Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016: the year of Russia’s triumph

This column was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/2016-the-year-of-russias-triumph/
Just like European maps place Europe in the center of the planet, so do most western commentators look at the past year from a US/Europe-centered perspective.  Which is fair enough.  Furthermore, the AngloZionist Empire has just suffered two major disasters, the Brexit and the election of Trump, so there is truly much interesting to focus on.  Still, what I want to do today is to look at the year which is ending from a Russian perspective.  The following were the major challenges Russia faced in 2016:

Monday, December 19, 2016

Obama’s Legacy of Failure


by Ghassan Kadi

In his recent article titled “Obama Out Not With a Bang, But a Whimper”, and in his regular eloquent and expressive style, Pepe Escobar nailed it. More need not be said about the Obama legacy, but this man, Obama, has had a personal effect on me, one that I cannot let go of without putting down on paper my own views of his infamous legacy.

Neocon panic and agony

This column was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/neocon-panic-and-agony/

There are clear signs that the Neocons running the AngloZionist Empire and it’s “deep state” are in a state of near panic and their actions are indicating that they are truly terrified.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Senate indicts SGF Lawal, demands his resignation, prosecution


The senate has, on Wednesday, indicted Secretary to the Government of the Federation [SGF], David Babachir Lawal over “Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North East”.

The Senate also called for the immediate resignation and prosecution of SGF Lawal, ‎accusing him of awarded N200 million contract to his personal company.

Retiree commits suicide two days after losing sight


A retiree of a milk producing company in Lagos, Roy Davies, 54, has comitted suicide two days after a treatment on his left eye went awry, reports Punchng.

Davies, who lived on Oyegbemi Street, Amukoko, Lagos State, reportedly took substance suspected to be Sniper – an insecticide – in the early hours of Saturday.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

First Turkish Leopard 2 Tank Knocked Out In Syria (Video)

Photo: YouTube / Turkish Military Portal Turk Silahli Kuvvetleri.
A video, showing a process of hitting of the Turkish Leopard 2A4 tank by an antitank guided weapons system, has been published online. Turkish troops, operating in Syria, have lost the Leopard 2A4 tank, which was hit by an antitank guided weapons system. As a result of the missile hit, four armor crewmen were wounded.

Gambian Soldiers Take over Electoral Commission as West African Leaders Press Jammeh to Quit

Nigeria said on Tuesday Gambia’s veteran ruler seemed receptive to a message from West African leaders that he accept his election defeat and step down, even as Gambian soldiers took over the offices of the electoral commission.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Security guard found dead inside petrol tanker in Delta State, one week after going missing .

Emmanuel Obene a.k.a Emeke, a private security guard attached to Frankies Filling Station along Enerhen road in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, was on Monday found dead inside a petrol tanker belonging to the owner of the station where he works, Punchng reports.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Choice: Repent or Betray?

translated by Vox Populi Evo
Investigation by journalists of German newspaper “Contra Magazin” give some food for thought. The title of the article “Relations between Russia and Turkey: Is Ankara playing a double game?” is quite transparent.

Where have all the flowers (and the Peace Movement) gone?

by Ghassan Kadi

Love or hate the Hippie era, it was definitely different, and it heralded the beginning of a new type of awakening in the West, and this time the awakening was not against the Western Church(es), but against the establishment.

The Italian Referendum

by Jimmie Moglia

The Italians said “no” in the recent referendum. Its main objective was to reform the Italian Constitution, strengthen the authority of the government and reduce the power of the electorate at large to influence political outcomes.

Unskilled in political autopsies, I will not discuss details amply elucidated elsewhere, in the mainstream and alternative media.

But ever prone to scour the useless in search for the irrelevant, I will talk about the 3 regions that voted ‘yes’ in the Referendum.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Putin sends “Chechen” special operation forces to Syria

Very interesting news today: according to the journal Izvestia, Russia will be sending operators from the so-called “Chechen” special forces battalions “West” and “East” to Syria to “guard the Russian installations” in Khmeimim and Tartus.  According to Russian sources, these two battalions have been converted into a “military police” force which will be fully deployed by the end of December.

