Saturday, August 30, 2014

Buhari To Declare Intention To Run For Presidency In 2015





Former military Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, is expected to declare for the presidential race early next month on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as soon as he concludes his nationwide consultations, his political aides have confirmed to Thisday.
“General Muhammadu Buhari has been holding consultations with stakeholders cutting across the divide on the next year general election,” said one of his aides who craved anonymity.“
Those he has been meeting include politicians, both within and outside the APC, religious leaders, opinion leaders, youths and market women in every state of the federation and the feelers we are getting are encouraging.
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Ukraine May Get Additional Loan of $1.3 billion After IMF Assessment



European Union will make a decision on providing an additional loan of up to $1.3 billion to Ukraine only after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) conducts another assessment of the state of its economy, a source close to EU leadership told RIA Novosti on Sunday.

“If the IMF considers that there are additional financing needs, we will then consider a possibility of an additional microfinancial program which could go up to one billion [euro],” said the source, adding that it is not clear yet, when this assessment will take place.

Poroshenko’s Statement That Ukraine Conflict Can End by September Far From Reality - DPR




The Kiev authorities’ statements that conflict in eastern Ukraine can be ended by September are idealistic and far from reality, Deputy Prime Minister of Donetsk People’s Republic Andrei Purgin said in an interview with RIA Novosti Saturday.


"Their statements are of Martian nature, these people are dwelling in an emerald garden on Mars and commenting on the situation, which has nothing to do with reality. In fact, all these comments are often made not for internal use but for external use, for Europe. Such claims hit the headlines, then the IMF allocates money, so their goal is to get money from the IMF," Purgin said.
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Donetsk People’s Republic Says Controlling Most of MH17 Crash Site





The Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) militia is controlling the most of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site, DPR Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Purgin said in an interview with RIA Novosti Saturday.

"For the most part, we are controlling [the crash site]. They [pieces of the wreckage] are just lying there, and the most amazing part is, as it turns out, that neither the European side, nor anyone else needs them. The situation is very strange in my opinion," Purgin said.
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Poland’s Tusk Elected EU President, Italy’s Mogherini to Head Diplomacy - Van Rompuy




The European Union leaders have appointed Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk as EU president and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini as EU chief diplomat, current President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy said Saturday. “The new European leadership team is complete. It is my great pleasure to introduce to you the future President of the European Council, Prime Minister of Poland and my good friend Donald Tusk and, on the other hand, Federica Mogherini, a new High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the current Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
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EU to Decide on New Sanctions Against Russia Within Week



The participants of the EU Summit have asked the European Commission to prepare proposals for new economic sanctions against Russia within one week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday.
“We said that should there be a further escalation as we had actually experienced, we may need to take additional decisions. We mandated the Commission to prepare the grounds for measures that can be taken and they have to decide on that within a week,” 
Angela Merkel told journalists after the special meeting of European Council.However, the decision on sanctions will not affect the trilateral gas talks between the European Union, Russia and Ukraine.
 “We will irrespective of that also address questions related to gas,” said Merkel, noticing that there has been progress on gas talks since the meeting in Minsk.

Russia Hands Over 63 Ukrainian Soldiers - Airborne Forces




Russia handed over to Ukraine 63 Ukrainian soldiers who have crossed the Russian border on August,27, the deputy commander of the Russian Airborne Forces, Major-General Aleksei Ragozin, said on Sunday.


“The relevant authorities have just handed over 63 Ukrainian military men, who have crossed the Russian border on August, 27,” Ragozin said, adding that the soldiers were accommodated in a temporary camp where they received all the assistance needed.

Only 300,000 People Out of Population of 900,000 Remain in Donetsk – DPR





Only around 300,000 people out of population if 900,000 remain in Ukraine’s eastern city of Donetsk, Deputy Prime Minister of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Andrei Purgin said in an interview with RIA Novosti Saturday.


Only one third of the people which had been living in Donetsk before the start of Kiev’s offensive against independence supporters remains in the city, according to Purgin.
“There used to be 900,000 people in Donetsk, one third of it is 300,000 people,” the official said.
The city is facing a humanitarian disaster, according to Purgin.
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US Military Conducts More Airstrikes Against Islamic State Targets




US fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck the Islamic State (IS) militants near Iraq’s Mosul Dam, said the US Central Command in a statement, published on its official website.

“US military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter and remotely-piloted aircraft to conduct five airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam,” said the statement released on Saturday.
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Adamawa: Choice that may make or break PDP




The Peoples Democratic Party seems to be at the crossroads over who will be its candidate in the October 11 Adamawa governorship by-election. BAYO AKINLOYE, assesses how the choice of some of the aspirants can affect the fortune of the party in the state

At least 10 aspirants have so far declared interest to fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming Adamawa State governorship by-election, which comes up on October 11, 2014.
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Chibok girls: Powerful Nigerians don’t want girls rescued — Negotiator



Some powerful Nigerians are sabotaging the efforts of the Federal Government and other concerned citizens to ensure that the over 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are set free.
This was disclosed by the President, Civil Rights Congress, Mr. Shehu Sani, in an exclusive interview with SUNDAY PUNCH last week.
Sani, who has been involved in efforts to get government and Boko Haram to discuss the fate of the girls in the past, said some powerful individuals, whom he refused to name, ensured that the talks derailed. 
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How To Buy Cheap Electronic Gadgets, British standard In Nigeria !!!




