Friday, September 30, 2016

"I am fed up; but I don’t want to pack out because of my children," victim of domestic violence, says

Her picture went viral some days ago, after one of her neighbors made a public plea that human rights activists should come to her aid. Now, the Lagos State police have launched a manhunt for her husband, Babatunde Igbara, a resident of Agege, after he allegedly battered Gbemisola’s eyes.

Punchng learnt that Babatunde had approached Gbemi on Monday morning, two days after he was released on bail from the Kirikiri prison, demanding if she took the N2,000 he kept in the room. He was said to have accused her of stealing the money and resorted to violence when she refuted the allegation.

The war against Syria: both sides go to “plan B”

In view of the total failure the US policy to regime-change Syria and overthrow Assad, the time has now come for the United States to make a fundamental choice: to negotiate or double down. Apparently, Kerry and others initially tried to negotiate, but the Pentagon decided otherwise, treacherously broke the terms of the agreement and (illegally) bombed the Syrian forces. At which point, Kerry, Power and the rest of them felt like they had no choice but to “join” the Pentagon and double down.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Mother Of 3 Jailed For Keeping 12-yr-old Sister As Slave (photo)

A mother of three who used her own half-sister as her slave after promising to train her in school has been sentenced to two in prison.

A middle-aged woman, Glory Abang, has been sentenced to two years in prison for allegedly keeping her 12-year-old half-sister as her slave while exploiting and exposing her » to psychological for many years.

"PDP Won Oredo LGA, Security Operatives Must Arrest Oshiomhole's Thug" - PDP

September 29, 2016

Press Statement


Us Warns Moscow From Further Operation In Syria: “more Russian Aircraft Will Be Shot Down”

US officials discuss options of non-diplomatic response to the failure of the ceasefire in Syria and warn Moscow that in the case of continuation of the operation in Syria, Russia would continue “to send troops home in body bags, and will continue to lose resources, perhaps even aircraft.”
Photo: AP / Manuel Balce Ceneta
Spokesman for the US Department of State John Kirby said that Moscow would continue “to send troops home in body bags, and will continue to lose resources,” if does not “stop the violence” in Syria. According to him, in the case of continuation of the conflict, extremists may exploit the situation to attack Russian cities, in addition, “more Russian aircraft will be shot down.”

Military Situation Remains Tense In Donbass Region

The Command of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has announced aggravation of the situation at the front, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have built a dug-out 50 meters from positions of the People’s Militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR). Officers of the LPR Ministry of State Security have discovered and seized more than 35,000 pieces of weapons and ammunition from an arms cache in Luhansk. The Ukrainian side reported about 25 shooting attacks on Ukrainian position by rebels and the death of one Ukrainian soldier.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DARPA Ramps Up Defenses Against Russia’s Electro-Attacks on the Battlefield

With the Russian military well ahead of the US in electronic warfare (EW) capabilities, BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from the Pentagon to help close the gap.

The US military has expressed concern over Russia’s EW capabilities for several years. Earlier this month, Army Secretary Eric Fanning said that "the combination of unmanned aerial systems and offensive cyber and advanced electronic warfare capabilities…provide Russian forces a new degree of sophistication," according to Defense One.

US Threatens to Suspend Engagement With Russia in Syria Over Aleppo Situation

US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that the United States is prepared to suspend bilateral engagement with Russia in Syria unless Moscow takes immediate steps to end Syrian operations in the city of Aleppo and reinstate a ceasefire, Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said.

APC Accused Of Buying Votes In Auchi And Orhiowon

Despite security presence at the polling units, transactions on buying and selling of votes continued unhindered in some units monitored on Wednesday.
PREMIUM TIMES observed at Igueke community, in Orhiowon local government area, a crowd of young men distributing cash to influence voting in the early hours of Wednesday.

Corper From Benue Serving In Kano Dies (Photos)

About last night on my bed i cried so much over the death of this beautiful lady, i actually dont knw about her much but some close friends who shared her burial photos as she was killed by a hit and run driver, actually she is a corper named ene gertrude adole idoma by tribe from benue state serving in kano many facebook users shared elergy's on her wall, as she was buried in her home town read some and see burial photos below:

MTN Denies Illegal Transfer Of $14bn From Nigeria

South African telecoms giant, MTN, on Wednesday denied the allegation that it illegally repatriated 13.92 billion dollars from Nigeria, saying the claim was without merit.

