Saturday, June 21, 2014

Blame Jonathan if military aborts democracy –Balarabe

• Nigerians must protect civil rule –Oyegun • Presidency denies repression against APC
Former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, on Friday expressed deep concern over the involvement of the military in the conduct of elections in the country, warning that President Goodluck Jonathan, as the Commander in Chief of Arm Forces, should be held responsible if the democratic rule is truncated by soldiers.

He spoke on the heels of the reported ambush of some All Progressives Congress (APC) governors by military men on their way to the campaign rally of Governor Kayode Fayemi on Thursday in Ekiti State.

Our Findings May Threaten National Security

The presidential fact-finding committee on the abduction of the schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State yesterday submitted its report to President Goodluck Jonathan with an advice that the findings be kept secret as they had the potential of threatening national security as well as jeorpadising rescue efforts.

The committee also confirmed that the actual number of the school girls abducted in Chibok, Borno State was 276, out of which 119 were still missing, explaining that out of the 276 girls abducted on April 14, about 57 later escaped and had since been reunited with their families.

God Told me to share the Adam's Apple to my Church members - Enugu Pastor impregnates congregants (Pic)

Timothy Ngwu(in yellow)and two of his concubines
The Police in Enugu State have arrested one Timothy Ngwu, the General Overseer of Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity, located at Ihe/Owerre, Nsukka in Enugu State.Before his arrest on Friday, the self acclaimed Pastor, who said he was obeying God’s command, has put no less than 20 members of his church in a family way.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Update on the handsome guy whose mugshot caused a storm online

More details has emerged on the 30 year old felon whose mugshot won the hearts of thousands of women around the world after it was posted on Facebook. He is gorgeous but behind those ice-blue eyes is a much less attractive story of gangs, grand theft and forgery. UK Daily Mail reports below... 
Jeremy Meeks' handsome photograph made social media swoon when the Stockton Police Department shared it on its Facebook page on Wednesday - sparking thousands of shares, 'likes', memes and very suggestive propositions.
But the married 30-year-old dad, who was arrested on five weapons charges and one gang charge when cops allegedly found a pistol in his trunk, has a much less desirable rap sheet, it has emerged.
For a decade, he has been in and out of courtrooms in California and Washington for crimes including resisting arrest, faking his identity and grand theft, for which he served two years.Continue...

Italy to repatriate several dozen prisoners

The Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Fulvius Rusticu, yesterday June 19th revealed plans by the Italian Government to repatriate 700 Nigerian prisoners currently serving jail amount of time in Italian prisons. While  addressing pressmen in Abuja, Fulvius said Italian and Nigerian Govt officials were in talks for a Transfer Agreement (PTA) and would meet first week in July in Rome to conclude negotiations. He explained bringing the prisoner closer home is in the interest of the prisoners 
"Each country is responsible for its prisons; the logic in signing a PTA is that we think that it is better for Nigerians and even Italians to serve their terms at home. Already to be in prisons is not a nice experience, being abroad is even worse, so given the prisoner the chance to return home is in their own interest. It is very rare for a prisoner to want to stay in a foreign country, we have cases of Italians serving in prisons abroad and they look forward, and are happy to return home,” he said
No fewer than 15,316 Nigerians are in various prisons abroad with the largest No. of 752 in the UK.

Notorious terrorist shot dead by military along Jos-Bauchi Rd

A notorious terrorist and gang leader simply known as Mallam Husaini was shot dead today June 20th along the Jos-Bauch highway by the Nigerian military after his gang engaged soldiers in a shoot out after attacking a military convoy that was on an operational patrol between Jos and Bauchi.

In a press statement released today by the Defence Headquarters, Mallam Husaini had led a series of attacks on security personnel and led the attack on the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad HQ in Abuja in Nov. 2012 and also led the attack on a military convoy moving from Lokoja to Kaduna where two soldiers were killed in January 2013.

After the shoot out, the military recovered the Ford bus used by the terrorists to operate, 8 Primed Improvised Explosive Devices, rifles, pistols and about 70 rounds of ammunition. See more photos after the break...*viewer discretion advised*

LASU management announces resumption of academic activities in The school.

The management of the Lagos State University, LASU, has announced the resumption of academic activities in the school. The institution re-opens June 23rd after it absolutely was power down following weeks of students'protest over upsurge in school fees. The institution fees have since been reduced.

Below is a statement released by the school's spokesperson, Kayode Sutton...
"Sequel to the Lagos State government’s agreement to the reduction of the Lagos State University School Fees by 34% to 60% across different faculties, the university management has come up with the precise amount to be paid by students in all departments and faculties. In a swift compliance to this agreement, the Governing Council of the University has approved new school fees which now ranges between N76,250.00 for a final year student in the Arts Department (49.3% reduction), and N158, 250.00 for a 200 level Engineering and Medical (Direct entry) student.

No agreement achieved on main nuclear issues yet - Iran's FM

Iran and world powers are yet to find common ground on the main issues in nuclear talks aimed at reaching a comprehensive agreement, Tehran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday, AFP reports. 

His remarks, broadcast live on state television, came after five days of negotiations in Vienna that seek to transform an interim deal into a lasting accord to resolve a decade-long stand-off over Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Uganda dismisses US sanctions for anti-gay laws

Uganda's government Friday said US sanctions slapped on the country for tough anti-gay laws would have little impact and rejected rights groups' reports that the legislation had led to a rise in assaults.

