Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Syrian Roulette

This comment was chosen by Mod TR from the post  “Erdogan Calls Putin as Russia Seethes at Turkey’s Syrian Incursion”. The moderator believes this comment gives another perspective on the complex war in Syria. There are so many different players each with their own interests and agendas – nothing is clear cut in the constantly changing playbook that is the Syrian war.
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Erdogan Calls Putin as Russia Seethes at Turkey’s Syrian Incursion

Note by the Saker: I have to admit that I still am rather puzzled by the Turkish “invasion” of Syria.  There are several hypotheses about what the Turks are really up to and what their real goal is.  Since my friends Alexander Mercouris and Mark Sleboda seem to have a much better understanding of what is happening than I, I submit to your attention their analysis rather than to exposes you to my confused guesses.
The Saker
Erdogan Calls Putin as Russia Seethes at Turkey’s Syrian Incursion
Russia furious at Turkish move to set up rebel “safe zone” inside Syria to assist Jihadi rebels there, putting the recently announced “normalisation of relations” between Russia and Turkey in jeopardy.
In the immediate aftermath of the Turkish capture of Jarablus in Syria Turkish President Erdogan telephoned his “friend Putin” on Friday 27th August 2016.

The whole game is about containing Russia-China

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik International
The next BRICS summit, in Goa, is less than two months away. Compared to only two years ago, the geopolitical tectonic plates have moved with astonishing speed. Most BRICS nations are mired in deep crisis; Brazil’s endless political/economic/institutional debacle may yield the Kafkaesque impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

5 Lessons Every Nigerian Should Learn From #savemayowa

Sad. We could not save Mayowa Ahmed. A beautiful young lady with a budding career in catering and management, but lost the battle to ovarian cancer. Her story and so many circumstances that led to her death will for a while linger in the hearts of Nigerians who within 3 days after taking up the campaign raised about eighty million naira in her local account, and USD100, 000 in her Go-fund me account. Here are 5 lessons we should all learn from the whole issue.

Father of 3 dies after having s3x with girlfriend

A 37-year-old clearing agent, Sikiru Olanrewaju, has lost his life after leaving his wife and children at home to have fun with his girlfriend in Abule Egba, Lagos State. He died shortly after having rounds of s3x with his lover on Surulere Street.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

US, China Prepare for Electronic Warfare Standoff in South China Sea

As tensions in the South China Sea region continue to rise, both the US and China appear ready and willing to engage in a contest of electronic warfare capabilities. Philippines Threaten 'Bloody Confrontation' with Beijing Over South China Sea During the last few years, China has apparently constructed a considerable number of radar installations on the South China Seas islands. These facilities, which could potentially be employed for a variety of purposes, drastically increase China’s real-time awareness and intelligence capabilities over a large portion of the region.

Symmetrical Response: Russia Will Get Division of Troops 85 KM Off US Border

Last week, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed that the Russian military plans to establish a coastal defense division in Chukotka, eastern Russia by 2018. Respected independent defense analyst Sergei Ishchenko comments on the news, and on how it may ultimately affect the security situation in the region.

Stella Oduah's son died as a result of Wrong medication

According to Sahara Reporters, the  first son of Senator Stella Oduah died at a Turkish private hospital in Abuja due to the wrong prescription by a medical doctor.

Senator Oduah's son, whose name was given as Maxwell Chinedu Etoromi, died yesterday after he took a wrong medication prescribed for him following a tooth surgery.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Assessing the Russian military as an instrument of power

It has been a quarter of a century now since the fall of the Soviet Union and yet the memory of the Soviet Armed Forces is still vivid in the minds of many of those who lived through the Cold War or even remember WWII. The NATO-sponsored elites of eastern Europe still continue to scare their citizens by warning of a danger of “Russian tanks” rolling down their streets as if the Soviet tanks were about to advance on Germany again.

EFCC Arrests Francis Ayade Over Contract Scam

A brother to the Cross Rivers State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has gathered on Wednesday.

The relation, Dr. Francis Ayade was arrested on Tuesday in connection with an alleged N2.4billion contract scam.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ukraine’s Plot to Exchange a Citizen of Israel for Terrorists who Killed Russian Officers, by Scott Humor

Last week while we were celebrating the success of Russian athletes, other people were busy cooking up some fake news mixed with Hollywood-style horrors and injustices.  To make a long story short, a blogger living in Ukraine known as varyag2007 has been almost, not quite, but very close to being arrested by the SBU. We were informed that the arrest is going to take place if not now then most definitely in the distant future. I am talking about the self proclaimed “anti-fascist” blogger Miroslava Berdnik

Buhari's Case: Justice Abang Removes Self

Justice Abang removes self from case against Buhari

Justice Abang has disqualified himself from a case against President Buhari – Incorporated Trustees of Oron Union brought a case against PMB regarding his nominations – The nominations of Mr Obong and Frank Samuel to the NDDC board led to the filing of the suit against President Muhammadu Buhari.

