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The Senate had on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate the statement The representative of Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Wednesday apologized to the Senate over statements credited to him that the amendment of the Electoral Act was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senate had 
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An outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) Serotype C has claimed four lives in Niger state. Making this disclosure, the state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Mustapha Jibril said that thirty-one cases have been reported out of which there have been nine laboratory-confirmed cases. He said at a press briefing in Minna that the four deaths were 
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US evangelist Billy Graham one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century has died aged 99. Graham became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity, preaching to audiences worldwide in large arenas, beginning in London in 1954. Over 60 years, he is estimated to have personally preached to 210 million people. 
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has told the federal government to publish all the properties it claimed to have recovered and their owners as well as buyers of the properties when they are eventually sold. The governor, who said Nigerians were no longer interested in being governed by propaganda, said Nigerians want to know 
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Northern Senators have sacked Senator Abdullahi Adamu as their chairman. Senator Abdullahi Adamu was accused of mismanaging N70 million belonging to Northern senators. Senator Wamakko Aliyu is now the new chairman. More details later.
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The Ondo State government and a group of foreign investors have unfolded plans to raise a new generation of millionaires through cattle ranching and livestock farming in the state. The investors, under the name of Peace Aid Project, aimed to achieve the dream through reviving the moribund Cattle Ranch at Auga Akoko. The MoU was 
Barely three weeks after the commissioning of a Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, Lagos yesterday delivered its first judgement by sentencing a 58-year-old tailor, Cobina Iziejen to 60 years imprisonment for defiling a 12-year-old girl (name withheld). The Sexual offences Court commissioned on February 1st by the Lagos State Chief judge, Justice Opeyemi Oke, convicted the 
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Fears grew in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday about the fate of potential scores of girls who have not been seen since a Boko Haram attack on their school two days ago. Militants stormed the Government Girls Science Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday evening. Locals initially said the girls and their teachers fled the attack. The 
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A teacher at Government Day Secondary School Sankalawa in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State has allegedly flogged a student to death. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident was revealed on Wednesday by Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar-Gummi, Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly. The deputy speaker, who spoke under matters of urgent 
Dana Air has said its aircraft overshot the runway at Port Harcourt international airport due to bad weather. The incident involving a Dana Air Boeing MD-83 jet happened at about 7:30 pm (1830 GMT) on Tuesday. None of the 44 passengers and six crew on board was injured. Sam Adurogboye, the spokesman of the Nigerian Civil Aviation 
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
Activist in Bahrain jailed for five years
Rajab was arrested in June 2016 in a major operation against dissidents in Bahrain. In July last year, he was sentenced to two years in prison for spreading rumors and [so called] fake news about Bahrain. The court then accused him of undermining the prestige of the state.
After his arrest he was admitted to a hospital several times. Sympathizers of Rajab feared for his life because he shared a cell with...
"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do": Samuel P. Huntington The latest American slaughter of innocents - at home instead of abroad - has led to the usual outpourings from political leaders expressing prayers and sympathy and then switching to attacks on the evil weapons wielders that completely avoid the social system relying on massive weapons production and their wielding by military forces glorified for making wars. The bloody horror in Florida that took seventeen lives is known to everyone in the USA but that same population is kept relatively ignorant of the bloody horror being perpetrated everyday in Yemen, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and Palestine/Israel - to mention only the Middle East - by people using the armaments we sell them, when they're not being used by our own military which we train to use our weapons to kill people; foreigners, until further notice.
Since the FBI never inspected the DNCs computers first-hand, the only evidence comes from an Irvine, California, cyber-security firm known as CrowdStrike whose chief technical officer, Dmitri Alperovitch, a well-known Putin-phobe, is a fellow at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank that is also vehemently anti-Russian as well as a close Hillary Clinton ally.
Daniel Lazare, Consortium News
The masses did not mistakenly choose fascism. Rather, there is a more fundamental nonidentity between class consciousness and mass movements. Fascism was not a Falschkauf (mistaken purchase) followed by buyers remorse. The people fought for it, fiercely and stubbornlythough this desire for fascism is also a desire for suppression, a fight for servitude, if you will, or an escape from freedom, as Erich Fromm put it in the title of his 1941 book.
