Thursday, June 2, 2016

NUT Protests In Oyo Against Privatization Of Schools – Pictures

Subsequent to the ongoing uproar in Oyo state, the Nigerian Union Of Teachers took to the streets to protest against the decision of the Governor to privatize public schools in the state. See pictures below :

I Did Everything To Make Jonathan Clean Ogoniland But He Refused – Amaechi

Minister of Transport and former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has said that immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, clearly turned his deaf ears to the plight of the Ogoni people and the Niger Delta in general.

Amaechi, who in his address at the flag-off of the implementation of the UNEC report on Ogoniland acknowledged the presence of his successor, Nyesom Wike, lamented that he did everything within his power as a governor to make Jonathan implement the UNEC report on Ogoniland.

Joint Niger Delta saboteurs Vow To Launch Missiles & Bring Down Aircraft

A Niger Delta group, the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, has vowed to launch six missiles in the region.
The group also warned against the deployment of helicopters in the South South zone by the military, saying it was going to bring them down.

It also said once the deployment of the six missiles commences, no flight operations should take place within the country’s airspace.

The group, which also claimed affiliation to the Niger Delta Avengers, said the missiles were capable of bringing down any aircraft no matter how big.

Several US Soldiers Killed After Truck Accident in Texas

Military officials at Fort Hood, Texas report that three soldiers have been killed after a US Army truck overturned by a flood creek. Six additional soldiers are missing.

The truck involved was a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle.

Emergency crews continue to conduct rescue operations, searching for the remaining soldiers missing from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Comabt Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

Brazil Revolts as Temer Forces Austerity, US Dependency After Coup Exposed

Michel Temer’s interim government has moved rapidly to reverse 13 years of social programs advanced by the democratically elected Workers Party, despite increased turmoil in his beleaguered administration.

In two weeks, the highly-orchestrated rightwing impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, viewed by many Brazilians as a coup, has been beleaguered by a combination of incompetence by the Temer government and a series of leaked audio files implicating key cabinet ministers in their plotting of the “impeachment” as a means to derail a far-reaching corruption probe.

Policemen Kill Okada Man In Ilaro, Ogun, Riot Breaks Out

Information reaching our news desk indicates that there is tension and trepidation as riots has erupted in Ilaro in Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State. As gathered by this medium, according to an eyewitness report, the crisis started when Police Officer allegedly shoot on a Commercial Motorcyclist popularly known as Okada in many parts of the country for refusing to pay bribe. As gathered unconfirmed report shows that there dead bodies, as the Police has continued to shoot sporadically.

Mohammed Barkindo Appointed As OPEC Secretary-General

A former Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mohammed Barkindo, has been appointed as the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). He replaces Libya’s Abdalla El-Badri, who had completed full terms. Barkindo was the NNPC GMD from 2009 to 2010. He has also been an acting Secretary-General of OPEC in 2006. The Federal Government nominated Barkindo for the position citing his qualification and experience.

FG Scraps Post-ume b

Pegs cut-off at 180

The Federal Government Thursday scrapped the conduct of post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for candidates seeking admission into higher institution.
The government explained that all tertiary institutions were at liberty to conduct screening for candidates seeking admission into any school.
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said this on Thursday in Abuja after declaring open the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria.

19-Year-Old Wizkid Impersonator, Ifeoma Nelly Pictured

We have been able to lay our hands on the alleged photo of 19 year old Wizkid impersonator, Ifeoma Nelly who was able to dupe unsuspecting Wizkid fans, both home and abroad of several millions of naira. Police say Miss Ifeoma, who is a 200 level student of Industrial Chemistry in Delta state university (DELSU) sported a low cut, talked and dressed like a man. It took them time before they were able to believe that she was female. She was set up at a hotel where she came to collect part payment of 25 thousand dollars from some Australians who wanted to feature Wizkid on a show in their country. When she stepped in with her companions, they swooped in on her and arrested the teen scammer. Before then she had been posing on Facebook as Wizkid. She even registered her number as the singer and was able to successfully dupe people of almost 13 million naira. Imagine, just 19 years old and already so criminally minded.