What Kerry Discussed With Buhari And Governors

The United States has pledged more support to Nigeria’s anti-graft fight even as it praised President Muhammadu Buhari’s courage.
“We applaud what you are doing. Corruption creates a ready-made playing field for recruiting extremists,” visiting U.S. Secretary of State, Mr John Kerry, told Buhari at a closed-door meeting at the Presidential Villa yesterday.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Police Arrests 200 Suspects Over Destruction Of Police Station, Vehicles, Other Buildings In Anambra State

No fewer than 200 suspects involved in a fracas between the Abagana community in Njikoka Local Government Area and Ukpo, in Dunukofia Local Council Area of Anambra State were arrested on Monday by the Anambra Police Command.

The suspects allegedly burnt two police vehicles and destroyed five buildings in the area.

Monday, August 22, 2016

In the wake of Biden’s visit: Serbia at the geopolitical crossroad

by Stephen Karganovic

US Vice President Joseph Biden just completed a “three day visit to Serbia.” The phrase in parentheses is the spin Serbia’s puppet government in Belgrade puts on it. He actually spent only a couple of hours in Belgrade, just enough to deliver instructions. From there he flew off to Prishtina to spend the bulk of his time on Serbian territory in the NATO occupied province of Kosovo with his real friends, who were put in charge as a result of the 1999 aggression against Yugoslavia.

Indonesia Govt. Approves Castration For S3x Offenders Who Prey On Children

The Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, signed a decree on Wednesday authorizing chemical castration for convicted child sex offenders and requiring those released on parole to wear electronic monitoring devices.

President Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu and I by Oby Ezekwesili

Read her statement below...
I woke up yesterday to read a fictitious report credited to me by Sunday Tribune that I claimed President Muhammadu Buhari does not deserve to be president. And on the basis of the fiction weaved together by a reporter, he let loose one of those now-very-common indecorous and rumor- inspired verbal assault from presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

How RRS Foiled My Chance To Make Money – Interstate Cable Thief (pics)

Kunle Falayi
Pics: Ojoka beside the manhole and with a cutter he used

Thirty-year-old Kogi State indigene, Pius Ojoka, decided on Wednesday morning that his daily bread was going to come from stealing cables.

But what he did not envisage was the routine patrol of operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command on the Third Mainland Bridge.

Justice Abang Faces NJC Probe Over Conflicting Rulings

NJC panel to grill Judge Sept.

Following recent conflicting rulings over the governorship tussle in Abia State and the leadership crises rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by Justice Okon Abang of the federal High Court Abuja, the National Judicial Council, NJC, has commenced discreet investigations on the judge.

Fayose, Others Working To Kill Pdp —babatope

Chief Ebenezer Babatope is former Minister of Transport, who served as the Director-General of Campaign Organisation of Chief Olabode George for national chairmanship of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the botched convention of the party. He speaks with BOLA BADMUS on his experience and the various factors that were at play, leading to the failed exercise. Excerpts:

Man baths married woman with acid for infecting him with 'magun' and lying that she's a widow

Yisau Adeleke, 43, has been arrested, 9 months after bathing his lover, Morufa Ajoke Odesanya, a 36-year-old mother-of-five, with acid, after discovering that she was married, contrary to her claim of being a widow, Tribune reports.

FG Imports Russian War Helicopters, Uavs From Dubai

The Federal Government is making a comprehensive arrangement to respond to the attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta region through the importation of sophisticated military hardware.

A top military source said on Saturday that the Defence authorities had completed arrangements to bring in latest Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to boost the planned military operation in the oil-rich region.

Suicide note allegedly found after woman disappeared with one of her children

Bayelsa State Chief Judge’s son dies inside Abuja swimming pool

Wariebi Abiri, a graduate of law, a student of the Nigerian Law School, Abuja and the son of Hon. Justice Kate Abiri, reportedly died in a swimming pool last Friday night. The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has expressed deep shock over his untimely death.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tinubu, PDP and the Road to 2019 - by Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, you must be wondering what this title is all about. Please, calm down, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, one of Nigeria’s iconic politicians, is not about to dump his party, APC, for PDP, the party he fought hard with others to sack from power just last year.

I knelt and begged him, yet he slaughtered my daughter in my presence – Mother of MTN worker murdered by suitor

The inch-long scar on the neck of 53-year-old Mrs. Christiana Ashinwo, is one of the physical reminders of the horror of Sunday, April 24, 2016. She sat on a chair quietly in the sitting room of a house in Agbado area of Lagos, which she built with the sweat and suffering of many years as a single mother and plank vendor. Her head was bowed when our correspondent went to meet her.