Ana Teixeira Pinto, E-Flux
This week an angry dead end kid named Nikolas Cruz took his legally purchased AR 15 and walked into a school and opened fire. The FBI knew about Cruz because he had been reported to them. Cruz had been reported to the school, too. But nobody followed up. Cruz himself is one of those unpleasant looking young men that are visibly angry, and who exhibit, even in photographs, a quality of emotional disturbance. But nobody followed up. The FBI is too busy writing narrative fiction about Russia. The FBI is more concerned with constructing terrorist threats and then busting various patsies and making a big show of their success. This same week the US has continued to bomb Yemen alongside Saudi Arabia. This same week Mike Pence stomped around the site of the Winter Olympics and managed to insult most every foreign leader in attendance, but most acutely the hosts of this event. But then Pence is a vulgar rube from the hinterlands of Indiana. A fundamentalist Christian whose knowledge of the world is even smaller than his boss, the President.
The Hill reported.Approval of the FBI has increased among Democrats and decreased among Republicans since President Trump took office, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. So, uh, Dems and liberals are fawning over the FBI because, presumably, Mueller is after Satan-in-Chief The Donald, while Republicans are pouting because, presumably, the FBI isnt dropping the fictitious investigation of Russian collusion. Meanwhile, the FBI, famed for various cluster fucks like Waco and Ruby Ridge, not to mention COINTELPRO and countless undercover surveillances on journalists and dissidents of all kinds, is being embraced by liberal America. (COINTELPRO, as a reminder, attacked the Black Panther party, and among its victims were Fred Hampton, Geronimo Pratt, and Mumia Abu Jamal. And it was J.Edgar Hoover who wrote letters that described Hampton as the new black messiah one that...
SEE ALSO US/UK use of depleted uranium in Iraq will be killing people for decades/centuries to come Poisoning the World: after Iraq, LibyaPentagon admits and confirms the use of depleted uranium in Syria for 5,000 times Nothing learned from Iraq, USA Depleted Uranium Weapons Have Been Used in Syria US Pentagon confirms it used depleted uranium in Syria 
AFP/File | High-profile Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab, who has been sentenced to a further five years in jail over tweets critical of the war in Yemen, is seen here in 2015 with his daughter Malak
DUBAI (AFP) High-profile Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to a further five years in jail on Wednesday over tweets critical of the war in Yemen, a judicial source and human rights groups said.Rajab, a leading figure in 2011 protests against the Gulf states Sunni minority rulers, was already serving a two-year sentence handed down last July for disseminating rumours and false information in television interviews critical of the government.
In the latest case, Rajab was found guilty of insulting a neighbouring country and spreading false news and rumours, a judicial source told AFP on condition of anonymity.
The charges are linked to tweets and retweets, made via Rajabs account and critical of a Saudi-led coalition, including Bahrain, that has been fighting in Yemen in support of its beleaguered government since 2015.
The charges also relate to tweets critical of Bahrains treatment of inmates at the notorious Jaw prison, south of the capital Manama.
The kingdoms leading human rights groups, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, confirmed the charges and sentence.
A Chinese news portal says 11 Chinese warships have entered the East Indian Ocean this month, in what seems to have been a show of strength amid a rivalry in the region with India and a crisis in the Maldives.
A fleet of Chinese destroyers and at least one frigate, a massive amphibious transport dock, and three support tankers sailed into the Indian Ocean in February, sina.com.cn reported on Sunday.
If you look at warships and other equipment, the gap between the Indian and Chinese navy is not large, it said.
The news portal did not say when exactly the fleet had been deployed or for how long, but Indian defense sources said on Tuesday that a Chinese flotilla of a destroyer, frigate, and tankers did enter the region around February 10 after conducting some drills in the South China Sea.
The flotilla, which according to the sources was well over 3,500 kilometers away from the Maldives, went back through the Lombok Strait after several days.
Indian satellites, warships, and long-range maritime surveillance aircraft like P-8I kept close tabs on the Chinese flotilla, which was in international waters towards Australia, The Times of India quoted a defense source as speaking on condition of anonymity.
The Chinese Defense Ministry did not respond to requests by Reuters for comment. But last week, the Peoples Liberation Army posted photos and a story on rescue training exercises taking place in the East Indian Ocean on its official Twitter-like Weibo account.The under-construction China Maldives Friendship Bridge is pictured near the city of Male on February 8, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
Regional countries, including Australia and India, associate Chinas recent naval deployment with an ongoing constitutional crisis in the Maldives, with which New Delhi has had longstanding political and security ties.