Ogoni Clean-up: Jonathan Made A Mistake – Traditional Ruler

The President of the Ogoni Council of Traditional Rulers, King Godwin Giniwa has declared that former President, Goodluck Jonathan made a terrible “mistake” for ignoring the UNEP report.
The paramount ruler of the Ogoni kingdom, King Giniwa said this while making his remark during the launch of the Ogoni clean-up programme held in Gokana Local government area of Rivers state.

While describing Jonathan as an easy-going man, the Paramount ruler expressed shock that Ogonis were neglected during his administration.

Fani-kayode Still In Custody For Fresh Allegation – EFCC

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said on Thursday that it was investigating the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential Campaign Organisation for the 2015 election, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, for fresh allegation.

The anti-agency said the fresh allegation was different from the case of the N800m which the former Minister of Aviation allegedly received as campaign fund from the $2.1bn meant for procurement of arms.

On the Road to Raqqa

  The road to Raqqa, capital of the phony ISIS/ISIL/Daesh “Caliphate”, will continue to be a riddle wrapped inside an enigma at least until the US Presidential elections. Let’s examine why.
The loose combo known as Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), led by the Kurdish YPG alongside its women’s brigade, the YPJ, are trying to advance against Daesh north and now also west of Raqqa.The key target is Tabqa, west of Raqqa. Tabqa is crucial because it links Raqqa with Daesh positions near Aleppo — where an embryonic Mother of All Battles is gearing up. Conquering Taqba itself will be no mean feat as it implies the SDF forces crossing the Euphrates River, which happens to be a red line imposed by Turkey’s Sultan Erdogan.

Russia Not Afraid to Defend Arctic Region From Prying NATO Powers

Russia is strengthening the defense of its sector of the Arctic by developing an Arctic version of its Tor missile defense system, and reports suggest that a ‘family’ of high-pass armored vehicles is also under development. Speaking to Sputnik, a military expert argues that these measures are a direct response to NATO actions in the region.

An Arctic version of the missile system for surface-to-air defense, Tor, is set to enter testing in Autumn 2016, a representative of the manufacturer, Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant, part of Russia’s Almaz-Antey defense manufacturer, told the Russian media.

Syrian Army is Getting Ready for a Triumph Similar to Liberation of Palmyra

The Syrian Army plans to advance on the city of Deir ez-Zor in the country’s east, the last large Syrian city completely blocked by Daesh jihadists. In its analysis of the upcoming operation, Russian online newspaper Vzglyad says the success of the operation in Deir ez-Zor may be seen in the same light as the liberation of Palmyra.

Russian Military Receiving New Improved Combat Air-to-Air Missiles

According to the general director of the Duks designing company, Russia’s new short-range maneuverable combat air-to-air missiles based on the R-73 short-range missile have begun being delivered to the military.

– Russia’s new short-range maneuverable combat air-to-air missiles based on the R-73 short-range missile have begun being delivered to the military, the general director of the Duks designing company told Sputnik.
“Deliveries have begun,” Yuri Klishin said.

Lithuania, Poland NATO Drills Aimed at Rising Tensions on Russian Border

Russian Foreign Ministry opposes Lithuania and Poland NATO’s military exercises and states that they can destabilize regional situation.

NATO’s military exercises in Lithuania and Poland destabilize the situation in the region and have the goal of continuing the aggravation of tensions along the Russian border, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said Thursday.

Nigeria Plans to Boost Oil Production to 2.2Mln Barrels Per Day by Year-End

Nigeria plans to increase its oil production to 2.2 million barrels per day until the end of 2016, Oil Minister Emmanuel Kachikwu said Thursday.

— Nigeria plans to increase its oil production from the current level of 1.6 million barrels per day up to 2.2 million barrels per day until the end of 2016, Oil Minister Emmanuel Kachikwu said Thursday.