Thursday, June 27, 2013

Snowden, Obama, Ecuador Updates: Russia did not invite Snowden, Obama will not intercept plane

Russia did not invite Edward Snowden onto Russian territory. This was announced on Thursday by the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak. Former CIA officer and NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed the details of secret U.S. intelligence spying programs, fled from the U.S. to Hong Kong, and on June 23, flew to Moscow intending to move onward to Havana.

Currently he is in the transit area of Sheremetyevo international airport, pending a decision by Ecuador from which he has asked for political asylum.
Kislyak does not believe that the problem of Snowden, who did not cross the border into Russia, could complicate relations between Moscow and Washington.
Earlier in the day, President Barack Obama said he "would not use fighter jets to intercept the plane with Snowden, wherever he was going."

U.S. Senate passes immigration bill, 11 million foreigners on a path to American citizenship.

The U.S. Senate, after a decade of trying and failing, on Thursday passed a wide-ranging immigration bill that would put 11 million foreigners now living illegally in the United States on a path to American citizenship.

The U.S. Senate's vote passing a broad immigration reform bill fell two votes short of what some of its main backers had said was necessary to pressure the House of Representatives to act.
The Senate voted 68-32 for the bill, giving more than two-thirds support in the 100-member chamber. Earlier, backers said they were pushing to get 70 votes to help sway the more conservative House to consider it.

Nelson Mandela is on life support Machine

Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is on life support, unable to breathe on his own, an elder in the South African icon’s clan said Wednesday, all but extinguishing hopes for his recovery.

“Yes, he is using machines to breathe,” Napilisi Mandela told AFP after visiting the much-loved 94 year old’s bedside in Pretoria. “It is bad, but what can we do.”

Just how bad becomes clearer by the hour. President Jacob Zuma late Wednesday abruptly cancelled a visit planned to neighbouring Mozambique after visting Mandela’s Pretoria hospital.
It is the first time Zuma has scrapped an engagement since Mandela was hospitalised nearly three weeks ago.

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.

FG recovers £22.5m stolen assets abroad – Adoke

Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Adoke, said on Thursday that his ministry had recovered more than twenty million pounds allegedly stolen from Nigeria’s coffers.
Adoke, who said this at the 2013 Ministerial Platform in Abuja, noted that the money was recovered from one Raj Arjandes Bhojwani, an Indian national and associate of late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha.
He said that the assets were recovered in 2011, adding that the ministry was able to recover and repatriate the money following its negotiations with the Island of Jersey.

“During the period under review, the ministry intensified its efforts to trace and repatriate Nigeria’s stolen assets abroad.  “In this connection, we have maintained effective liaison and communication with targeted jurisdictions to keep pace with assets recovery proceedings in those jurisdictions.
“In 2011, our close liaison and negotiation with the Island of Jersey led to the recovery and repatriation of the sum of £22.5 million confiscated by the Royal Court of Jersey from Raj Arjandes Bhojwani, an Indian national and associate of General Sani Abacha on account of his money laundering transactions from Nigeria.“

UK visa bond: Nigeria’ll reciprocate – Sen Nwagwu

Senator Matthew Nwagwu (PDP Imo North), chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, is not happy with the proposed UK visa bond policy which seeks to compel visitors from some countries, including Nigeria to deposit to UK immigration authority, the sum of 3,000 pounds which they would forfeit if they overstay their visits. In this interview, he said Nigeria would pay UK in her own coins at the appropriate time.  What is the position of the Senate on the proposed United Kingdom policy that seeks to force visitors to UK to deposit 3,000 pounds to their immigration authority?

But as a Nigerian, I have to say that any government including the UK government has the right to make a law that will protect its interest. So it’s left to Nigeria also to make the law that will protect Nigerian citizens’ interests also. When they inform us officially on this policy, we will sit down to study it and then respond to them officially. We will not accept it if Nigeria is branded among the countries they are targeting and we will respond to them in that order. That is what we call reciprocity. If the policy comes into effect, it’s left to Nigerians also to begin to find alternative travel destinations.

Two People Killed As Fulani People Steal Their 50 Cows

Two people have been killed and 50 cattle rustled by some suspected Fulani militias in a mid-night attack on Rebet community in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The names of those killed are Yakubu Ishaya and Jawo Gyang.  Confirming the incident yesterday in Jos, the state capital, the Special Task Force (STF) spokesman, Captain Salisu Mustapher, said: “There was an attack on Rebet community of Bakin Kogi village in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area. Two people were killed while some cattle were rustled in the process.”  Mustapher, however, said that two suspect were arrested in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State in connection with the incident.
According to him, security personnel have embarked on efforts to arrest the perpetrators.

