Saturday, September 20, 2014

Nigeria Takes a U-turn, head to Russia & China for military help and arms as UK & US disappoint

NIGERIA has requested the help of Russia and China to train its military and provide the armed forces with hardware in a desperate bid to combat the Boko Haram menace after traditional allies the US and UK have offered limited assistance.   Traditionally, the US and UK have been Nigeria's military partners but since the start of the current Boko Haram insurgency, their methods have been highly ineffective. Keen to crush the rebellion, the Nigerian government is looking to the Chinese and Russians in a bid to quickly recapture the towns and villages recently seized by Boko Haram in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.  

#Korobucci: Nigeria Twitter Reacts To Obanikoro’s Funky Campaign Slogan

The race to 2015 is on and heating up and Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro is getting a head start.
The former aspirant for the Lagos governorship seat has unveiled one of his campaign slogans as “Korobucci” obviously inspired by the MAVIN Records-produced hit track, “Dorobucci”.
The slogan was unveiled today, September 20, 2014, at a Peoples Democratic Party Rally in Lagos which had President Goodluck Jonathan in attendance.
Reports also have it that there is now an accompanying single recorded by the Koro All Stars.
Obanikoro has not revealed what office he’s campaigning for but judging from his past attempts at becoming the governor of Lagos, it’s safe to say he’s planning to contest again.
Let’s see if Nigerians will like Korobucci as much as they love Dorobucci. Meanwhile read reactions to the slogan via Twitter:

Buruji Kashamu Accuses U.S. Judiciary Of Racism, Vows To Fight On

A leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogun State, Buruji Kashamu, has accused the United States judiciary of racism, vowing to fight on until he gets justice after a U.S. court ruled that Mr. Kashamu be prosecuted for drug trafficking.

A U.S. Court of Appeal had on September 15 dismissed an appeal filed by Mr. Kashamu seeking to quash his indictment for smuggling drugs into the U.S.

The court upheld an earlier ruling, in May, by a U.S. District Court which equally dismissed the motion filed by Mr. Kashamu, a close ally of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Taraba House Of Assembly Raises Panel On Suntai

Governor Danbaba Suntai

Taraba State House of Assembly, yesterday, set up a five-man panel to verify the health status of Governor Danbaba Suntai. This decision followed the receipt of a resolution of the state Executive Council meeting of September, 2014. By so doing, the Assembly is evoking the provisions of Section 189, Sub Section 1b and 189 Sub Section 4 of the Constitution which requested the Speaker to appoint a medical panel to verify the health condition of the governor. In a statement, the Taraba State Speaker, Hon. Josiah Kente, said he was compelled to set up the panel in accordance with the Constitution following the resolution passed by the state Executive Council mandating him to do so.

Video News: President Jonathan Visits Collapsed Building Site In Synagogue

President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to investigate the cause of the collapse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations six-storey building. The President who made this declaration during a condolence visit to the General Overseer and members of the church, also promised to collaborate with state governors to put measures that will check the illegal building of high rise buildings in the country. While expressing condolences to the families of the victims,The president assured that the FG will deploy every necessary to ensure that investigations into the cause of the collapse are treated speedily. The president says he Will convey a meeting with state governors to discuss the need for advice or measures that will help check the illegal erection of high rise buildings.
Watch the video after the break.

45,000 Syrians ‘flee Islamic State’ into Turkey

Some 45,000 mainly Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, officials say, as Islamic State militants advance in northern Syria.  Turkey opened its border on Friday to Syrians who had fled the Kurdish town of Kobane in fear of an IS attack. Activists say some 300 Kurdish fighters have crossed into Syria from Turkey to help defend the strategic town.

IS controls large areas of Syria and Iraq and has seized dozens of villages around Kobane, also called Ayn al-Arab. Turkey – which shares a border with Iraq and Syria – has taken in more than 847,000 refugees since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began three years ago.

Kiev, Donetsk Exchange Prisoners in Donbas

Ukrainian security forces and Donetsk People's Republic militia have carried out another prisoner swap, with each side handing over 38 detainees.

The exchange took place some 30 kilometers north of Donetsk. Daria Morozova, the head of the Donetsk People's Republic's committee on prisoner exchange, told reporters that a new prisoner swap had been scheduled for Sunday, due to the fact that Ukrainian forces kept handing over less detainees than the sides had agreed on. An additional 27 prisoners are to be transferred back to DNR during the next swap, she said.

NATO’s new cold war redraws left, liberal views on imperialism and war

The right-wing Canadian government endorsed a "Ukrainian Independence Day" celebration in Toronto that openly raised funds for the fascist Right Sector organisation and at which the group's red and black flags were displayed prominently.