The Maldives plunged into crisis when President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency and ordered the arrest of judges who had ordered the release of his political opponents.
Maldivian opposition leaders have urged India to intervene in the crisis. Despite New Delhis calls for ending the state of emergency, the Maldives extended it by another 30 days on Tuesday.
China, however, said on Tuesday that the Maldives has the wisdom and capabilities to cope with the current situation independently.
Beijing signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Maldives last year. It has also been striking deals with countries in Asia and Africa in line with its Belt and Road initiative to improve imports of key c...
A source in the embassy has told TASS that Russian diplomats possessed information that the administration of the Fort Dix prison, where Yaroshenko is serving a 20-year sentence, refused him exercise and would not allow him to purchase the drugs and food he needs because of his poor state of health.
This aggravation of conditions for the Russian citizens has confirmed that the US authorities are unable to honor their international legal obligation in the Human Rights sphere, reads the text of the address released by the Russian diplomats.
We continue to insist that our citizen is returned to his motherland for humanitarian reasons, they add.
Konstantin Yaroshenko used to work as an aircraft pilot for an international cargo company. In 2011 he was sentenced to 20 years in a US jail for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to smuggle drugs into the country. However, the charges against the Russian are based on the testimony of US agents who launched a sting operation against him. He was arrested in Liberia and flown to the US without any official extradition procedure, despite protests from Russia and violations of the diplomatic code.
The House of Representatives, yesterday, initiated a legal framework for restructuring distributable revenue to the three arms of government. The resolution came following passage through second reading of a bill for an act to amend allocation of revenue (Federation Account etc), Act Cap., A15 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to establish the excess 
Scientists have raised the alarm over the number of babies dying of suffocation, occasioned by an increase in the number of parents sharing beds with their infants. According to the findings of a report published in Paediatrics, babies are safest sleeping on their backs in their own cribs without any pillows, toys, blankets or 
Major sponsor of the Nigeria Football Federation, Aiteo, has heaped praises on the president of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, his two vice, Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko; A U Mustapha, SAN and Andrew Onyearu, for bringing it into Nigerian football. Speaking at the inaugural Aiteo/NFF Awards in Lagos on Monday, the Deputy Managing Director 
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The outlawed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday expressed dismay over a move by a lawyer representing Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, one of the sureties for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the ongoing case to release some of its members in prison custody to adjourn the case to a later date. IPOB listed the members in 
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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday granted an order separating the trial of the missing leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu from that of other co-defendants. The trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako also agreed to a request by the Federal Government to separate the charges against Kanu from 
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Pa Timothy Adebanjo Fasuyi was one of the founding fathers of Nigerian art. He established the first cultural centre, TAFAS Cultural Centre in Lagos. In this interview, he talks about development in the visual art sector, TONY OKUYEME reports At what stage did you discover that you have talent in art (painting)? I think 
Intelligence papers and interviews lay bare severity of terror groups rule in Somalia Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia are extorting huge sums from starving communities and forcibly recruiting hundreds of children as soldiers and suicide bombers as the terror group endures financial pressures and an apparent crisis of morale. Intelligence documents, transcripts of interrogations with recent 
Should religious leaders play active role in politics or refrain from stepping into the political sphere? This is one question that has defied a definite answer over the years, perhaps, because Nigeria is a country made up of diverse religions. While it is the right of every citizen as provided in Section 40 
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turns factional office to recreation park Party heads for court Senator: Governor personally drove bulldozer to my house Two days after the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State suspended Governor Nasir el-Rufai for six months, the state government yesterday ordered the demolition of the partys factional secretariat in Kaduna. 
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Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe and the United States as well as several international organizations, completed the seventh iteration of the annual multinational annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express, Feb. 7, 2018. This years exercise also included participation from the Somali Maritime Police, marking the first time in nearly 30 
Somali traders boycotted business on Sunday (February 18) to protest tax hikes imposed by the government. Stalls in Mogadishus sprawling Bakara market a lifeline for the city and surrounding areas, remained closed for the day. Somalias central government imposed a 5% sales tax last month, part of its efforts to win billions of dollars 
Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet. In the real world, the U.S. is a predator, colonial/capitalist nation. But like the imagined nation of Wakanda, in the latest cultural assault on critical mass consciousness, American exceptionalism and make America great again two slogans representing both sides of the imperialist coin, ruling class interests are obscured and the people are reduced to working against their objective interests and being accomplices to imperial lawlessness.