Friday, December 9, 2016

The World SITREP December 7th, 2015 by Baaz

The Middle East
The Yemeni army and popular forces continued their advances in Southern Saudi Arabia, inflicting losses on the military hardware of the kingdom’s government troops.
“On Monday, the Yemeni army and popular forces took control of a military base in Najran province.
“The Yemeni forces captured a military base with all its military equipment near the city of Najran,” Senior Ansarullah Commander Ali al-Hamzani told FNA.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The 2016 “Saker man of the year”: the American “basket of deplorables”

Yeah, once again, I am going to engage in that silly business when I pretend that my blog is a “respectable media outlet” and, as such, to give myself the proper credibility and gravitas I have to copy Time magazine and others and chose a “man of the year”.  This year, however, this truly was a no-brainer.  The 2016 “man of the year” is, of course, the American “basket of deplorables.
No, not Trump.  Trump might well be Time’s man of the year, but as far as I am concerned, this man is just a promise, and he will remain that to me until he delivers on what he has promised the American voter.  No, the real heroes of our story today are, of course, the millions who dared defy the Empire and who voted for Trump.

The American voter who inflicted the worst bitch-slap to the US propaganda machine (aka “the mainstream media”) ever.  What happened in this election is nothing short of the biggest defeat in the history of propaganda.

As an ex Cold Warrior who studied the Soviet media for a living, I can say that the US media nowadays is infinitely worse in its willingness to not only lie, but condescendingly deny the obvious, show a total lack of conscience or even basic decency.  US presstitutes give prostitution a bad name.

The American voter was subjected to the most intensive (and, probably, expensive) propaganda barrage in history.  Keep in mind that in overtly dictatorial regimes most adults realize that they are being lied to.  In the USA, every American is brainwashed from birth to believe that the US press is the best and freest in the world and that the US democracy is also the best and freest in the world.  To vote for Trump, the US voter had to go against every single sacred dogma the US Empire has tried so hard to indoctrinate its subject in.  This is far harder than one would think.  Those interested in this topic can consult this article on the Asch conformity experiments or Milgram’s famous experiment on obedience and authority.

This is what the Empire has done to America

Furthermore, the psychological pressure was so intense that I can testify to the fact that many American were actually *afraid* of admitting that they would vote for Trump.  The atmosphere of rabid hatred against Trump and total intolerance and demonization of his supporters was such, that many Americans decided to hide their preference for Trump.  Some even pretended that they would vote for Hillary.  I know people who even lied to their own family members.

And, predictably, in the typical Neocon-style, as soon as it became clear that Trump would be elected, the US presstitutes began pouring out their hatred on the American people.  If in Britain only the old people could vote for the Brexit, in the USA all the Trump voters were described as poorly educated racists (“racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” to quote Hillary).  I don’t recall ever seeing such an outpouring of hatred towards an entire nation (except, maybe, the typical hatred the Russian liberals have for the “common” Russian people).

But, apparently, the American people have had too much lies told to them.  From the pseudo-patriotic ramblings of Dubya to the endless list of promises betrayed by Obama – the “common” folks whom Hillary referred to as the “basket deplorables” finally fought back the only way they could – they voted not only for Trump and against Hillary, but also against the regime, the polity, the power structure and the 1%ers who control it.

The main consequence of this vote will probably not be an amazing Trump presidency (I have the greatest reservations about the man and his entourage) but the fact that yet again the very legitimacy of the US political system has been discredited.

Think about it: thanks to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement it has become mainstream public knowledge that the USA are run by about 1% of its population (in reality it is far less than 1%, but nevermind that).  So far from being a regime “of the people, for the people and by the people” we know all know that it is a regime “of the 1%ers, for the 1%ers and by the 1%ers”.  Strike one.  With the Trump election, we know also see that the USA is run by a bizarre cocktail of minorities who only have one thing in common: their hatred of the majority.  Strike two.  And, last but not least, it is now also clear that the US media is the most obnoxious, immoral and arrogant propaganda machine in world history.  Strike three.