September 18, 2014 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal -- Just under 25 years ago, the Cold War ended with a capitalist triumph. The nationalised economies and political structures of the Soviet Union and eastern Europe collapsed and a transition to a harsh, anti-social capitalism began.
In the years that followed, an eastward expansion was undertaken by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the military alliance of the imperialist countries of Europe and North America. Many of the countries of eastern Europe joined the alliance, in explicit defiance of agreements by NATO with post-Soviet Russia not to expand in this way.

Corps Member Donates ₦10,000 Allowy To Pres. Jonathan’s Re-election

A serving corps member, Ezemagu Sunday Nnamdi has donated N10,000 to President Jonathan's re-election bid. Patriotic or nah, guys?

In a press statement released by Mr. Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to President Jonathan on Media & Publicity, the young Nigerian sent the donation of Ten Thousand Naira as his humble contribution to the President’s  re-election. Reuben also disclosed that the donation was sent before the Peoples’ 
Democratic Party (PDP) adopted the President as its sole candidate for the 2015 presidential elections. 

Synagogue Building Crash: Govt Moves against T. B Joshua

The Lagos State Government has moved against the popular Synagogue Church of All Nations, Ikotun, after one of its buildings collapsed last week killing over 70 people including a 10-year-old kid with many others critically injured.

The structure, which was under construction, was initially a two-storey building before the addition of four new floors which were under construction. As of Thursday, after NEMA announced that rescue work has ended, the death toll in the building collapse hit 80. Among the dead were 67 South Africans. 

Ukrainian Army Attacks Military Plant in Donetsk

The Ukrainian military have carried out an attack on a military plant in Donetsk, where explosives are blowing up.  At the moment, there is smoke over the 107th military factory and explosions still could be heard. The locals said that there were ammunition supplies stored in the factory, which are currently exploding.

The Devil did it, please forgive me -Herbalist who buried Customs officer & daughter alive [Photos]

The victims got missing on May 10 after which the family spent three weeks searching for them before eventually reporting to the po­lice on June 13.   For five days, despite all kinds of rigorous interrogations he was subjected to, Olatunji maintained that he was innocent. Not deterred by his tears and call on the almighty God to de­liver him from what he described as injustice, Head of the SARS team, Abba Kyari insisted that the suspect’s confession was not coherent, hence the need for further interrogation.

Lagos Roads Blocked As President Arrives For PDP Rally

According to reports, President Goodluck Jonathan in expected to arrive in Lagos today.
The president is said to be visiting the commercial hub to attend a political rally organized by the top echelon of thePeoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West.
The event, tagged “Unity Rally”, is supposedly being organized in support of Jonathan’s 2015 re-election bid.  Some roads in Lagos have reportedly been blocked in preparation for the president’s arrival.  The Lagos bus transit service, LAGBUS revealed via Twitter (@LAGBUSOfficial) that:

Akon to supply electricity to Kenya

Akon first met President Uhuru Kenyatta in Washington DC during the US-Africa Summit in August to discuss his intentions in assisting the country with electricity...
American/Senegalese singer Akon has promise to light up Kibera in Nairobi which is the largest urban slum in Africa. The R & B singer who first met President Uhuru Kenyatta in Washington DC during the US-Africa Summit in August to discuss his intentions in assisting the country with electricity, was at the State House Nairobi on Thursday, September 18, 2014, set up a meeting with the Energy CS Davis Chirchir, Kenya Power MD Ben Chumo, President’s Private Secretary Jomo Gecaga and Rural Electrification CEO and agreed on specifics for implementation that with be carried by ‘Akon Light Africa Project’. 

Akon who was welcomed to the State House by Kenya president will participate in the rural electrification process and will hold another meeting with Rural Electrification Authority to finalize on specifics. According to reports. See Some photos below…....

Frustrated Man commits suicide in Ekiti state after 2 failed attempts

After two failed attempts to kill himself within the last few four years, a person considered in his 30s named Mundiu (pictured above) finally succeeded in killing himself yesterday September 19th.

In accordance with Sun News, Mundiu killed himself in the hall way of his compound in Ayede-Ekiti community in Oye local government of Ekiti state in the first hours of yesterday morning.
 In accordance with one of his true neighbors, Muntiu had always complained to be poor and unsuccessful and was considered very frustrated. Each day before he killed himself, he mentioned to neighbours that they may be witnessing drama on Friday but no-one knew he was talking about him killing himself

Car crash on college road - Pics

  A speeding car veered off the trail in the first hours of today and crashed right into a pole and stall on a road on College Road in Ogba, Ikeja. Fortunately, the guy suspected to be drunk, survived the crash but his car was totaled. See photos after the break...


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