DPR Prepares For Full-scale War With Pro-kiev Forces

The Donetsk People’s Republic is preparing for a full-scale war, which is expected at any day.
Photo: AFP / Getty Images / Dominique Faget
Artillery attacks have dramatically increased around the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) andUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that he does not exclude a full-scale Russian invasion in all directions. The smell of a war has again appeared in the east of Ukraine.

Pentagon Threats To Shoot Down Syrian Planes Over Hasakah

A picture released by the US Navy shows an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 preparing to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) on June 17, 2013 in the Mediterranean Sea. (AFP Photo/US Navy) / AFP
Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis has said that the United States is ready to shot down Syrian government warplanes over the city of Hasakah in eastern Syria. The United States also scrambled warplanes near Hasakah, after Syrian SU-24 attack aircraft dropped bombs “dangerously near” the US Special Forces sericemembers deployed with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the area.

Military Situation In Hasakah: Clashes Between Pyd-linked Kurdish Forces And Government Forces Ongoing

After attempts to reach a ceasefire agreement between the pro-government forces and units loyal to the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) failed on August 18, clashes are ongoing in the city of Al-Hasaka. According to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, 10 civlians were killed due too the clashes.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Could Trump Pull Off a Post-Party Coalition?

Hillary Clinton, Queen of Chaos, Queen of War, Golden Goldman Girl, for all practical purposes is by now the official bipartisan candidate of US neocons and neoliberalcons alike.
Certified add-ons include Wall Street; selected hedge funds; TPP cheerleaders; CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) interventionists; media barons; multinational corporate hustlers; in fact virtually the whole exceptionalist US establishment, duly underwritten by the bipartisan, mega-wealthy 0.0001%.

19-year-old Nigerian macheted to death in the U.K .

Andre Aderemi was stabbed at least 20 times, on Tuesday, after being pursued by three others carrying machetes, at Monks Hills estate, Selsdon, Croydon. He later died at the hospital. 3 men, all 19, have been arrested in connection to the murder.

Russia Deployed Bombers to Iranian Base That US Could Use 'Prior to 1979'

The United States has not been happy that Russia and Iran expanded their military cooperation to an extent that Tehran allowed Moscow to send its bombers on counterterrorism missions in Syria from the Hamadan airfield, an unprecedented step for the Islamic Republic.

Sputnik International interviews the Saker

This is the full text of the interview Sputnik International made with the Saker:

Sputnik: Following the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan Startfor suggested that Ankara could make concessions to Moscow and Iran on Syria. Is a Russo-Turko-Iranian alliance possible? Is it possible that Turkey will soften its tough stance on the Syrian government and Bashar al-Assad?

INEC Announces Results Of Tai Election, Rivers, Declares APC Winner

'Amina Zakari and INEC just made it known that Tai results will be released. They had a meeting today with stakeholders of APC, PDP and other political parties.

And that elections can't be this August and not in September too, because of Edo and Ondo elections.

So that they are looking at October for any possible elections in Rivers State, but that everyone has to first of all agree to it'.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied being under probe for alleged links to the Niger delta Avengers. Read press release posted on his website below:

Police arrest notorious kidnapping gang terrorizing Kaduna-Abuja & its environs (photos)

Police have arrested a notorious kidnap for ransom gang that has been linked to kidnapping and violent crimes along Kaduna-Abuja and its environs.

No going back on Dogara-gate scandal- Abdulmumin Jibrin says

Embattled ‎former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, says he is not going back on his fight with Speaker Yakubu Dogara. Read his latest statement below...

Female serial killer: Woman kills boyfriend, husband and other men

Indiana police has captured 34 year old Kelly Marie Cochran believed to have killed multiple men, including her husband, and a boyfriend. Rolling Stone magazine reports below...

Fake soldiers abduct and rape 15-year-old in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two suspects who posed as soldiers and abducted a 15-year-old girl in the Oworonshoki area of the state.

Our correspondent learnt that the suspects, Damilola Balogun and Joseph Agbo, allegedly raped the teenager overnight and left her by the roadside.

"Sheriff Bewitched PDP Governors" - Femi-fani Kayode

 When I warned our people about President Muhammadu Buhari and what he would do with power no-one listened.
When I warned the PDP leadership and particularly our PDP governors about the dangers of making Ali Modu Sheriff National Chairman they would not listen.
I also told them that the government would NOT allow the convention to hold because Sheriff is working for them.

FG Probes Jonathan Over Bombings In Niger Delta - Daily Trust

The federal government has launched an investigation on the possible involvement of former President Goodluck Jonathan with the spate of bombings that have crippled the country’s oil industry and affected itspower generation capabilities.