Where does this leave the Empire?  As a joke or as an abomination.  Probably a mix of both.
How about the USA themselves? They are clearly an occupied country, occupied not by an external invading force, but by an internal enemy who subjugated the USA to its own alien agenda and worldview.

As for the American people, at least the “basket of deplorables” they are now the objective allies of all the other nations on the planet who struggle to free themselves from the yoke of the AngloZionist Empire.

By voting against the Empire the American people have sent a powerful message to the rest of the world “not in my name”.  In Russia, this message was received with outright enthusiasm by the people even if experts were mostly much more cautious.  I have always said that there the “other West”, the West of the regular people who do not support what their rulers do, but who are unable to meaningfully oppose it.  The vote against Hillary showed the world that the American people don’t want an Empire, all they want is make *America* (i.e. the USA, as opposed to world Empire) great again.


Oh, I know, I already see the trend in Trump nominations.  And yes, believe me, I am extremely skeptical about all this.  But none of that healthy skepticism makes any difference to the fact that the vote against Hillary and the AngloZionist 1% rulers of the USA was a seminal, beautiful, liberating and heroic moment in for not just the USA, but for the rest of the planet too (with Hillary, we were all heading for a nuclear war with Russia).
The way the American “basket of deplorables” defied their oppressors was nothing short of beautiful.  And this is why the American “basket of deplorables” is my “man” of the year 2016.
The Saker
PS: for all those who will get upset at my use of the word “American”, I have just added the following paragraph to my “terminology” page:
Addendum: American. I guess I should also explain why I do use the word “American” when the correct word would be “USAn” or “United Statesian” or something equally ugly.  Well, precisely: these are ugly.  Alas, there is no equivalent in English to the Spanish “Estadounidense“.  The same thing for Russian which also lacks such a word and uses “Amerikanets/Amerikanskii” instead.  Okay, I know.  the USA is a small subsection of the Americas and Americans are obnoxious (and ignorant) for calling themselves “Americans”.  But, in truth, “USAns” are “Americans” since they live in the Americas, it’s just the implied exclusion of the others from that category which is so irritating.  So, anyway, I apologize for this surrender to modern-speak but I just don’t have the courage to fight this losing battle and, frankly, I have bigger fish to fry.  But yeah – I am therefore guilty as charged :-)

Don’t Scrap BoI For Political Reasons, Afenifere Warns Senate

The attention of Afenifere has been drawn “A Bill for an Act to establish the National Development Bank, 2015’, and sponsored by Senator Ibrahim Gobir which seeks to repeal the BoI, the Bank for Commerce and Industry Act and the National Economic Reconstruction Fund Act.

The bill further seeks to bring the total assets of the organisations under one body to be called the National Development Bank.This bill has passed the second reading in the Senate since October 12 and had been committed to the Senate Committee on banking, Insurance and other Financial Bodies for further works.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

$180m Halliburton Scam: Ex-heads Of State’s Indictment ‘scared Jonathan’

There are new insights on why the $180million Halliburton bribery probe is lingering without the trial of some highly-placed Nigerians.

It was learnt that former President Goodluck Jonathan, who planned to table the report before the Council of State, could not do so because three former Heads of State were implicated in the scandal.

Rivers Re-run: Police To Withdraw Politicians’ Orderlies


OPERATIVES of the Rivers State Police Command on Monday said it would withdraw police orderlies attached to politicians in the state during the December 10 reruns.

FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria..

The Federal Government on Monday announced that 571,000 tonnes of foreign rice warehoused in neighbouring countries were being targeted for the Nigerian market for the Christmas and New Year season, but vowed to stop their entry.

It also stated that Nigeria recently took delivery of 110 rice mills in its bid to enhance local production so as to commence the exportation of white rice from next year.

Fayose Condemns Removal Of Wike’s CSO, Accuses FG

Fayose Condemns Removal Of Gov Wike’s CSO, Says; “FG Planning To Subvert The Will Of Rivers”

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has condemned the removal of the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike less than five days to the State’s legislative re-run
election, saying; “With this ignoble action by the federal government, it is now clear that the federal government is out to subvert the will of the people of Rivers State by whatever means in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).”