“The allegations made against MTN are completely unfounded and without any merit,” MTN Nigeria Chief Executive Ferdi Moolman, said in a statement in Johannesburg.

House Of Representatives Suspends Abdulmumin Jibrin For 180 Legislative Days

The House Of Representatives on Wednesday suspended Abdulmumin Jibrin, a lawmaker from Kano at the centre of the unfolding budget padding scandal, for 180 legislative days.

The House seats three days in a week and this consequently means that Mr. Jibrin’s suspension would last more than a year.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Moscow Makes Public Full Text of Russia-US Deal on Syria

Moscow made public the full text of the Russia-US deal on Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.

The text of the agreement was published on the site of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

According to the Russia-US deal on Syria, force can be used for self-defense during the ceasefire, while airstrikes use of mortars and rockets, as well as the capture of territory is prohibited.

Mother Superior vs. ranting schoolboy

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik International
The temptation is irresistible to conceptualize the Clinton Machine’s strategy going into the first US presidential debate; let Donald Trump metastasize into a pretzel. Mission not impossible; in fact, accomplished.
Sniffin’ and slidin’, beepin’ and sippin’, angrily chokin’, even swoopin’ on the mike to choreograph a blow, “Donald” (as addressed by “Secretary Clinton”) fell for every shape and size of bait thrown by a canny, relentlessly focused and rehearsed-to-death, Yale-trained, Lawyerly Mother Superior. Freud, Jung and Lacan must have shed tears of joy in their heavenly pad watching the Ego-unraveling show.

Woman Dies After Snake Bites Her Vagina

A 44-year-old woman named Eyii and a resident of Kparekpare a suburb of Dambai, Krachi East constituency met her ultimate death after a snake bit her vagina.

According to the husband of the deceased, Aziagome Akuvi who’s a peasant farmer in the community, he and his wife were returning home from their farm when she asked him to wait as she attends to natures call in the bush.

Senate Orders Investigation Of Okechukwu Elenema, Four Banks Over Mtn’s $13.9B

THE Senate on Tuesday directed its Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions to investigate the alleged illegal repatriation of $13.9 billion by MTN through its bankers between 2006 and 2016 to its home country, South Africa.

Presidency Plotting To Scheme Tinubu Out Of APC Hierarchy – Yakasai

 Erstwhile adviser to former President, Shehu Shagari on National Assembly matters, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has alleged that there is an evil scheme in the Presidency to completely scheme out a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu from the hierarchy of the ruling party.

Recession: Buhari Is Incompetent - PDP henchman, Sule Lamido

A former governor of Jigawa State and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) henchman, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has reproached President Muhammadu Buhari for blaming the excruciating hardship suffered by Nigerians on recession.

Boko Haram Kills Four Soldiers In Borno State

It was a sad day for the military as the Nigerian Army lost an officer and three soldiers to a landmine and an ambush by the Boko Haram in Borno State on Sunday.

Also, there was pandemonium in Vingir, a town in Kastina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, on Monday, when unknown gunmen shot dead a traditional ruler, Chief Awuhe Alev, in his residence.

Police Declares Emmanuel Nwude Wanted In Anambra (Photo)

Anambra State Police Command has declared wanted, Chief Emmanuel Nwude, (Owelle Abagana) over involvement in a case of conspiracy, malicious damage, murder, act of terrorism and attack on policemen. Chief Nwude, from Umudunu, Abagana is a convicted Advance-Fee fraudster. He and his accomplices were in 2005 convicted by a federal high court for pulling the biggest 419 fraud in history.

Recession: Governors Frustrated Us From Saving For Rainy Day – Obasanjo

…We’ve begun clearing pension liabilities-Buhari
By Michael Eboh and Susan Onuorji

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Tuesday, accused former governors of contributing to the economic woes afflicting the nation by opposing his government’s efforts to save for the rainy day when the price of oil was higher.

