Saturday, August 23, 2014

35 Police Officers Missing after Borno Insurgent Attack.

Nigeria Force Headquarters have confirmed that following the deadly attack by suspected Boko Haram fighters on the Mobile Police Training School, Gwoza, last week, 35 of its officers are still missing. Here is the statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu:

Following the attack launched by insurgents on the Gwoza Training camp of the Nigeria Police Mobile Force (PMF), the Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Suleiman Abba, NPM, NPOM, mni since ordered the tightening of security around all police facilities in the country in addition to efforts made to further protect the lives of all people in Nigeria and their properties.

Obasanjo hails FG, Lagos on Ebola virus containment.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has hailed the efforts by the Federal and Lagos State governments to check the spread of the Ebola virus disease in the country.

Obasanjo said if the Federal Government had given the same prompt attention to rescuing the abducted Chibok girls, the story could have been different now.

Ferguson Protest: The looters the Media Don't Tell you About

Brothers and sisters, I am here to tell you that I charge the white man. I charge the white man with being the greatest murderer on earth. I charge the white man with being the greatest kidnapper on earth. There is no place in this world that this man can go and say he created peace and harmony.

Supporters Rally for Ferguson Police Officer as Donations Top $300,000

 – Supporters of Darren Wilson, the policeman who shot and killed an unarmed African-American teen and sparked a wave of protests, rallied in St. Louis on Saturday as donations flooded in for the lawman.
“Our mission is to formally declare that we share the united belief that Officer Wilson’s actions on August 9 were warranted and justified and he has our unwavering support,” activists said in a joint statement that was read aloud in Lindenwood Park.

Scores of people waved placards as passing cars honked horns in support. Online donations via pages on the gofundme website climbed above $300,000 to cover the officer’s legal costs and possible relocation.

“Many of us have received death threats against ourselves and our families… We will not hide. We will no longer live in fear. We ask this question: Can justice ever be attained if one side’s supporters are living in fear of speaking out?”

Ferguson Police Have “Thankless and Dangerous Job” - Activist

The policeman who shot and killed an unarmed African-American teen in Ferguson, Missouri, was doing a “thankless job” and faced violence daily, activist Kelly Arnold told RIA Novosti during a Saturday rally in support of police in St Louis.
“I’m here support all the officers in all the surrounding counties. They’ve got a thankless job. They face the community, the unknown, not knowing if you’re going to be able to clock out at night, go home and see your family,” said Arnold, an archaeologist from Illinois.
“There are armies on the street – gangs and drug dealers – who have the same philosophy that sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. If the case determines it, and you need to fire, you need to fire. It’s either you or them.”

Lebanese Missile Lands in Northern Israel

A rocket launched from Lebanon landed in the north of Israel with no reported casualties or damages, the Israeli Army said Saturday.
 "The missile launched from Lebanon landed east of [the Israeli town of] Acre," the army's press service said. The attack coincided with the revitalization of the Israeli Army defense and Palestinian military forces in the Gaza Strip. Israel's north has been target of numerous missile attacks from Lebanon in the past several years. Small Palestinian groups claimed responsibility for most of them. The Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah is one of the most powerful opponents of the Jewish state, but since the end of the war between the countries in 2006, a ceasefire has been maintained.

Ferguson Protests Undermined by Violence - Police Supporter

The protesters rallying against the police killing of an unarmed African-American teen in Ferguson, Missouri, undermined their cause with looting and mayhem, an activist at a pro-police demonstration in St Louis told our source on Saturday.
“The people who are cheering on Michael Brown disown their own cause by the looting, pillaging, burning of buildings, chaos and rioting – that isn’t the way to go about protesting, you've got to do it peaceful,” said Jeremy Arnold, 28, a security guard from a neighboring state.
“Michael Brown was 6’4” and 300 pounds, he’s already a weapon. When somebody that big is beating on you, he could very well kill you. When they go for your gun, they might as well have a gun. Officer Wilson was just doing his job, it was a totally justified use of force,” he said.

China Requests that US Stop Surveilling its Territory - Reports

Beijing demanded that Washington ceases to closely watch the Chinese territory and creates a plausible atmosphere for the development of bilateral ties, Xinhua news agency reported Sunday.
On Saturday, BBC reported that the United States had accused China of reckless mid-air intercept, in the course of which the Chinese Su-27 plane came too close to the US Boeing P-8 Poseidon in a fourth such incident in the past five months. The Pentagon said such a maneuver contradicted international law and was "very dangerous."

Chad shut down borders with Nigeria

According to Punch, the Chadian government has said it will follow in South Africa’s footsteps and introduce travel restrictions to Nigeria and other countries suffering from the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak.

Prime Minister Kalzeubet Payimi Deubet said the country would close its border with Nigeria as part of efforts to prevent Ebola from entering the country. He said the decision would have an “economic impact” on the region, but it was necessary for “public health needs.”

