Monday, September 8, 2014

The self-evidently absurd "logic" of the EU

Herman Van Rompuy

The latest EU decision against Russia is amazing it it's self-evident stup*dity.  The EU has adopted sanctions which will only be put into effect if the ceasefire does not hold.

First, the obvious assumption here is that should the ceasefire not hold, it would clearly by Russia's fault.  No, not the Novorussian's fault, but Russia's.

Second, apparently, the possibility that the Ukrainians might break the ceasefire was not even considered or, if it was, then it was dismissed. 

Secretary to the Borno Govt say Boko Haram has taken over part of the state

The Secretary to the Borno state government, Amb. Ahmed Jidda says Boko Haram men have taken over a considerable part of the state. Speaking to newsmen yesterday September 7th in Borno state, the SSG said activities of the sect members have paralyzed most economy, social, political and government activities in the state.
"At this very moment, most parts of Borno state are being occupied by Boko Haram insurgents. Government presence and administration is minimal or non-existent across many parts of the state, with economic, commercial and social services totally subdued. Schools and clinics remain closed. Most settlements in the affected areas in the state have either been deserted or access to them practically impossible, thus majority of the political stakeholders cannot, in real fact, reach their constituencies. So, the threat of insecurity affects everybody irrespective of political differences." .....

How Dimgba Igwe Endured four Hours Of Pain Before Death

The president, Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Mr Femi Adesina, has stated that the late vice chairman of the SUN Publishing Company Limited, Mr Dimgba Igwe, would have survived the accident that claimed his life if prompt medical attention had reached him.

Speaking in a telephone chat with LEADERSHIP, Adesina who recounted his last contact with Igwe in a tone laden with nostalgia recalled four grueling hours the late journalist had battling with his life.
According to Adesina, who said he was a protege of the late journalist, having worked under him as a reporter in the defunct WEEKEND CONCORD, the late Igwe was initially moved to a private hospital somewhere in Isolo.

Lagos, 20 other states get new Police Commissioners

Lagos State now has a new police commissioner. His name is Kayode C. Aderanti and he takes over from Umar Manko. 20 other states got new commissioners. Find the Police press statement below...
"In line with the determination and drive to reposition the Nigeria Police Force for improved service delivery, the Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGPSuleiman Abba, NPM, NPOM, mni has released the posting of Commissioners of Police (CPs) to head Police Commands in 21 States. This followed the recommendation of the Commissioners to the Police Service Commission and its subsequent approval." See the CPs and their commands after the jump...

Student lost her life a few days after wishing friends a happy new month

 Just a few days after she posted a cheerful happy new month message on her Facebook page, congratulating friends for witnessing another new month, Mariam Anne Garba (pictured above) died in a fatal car accident. The Gombe State University student, died after the car she was riding in collided with another car on the Bauchi-Gombe Road, at Sharfuri village in Kirfi LGA of Bauchi State on September 6th. Mariam wasn't the only one who died. She died alongside five other students of Gombe university. The students were riding in a red Volkswagen Vento car with registration no DAL 195-Gj when the accident occurred. The students were rushed to Alkaleri General Hospital in Alkaleri, where they were confirmed dead.

War on Boko Haram: Nigerian military raid terrorist hideout in Kawuri, over 50 sect members killed

Over 50 men of the insurgency group, Boko Haram, were yesterday September 7th killed after Nigerian troops raided the sect members hideout in Kwauri, Borno state. This is based on a statement by the Nigerian military. Items recovered from their site includes Fabricated Artillery gun, Two Anti-aircraft gun, an armored vehicle and assorted forms of ammunition. Foodstuffs, hardware, personal clothing were destroyed through the gun battle. One officer and two soldiers were seriously injured.

Nigeria: 33 `Die in River Niger Boat Mishap

Minna — 33 persons said to be traders died in a boat mishap along the River Niger last week, Daily Trust learnt yesterday. Nine others were said to have been rescued by the locals along the river bank.

The boat that was carrying about 100 passengers travelling to a market in Lokoja, Kogi State from Katcha Local Government Area of Niger State.

It was gathered that all the corpses of the victims were recovered. The boat was said to have capsized when a pipeline patrol team boat beamed its light on the it, affecting the sight of the driver. The boat then hit a moving trunk of a tree that was uprooted by its impact and the fast moving water.

Must Watch: Maitama Sule, Inuwa Wada, Chidi Odinkalu speak in WePictureNigeria series

WTN Business and Technology Solutions and Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) presents, the first episode of a new documentary series titled “WePictureNigeria” which features interviews of Founding Fathers, Leaders, and Influencers focusing on Nigeria's history pre and post-independence.

This episode features Alhaji Sule Maitama, Inuwa Wada, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai and Chidi Odinkalu who share deep insights and shocking personal stories of Nigeria’s history from the pre-independence to the post -independence era of Nigeria.

Another Ebola case confirmed in Lagos + Sister of late PH doctor discharged

  The Special Assistant to the Minister of Health on Media and Communication, Dan Nwomeh took to twitter to generally share a few of the statements the minister made during a media conference held earlier today Sept. 8th. There is a new confirmed Ebola case in Lagos and the sister recently Port Harcourt doctor, Enemoah, has been discharged. See more tweets when you continue after the jump.

Enemuo Acted like a Traditional Healer - Medical Council

If not for death, the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, the country’s regulatory agency for the practice of medicine, would have disciplined the late Dr. Iyke Enemuo because he acted like a traditional healer.

Enemuo died after contracting the Ebola Virus Disease from the ECOWAS diplomat, Olubukun Koye, whom he treated in a Port-Harcourt hotel. Fielding questions from journalists in Abuja, the Registrar of MDCN, Dr. Abdulmumuni Ibrahim, condemned the decision of the late doctor to treat a patient suffering from a contagious disease in a hotel.

While describing Enemuo’s action as highly unethical, Ibrahim said it was wrong to treat a patient outside a medical facility.

Doyin Okupe turns twitter to prayer warfare against Boko Haram.

Pastors are scamming us, and now FG!! My people we're in serious trouble...hehe. The folks which should be fighting to help keep us safe are calling on Jehovah on social media. LMAO. Jehovah has given you weapons and manpower, hasn't he done his part? Chai! See another tweet following the break.


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