Obasanjo Gives Condition To Support New Mega Party - This Day

•Insists Atiku cannot be presidential candidate

•Former VP, Tinubu say they have no plan to leave APC

Olawale Olaleye in Lagos and Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The proposed mega party by some aggrieved opposition politicians of major political parties in the country may already have run into a hitch, following the stringent condition allegedly handed down by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support the new party.

Heritage Bank Safe And Sound, Says Sekibo

Battling unrelenting social media attacks, suggesting insolvency, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Bank Plc, Mr. Ifie Sekibo, has assured customers that the commercial bank was safe, sound and liquid.

Monday, December 5, 2016

The rules of the (Trump) game

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik International
Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis, chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to be the new head of the Pentagon, is a model functionary of the Empire of Chaos. His call sign is – what else – “chaos”. The Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) even shared his regular accolade; “Saint Mattis of Quantico, Patron Saint of Chaos”. The Saint in his pop incarnation comes fully equipped with a grenade and a knife.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Who are the Sunnis? A Lamentation

by Anwar Khan
As I sit to answer this I am gripped by a state of unexpected indetermination as what I thought to be a painless task has become rather difficult. Painless because I can simply translate a passage from one of the hundreds of manuals on Sunni creed—where defining Sunnism is a run of a mill standard procedure. Additionally, the relative homogeneity of the content on this subject matter by Sunni writers— for well over a millennium— makes the work further free from complication(1).

Abubakar: Even With Our Money, Countries Don’t Want To Sell Aircraft To Nigeria.

Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, says the Nigeria air force uses old aircraft because new ones are difficult to procure.  Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, the air chief said sometimes, politics is involved in the procurement of military hardware.  He explained that even if money was available to buy military equipment, some countries would still not want to sell.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Trump Names Nigerian To Economic Team

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday named a Nigerian, Adebayo Ogunlesi, as a member of an advisory council that will help the incoming president implement “his plan to bring back jobs and Make America Great Again.”

Friday, December 2, 2016

Ghastly accident on the 3rd Mainland Bridge, Lagos, leaves many critically injured


NDLEA impounds 2 vehicles loaded with cannabis in Adamawa

The Adamawa Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has impounded two vehicles loaded with hard drugs in the state.

The state Commander of the agency, Mr. Yakubu Kibo, said at a news briefing in Yola that the drug total 70.653kg.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Stowaway found dead in Arik Air’s A330-200 aircraft wheel

The lifeless body of a stowaway was on Wednesday found in the main wheel well of one of Arik Air’s A330-200 aircraft at the Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.
The airline confirmed the incident in a statement by its Communications Manager, Mr Ola Adebanji, a copy of which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

20-year-old man arrested for hacking motorcyclist to death

Cephas Appaf was arrested in Benin, Edo State, for allegedly hacking a motorcyclist to death in the Ovia South-West LGA of the state. Appaf, a rubber tapper, from Benue State, had asked Aniete Okon to give him a ride to Benin, on November 3, 2016.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Breaking news regarding armed conflict in Ukraine, by Scott Humor


On Monday November 28th, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation announced that they have initiated a criminal investigation of war crimes committed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Man impersonates the Inspector-General of Police, defrauds Saudi doctor of $10,000

Ekperebuike Akadonye, 29, has been arrested by the police for allegedly parading himself as the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on the Internet and defrauding a Saudi Arabia-based doctor, Hassan Alkahallaf, to the tune of $10,000.

Goodbye Fidel

by Jimmie Moglia 
“He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.”
Hamlet, act 1, sc. 2
For many across the world, the death of Fidel Castro strikes us with an obscure sensation, like that which would be felt from the sound of darkness. And though expected, there was an indistinct unuttered hope that this news could be postponed to a future yet undated and unnamed. But,
“… all that lives must die,
Passing through nature to eternity” (1)
In some European countries, newspaper articles written before the death of some important figure, are called “crocodiles”, lumping together those lamenting or rejoicing at that death, whenever it may occur.