4 fleeing robbers shot dead in Warri, Delta State

They're shot dead, yesterday, by the police, around the Ajamimogha area of Warri, after dispossessing a man of N126,000. They had engaged the police patrol team from A’ Division, Warri, in a gun battle.
The gunmen however ran out of luck when one of the bullets from the patrol team hit the Volkswagen car, which they were escaping with, making it to lose control before it rammed into a pole. .
One of the suspected armed robbers was one Ovie, who many say was known for kidnapping, rape and armed robbery in Warri. The gunmen were trailing another man who had just gone to collect money from the bank, when, the patrol team discreetly traced them until they opened fire on the police vehicle.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Superficiality as a Path to God: on conflating contemporary violent groups with historical Sunnism

Note by the Saker: I was recently contacted by a reader of this blog who, while praising the overall contents of the blog, also expressed regret at what he perceived was a pro-Shia bias resulting from what, both my correspondent and I agreed, were a number of objective circumstances, including many legitimate ones.  Still, my correspondent expressed regret at this bias and I decided to offer him a chance to present his point of view on historical Sunnism.  He kindly accepted and we have agreed that I would post here a 3-part series on historical Sunnism, the first one posted today.  I am deeply grateful to Anwar for the opportunity to educate me and many others on historical Sunnism and to help us all to better appreciate the immense diversity and richness of traditional Islam (as opposed to the maniacal takfirism of the liver-eating “moderate terrorists” of Daesh & Co.).

We will get out of our problems- Pres Buhari assures African Development Bank

President Buhari today said Nigeria has the people and the resources to surmount her economic problems. Receiving President of the African Development Bank (ADB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, at State House, Abuja, on Monday, President Buhari said:
"God has given us people and resources. It will take hard work on our part, but we will make it. We will get out of our problems. We are determined to produce what we eat, and stop importation. We will also chase those who stole, and get them to refund."

Proxy Media Forces: Al Jazeera Releases Fake Footage From ‘bombed Hospital’ In Eastern Aleppo

While US-backed ‘moderate opposition’ groups torture people in the city of Homs, the Qatari state-run broadcaster ‘Al Jazeera’ supports the US-led media campaign against the Syrian government forces’ anti-terrorist operations in Aleppo city.
The footage below (released by Al Jazeera) should depict some ‘bombed hospital’ in the militant-controlled neighborhoods of Aleppo city.
Let’s look at the “injured” guy on the right:
Now, you know all what you need about the well-known ‘independent’ coverage of the conflict by the mainstream media.

Russia’s Air Power Bombing Al-nusra Terrorists North Of Aleppo City

Today, the Russian Aerospace Forces have reportedly delivered some 30 air stikes on the targets belonging to Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) ad the group’s allies near the Handarat refugee camp, located north of Aleppo city.

NATO Ammunition and 'Guns of Hell': Rare Glimpse of Handarat Camp in Aleppo

In a pitched battle, the Syrian army, assisted by al-Quds militia brigades recaptured a Palestinian refugee camp on Saturday in the north-eastern suburbs of Aleppo. However, by Sunday morning the territory had fallen back under control of the rebels.

RIA Novosti correspondent Mikhail Alaeddin visited the Handarat camp almost immediately after its liberation and interviewed several of the fighters who had helped capture it.

Russian MoD Presents Radar Data From MH17 Crash Site

A company that produces radiolocation radars and the Russian Defense Ministry presented radar data that was gathered in the airspace over the MH17 plane crash, which occurred on July 17, 2014 and claimed the lives of all 298 people on board.

Damascus Has Audio of Daesh Talks With US Military Before Strike on Syrian Army

The Syrian intelligence possesses an audio recording of conversation between Daesh terrorists and US military prior to the Washington-led coalition's airstrikes on the government troops near Deir ez-Zor on September 17, the speaker of the People's Council of Syria said Monday.

Another judge hands off Kanu's case pending NJC's investigation

 Today, Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, handed off the case of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and returned the case file to the Chief Judge for re-assignment.

Kanu's lead counsel, Chuks Muoma (SAN) told the court that it will only be proper for the court to suspend hearing of the case pending the outcome of investigation of the Nigerian Judicial Council (NJC).

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Syrian Army foils massive ISIS attack in Deir Ezzor

DEIR EZZOR, SYRIA (8:00 A.M.) - One day after seizing large parts of Jufrah Farms, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched a wide-scale offensive in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, targeting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) controlled districts and military sites.

ISIS began their assault by storming the last farms under the Syrian Army's control at Jufrah; this resulted in an intense series of clashes that lasted for more than 6 hours on Saturday.

EFCC links Patience Jonathan with 9 houses, 2 hotels, one plaza - The Nation

According to a new report, EFCC investigators probing ex-First Lady Patience Jonathan’s link with five choice buildings, including a N5billion hotel in Abuja, have unearthed seven additional properties believed to be owned by her.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Niger Delta Avengers blow up Bonny Export Line over FG's victimization of its people

A statement released on their website, by its spokesman, Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, reads: On the 23rd September 2016, our strike team at 20:40PM hours time has brought down oil productions activities at the Bonny 48 inches crude oil Export Line.

