Showing posts with label Mass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mass. Show all posts

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Switzerland vote 'yes' for 'stop mass immigration' initiative, and set limits on immigration from EU

Swiss voters on Sunday backed proposals to reintroduce immigration quotas with the European Union, Swiss television reported - a result that calls into question bilateral accords with the EU and could irk multinational companies. Some 50.3 percent backed the "Stop mass immigration" initiative. The outcome obliges the government to turn the initiative into law withing three years. 

While neutral Switzerland is not a member of the EU, its immigration policy is based on free movement of citizens to and from the EU, with some exceptions, as well as allowing in a restricted number of non-EU citizens.
That pact on free movement of people, which came into force 12 years ago, was signed as part of a package of agreements with the EU, some of which could now be in danger of unravelling, to say nothing of the effect on a globally oriented economy that employs large numbers of foreign professionals.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Photo/Video: Iran launches mass-production of drones, sends copy to Russia.

The head of Russia's air force, General Viktor Bondarev, got an interesting present during his visit to Iran - an Iranian copy of a US spy drone ScanEagle. The drone represents "the technical capabilities of the Islamic Iran," according to The Guardian.

The Yasseer drone was provided to Russia on the sidelines of a meeting in Tehran between Bondarev and Farzad Esmayeeli, the air defense commander of Khatam al-Anbia, the Revolutionary Guards' military and industrial base.
"The drone built by the Islamic republic's Revolutionary Guards is a symbol of the technical capabilities of the Islamic Iran and today we presented a real model of it as a gift to Russian air force … and the Russian people," Esmayeeli said after meeting.
Continue after the break.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Google engineer blasts US mass surveillance program after receiving NSA award

Dr. Joseph Bonneau, an engineer for Google, was announced the winner of the National Security Agency's first annual "Science of Security Competition" on July 19 for his paper "The Science of Guessing," which analyzed over 70 million user passwords. Dr. Bonneau shared his "conflicted feelings" over receiving the award and chastised NSA surveillance.

On the same day when Dr. Bonneau was named the winner of the Science of Security (SoS) Competition he wrote a blog post about his "conflicted feelings" around the US surveillance program.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

NLC Calls For Mass Protests Over Oil Theft

The Nigerian Labour Congress on Tuesday said it was high time Nigerians staged peaceful road shows and street protests against the continued loss of crude oil caused by pipeline vandalism, theft, illegal bunkering and political interference.

According to the congress, Nigerians have spoken for so long without concrete actions to stop crude oil losses, adding that it was time to take to the streets and demand decisive actions from the Federal Government.
The Vice President, NLC, Mr. Issa Aremu, said it was saddening that Nigeria was losing over 400,000 barrels of crude oil per day and nothing seemed to have been done to address the ugly development. Aremu spoke at a public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill organised by Patriots for New Nigeria Initiative in Abuja.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tsarnaev indicted on 30 counts, including using weapon of mass destruction

A federal grand jury has returned a 30-count indictment against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, the U.S. attorney's office said Thursday. Tsarnaev was charged with using weapons of mass destruction, among other charges.

The double bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 killed three people and injured at least 264.  Police took Tsarnaev into custody on April 19 after finding him hiding in a boat in the backyard of a Watertown, Massachusetts, home.  The other bombing suspect, his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died after a gunfight with authorities hours before his brother's arrest. After much secrecy and protest, Tamerlan was buried in a rural Virginia cemetery.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Nasarawa Mass Killing: 25 Missing Policemen Found Buried In Mass Grave


The death toll of policemen killed by members of the Ombatse cult in Nasarawa State has risen to 72 following the discovery of the bodies of 25 policemen that had been hitherto declared missing in a mass grave in an unnamed village in the state.Earlier, in a joint briefing, security authorities had confirmed 57 operatives, comprising 47 policemen and 10 agents of the State Security Service (SSS), killed in the ambush that took place on May 7 when they were on a mission to a village in Nasarawa State.

Following the bloody attack, the 25 policemen were declared missing because their bodies could not be found to confirm if they were dead or alive coupled with the fact that their whereabouts was unknown.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Senate summon JAMB registrar over mass failure

Less than 24 hours National Mirror exclusively reported how internet fraudsters contributed to the mass failure of candidates in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the House of Representatives yesterday summoned the Registrar of the board, Prof Dibu Ojerinde, for questioning.
Chairman, House Committee on Education, Hon. Aminu Suleiman (PDP Kano), said the summons became necessary following series of complaints and protests by many Nigerians of the mass failure.
It will be recalled that the result of the exam, released last weekend, showed only 10 candidates scoring 300 marks and above from the possible 400 while a majority scored below pass mark of 180, which is 40 per cent of the total mark.
According to the lawmaker, the House heard that JAMB authorities had formally explained some reasons for the mass failure in the exam but the explanation is not enough if the content of the complaints is anything to go by.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