NSCDC Chief escapes assassination by police inspector

Take a look at press statement below
The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a press release issued, Friday, 22nd August, 2014 by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), CSC Emmanuel Okeh, in which he alleged that an unnamed Police Inspector single-handedly “attempted to open fire” on the Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Ade Abolurin and over 200 of his committee members, including representatives of the “Nigerian Army, EFCC, ICPC and office of the Attorney-General of the Federation among others.”

I'm not running for Governor - Atiku Abubakar

 Ex-Vice President Atiku Abukar took to his FB wall to debunk recent reports that he's about to contest as Governor of Adamawa state.

Pics: Naval Pilot who died in the Airforce helicopter crash buried

 Late Flight Lieutenant Onyeka Nwakile, the Naval Pilot who died in the Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter crash on July 21st in Bama, Borno, was laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja today.  Present at the burial ceremony were High Commanding Naval officers, members of the family and close friends. May his soul rest in peace..
Sun re O.

Chef cooking lost his life after cobra bites him - 20 minutes after head was cut off

A chef preparing a dish from cobra flesh died when the snake's head bit him - 20 minutes after it was cut off.
Victim Peng Fan had been preparing a special dish made from the Indochinese spitting cobra, a rare delicacy in Asia where eating snakes is commonplace. But when he went to throw the serpent's severed head into the waste bin, it bit him - injecting him with its fast acting venom. Police say Mr Peng died before he could be given life saving anti-venom in hospital.

R.I.P: 2face Idibia's Dad passes on after long battle with prostrate cancer

2face has lost his dad to cancer. He have been undergoing treatments for prostrate cancer for a while  but sadly,didn't survive it. He passed on today at an undisclosed hospital ..
Sun re o !!

Ondo State governor, Mimiko, decamps from Labour Party to PDP

 Ondo state governor, Olusegun Mimiko is the newest politician to decamp from his party to the ruling party. The PDP is Ondo state today August 22nd confirmed that the governor has joined their party, decamping from the Labour Party. The governor made his defection proven to his cabinet members and close political associates at a meeting held at the government house in Akure their state capital. Mimiko came to power on the platform of the Labour Party.

Ribadu Officially declares for PDP

A former EFCC chief and APC member, Nuhu Ribadu, today formally declared for the People’s Democratic Party in Yola, Adamawa. Ribadu, who was received by crowd at the Yola Airport, proceeded to the PDP secretariat where he was received by officials of the party. Several members of his former party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) also decamped to the PDP. More details soon…

US democracy: The Danger That I See Is Chaos - Lyndon LaRouche

Why would US democracy building invariably result in chaos? Radio VR is discussing the issue with Paul Craig Roberts, Chairman of The Institute for Political Economy, and Lyndon LaRouche, the founder and director of Executive Intelligence Review Press service. 
The proclaimed goal of the US Foreign Policy is spreading democracy. To quote the US State Department – “the US seeks to promote democracy as a means to achieve security, stability, and prosperity for the entire world”. The statement that looks all the more confusing if we come to recall Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, now Ukraine – these and other democracy-building efforts have somehow resulted in fighting and chaos…

U.S Navy discharges African American sailor for refusing to cut off her natural hair

This week, the U.S Navy announced that it was discharging Jessica Sims, an Africa American woman who has been a sailor for 12-years, for “failing to obey an order to cut off her natural hairstyle.”
The military has been under scrutiny for guidelines issued in March that critics believe were discriminatory toward African-American women.

Those regulations “specifically forbid several hairstyles popular for black women who keep their hair natural, including twists, headbands, dreadlocks, or multiple braids that are larger than a quarter-inch.” A former U.S. Army Major, sharply criticized the regulations, noting they targeted “natural styles African American service women have been wearing for years.”

2105: Kaduna PDP Okays Jonathan, Yero

President Goodluck Jonathan has received the endorsement of the Kaduna State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the 2015 election.  The incumbent governor, Mukhtar Yero, also received the nod of the party to contest the polls in the state.  But Vice President Namadi Sambo and two members of the party from the upper chambers of the National Assembly, Senators Ahmed Makarfi and Nenadi Usman shunned the town hall meeting of the party held at the Murtala Mohammed Square, on Saturday, where the decision was taken.

'We’re expecting Tinubu, El-Rufai, their godfathers to join Jonathan's Team' - Reuben Abati

In this new explosive interview with Tribune, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati says he owes no-one any explanation for dealing with today's administration, adding that his belief in the leadership of Jonathan was what made him choose to serve in his govt.

Abati also stated that a lot of his critics, certainly one of whom even referred to him onetime as a product of same s3x marriage (FFK), have ended up in the GEJ led administration. He says they're now looking forward to famous brands of Oby Ezekwesili, Nasir El Rufai, Dino Melaye, Bola Tinubu and their'Northern godfathers'to also' to see the light and allow the light set them free '. 