This action is a signature to the over dramatization of the so-called dialogue and negotiation process on the side of Pres. Buhari and his government.

How Kidnappers Disguise As Police Man To Rob On The Streets Of Lagos

Friday, September 23, 2016

Les Deplorables

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik News
Perplexed global public opinion holds its breath at the (circus) best American “democracy” is able to conjure: the first
cage match this coming Monday between a Queen of War profiting from a mighty (Clinton) Cash Machine and a billionaire uber-narcissist adored by a “basket of deplorables”.
This is a circus quite fitting for a self-described “indispensable nation” where “evil” has been propelled – seriously – to the status of philosophical category.

Why It Is Impossible For Buhari Stop Blaming Past Govts - Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has made excuses for President Muhammadu Buhari’s habit of reminiscing on the past and blaming past administrations for the economic turmoil in the country, saying “yesterday remains relevant in understanding today in order to make choices that make tomorrow different and better”.

Recession: Top 3 Nigerian National Assets Buhari Must Not Sell- RMAFC

The selling off of Nigeria’s national assets has been in many discussions over the past few days with many arguing in favor and others arguing against the idea.

The chairman of the Dangote group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is one of the voices in support of the selling of some of the national assets to tackle the recession, especially Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

He said: “The only way for us to get out of this recession is to make sure we move into action quickly; by diversifying the economy quickly.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Governors pass vote of confidence on the Minister of Budget and Minister of Finance

Today, the governors said Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, are not responsible for plunging the country into recession. This rubbishes the National Assembly’s call for the removal of the two ministers.

'Not a Game': US Flies More Nuclear Bombers Over Korean Peninsula

Following the US Defense Secretary’s warning that American troops are prepared to fight North Korea, the Pentagon has flown two bombers over the peninsula in a show of force.

"The slogan of US Forces Korea, many of you probably know, is 'fight tonight.' Not because that’s what we want to do, but because that’s what we have to be able to do and we are ready to do," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Monday.

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Ipob’s Threat Forces Bishops To Flee Anambra

THE five- day standing committee of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, ended abruptly in Awka Wednesday following the sit-at-home threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The meeting, attended by 170 Bishops from all the Dioceses in the country, was the highest decision-making gathering of the church and would have ended on Friday.

According to the IPOB threat, all markets, banks and other institutions would be shut and movement restricted in the entire South East geo-political zone.

Jilted Lover Commits Suicide In Mararaba

A man in his mid-30s, identified as Godwin, weekend, brought his own life to an early end at Kabayi, Mararaba, near Abuja. Reason: His wife allegedly jilted him. His relations, friends and neighbours were shocked by the development.

An investigation revealed that the victim, from Cross River State, lost his first wife sometimes ago and thereafter got hooked to the latest one who, he claimed, her uncaring behaviour made him to drink a poisonous substance called Otapiapia.

James Ngilari Remanded For N167m Fraud

A High Court sitting in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, has ruled that the former governor of Adamawa State, James Ngilari, be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

A statement by the EFCC’s spokesman for the Gombe Zonal office, Gbenga Aroyehun, which was made available to newsmen in Bauchi, said that Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court, presided over the court sitting which sat in Yola on Wednesday.

FG to begin the payment of N5,000 this month, begins shortlisting candidates for 500,000 jobs

On Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed that the FG had commenced shortlisting candidates for the 500,000 jobs it promised. His words: “The process for the recruitment has started. About 1.2 million people applied.

EFCC Freezes Patience Jonathan’s Personal Account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has frozen Patience Jonathan’s personal account, titled ‘Patience Ibifaka Jonathan’, which is domiciled in Skye Bank Plc.

Impeccable sources within the agency told our correspondent on Wednesday that the move had become necessary due to the prima facie case established against the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife.

Pictured! Fake Female Beggar And Son Arrested In Lagos

A fake street beggar, 40 years old Mrs Chinagoro Uwenke who uses her son to beg for alms was arrested by operatives of Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) at Oshodi Thursday.

Chairman of the Task Force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, a Superintendent of Police (SP) while parading the suspect disclosed that there were many fake beggars pretending and deceiving innocent members of the public with different illnesses/diseases.

Recession: Osinbajo, Governors In Crucial Meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday held the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting with state governors and other council members in Abuja.

The meeting started at the Council Chamber of the State House around 11:10 am

About 23 State Governors were in attendance when the meeting started.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Syrian Ceasefire failed, what now?