In every part of the world, the United States is engaged in maniacal, criminal assaults on democracy, basic human decency and common sense. From its support for armed jihadists groups in Syria and its illegal occupation of that nation, transferring heavy military equipment to its puppet regime in Ukraine, supporting unending war in Afghanistan, to the military invasion of Africa, the commitment to maintaining U.S. global dominance has moved war and militarism to the center of U.S. strategy.
But nowhere is U.S. criminality more apparent and unrelenting than right here in the Americas where the Pan-European project was born in 1492. That was the year Europe was born, emerging from its relative cultural backwardness using with terrifying efficiency the only advantage it had over the more civilized people of the regionarmor protection and steel weaponsto slaughter the people, take the land and begin the 500-hundred-year nightmare the people of the world have suffered ever since.
Today, the barbarism of the Pan-European project continues under the tutelage of what history will recordif humanity survivesas the most violent, racist, oppressive human experience ever to have emerged in the short span of human existence on Earth: The United States of America.
After centuries experiencing the horrors of genocide, slavery, military dictatorships, environmental destruction, and neoliberal exploitation, the people of Latin America began to slowly extract themselves from the clutches of the hegemon from the North. Social movements and peoples undeterred by coups, structural adjustment and death squads started to take back their history in Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, and the rest of the continent. Venezuela has led the way, proclaiming the dawn of a 21st century socialism that would create the new society and the new human in the process.
Because of imperial overreach, the same trap that has ensnared other empires in decline, the U.S. was preoccupied with attempting to manage the mess it had created for itself as a result of the disastrous belief that it could fight two major wars simultaneously. So, while it was bogged down in Western Asia and the so-called Middle East, the full force of the U.S. repressive apparatus was not deployed against the fledgling people...
A man who stabbed two brothers at the Mall of America last November and later claimed he did it on behalf of ISIS was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday. As he was about to leave the courtroom, Mahad Abdiraham turned to news media cameras and held up the index finger on his right 
The mineral is used in the lithium-ion batteries that power devices ranging from smartphones to electric cars. As more things like cars go electricthus increasing the need for cobaltcompanies are increasingly worried that there could be cobalt shortages on the horizon. The average iPhone uses about eight grams of cobalt in its battery, but the
The mineral is used in the lithium-ion batteries that power devices ranging from smartphones to electric cars. As more things like cars go electricthus increasing the need for cobaltcompanies are increasingly worried that there could be cobalt shortages on the horizon. The average iPhone uses about eight grams of cobalt in its battery, but the average battery in an electric vehicle uses 1,000 times more. To help keep a steady supply of the mineral, Apple is reportedly in talks to buy it directly from miners, says Bloomberg. If the company does go ahead with its cobalt plans, it will no doubt come under immense scrutiny as two-thirds of cobalt is mined from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has a history of using child laborers as miners.
Between a major regional confrontation on the horizon taking place in Syria between Israel, Syria, Russia, Iran, Turkey, and the United States and a potential nuclear standoff with North Korea and China, it is no surprise that there are many newsworthy stories that continue to go unnoticed.
One such story is what is currently taking place in Yemen, and this time around, it involves a country other than Saudi Arabia, the United States, or the United Kingdom.
In early 2015, Yemens President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi fled his palace in Aden after a takeover saw him unseated in a relatively bloodless manner (bloodless, that is, compared what followed after Saudi Arabias brutal intervention). Hadi was still recognized internationally as president even though he technically had already been overthrown. (By way of comparison, the United States insists that President Bashar al-Assad in Syria is not the countrys legitimate ruler, even as he continues to retain his office after around seven years of fighting).
Saudi Arabia, in particular, was adamant that Hadi maintained the countrys legitimate leader. Why? Because Hadi was the one who requested U.N. intervention and Saudi assistance to battle the Houthi-led insurgency. Without Hadi, their basis to bomb Yemen without a U.N. mandate becomes even more dubious than it already has been.