Find his interview after the jump

Female Soldier Beats Bus Conductor to Coma in Lagos over 500 Naria Balance !

A female soldier in the Nigerian army yesterday beat a conductor to coma over change at Iyana Isashi, along Lagos- Badagry expressway in Lagos State. LeadershipNg reports that the soldier, who was in mufti, had boarded the mini- bus at Mile 2 and was going to Agbara area of Ogun State before the incident occurred. An argument which degenerated into a fight began when the soldier who allegedly gave the conductor N500 demanded for her change and the conductor said he had given her the money. 

Caution: DSS Warns of Planned bombing by Girls wearing Catholic sisters apparel

The Department of State Services has raised alarm over fears that some female suicide bombers are intending to carry out bombing attacks in Nigeria while wearing Catholic Reverend Sisters attire.

Based on a media statement signed by the Deputy Director Public Relations of the DSS Marilyn Ogar, some unidentified persons stormed an area tailoring store in Odutola street in the Sabongari area in Kano state on Wednesday August 20th and stole 13 items of Catholic Reverend sisters attire.
The DSS says with the recent upsurge in female suicide bombings, the stealing of the attires demands great concern. The DSS called on all Nigerians to be extra vigilant and observant of anyone wearing such regalia. Get the press statement immediately after the break...

Picture: Police Nabbed armed robbery accomplice after 10 years of evading Arrest

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, has arrested a 33 year man identified as Obina Okoli who is described as a notorious receiver of stolen goods and a key financier and recruiter of hijackers who terrorize major highways  in Lagos and other parts of  the country.  Obinna, who had evaded arrest for 10 years was finally arrested recently at his home in Onitsha, Anambra state. Police reports say Obinna received over 80% of all hijacked or diverted goods in Lagos and other adjoining  states from 2003 to 2014. He's also said to have sponsored and maintained over 50 different gangs of armed robbers, including military personnel, who he'd used in perpetuating his criminal activities. 


Woman dies in Ekiti after 4 hospitals rejected her

Ekiti State Government has debunked rumors of an outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the state.
This came as the federal government lamented the unfortunate death of a lady, who was simply said to have vomited and collapsed in premises of the State Ministry of Health and was rejected in four different private hospitals due to the text messages circulated by some unidentified people suspected to be in the Healthcare sector that tagged her Ebola patient.

At a briefing, Commissioner for Health, Professor Olusola Fasubaa said:

Ebola: First Consultants Medical Center Where Patrick Sawyer Died Explains How It All Started

Below is a press statement released by the management of the hospital;
In the interest of our patients, staff, the general public the nation at large we state the following:
A 40-years old gentleman came into the hospital with symptoms suggestive of Malaria (fever, headache, extreme weakness) on Sunday night (20th July 2014). He was fully conscious and gave us his clinical history and told us he is a Senior Diplomat from Liberia. Laboratory investigations confirmed malaria whilst other test for HIV, Hepatitis B&C were negative. He was admitted and treatment commenced.

Ebola: Spouses of dead victims test positive

The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said there are two new confirmed cases of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country.  Chukwu at a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday morning, said the confirmed cases had had secondary connection with the index case, the Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer.
Chukwu said, 
“The two patients are spouses of those that had primary contacts with Sawyer. They are among the secondary contacts that have been under surveillance.
“This now brings to four the total number of Ebola patients currently under treatment at the isolation ward.
“This also means that the total number of cases of EVD cases so far reported in the country to 14.”

Give Us Our Daughters’ Corpses, Chibok Parents Cry out

The parents of the Chibok girls have said that they want the case closed The mothers and fathers of the over 200 girls who were kidnapped from Chibok in Borno have lost hope that their daughters can be found alive. They said that they had already performed funeral rites for their daughters in their minds and now only wanted to officially bury their corpses. The girls were abducted 131 days ago and despite constant reassurances from the government that they would be found, they are still missing. The parents are now urging the government to at least return their daughters’ bodies so that they can receive honourable burials. This decision was revealed at the meeting of the #BringBackOurGirls movement in Abuja yesterday, August 22, 2014 in commemoration of the 130th day of the girls’ abduction. The schoolgirls were kidnapped on April 14, 2014.

The Madness In CBN ₦65 ATM Charges

Few months ago, myself and numerous other writers who were not privileged to grace the sacred meeting where the ‘suspension’ of the then Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam (as at then was) Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was discussed postulated some factors as being the motive behind his unceremonious disengagement. Today I write to say most of what we factored in then may not be absolutely correct.
Beyond our hypothesis lies a stagnant mammoth we have unknowingly shied away from; the bank Mafias. Ever since Mr. Godwin Emefiele assumed leadership of the apex bank his disposition and actions seems to be pointing towards a character squarely playing out a script.


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