Sunday, October 4, 2015

Pics: Fayose kneels publicly before a Ex-Ondo state governor

The governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose indicated affability to a previous Ondo state senator, Evan. Bamidele Olumilua by kneeling before him openly at the crowning ceremony of Oba Adejimi Adu Alagbado, Agirilala Ogbenuotesoro II as the Ogoga of Ikere-Ekiti which held on Oct. 3rd. Another pic bellow.


PhotoNews: President Buhari visits Abuja bomb blast victims, pays bill of girl shot by armed robbers

See more pics bellow.

"El-Rufai lied, we never spent billions on Independence Anniversary"- GEJ

In a statement issued on behalf of the former president on Sunday October 4, Abubakar Sulaiman, the immediate past minister/deputy chairman, National Planning Commission, branded the Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir el-rufai a ‘liar’ for alleging that his administration spent N64 billion on October 1 celebrations between 2010 and 2015.

He added that Jonathan administration spent only N332.6 million for the celebration in 3 years - an average of N66m per year. The statement reads:

Presidency confirms Friday arrest of Diezani

The presidency has confirmed the arrest of former Minister of Petroleum resources, Diezani Alison Madueke, in London, on Friday October 2nd.
"The government is aware of the arrest and all the government investigative agencies are working very closely with the British law enforcement. Nigerian authorities are saying for the first time that matters are being handled with seriousness and deep commitment.
Nobody wants to give the impression that this government is frivolous and unserious. For this reason, government is only confirming active collaboration. Beyond this, we are not saying more. In due course, Nigerians will be briefed on updates as appropriate.”the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, told Premium Times

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber attack police station, kill one police officer

A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber this morning killed a police officer who tried to stop him from attacking a police station in Southeastern Niger republic. The suicide bomber and three others were seen approaching the police station when they were stopped by the deceased police officer.
 "They had their hands on their stomachs, walking in the rain in the direction of the police station. A police officer tried to approach these young men before they arrived at the station but when he came closer one of the men detonated his explosives.
The three others started to flee, and another officer who was there shot and killed one of them at the scene. The two others ran in an effort to reach town. There was a real chase but the officers finally caught them," a resident of the community said.
Niger is one of the countries in the West African region that have suffered major attacks from Boko haram.

Man's leg ravaged by flesh-eating spider bite

Jonathon Hogg, a keen footballer and kickboxer, has required three operations and a skin graft since the brown recluse spider attacked and bit him.
Within hours, the venom began to eat away at the 40-year-old's flesh - doctors say he could have lost his leg had it been left untreated.

Mr Hogg, from north London, said:
"The pain was like nothing I've been through in my life. By the time I got to hospital my leg was bursting open, there was pus, it was black."
The barrister believes he was bitten while travelling on a Qatar Airways flight from Doha to South Africa - and is now taking legal action against the airline, alleging it has refused to take responsibility.

US to give Buhari $2.3bn to eradicate poverty in Nigeria

Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed in a statement on Sunday that the Federal Government has signed a $2.3bn assistance agreement aimed at fighting extreme poverty with the United States Agency for International Development, USAID.

Akande said the agreement would help the Nigerian Government combat extreme poverty in the nation over the next five years.

How Ex-president Arranged Diezani’s Arrest

More facts have emerged on how a Nigeria ex-president initiated the arrest of the country former Minister of Petroleum resources Diezani Alison-Madueke by the British National Crime Agency.

According to report available to popular TV station, Silverbird Television, a particular oil baron who was allegedly fronting for the ex-minister sought advice from the ex-president on what he could do to escape the hammer of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption policy.
In his response, the ex-president frankly told the oil baron to surrender all that he had looted. However, in his explanation, the oil baron said that many prominent Nigerians might be implicated if he disclosed the source of the funds.

Putin: Who created ISIS? (Video)

In 2014, President Obama named the three major threats to US national security; ISIS, Russia and Ebola (because spiraling national debt, unequal distribution of wealth, over-incarceration, climate change etc are less pressing issues.)%)))

It would be fair to say that Russian politicians took much offence to being placed in this list, next to a terror organisation and a disease. In relation to this statement, Putin answers a number of questions from a US journalist at the Valdai International Discussion Club, late 2014.

I’m not affiliated to them but I encourage those interested in Eurasian politics to follow Valdai on Facebook, for truthful insights with leading experts.

#ISIS, #PresidentVladimirPutin, #Syria

Herdsmen should be banned from entire South, not S’West alone - FFK

I support the call by Afenifere that all Fulani herdsmen should be banned from the South-West. Actually I believe that they should be banned from the entire South and not just the South-West. I also stand by every word that I wrote in my widely published essay titled “The Herdsmen From Hell”.
This contribution serves as a follow up to that essay.
The bottom line is this: we do not want those that slaughter innocent people, including women and children, in our midst. Those that say that we must remain silent when aliens and vandals invade our land, rape our women and kill our people are, at best, misinformed and misguided and, at worse, insensitive and wicked.