By Aram Mirzaei

The “Ceasefire”

One week ago I and many other analysts predicted that the ceasefire agreement brokered by the US and Russia last week was doomed to fail. I said this because of the fact that there are no “moderate” rebels, and that any group trying to disassociate itself from Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Jabhat Al-Nusra) would commit both political and military suicide. Right from the first day of the implementation, Western backed Jihadists and their allies declared that they would not take part in the cessation of hostilities, which really rendered the whole agreement useless since it became clear that they would use this opportunity to regroup and rearm.

US coalition Predator drone spotted at time & place of Syria aid convoy attack – Russian military

The Russian Defense Ministry says that a US coalition drone was in the vicinity of a humanitarian convoy when it was attacked outside Aleppo. According to the Russian military, the unmanned aircraft was a Predator drone.

Leaked: Source Reveals Coordination between US, ISIS in Attacking Syrian Army

The ISIS launched attacks on the Syrian army positions in Deir Ezzor only 7 minutes after the US-led coalition's airstrikes on Saturday, a military source said, adding that the air and ground assault were highly coordinated, According to FNA report.

The source said after the coalition's pounding of the Syrian army near Deir Ezzor airbase, the ISIS could take full control of al-Tharda mountain and then Deir Ezzor military base, adding that the army and national defense forces deployed near the airbase immediately won it back from the terrorists by launching a counterattack.

Ivie Edobor: Zenith Bank Staff Fractures Ex-Wife's Leg (Photos)

This is the story of a Nigerian mother of three,Ivie Edobor who was brutally assaulted by her estranged husband, John Edobor, a Zenith Bank employee, who is still walking free while she has lost the use of her right leg.

This is a cry for justice from the very lips of the victim who has chosen to be called a survivor after surviving this gruesome attack from the hands of the very man she shares three lovely children with.

Ivie tells her story in a Facebook post below…

'Dear friend,

To shed more light on my ordeal, this is my story.
Two years ago my husband kick me out of his house along with my 3 daughters ages 9, 7 and 4. I was forced to move back to my father’s house and struggled to provide for my 3 children as he completely neglected them and even took them off his medical insurance provided by his office, Zenith Bank Plc.

After much struggle, I finally got back on my feet. Got a great job, enrolled my kids in a new school and rented an apartment for my 3 kids and I.

About Easter time this year he decided he wants to be part of my children’s life again. I allowed him access to the children as I felt we could be civil to each other for the sake of our children. At this time, I had started putting my documentation together for the divorce process. Early hours of June 19th, on my way back from a function, a friend had parked right in front of the gate of my apartment to press the bell for the gateman to open the gate and let me into the compound when suddenly he was rushed at and attacked by a man waving an object.

The first impression was that it was an armed robber trying to rob us. My friend, (a man) pushed him away but he came charging back. At this point, I looked out the opened door and realized it was John Edobor my enstrange husband. Before we could react a group of area boys showed up but rather than saving us from the assailant, they joined him. The proceeded to be my friend on the floor giving John the opportunity to focus his attack on me. He used a metal bar(wheel spanner/ metal rod) to try hitting me on the head through the opened drivers door but I shielded it. Not satisfied with that, he turned to the passengers door dragged out to the floor.

 I landed on the floor with my legs extended where he proceeded to hit me on the leg continuously with the metal. When he was satisfied he was about going back to join the area boys who had gathered my friend when my neighbour who had heard my screams for help and seen from his window a man striking someone on the floor thinking it was an armed robber, numbed down his balcony with a machete to save whoever was being attacked. On getting down he was faced with my enstrange husband whom he had prevented from entering my compound without my permission on 2 occasions so he recognised him. It was at that point he overpowered John.

The area boys recognised him as a member of the security team for the street and backed off my friend. By that time I couldn’t stand up and my leg was bleeding profusely. I was rushed to the hospital where my jeans was torn off my leg to see the nature of my injury. The injury was so severe that my broken bone torn through my skin puncturing an artery in the process. Almost 3months and 2 surgeries later, I have titanium plates and screws to keep my leg in place and I am unable to use my right leg. I still have my 3 children to care for and my life is at a stand still. The perpetuator was charged to court and released on bail 3 days later. Now he moves around freely carrying on with his life. Now is it wrong for me to cry for Justice'.

We call on the Justice Department, the first Lady of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode and the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to help the victim Ivie, get the justice she deserves.