Whoever brought down the Malaysian airliner should be held accountable, stresses the journalist, just as the White House and the crew of the Vincennes should have been.

PDP, Fayose get order to inspect electoral materials

The Ekiti Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal on Wednesday granted an order allowing the Peoples Democratic Party and the Governor-elect, Mr Ayodele Fayose, to inspect all materials used in the June 21 governorship election in the state.
The three-man panel, chaired by Justice Muhammad Sirajo, granted the order following an exparte application by their counsel, Dolapo Kolade, which was brought pursuant to Section 151 of the Electoral Act 2010, as amended

The panel had on July 23 granted similar relief to the All Progressives Congress which is before the tribunal challenging the victory of Fayose in the governorship election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission declared Fayose winner of the election ahead of the incumbent governor and candidate of the APC, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
The PDP also sought an order allowing other interested party to enjoy same privilege, and an order compelling security agencies to be present at the point of inspection.

Ohanaeze youths demand protection of Igbos in North

The Ohanaeze Youth Wing has asked the Northern Governors Forum to reassure Igbos living in the North of their safety within 21 days.

The Ohanaeze Youth Wing, which issued the ultimatum in a statement by its President, Chief Okechukwu Isiguzoro, which was made available to our correspondent on Wednesday, warned that it would take

“necessary action” if the northern governors failed to give the required assurance.
Isiguzoro explained that the ultimatum was in response to a statement attributed to the Arewa Consultative Forum, in which Igbo investments in the North were listed as targets of retaliatory attacks following alleged victimisation of Northern Muslims in Imo State.

Alabamian man Set Ex-Girlfriend ablaze For Sleeping Around On Him

A man from Alabama has been accused of splashing gasoline on his ex-girlfriend, before setting her entire body on fire.
48-year-old Michael Kennedy, the man who committed this horrible crime was arrested yesterday afternoon on charges of domestic violence and attempted murder, according to Jefferson County sheriff’s spokesman Randy Christian.

18-Year-Old Charged For Murdering 11-Year-Old Girl At SleepOver

An 18-year-old boy, by the name of Tevin Lee, shot and killed 11-year-old Shamiya Adams while she was attending a friend’s slumber party.
A stray bullet hit Shamiya and sources say the reason Tevin fired in the first place was to get revenge for a friend who was beaten up.
This situation took place on the July 18th, 2014 when Shamiya Adams was at a friend’s house in the Garfield Park neighborhood, peacefully enjoying her short-lived childhood. Shamiya Adams was pronounced dead the next day at Mount Sinai Hospital. Tevin Lee is retarded because the gangsters told him his target wasn’t even in the area.

Kano Poly attacked by female suicide bomber

Another female suicide bomber blew herself up at Kano Polytechnic this afternoon July 30th as students were checking their results in the school. Kano State Police Command confirmed the blast but didn't state how many casualties. Perhaps you have guys noticed how it's now women blowing themselves up? 

Ambassador Was Wrongly Linked To Late Ebola Victim – LASG

The Lagos State Government yesterday clarified that the Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Mrs Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie was wrongly linked to the Ebola victim, Patrick Sawyer, who died in Lagos last Friday after flying into the country from Monrovia.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Media, Hakeem Bello, explained that it was the federal government officials working in collaboration with officials of the state government that provided the name of the ambassador as one of the persons, who came into contact with the late Sawyer.

Somali woman killed for not allegedly wearing veil

Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.

The nomadic woman was killed outside her hut near the southern Somali town of Hosingow by gunmen belonging to the al-Shabab group, they added.  The militants had ordered her to put on a veil, and then killed her after returning and finding she was still not wearing one, the relatives said.

10 die in India landslide

At least 10 people have died after a landslide buried more than 40 houses and left 160 people trapped under debris in a village in western India.

The first teams of emergency workers have arrived in Malin village near the city of Pune in Maharashtra state where the disaster happened. Rescuers trying to reach survivors caught under the debris are being hampered by bad weather. Reports said that heavy rains had triggered the landslide.