"Ugandans know they are moving away from donor dependency," government spokesman Ofwono Opondo told AFP Friday.
"We cannot compel the Americans to give us their money. Ugandans must be ready and we are rightly doing so, paying our bills. We need to be frugal."

UN places blame on Ukraine's gov't for war crimes

The United Nations Human Rights monitoring commission has published a report on the Ukrainian issue. The report might stir Kiev, the US and the EU up, if only the West still respects the UN. The report says that the Ukrainian government violates human rights and the international conventions in the Federal State of Novorossiya, which is southeastern Ukraine.

The violations include detentions, kidnapping, tortures and killing of people, including women and children.

US does not need UN mandate for Iraq military action - UN chief, Ban Ki-moon

The US would not need the approval of the UN Security Council for military operations in Iraq if it acts on a request by the Baghdad government, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said.

The US "will have to decide whether they intervene in the conflict with ground troops or other military means, and whether they will coordinate such a course of action with the regional power of Iran," Ban told the Swiss daily, Neue Zuercher Zeitung.

EC, Ukraine discuss conditions for upcoming Association Agreement as fight continues in the eastern Part of the country.

The European Commission is assessing legal consequences of Crimea’s secession from Ukraine and offers economic, trade and financial restrictions on Crimea with immediate effect, according to a draft roadmap of the EU-Ukraine association deal released on Friday. In compensation, the EU offers Ukraine the most favored-nation treatment in trade, the creation of a free trade zone with a positive effect of €500 million a year from the removal of trade barriers and Ukraine’s participation in the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) program with a seven-year budget of €12 billion.

Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko said on Thursday he would sign the economic part of the Association Agreement with the European Union on June 27.

Iraq's top Shiite cleric says Jihadists must be expelled from country now

Iraq's top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said Friday that Sunni jihadists who have overrun swathes of territory must be expelled from the country before it is too late.

If the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is not "fought and expelled from Iraq, everyone will regret it tomorrow, when regret has no meaning," his spokesman announced on his behalf.

Donetsk militia gathers evidence of phosphorous bombs use by Ukrainian military

The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic is planning to carry out tests to prove that the Ukrainian government forces used prohibited weapons in Semyonovka.
"The video evidence of phosphorous bombs being used in Semyonovka is not a signal either to Europe, or America, or international organizations. Nothing convinces them, so we had to take soil from Semyonovka and bring it to Donetsk where it is currently being tested," DPR Supreme Council Chairman Denis Pushilin told a press conference in Moscow on Friday.

He said the test results will show whether chemical weapons were used.

33 gov'ts help NSA to monitor internet data worldwide

Huge volumes of private emails, phone calls, and internet chats are being intercepted by the National Security Agency with the secret cooperation of more foreign governments than previously known, according to newly disclosed documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Using the codename RAMPART-A, the NSA would work with these third-party countries to attempt to intercept as much of the world’s online communications as possible, says the Danish privacy news website Dagbladet Information.

Just in: Footballer, Yaya Toure’s Younger Brother Dies At 28

Ibrahim Toure, younger brother of Yaya and Kolo Toure, has died suddenly at the age of just 28. Ibrahim Toure was also a professional footballer, playing as a striker for clubs including Egypt’s Misr El-Maqasah and Lebanese side Al Safa.

Both Yaya and Kolo are currently in Brazil with the Ivory Coast national team, who have taken three points from their opening two games at the World Cup.


6 Men Arrested In India Yesterday For Smuggling Heroin

Yesterday, Wednesday 18th June 2014, the Punjab police arrested six Nigerian men in Delhi, India. It is said to be a major breakthrough in Delhi’s drive against drug trafficking.

According to The Hindustan Times, the men whose names include Sydney Obinna, Uzochekwu Clement, Alogsis Ezechinelu, Mike, Victor and Peter, were caught by a joint team of the State Special Operations Cell (SSOC) from Mohali and Patiala.

The news outlet reports that the men had been obtaining heroin smuggled from Pakistan, through Punjab and J&K borders.


Former Customs Officer And Her Daughter Killed by Fraudsters in Lagos

A suspected fraudster, Alhaji Olatunji Azeez, has allegedly killed a 64-year old retired customs officer, Angela Uzo Kery and her adopted 10-year-old daughter, Obiagulum after selling the victim’s landed properties.
Azeez was arrested with two alleged accomplices by the police at Oko Oba Division under Area ‘G’ Command, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, after the missing victims was traced to him during investigation.

"Beat Bosnia" -- Okonji-Iweala Begs Eagles

Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has charged the Super Eagles of Nigeria to beat Bosnia in their next round of game in the ongoing World Cup tournament in Brazil.

According to the Minister, Nigeria could still make it even after the draw with Iran Monday.

Video: Unidentified Woman found Dead on the Street In Benin

Unidentified Woman Found Dead In ezoti street, Benin, edo state
A middle aged woman was found lying dead along Ezoti Street in Benin City, Edo State. The unidentified woman's death caused disruption in the area as security agencies gathered to spot the cause of her death before taking her to the mortuary.

Watch the video(Link) after the break.


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