Lenin comes to the White House

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik International
Donald Trump, commenting on the passing of Fidel Castro, branded him a mere “dictator”. Whatever the long-lasting results (and mistakes) of the Cuban experiment, History has already de facto recognized Fidel as one of the great revolutionary leaders of the modern – and post-modern – era.
Trump – historical irony obliges – also has all but christened the groundswell of anger that delivered him the White House as a “revolution” – led by, and in the name of, white, non-college educated, blue collar US masses.

Bait & Switch- Fake News, propornot, the Real Inform & Influence Operation

by GH Eliason
A few days before the 2016 election I contacted several publishers and told them they were on a list to be dealt with/ taken down after what was supposed to be a Clinton victory. This effort was against news sites and websites that spoke or wrote against current US policies that Clinton supported. As I was writing this Glen Greenwald’s great article came out specifically about propornot. That plays a small part in this.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Final year student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, reportedly commits suicide


What are the Ukronazis up to in Crimea?

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/what-are-the-ukronazis-up-to-in-crimea/
First, it appeared to be a fluke: this summer the Ukronazi regime sent a small terrorist unit into Crimea tasked with blowing up several targets in the Crimea (see here for details). They were arrested by the Russian security services. In November, another two saboteurs were caught by the FSB (see here). And now something really remarkable happened. The Ukronazi security service kidnapped two Russian citizens in broad daylight and accused them of being “deserters”. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

How Fidel Castro evaded CIA’s assassination attempts


I have often wondered how Fidel Castro unlike many others have evaded the attempts to end his life by the CIA and others, and also his love for Africa. Till date there have been over 600 attempts to end Castro’s life, none of which materialised. One most memorable attempt was when his ex-girlfriend was asked to poison Fidel using a cream she was given. But she ended up confessing what she was sent to do to him.

Another Brick in the Wall: Mexican Company to Help Trump Secure the Border


Owner of a Mexican cement company expressed his desire to provide cement for the US President-elect’s effort to secure the border between the two countries from the onslaught of rife organized crime.

Kristian Rouz – "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words," US President-elect Donald Trump used to reiterate night after night when on his electoral campaigning trail during the past several months. 

Russia SITREP November 24th, by Scott Humor

Earlier this week the German Stern asked a tongue-in-cheek question which I want to try to answer.
I don’t know German, but this looks to me like they want to know why Moscow needs so many tanks.
Putin lässt 3000 Panzer aus dem Depot modernisieren
Wladimir Putin hat bereits 2500 T-14 Armata Kampfpanzer bestellt, nun lässt er noch einmal 3000 T-80 komplett modernisieren. Fragt sich nur: Was will Moskau mit so vielen Panzern?
Putin ordered to modernize 3000 tanks stored in the tank depots.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

People wake up!

by Peter Koenig
Neoliberal-fascist atrocities become rapidly ever bolder and are carried out with impunity. They should wake up the 99.99% from our brainwashed dreams and make us SCREAM! – Scream for change, not at the margin, but fundamental. This apparatus has to stop, not just be ‘reformed’ as the caviar ‘left intellectuals’ suggest. Absurdities have to be eviscerated. Our socio-economic system needs rebuilding from scratch. Washington has shown us again on 8 November that they offer only the choice between risking nuclear annihilation of humanity and total corporate privatization of our lives and our live services that we, the people, have created. The latter means impoverishment and enslavement to corporations for the majority of the population. It is a choice between the Satan and Lucifer.

Military court jails Nigerian soldier for stealing bullets

A military general court martial in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Tuesday sentenced a soldier to 18 months in prison for unauthorised possession of live ammunitions outside his assigned duty post.

The court also ruled that 3 officers would not be promoted for periods ranging from 18 months to two years. The officers were found guilty of professional misconduct in the frontline. .

Monday, November 21, 2016

Philippine President Blasts Western ‘Hypocrisy’ in Meeting With Putin

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said the US should not be trusted as an ally during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin November 19 on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Lima.