Why N/Assembly Turns A Blind Eye To Jonathan’s Impeachable Offences – Sen. Domingo

The Senator representing Edo North, Domingo Obende, has said President Goodluck Jonathan has committed some impeachable offences but the Senate shunned the temptation to remove him from office because it wanted to avoid causing unnecessary chaos in the polity.

Domingo was reacting to the gale of impeachment by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against governors of states controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Jonathan unveils new e-passport

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday launched Nigeria’s new 64-page e-passport with a call on Nigerians to protect the image of the country by shunning uncomplimentary statements and actions. 

Jonathan launched the traveling document shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He and Vice President Namadi Sambo later took turns to be captured in order to be issued with the new traveling document.

Armed Robbers Unleashed Mayhem In Bariga

Monday, 28th of July, 2014 will forever remain in the hearts of residents of Popoola and Ore-ofe Streets, in Bariga area of Lagos State as heavily armed robbers took advantage of the festive period to unleash mayhem in the area.

The area which is known for its tight security was invaded by robbers on Monday night due to its relaxed security state during the Eid-el-Fitri celebration causing terrible and indescribable havoc despite the rain.
Vanguard reports that the robbery operation took over three hours which the robbers attacked many residents, stabbing three people. The robbers who took their time, burgled shops, supermarkets, smashed windscreens of cars parked, carefully avoiding houses they know they can be caught with their security despite the Eid holiday.

Man tested for Ebola in UK

A man has been tested for Ebola in Birmingham and another has visited a UK hospital over fears he was showing symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus.

The checks come after the Government’s chief scientist warned that deadly diseases such as Ebola are a “potentially major threat” to Britain following the death of an American man who was able to travel through an international hub.

A man, who had travelled from Benin in Nigeria via Paris to the Midlands was taken to hospital in Birmingham on Monday after he said he felt feverish.

Suicide Bombing: Beware Of Strange Females Wearing Hijabs – Police

Following the new dimension introduced by Boko Haram in its terror attacks, the Borno State Police Command has issued a statement calling on members of the public to beware of ladies covered with hijab and standing by the roadsides or asking to be assisted to find a direction to a particular place, as those ladies might have suicide bomb vests concealed under their dress.

Tinubu, Akande Visit Buhari In Kaduna

Former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, alongside former interim national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande and national publicity secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday visited former military head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari in his Sultan close residence in Kaduna, to commiserate with him over the recent suicide bomb attack that was targeted at him.

Gaza conflict: Israel hits refugee camp, says UN

Tank fire has killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering at a school in a Gaza refugee camp, the UN says.

Witnesses at the UN-run Abu Hussein school, where thousands were taking refuge, said walls had been destroyed.

Israel, which has accused the militant group Hamas of using schools as bases to launch rockets, said it was investigating the reports.  At least 1,200 Palestinians and 55 Israelis have been killed since Israel launched its offensive on July 8.

Pro-Jonathan Group Warns Against Desecrating President’s Office In The Name Of Politics

A pro-Jonathan group, the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), has cautioned opponents of President Goodluck Jonathan against disrespecting the nation’s top office in the name of politics.

Co-ordinator of the legal department of the group, Mr Nureni Otutu, stated this in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital yesterday.
He said:  “it is only in Nigeria that an individual or group of individuals will hurl insults on the person of the President. Yes there is freedom of speech, this freedom should be exercised with decorum, decency and respect”.

Tinubu, Governors Condole With El-Rufai Over Son’s Death

Former Lagos State Governor and national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and some governors yesterday commiserated with former Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on the death of his son, Hamza, in an accident.

Hamza, a graduate of the University of Virginia and United World College of the Atlantic in the United States, died in a ghastly motor accident in Abuja early Tuesday morning.

Vulture funds: Argentina hours away from bond default

Argentina’s economy minister is expected to return to the negotiating table on Wednesday in a last-ditch attempt to prevent the country defaulting on its bonds.
Axel Kicillof’s talks with “hold-out” investors ended late on Tuesday night in New York without agreement.

They are demanding a full pay-out of $1.3bn (£766m) on the bonds they hold.
A US judge has ruled that the “hold-outs” must be paid by Wednesday night if no deal is agreed.