UTME UPDATE: Mass failure aided by fraudsters – Investigation

…candidates paid N2000, N3000 to get answers from Internet

* How officials, invigilators, parents help students cheat in WASSCE

SAM EFERARO ASSISTANT EDITOR The mass failure of candidates who wrote the April 27 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, has been traced to the widespread cheating recorded in many centres across the country, National Mirror can authoritatively reveal. The result of the examination released last Friday at a news conference in Abuja by the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojediran, showed that only 10 candidates scored above 300 while only 127,017 candidates scored between one and 159.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Boko Haram Begin Mass Recruitment

The Jihadist violence which is ravaging the Northern region of the federal republic of Nigeria appears to show no indications of letting up. This is according to information received by from a competent source within the top echelons of the security structure stationed in Kano.
As gathered, the Jihadist group who had recently ramped up their violent attacks in selected States of Northern Nigeria – particularly Kano, Bauchi and Borno State.  Our source pointed to the continued talk of amnesty by stakeholders within the federal government of Nigeria – as the principal cause for the increased level of attacks.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Nigerian Police make mass arrest over Kwara CP’s murder

The Enugu State Police Command on Tuesday said it had raided criminals’ hideouts and made random arrests in its investigations of the murder of Kwara State police commissioner, Mr. Chinweike Asadu, last Saturday.
    The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tonye Ebitibituwa, who announced the arrests declined giving the number and identity of those arrested. The PUNCH  however learnt from residents of Nike in the Enugu metropolis, where the late police boss was gunned down, that over 500 youths of the area had been picked.
     A resident of the area, who refused to give his name for fear of police harassment, said, “All the youths in this area have been arrested and detained in many police stations in the state. Over 500 persons have been arrested in this area.”

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mass Exist: 1 000 PDP Members Defect To ACN

Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria in Enugu State, Maj.-Gen. Josef Okoloagu (retd.), on Monday said no fewer than 1,000 Peoples Democratic Party members had defected to the ACN in the state.
Okoloagu stated this at a press briefing in Enugu. He said the defection would further embolden the ACN to wrest power from the PDP in the 2015 general elections in the state.
According to him, the defection followed the merger of the opposition parties in the state.
The retired Army General said while the opposition parties planned the sacking of the PDP-led government at the federal level on the auspices of the All Progressives Congress, the ACN would root out the PDP at the state level.

Friday, February 22, 2013

woman charged after allegedly threatening mass shooting in University

A 19-year-old Connecticut woman who prosecutors say threatened a Sandy Hook-style shooting at a community college — allegedly wanting to “one-up” gunman Adam Lanza — faces federal charges.
Amanda Bowden of East Haven was arraigned Wednesday in state Superior Court on a charge of one count of false information and hoaxes, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.  “As alleged, this defendant made a series of threats that described in great detail her intention to carry out a suicidal mass murder at a community college in New Haven,” U.S. Attorney David Fein said in a statement. “All threats of this nature will be viewed as serious by this office and prosecuted to the full extent of federal law.”

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Reports of mass shooting in California - at least 3 dead

At least three people are dead after a shooting spree stretching from Ladera Ranch into Tustin and Orange.
It all started around 5:20 a.m. Tuesday when Orange County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from a home on Red Leaf Lane in Ladera Ranch.

One female was pronounced dead at the location, according to sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino.
The suspect, a male in his 20s, fled in an SUV into the Tustin area, where there were multiple shootings, Amormino said.

He added that there is not any immediate threat to the community, but could not provide additional details on the suspect’s status. There appeared to be at least five other crime scenes across Tustin and ending in Orange, right near Villa Park.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Lagos State Government to Introduce Cable Cars for Mass Transportation

To alleviate the problems of mass transportation faced by residents of Lagos, the state government in partnership with a cable car company, Ropeways Transport Limited, is set to launch a cable car mass urban transit system

According to Tribune, the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) and Ropeways Transport Limited have signed a 30-year Franchise Agreement to this effect.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Teachers Council Blames Corpers For High Rate Of Mass Failure In Exams

A damning verdict has been passed on graduates who partake in the one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps by the Teachers Council which blamed the high rate of failure witnessed in various examinations on the youth corps members who are posted to teach without being qualified.
The Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, on Tuesday, while reacting to an allegation by the FG that they’re partly to blame for the mass failures, called on the leadership of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to stop the deployment of corps members, who lack basic knowledge of teaching, to teach in schools.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

JAF Mass Action Lagos Traffic Law (Photos)

he Joint Action Front (JAF), the pro-labour civil society component of the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO), on Monday protested at the Secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Lagos kick off a mass action against the new Lagos State Road Traffic Law.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fuel Price Hike: Nigerian Labour Congress Threatens Strike, Mass Protest

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike and mass protest in the event that the federal government increases the pump prices of petroleum products.

The threat followed the lingering fuel crisis in the country which the labour union described as a ploy by the federal government to increase pump prices of petroleum products.

It also threatened to picket fuel stations selling above official price if the necessary authorities that are expected to play a regulatory role fail to exercise their


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