Peter Obi Begs Soludo On Bended Knee, Offers N2biilion


The preparation for Anambra State gubernatorial race of 2017 appears on the offing as politicians and top stakeholders in the state find themselves engaged in a political musical chairs. The gladiators have begun the close political sword fights against anticipated foes and enemies in the outcome of the elections should the events be allowed to unfold naturally without external intervention. Information available to us reveal that Anambra political theater has become charged and ready for explosion into unlikely expectations that may result to near uncustomary events such as bloodshed and/or destruction of properties.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

President Trump and other geo-political oddities, by Scott Humor

Donald Trump has won the presidential election despite polls that indicating that Hillary Clinton was favored. One popular explanation for this is that some people were too afraid to admit to pollsters that they supported Trump — what’s being called the “shy Trump” phenomenon. A review of the evidence, however, suggests that probably isn’t why the polls got Trump wrong.
Shy Trump voters started to come out of the woodwork during the course of the election,” said Matthew Oczkowski, director of product for Cambridge Analytica.

Special Report: Hezbollah’s Mechanized Battalion in Syria


Shock! Hezbollah Now has a Full Mechanized Battalion in Syria
Marko Marjanovic
Marko Marjanovic
by Marko Marjanović (deputy editor and writer for Russia Insider. He has contributed to The Voluntaryist ReaderThe Libertarian Liquidationist and published the Crappy Town blog. Check out his new project, Checkpoint Asia.)

World’s most powerful non-state military is no longer an infantry force only
On November 11th Hezbollah held a military parade in al-Qusayr — a Syrian town that is just across the border from the largely Shia northern Bekaa Valley and that was the scene of Hezbollah’s first major battle in the Syria, and its first major success.

Will Donald Trump be the United States’ last elected president?


by Ernst Wolff

During his election campaign, Donald Trump presented himself as the champion of America’s blue collar workers. He promised to ‘bring jobs back home’, create millions of well-paid new jobs, and raise the standard of living of the middle and the working class. He called himself an ‘enemy of the corrupt establishment’ and vowed to ‘dry the swamp in Washington’.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps: a deep insight into Iran’s most powerful institution

By Aram Mirzaei

Described by the Western media as a “shadowy organization” involved in “clandestine activity” across the Middle East, not much is truly known about the “Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps” (IRGC) in the West as Western governments and media outlets are having an increasingly difficult time figuring out the IRGC and the role it plays in both the domestic and foreign relations of Iran. You can’t understand Iran and its politics without understanding the IRGC, why it was formed and what role it plays in Iranian politics.

Monday, November 14, 2016

2-year-old girl injured in school, expelled because her dad reported to the police

According to rights activist, Emeka Ugwuonye, who got the complaint, Miss Doxa Etim-Esin is a KG 2 student of Remmok School, located at 57, Sarah Faboyede Street, Bucknor Estate, Transformer Bus Stop, Oke-Afa, Isolo, Lagos.

Her mom was quoted as saying: "Apart from being in the school within school hours, we also paid for after school care to be provided for her until we pick her up later in the evening.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Deportations, Huh? Trump's Grandfather Was Illegal Economic Migrant From Germany

Donald Trump's latest immigration proposals provide, among other things, for the deportation of millions of undocumented migrants living in the United States. Surprisingly, the new US President seems to forget that a member of his family, namely his grandfather, was none other than an illegal migrant arriving in the US in the 19th century.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Trump elected as President – risks and opportunities

So it has happened: Hillary did not win!  I say that instead of saying that “Trump won” because I consider the former even more important than the latter.  Why?  Because I have no idea whatsoever what Trump will do next.  I do, however, have an excellent idea of what Hillary would have done: war with Russia.  Trump most likely won’t do that.  In fact, he specifically said in his acceptance speech:

Corruption: Charly Boy Mobilises 10,000 Protesters

A coalition of vexed, angry and frustrated Nigerians under the aegis of #Occupy Unlimited & Be The Change Organisation# on Thursday stormed the National Assembly over corruption related issues.

They demanded the removal of immunity clause from the constitution to pave way for the prosecution of the President and governors whenever they contravene the law and dip their hands in public purse.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

By Voting for Trump, Voters Chose to Put a Stop to US 'Financing of Terrorism'

By electing a candidate who's distanced himself from Washington's hawkish rhetoric, Americans are rejecting terrorism and extremism, and voicing a desire to improve relations with other countries, according to Fajer Zeidan, secretary-general of the Syrian Forces Union.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

#NotMyPresident: Angry Americans Take to Streets in Protest of Donald Trump Win


In the wake of Donald Trump's election to the US presidency, more than 10,000 Facebook users say they will show up at demonstrations in New York City.