Worrisome :Two choristers cut younger member’s face with blade over affair with choir master

Two women, Temitope Abigeal and Temitope Remi, have already been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate's Court in Ebute Meta on a three count of conspiracy, assault and grievous harm.  Abigeal (26) and Remi (28), choristers at a Cherubim and Seraphim church at Ebute Meta, were speculated to have assaulted Hannah Okurabe (18) with razor blades at Abule Nla junction, a few metres from the church.   The incident was reported to be caused by a youthful fight over the church's choirmaster, Joseph Unuigbe, a father of two. Joseph Unuigbe is married to a girl who is also a member of the same church.  Hannah is presently receiving treatment at the Lagos Island General Hospital, while Abigeal and Remi have already been remanded in Kirikiri until they meet their bail terms

CIA starts arming Syria rebels from Jordan stashes

Informed US diplomats and officials have confirmed that the Central Intelligence Agency has begun shipping weapons to Jordan in a move to gear up vetted Syrian rebels within a month, the Wall Street Journal reports.

 Earlier this month, US President Barack Obama authorized a covert plan that will see more arms shipments being moved to Jordan from a network of secret warehouses. These new deliveries, together with rebel training and a simultaneous push to mobilize shipments from EU and Arab allies, are timed to allow a concerted push by the Syrian militants starting by early August.

Man Nearly Kill His Wife Using Pineapple

There was no weapons throughout the house but one unlucky woman got knocked unconscious with a pineapple, based on police reports.  Authorities said a 42-year-old Ann Arbor, Michigan man apparently struck his wife unconscious with a pineapple during a battle at home.  Officers responded based on reports to the University of Michigan Hospital on Friday night after staff were notified in regards to the injury to a woman, 32-years-old.  No-one knows exactly when the woman was hit or what prompted the fight. 

Police said the girl did not cooperate beyond providing them with basic information.  Police say they found evidence of a battle at home. Any office of the Washtenaw County prosecutor was asked to consider the request of the police for an arrest warrant on the man.  Police suspect that during a domestic violence incident the man grabbed the pineapple and hit his wife in the head thereby knocking her unconscious, based on police reports. Since the woman refused to let her husband be locked up for the crime maybe she won't allow pineapples anymore into her home.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

PHOTO: Actress, Mercy Aigbe Shows Off Children

Beautiful actress, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry posts photos of her children showing her love.

11 Women Share The S-éxiest Photos They've Ever Taken (18__+++)

There's nothing s-éxier than a confident woman who embraces her body. Many already-married women get the photos taken for their partners' birthdays, their wedding anniversaries or simply to celebrate their wonderful bodies. Look through 11 beautiful photos of women below with explanation why they decided to take these photos.
"I did a '40 and Fabulous' shoot in January 2013. This was in celebration of one of my milestone birthdays. Also, I did the shoot for my husband who shares the same birthday as I do (January 28th). I did this photo specifically for my husband, Larry, as Green Bay is his favorite football team. I am wearing his hat and shirt and my pearls." - Tanya B.
Continue After The Break..

‘Boko Haram leader is from Niger Republic’

The Head of the Terrorist sect Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau hails from Niger Republic according to the Senate joint committee that investigated the Baga town Deaths.
This news shatters the widely believed notion that he was born in Shekau village in Yobe state
Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima himself told visiting senators that the man was actually from the neighboring Republic of Niger. The senators were also informed that although the sect has some foreigners, 80% of the sect members where from the Kanuri tribe saying that the leader is a Kanuri from Niger Republic.
After Mohammed Yussuf's death Shekau became the leader of the sect bringing death and anguish to thousand's of Nigerians. He has not been seen in public eye since 2009, He has shown himself through youtube videos aimed at threatning the Jonathan led Nigerian Government and claiming responsibility of attacks by the group.

PRISM: Every move you make, “they” will be watching you

The US Government and the unified global communications network operated by an alliance of the secret SIGINT units of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States called UKUSA, has developed, expanded and spread unhindered to such a point that everything and anything you do on the internet, on a cell phone and through every other means of electronic based communications can, and now we know, is being collected, recorded and spied upon.