Word ' Electronics ', being ranked as the best searched word on Google, proves how the planet is crazy about buying Electronic Gadgets
these days. This increasing demand of Electronic Gadgets is giving manufactures a confidence to create more new services in market with
increased features and high reliability.

However buying them blindly from any store isn't advisable as you can get them at really cheap prices in the event that you slightly research on the
suppliers. Following will be the factors which you should think about before buying Electronic gadgets as they'd probably effect the
cost.
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Cancer: Genevieve mag editor Dimeji Alara's dad dies




Genevieve magazine editor Dimeji Alara announced on social media network that he lost his father to cancer yesterday August 29th. 
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Boko Haram Funded Through CBN- Australian Hostage Negotiator Says




It appears Australian hostage negotiator Dennis Stephen isn't done making outrageous and some would say 'eye-opening' claims. Just a day after he claimed that former Borno state Gov, Alimodu Sheriff and an unnamed retired army chief are sponsors of Boko Haram, he's now claiming that the insurgent group if funded through the CBN. In an interview with TheCable, Stephen claimed a senior official of the CBN handles the financial transactions of the sect group. Read what he said ...

39 Sierra Leonans And Congolese Immigrants Arrested In a Lagos Hotel



Lagos-At least 39 foreign nationals were ,yesterday, arrested by Police and Immigration officers in two hotels on Lagos Island. It was gathered that they were arrested following a tip-off by some residents of the area over fears of the spread of Ebola virus disease.

Upon receiving the report, the Area Commander, Imohimi Edgal, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Area A Command, Lion Building, contacted Immigration and Health officials who stormed Benin Hotel and an unnamed guest house, situated on Atere street and effected the arrest of the foreigners, 35 of whom are citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo, while the rest are Sierra Leoneian nationals.

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Ebola: Private School Owners, FG on Collision Course




Private school owners in Lagos State and the Federal Government may clash over the latter’s order directing all primary and secondary schools in the country to resume on October 13, 2014, instead of the anticipated September 15.

At a sensitization programme on Ebola which held on Thursday, Punch reports that the school owners, under the umbrella of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, believe that the directive is unnecessary.
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Oyo community gets light after 30 months of power outage





The people of Ona-Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State on Friday had a lot to smile about after two and a half years of power outage.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the formal commencement of electricity supply to the area by the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company gave the residents much joy.

The power outage was the aftermath of the burning down of the defunct PHCN sub-station at Olorunsogo area by hoodlums during the January 2012 nationwide fuel subsidy protest.
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Commissioner’s killers die in gun battle




Governor Theodore Orji of Abia said those who killed the State’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Kenneth Nwosu, had also been killed by security operatives in a gun battle near Ikwuano.


Orji made this known at the funeral service for the late Nwosu held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Amizi-Olokoro, on Friday.

“Nwosu was shot by kidnappers. He was shot twice for resisting an attempt to kidnap him.
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Vagabonds in power





Vagabonds in Power was one of late Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s most iconic and elemental songs about the ills afflicting our society. I wonder what the legendary singer/social rights activist would have made of Nigeria today, in general and the total shambles of our football in particular.
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Failure to punish impunity responsible for terrorism –Fayemi





Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has identified the Federal Government’s failure to punish impunity as the major factor responsible for the rise in violent crimes and terrorism in the country.

He cited the failure of the Federal Government to punish the members of the violent Ombatse cult who killed over 70 security personnel in Nasarawa State, noting that it was such impunity that encouraged people to commit grave crimes.
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Boko Haram turns Police college to training camp –Survivor





The police college overrun by Boko Haram sect over a week ago has been converted into the base of the terrorist group, according to the Director, Catholic Social Communications, Maiduguri Diocese of the Catholic Church, Gideon Obasogie, who narrated the account of a survivor to Saturday PUNCH on Friday.

The clergyman in both telephone chat and e-mail to our correspondent, said, “I am sad, really sad to my bone marrows about this ugly development. The world must know the truth; people were captured and taken to the police training ground for serious training as combatants. It is now one of their strongest bases.

“The missing policemen have joined the Boko Haram instructors. The guys are multiplying in number, weaponry and geographical expansion.”

Ebola: 160 placed under observation in Rivers




Following the death of an Ebola victim in Port Harcourt, Rivers State during the week, at least 160 persons that made contact with the victim have been identified and put under observation.


The Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Sampson Parker, stated at a news conference at the state’s secretariat in Port Harcourt on Friday that the people had shown no signs of the Ebola disease.

He, however, said that the people were strictly under watch.

The commissioner added that the baby of the widow of the late health worker, who has since been quarantined, was in good health.
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Nine injured as APC lawmakers clash in Ibadan




Supporters of two members of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Temitope Olatoye, representing Lagelu Constituency and Abiodun Adigun-Hammed representing Akinyele II Constituency clashed in Ojoo area of Ibadan on Wednesday, leaving no fewer than nine people injured.


Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that both lawmakers, who are eyeing the party’s ticket to contest for a seat in the House of Representatives in the 2015 general elections, clashed during a programme organised by Adigun-Hammed to foster relationship between spare parts traders and the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
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