Two US Marine Corps Fighter Jets Collide Over San Diego


The US Marine Corps announced the incident involving two F/A-18 jets on Wednesday afternoon.

One pilot is reported to be safe, while the other ejected from his plane, prompting the deployment of a search and rescue team. That pilot was later pulled from the ocean and is said to be safe.

Ukrainian President Dismisses Odessa Governor Saakashvili

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on the dismissal of Mikheil Saakashvili, the governor of the Ukrainian region of Odessa, a statement on the presidential website says.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

What’s goes around comes around, or How Russia and the US are trading punches, by Scott Humor

Three years ago someone’s video parody of a “Russian guy’s reaction” to a meteor falling over Chelyabinsk went viral.  “Russia Today” even included it into its reportage of how the Russian dashcam videos become internet sensations [2:24].

President Trump vs President Clinton … What Will Happen After Inauguration?

by Oleg Maslov
The time has come for the country with the largest economy and military in the world will soon go to the polls to choose a new leader for itself. Americans will elect a new president on November 8, 2016. However, the two main candidates running for the office of president in the general election have never been more different from each other. Hillary Clinton has lived in the White House as First Lady for 8 years, served as a senator, ran for president in 2008, and served as Secretary of State during Barack Obama’s first term, during which she oversaw the NATO intervention in Libya and the Benghazi crisis – in other words, a career politician. On the other hand, Donald Trump has never served in public office, instead dedicating his life to many different business ventures, some of which became runaway successes and others short-lived failures.

Why Hillary Clinton Will Appoint Old World Nationalists to Cabinet Positions and the Quasi-Legal Coup-Hillary Clinton Information Operations In Election 2016

by GH Eliason
Whether you are for Hillary Clinton or against her, the problem with Hillary Clinton isn’t her lack of experience. Almost the entire political establishment is behind her. Throughout all the bumps and scandal in this whole election cycle, Republicans and former presidents are coming out of the woodwork supporting her. According to the LA Times she may well be one of the most experienced candidates in US history, while even accounting for severe conflicts of interest inside the Clinton Foundation. Neither friend or foe doubt Hillary Clinton’s experience after 30 years in politics.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Ramblings Against Gov. Obiano: Desperate Opposition Tag Obiano Enemy Number One

It is often ill advised to join issues with persons known for gutter talk and reasoning derived out of illogical deductions. But for the avoidance of collateral damage and for clarity, it is necessary the air be cleared on the many misinformation deliberately dished out to the reading and innocent public as facts.

Protest as Ambode bans LAGBUS operations on Ikorodu road


The Lagos State Government at the weekend banned LAGBUS (red buses) from plying the Ikorodu Road corridor with effect from today. The state government said the decision was to introduce Intelligent Traffic System along the BRT corridor, and that all other franchises, apart from the BRT (blue buses) had to relocate from the corridor. .

Thursday, November 3, 2016

President al-Assad: United States and its Western allies are to blame for failure of latest ceasefire

November 3rd, 2016
Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad asserted that the United States and its Western allies are to blame for the failure of latest ceasefire, because terrorism and terrorists are for them a card they want to play on the Syrian arena.

Man loses his filling station, shopping complex, over inability to explain his source of wealth .


The EFCC, on October 31, 2016 arrested a self-acclaimed building engineer, Abdullahi Rilwan, for offences bordering on operating a land racketeering syndicate, criminal conspiracy, unlawful possession of classified documents, obtaining by false pretence and money laundering.

Nigerian Navy Deploys 4 Warships, 3,400 Troops To Tackle Piracy, Oil-Theft, Others

New York[RR]Abuja–The Nigerian Navy has deployed four warships and 3,400 troops to tackle piracy, oil theft and vandalism of critical oil and gas installations at the nation’s maritime environment. Rear Adm. James Oluwole, the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, announced the deployment, codenamed “Exercise Sharkbite’’ on Thursday in Onne, Rivers.