National interest saved Pres. GEJ from impeachment – Senator

A senator representing Edo North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Domingo Obende, has said that the senate jettisoned impeachment moves against President Goodluck Jonathan in the interest of stability.
Domingo, who spoke to newsmen at his country home, Igarra in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of the Edo State, decried the use of power by the Peoples Democratic Party-controlled Federal Government to intimidate the opposition.

Libya militias seize Benghazi special forces base

A special forces base in the Libyan city of Benghazi has been seized by militias, fighters and officials say.
The site was captured by Islamist-led militias after days of fighting in the eastern city, officials said.

Meanwhile, Italy has offered to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel depot in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Libya has been gripped by instability since the 2011 uprising, with swathes of the country controlled by militias.

‘Propagandist’, Akinwusi slams Aregbesola

Candidate representing the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the forthcoming governorship election in Osun State, ‘Segun Akinwusi has slammed the incumbent governor of their state, Rauf Aregbesola over last Saturday's live debate that featured only the governor.

New IGP: Pres. Jonathan, Police Council Choose Suleiman Abba

Indications emerged, yesterday, in Abuja, that President Goodluck Jonathan and the Police council made up of the 36 state governors and the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mike Mbama Okiro (IGP, rtd) have settled for the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 7, Mr. Suleiman Abba as the next Inspector General of Police when incumbent, Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar retires tomorrow after attaining the mandatory 35 years in service.

BPP Helping Rivers Save Billions

Director General of Rivers Bureau on Public Procurements, RSBPP, Mr. Franklin Nlerum, has said that the people of the state get value for money spent on projects and the provision of infrastructures, as Governor Rotimi Amaechi had made consistent and effective use of RSBPP, which has led to the state saving billions of naira.

Tank Farms To Be Moved From Apapa-Oshodi Road

The Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has disclosed that there were plans to relocate the tank farms along the Oshodi/Apapa expressway as a way of finding a lasting solution to the unending gridlock.

Obanikoro made this known yesterday in Lagos, during his visit to Oshodi/Apapa expressway. He also urged the Lagos State Government to provide a permanent parking bay for trucks, from where drivers could be reached.

Guinea concert stampede takes 2 dozen souls

At least 24 people have died in a stampede at a beach concert in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The president’s office has declared a week of national mourning after what it called a “tragic drama” at a concert by the Guinean rap group Instinct Killers.

Dozens of people were injured, said police sources quoted by AFP. The concert took place on Tuesday evening on a beach in Ratoma, a northern suburb of Conakry.  The authorities were “shocked by the tragic drama caused by mass movements at a cultural event,” said a statement from the president’s office.  Hospital sources said there were 13 girls among the dead.

10-Yr-Old Boy Arrested For alleged Witchcraft In Rivers

A 10-year-old boy said to have allegedly converted into a pet to witch-hunt a family group in Iwofe, Rumuolumeni in Obio/Akpor Local Government Section of Rivers State has been arrested by law enforcement, reports have said.

Based on a resident of the city, a cat jumped right into a room from nowhere as the occupants were wide awake. The cat was said to have transformed to a son as they were planning on how best to chase out what they thought was just a pet, he told Vanguard.
The occupants of the area had screamed to attract their neighbours who came for their aid after the cat converted into a boy.

“Dokubo Asari Hired Us To Kill Buhari” — Arrested Suspect Confess

We received reports Yesterday that the clearly homosexual cross-dresser suspect arrested at the site of the bomb explosion on Maj. General Buhari’s life at Kawo market in Kaduna, has said that Asari Dokubo, the Niger Delta terrorizing leader paid N1 million each to five members of the assassination squad to kill the General last week.

Dokubo-Asari faults Jonathan’s comments on Buhari

The Leader of Niger-Delta Peoples Volunteers Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, on Tuesday slammed President Goodluck Jonathan over his comment that Nigeria would have boiled if a former Head of State Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) had died in the Kaduna blast.
He also exonerated himself from the allegation that he paid the alleged masterminds of the Kaduna blast N5m to carry out the attacks, saying people were out to tarnish his image.
While describing the President’s comment as unnecessary, he stated that placing the life of one Nigerian above the over 80 persons who died in the incident was wrong.


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