Friday, September 19, 2014

War on Boko Haram: Things’ll Change By Next Month — Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan promised yesterday that by next month, the security challenge posed by members of the Boko Haram sect who have engaged in massive killing and wanton destruction of property would change drastically. This is just as the troops have killed 60 of the insurgents.

Speaking yesterday at the 66th National Executive Committee, NEC of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, President Jonathan who admitted that the nation’s greatest challenge was that of insecurity, stressed that what obtains presently in Nigeria has gone beyond terror, but plans to secede where members of Boko Haram want to install their own leadership.

Pandemonium in Kano Poly over Bomb Scare

 Days after having a bomb attack at the Federal College of Education, FCE Kano that left 20 dead and more injured, there clearly was pandemonium at the Kano State Polytechnic and Aminu Kano School of Legal studies, KANO this afternoon. The incident which occurred around 12.20pm saw students of the 2 tertiary institutions scampering for safety. The students also reported gunshots, but it has not been confirmed. However several were wounded. - 
See more pics bellow.

Eight Ebola awareness workers killed by villagers in Guinea

8 Ebola awareness workers including 3 journalists & 5 health workers were killed by angry villagers on Tuesday Sept. 16th in Wome village, same village where the Ebola virus broke out early this year.

The workers were killed while out creating awareness and distributing flyers about Ebola. According to reports, the villagers, who believe the Ebola outbreak is a fabricated story, began throwing rocks at the delegation who arrived to do disinfection work and educate people about how to prevent Ebola.

Another Church building Collapses in Edo; 3 feared dead

A week after an uncompleted Guest House owned by The Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed in Lagos killing over 80 people, another church building has caved in at Egor local government area of Edo state.
The collapse of the one-storey building, owned by the Christ Chosen Church of God, is feared to have led to the death of three people whose identities are yet to be determined.

'It was the Table that Saved Me" - TB Joshua Building Crash Survivor

A man who was inside T.B Joshua's church hostel in Lagos which collapsed has credited a table with saving his life.

Khathuatshelo Ramovha was trapped for 13 hours awaiting rescue. He was underneath the table when the building collapsed and he says it protected him from the falling rubble, which would otherwise have killed him. At least 80 people were killed.
"People were crying, people were praying, people were screaming... I was not feeling anything," he said.

Pres. GEJ lacks the experience to lead Nigeria- Atiku Abubakar

 Former Vice President and APC presidential aspirant Atiku Abubakar said in an interview with AFP today that President Jonathan lacks the ability to lead Nigeria, saying GEJ is the reason Boko Haram activities has been on the increase.

"This insurgency shouldn’t have lasted even six months. Within weeks, we (Obasanjo and I) crushed it because we did not neglect military training and, of course, we did not lack the leadership and the capacity to take decisions. I told Nigerians that he [Jonathan] did not have the capacity; he didn’t have the experience. He didn’t have anything and yet they gave him the chance, the opportunity. And they can now see the chance and the opportunity they gave him. Of course, I’m more experienced than he is. I believe my capacity cannot be compared with his, in all respect.” he said

Boko Haram: Jonathan, Northern Traditional Rulers Meet Behind Closed Doors

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday night met with traditional rulers from the North led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III, to discuss ways of ending the spate of killings in the region. The meeting which started at about by 9:25pm and took place at the First Lady’s Conference Room, also had in attendance the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, Minister of Information, Labaran Maku and other Presidential aides. Northern traditional rulers had on Wednesday met in Kaduna to discuss the Boko Haram crises and the economic in the North.

Very graphic: See pics of Boko Haram militants killed by Nigerian troops

Just received these exclusive but very graphic photos of Boko Haram members killed by the Nigerian troops at Konduga in Borno this week. The pic above is the newest CS/VP3 MRAP which was recently purchased. It aided in the victory of the soldiers within the insurgents. 
but warning biko, it's super graphic...

Obama's Smart Syria Play

art: Josetxo Ezcurra

by Fulan Nasrullah

If you ask me I will tel you that America watched the Cancer of Al-Baghdadi and his Islamic State spread from Syria back into Iraq to create an excuse to bomb Bashar Al-Assad in Syria.


Scotland Says ‘No’ to Independence: Final Results

With all ballots counted, Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom with 44.7 percent in support of independence and 55.3 percent rejecting it. The referendum saw the turnout of 84.59 percent. Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, accepted his defeat before the results were counted. "Our referendum was an agreed and consented process. Scotland has decided No at this stage to become and independent country and I accept that verdict," Salmond said Friday. UK Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed Friday the results of the Scottish referendum that saw the victory of those voting against independence and "kept our country of four nations together." The UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg posted on Twitter Friday: "In a dangerous and uncertain world I have no doubt we are stronger, safer, and more prosperous together than we ever could be apart". If the majority of people in Scotland voted for independence, the region could become independent on March 24, 2016.

Scottish Vote Turnout Exceeds 80% in Some Areas

The first turnout numbers of the Scottish referendum are starting to come in from the 32 local authority areas across the nation, with key parts of the country reporting historic voter turnout.
In the early hours of Friday, Sky News reported that turnout in Dundee, Scotland's fourth-largest city after Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, reached an unprecedented 90 percent.
The three key cities, which account for 25 percent of Scotland's population, will be the last three areas to report on their voting results.

Vostok-2014 Strategic Military Drill Begins in Eastern Russia

A large-scale Russian strategic military exercise, codenamed Vostok-2014 started in eastern Russia on Friday, according to the Defense Ministry. "About 100,000 servicemen, up to 1,500 tanks, 120 aircraft, 5,000 pieces of weaponry, military and special hardware, and 70 ships will take part in the exercises," the ministry said. The maneuvers will take place on the island of Sakhalin, the Kamchatka Peninsula, Chukotka, and the southern part of the Primorsky Territory (Russian Far East). The exercise is due to end on September 25.


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