Obiano To Ngige: You're Confused

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has advised the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Chris Ngige to concentrate on how to create jobs for teeming unemployed Nigerians as well as find solution to the lingering problems in the labour sector rather than “seeking attention” by criticising his government.

"I Have Found My Missing Original Certificates" - Obaseki

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday said that he has found the original copies of his academic credentials, which had earlier been declared missing in a sworn affidavit.

Drug Scarcity Hits Aso Rock Clinic Despite N3.87 Billion Budget

Despite the N3.87bn allocated to it in the 2016 Appropriation Act, lack of drugs and other essential medical items have crippled operations at the State House Medical Centre.
The centre provides medical services to the President, Vice-President and their families, aides, members of staff of the State House and other entitled public servants.

Convention: How PDP Governors Ignored BOT Advice

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja

Facts have emerged on how governors of the Peoples Democratic Party ignored the recommendations of the party’s Board of Trustees on how to end the crisis in the party thereby jettisoning the chance to salvage the situation and make the convention hold.

Investigations by our correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday revealed that the governors rejected the recommendations made by the Reconciliation Committee of the BoT on how to avoid a controversial national convention.

PDP Plotting To Import Thugs For Edo Polls — Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has called on the Police to checkmate plans by some opposition politicians to import thugs into the state from neighbouring states with a view to causing mayhem during the September 10 governorship election in the state.

Speaking during a visit to him by the Assistant Inspector-General in charge of Zone 5, Benin City, Mr. Adeyinka Kolawole Sodipo, Governor Oshiomhole the Police must provide a level-playing field for all parties to ensure a credible electoral exercise.

"Accuse Buhari Of Receiving Pension & Risk Criminal Investigation" - Garba Shehu

The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said that anyone who claims that the President received pensions from the army should face “criminal investigation.”

Garba said this on Wednesday, claiming that the President did not receive pension or cars from the army, as did former commanders-in-chief.

Why I Named My Dog ‘buhari’ — Trader

The Police in Ogun State, yesterday, released unconditionally, the 30-year-old trader, Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, who was arrested last Saturday for naming his pet dog ‘Buhari’.

PDP Convention Is A Big Joke: Sheriff

The factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen Ali Modu Sheriff, has described the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the PDP which extended the tenure of the Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee by one year.

EFCC Detains Achike Udenwa Over N350 Million Election Fund

EFCC detains Imo State Ex-Governor Achike Udenwa 
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today re - arrested the former governor of Imo State Achike Udenwa in connection with alleged campaign scandal at the last presidential election.
Udenwa as a State Co-ordinator for The Presidential Campaign Organisation in Imo State was said to have collected the sum of N350,000,000 (Three Hundred and Fifty Million Naira Only) from the former senator representing Kaduna South and Director of Finance for the PDP presidential campaign organisation, Nenadi Usman.

Nigerians To Pay 9% Tax On Calls, SMS, MMS, Data, Others

By Naomi Uzor
Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, on CST bill which seeks to levy nine per cent on subscribers for the use of the various communication services, Shittu said the outcome of deliberations on the bill would form the basis of his advice to the President.

POLITE ANALYTICS: failed Crimean sabotage Ukraine the causes, results, items, effects

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

George Soros’ Open Society Foundation unmasked in a major leak

By Dave

A leak of private documents of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations has been released, courtesy of DC Leaks.
George Soros is known to be involved in pretty much any revolution or coup around the world as well as heavily influencing politics. But these leaks provide direct evidence and show how deep and serious his involvement is. Here’s a quick analysis of what one can find.

Man allegedly poisons neighbour’s pot of soup with 'sniper' - The Nation .

Gordon Daniel has been arrested over an alleged attempt to kill his neighbour’s family over electric bill disagreement. Daniel, a resident of Ajegunle, Lagos State, was accused by Saidat Shakiru of putting 'sniper,' an insecticide, in a pot of soup she was cooking on Tuesday.

FG approves four oil wells for Lagos, to commence payment of 13% derivation fund

The Federal Government today announced that four out of the five Aje oil wells have been approved for production of crude oil in Lagos. A team led by the Chairman of the Indices and Disbursement Committee of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Aliyu Mohammed, paid a courtesy visit to Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, at the Lagos House, Ikeja.

Russia Uses Airbase in Iran as a Safeguard Against 'Satellite Surveillance'

Russia decided to use the Hamadan airfield in Iran to prevent terrorists from spying on its strategic aircraft taking part in the Moscow-led counterterrorism operation in Syria, the Vzglyad newspaper asserted.

The business daily maintained that spying appears to have become a major issue since some radical groups fighting in Syria have lately succeeded in hiding from incoming Russian airstrikes. This, according to the media outlet, seems to indicate that someone has been tracking Russian strategic aircraft and sharing this information with the militants.