The Russian media just loves the campaign to demonize Putin


Last May I wrote an article entitled Counter-propaganda, Russian style in which I explained that far from banning or censoring the western anti-Putin/anti-Russia campaign, the Russia media reported about it in meticulous detail.  Half a year later, not only is this still true, but the level of coverage has now sharply increased.  Check out this screenshot from the latest (and most watched) weekly news show:


Putin bashing reported on Russian TV

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Recession: Erisco Foods shuts down Nigeria’s factory, relocates to China


Erisco Foods Limited has announced the shutdown of its tomato manufacturing business in Nigeria citing an unfavourable operating climate which has escalated operational costs in recent months, The Sun reports.

The President/CEO, Chief Eric Umeofia, said the company had concluded plans to relocate the manufacturing aspect of the business to China from where finished products would be imported and sold to consumers in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

American dream, revisited

by Pepe Escobar for the Strategic Culture Foundation

Will Trump pull a Brexit times ten? What would it take, beyond WikiLeaks, to bring the Clinton (cash) machine down? Will Hillary win and then declare WWIII against her Russia/Iran/Syria “axis of evil”? Will the Middle East totally explode? Will the pivot to Asia totally implode? Will China be ruling the world by 2025?

Report on the use of chemical weapons by the “moderate terrorists” in Syria

Administration of democratic self government of Rojava (Syria).
Violations of militant groups, connected with Free Syrian Army, which coordinates its operations with terrorist groups of Jabhad al Nusra and Ahrar al Sham in Aleppo.
TranslationVox Populi Evo
The Аgreement for сease-fire, which came into operation in 27.02.2016 in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution of 2268, devoted to the termination of hostilities in Syria, and which had to become one of the ways of resolution of crisis in Syria, did not terminate military attacks on the regions of Sheikh Maqsood.

Clinton and Trump: The Known And The Unknown

by Ghassan Kadi

My American friend Roger is a staunch Democrat supporter. He is in his seventies and has always voted Democrat.

Him and I have had countless discussions over the many years that we have known each other. His paternal roots are Arabic and he sees himself to be on the “left” side of politics, anti-Israel lobby, anti-Empire, but of late, him and I have not been able to see eye-to-eye on the Trump-Clinton race to the Whitehouse issue.

Lagos hotelier turns job seeker into s3x worker .

Victor Obano, who manages Tisa Hotel, in Ijegun, Lagos State, has been arrested for allegedly turning a 23-year-old job seeker, Elizabeth, from Akwa Ibom, into a commercial sex worker, after allegedly luring and promising her employment in Lagos State, Punchng reports.

Elizabeth, a mother of two, reportedly got tired of being a commercial sex worker, and on October 5, told her elder sister, on the telephone, what she was going through.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Why Igbos are their own worst enemies – Orji Kalu

Igbos who have often blamed the FG for the backwardness in the South East have been told that they have no one but themselves to blame for their woes, PremiumTimes reports.

Former Abia State Governor and businessman, Orji Uzor Kalu, said in the recent edition of The Interview that, “Igbos are their own worst enemies.” He said a number of the elite in the region are not only selfish, but that they also get their politics wrong.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Manufacturers Return To parallel Market For Forex

The scarcity of foreign exchange from the official window has compelled some manufacturers to source funds from the black market in order to keep their business going.

In the coming months, affected manufacturing firms say consumers may have to pay about 100 per cent more than what they currently pay for locally manufactured products.

I Made You A Billionaire, Obasanjo Tells Africa's Richest Woman, Folorunsho Alakija

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Saturday in Lagos that Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, Africa’s richest woman by Forbes reckoning, was among the 25 billionaires he made during his tenure as President. Obasanjo stated this at the 2016 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum. The former president was reacting to an allegation by Alakija at the event, that the Obasanjo administration frustrated her effort when she ventured into oil business.

TRAGEDY! 31-Year-Old Man Drowns In Ogun River During Police Raid


A 31-year-old man, Gafar Ajibola, has been killed after drowning in Ogun River in Abeokuta during an alleged police raid.

The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday, ‎threw the Oriyanrin community into mourning and palpable tension.