Like United States military infrastructure, through its international global military arm NATO, U.S. signals intelligence operations have now spread to every corner of the globe and are greedily gobbling up anything and everything that is flowing through cyber space, regardless of its origin or the rights of those being spied upon.

West actively supports terrorism to cast doubt on Chinese investements in Africa' - expert ( Must Read)

As China is trying to compensate for losses on oil markets of Libya, Sudan and Iran and is looking worldwide for new energy sources, its National Petroleum Corporation is negotiating the acquisition of over $ 4 billion of shares in the gas project in the shelf of Mozambique. The Director of the Institute of National Energy Sergei Pravosudov talks to the Voice of Russia about the concerns of Chinese leaders amid the breakthrough that Beijing has recently made in the international fight for resources in Africa.

China has made a new breakthrough in the fight for resources in Africa. Chinese oil company Sinopec has signed an agreement with American Marathon Oil on the acquisition of its oil and gas assets in Angolan Block 31 field for $ 1.52 billion. On completion of the transaction, the Chinese company will own a 15 % share, as two years ago it acquired 5 % of stock in this project from French company Total.

Self-defense has become act of war for the U.S. and NATO – Rick Rozoff

The delivery of S-300 defensive missile batteries to Syria would protect the country from the types of attacks carried out by Israel and the U.S. but the West views such self-defense measures as an act of war and says that the ability of countries not friendly to the U.S. and its allies to defend themselves, in particular Syria, would upset the “balance of power”. Regular Voice of Russia contributor spoke about this, Manning and more in his latest interview with the Voice of Russia.

Lagos Killer Doctor Exposed! What He Did To A Woman

Following his arrest last week for allegedly mutilating the corpse of a 13-month-old baby boy in his hospital, a 37-year-old woman identified as Cordelia Ifechukwude, has alleged that she suffered similar fate at the medical centre of a Lagos-based doctor, Babawale Joshua.

The Aniocha North, Delta-born mother of five narrated her experience:

The incident happened at the No 1 Ajike close, branch of the medical centre, a few metres away from Amje bus-stop, Alakuko, a suburb of Lagos. According to Vanguard, she said “It happened in year 2000 when I took in with my first baby.

"I registered at Ayinke House, Ikeja General Hospital, but because I was advised to also register at a clinic very close to our house, I registered at Ajike hospital at Amje bus stop, Alakuko. We lived at Ajegunle bus stop, not too far from the clinic.

Yuguda, Fayemi, others for Yoruba youth summit

BAUCHI State governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda and his Ekiti State counterpart, Dr Kayode Fayemi, are among top Nigerians that would address Yoruba youths at a summit organised by the Yoruba Youth Forum.
The summit, according to a statement by the coordinator of the group, Mr Wale Ayeni, would also have the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Mr Kingsley Kuku, as well as the Special Adviser to the President on Youth and Student Matters, Mr Jude Imagwe, in attendance.
Ayeni, in the statement, said the summit, with the theme: “Nigeria at 100: True Federalism, a Panacea to Nigeria’s Corporate Existence,” would take place in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Thursday.
The group, on the occasion, would also honour some prominent Nigerians.

Prof Ishola advocates cartoon version of Yoruba folktales on TV

MANY international schools of thought and researchers have said that Nigerian languages are on the verge of going into extinction because of rap interest in western culture and this trend, if steps are not taken would disenfranchise the younger generation and unborn, the identity, value and richness of their culture.
Moreover, it is truism that people without culture or tradition are lost generation. And Nigeria is one of the nations which this reality stare in the eyes as the Yoruba Language amongst others are seriously threatened by the lost of virtues and values, but a renowned scholar and culturist, Professor Akinwunmi Ishola said there are ways to revive, preserve and promote the Yoruba culture ditto language.

Special Force captures 11 Boko Haram leaders in Borno

Following the raid of Mandara Mountains and Sambisa forest in Borno State, the Special Force has captured 11 Boko Haram leaders, including one of those suspected to be behind the posting of online videos.

But the Special Force also recorded unspecified number of casualty in gun duels with Boko Haram insurgents who are regrouping in Borno State.
According to a member of the nine-man team which visited Borno State on an appraisal tour, the Special Force is making progress in warding off aggression from Boko Haram members who had shifted base to Manadara mountains, including Gwoza and 1 Kirawa Hills which are under heavy surveillance.


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