However, Saudi Arabia is not the only major player in Yemen. While the corporate media in tandem with the warmongering government officials who apparently have nothing better to do than to fabricate nonsense continue to blame Iran for the deteriorating situation in Yemen, the truth remains that there is one other U.S. ally heavily involved in destabilizing one of the poorest nations in the Arab world.
At the end of January of this year, the Telegraph reported that Yemens current government was preparing to flee Yemen entirely while a separatist group backed by the United Arab...
Marketers demand subsidy arrears LCCI: Modular refineries wont end scarcity The Nigerian National Petroleum Cor p o r at i o n (NNPC) has imported 9.8 million metric tons of premium motor spirit (PMS) worth $5.8 billion to combat the fuel crisis that resurfaced since late last year. This was disclosed yesterday 
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that it has no confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct credible elections in 2019. The party also said the decision by the commission to invite the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to monitor campaign funds of political parties is part of 
Forty-nine passengers yesterday escaped death after a Dana Air aircraft numbered 9J0363, flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt, overshot the Port Harcourt International Airport runway. The incident was suspected to have been caused by a heavy rain, which was accompanied by strong wind and storm in Port Harcourt. The aircraft was still in the 
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The Senate, yesterday, commenced a process of punishing its members who threw the chamber into confusion last week by insinuating that the amendment to the Electoral Act, reordering the sequence of elections, was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari. Consequently, the Upper Chamber directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate Senator Ovie 
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AbujaThe Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) yesterday fixed March 21 to decide the fate of the Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta, who is standing trial on charges of false assets declaration. The tribunal will on the day rule on the competence of the charge brought against him by the Federal Government. The tribunal fixed 
China has imported over 80 Asian elephants from Laos and almost 100 juvenile African elephants from Zimbabwe in the last two years.
Thirty-seven per cent of 142 businesses privatised by the Federal Government through the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) are not doing well while 62 per cent are performing optimally. Director-General of BPE, Mr. Alex Okoh, attributed the failure of the privatised firms to the prevailing harsh business environment which has forced many private or privatised 
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The ECOWAS Court of Justice yesterday fixed May 31 for continuation of hearing in a suit filed by Rev. Father Solomon Nfah and 11 Agatu indigenes in a case of Human Rights abuse and negligence against the federal government. The plaintiffs are seeking N1 trillion compensation over deaths and general damages caused by herdsmen 
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The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has fined 33 quoted companies N460.7 million for failure to file their audited financial statements after the regulatory due date. Checks by New Telegraph showed that some of the firms were sanctioned for their inability to meet the regulatory requirements ranging between full year ended December 31, 2014 and 2017. 
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Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has finally ruled out goalkeeper Vincent Enyeamas return to the national team. The coach said the inability of the former captain of the team to secure playing time had played a huge role in his decision. Speaking with journalists at the inaugural Aiteo/Nigeria Football Federation Awards on 
Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, yesterday set aside N500 million as loan to assist local government workers who wish to go into farming, saying that his government will work with officials of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) to facilitate access to such loans. Ayade made the pledge in Calabar 
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo; former Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, serving and former governors, among other eminent Nigerians, yesterday gathered to celebrate the Chairman of African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) Plc, Dr Olatokunbo Awolowo Dosumu, who clocked 70 years. The birthday was heralded with a thanksgiving service as well as her installation as 
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Akwa upbeat ahead Hawk clash as CAF approves Agege Stadium The countrys representatives in the CAF Champions League, Plateau United and MFM FC, will look forward to completing the job they started a fortnight ago by securing passage to the next round of the competition. Plateau, who won the Nigeria Professional 
Top Ranks CEO Bob Arum is not sold on the punch resistance of IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs). Joshua is scheduled to take part in a unification clash with WBO champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) on March 31 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. In the 
Ahead of the pre-World Cup friendly between Poland and Nigeria in Warsaw on March 23, the Polish Football Association has announced the ticket prizes for the game. It will cost Nigerian fans 160 Polish Zloty (equivalent of N17,197.20) to buy a Category A ticket, while Category B and C tickets will cost N12,895.20 and 
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The Senate, yesterday, mandated its Committee on Public Accounts to investigate rationale behind a security account allegedly operated by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company. This was sequel to an adoption of a motion moved by Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi- APC), which he entitled, Urgent need to 
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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that the Federal Government under his leadership would continue to fight corruption, pursue openness and accountability in the management of public resources. The President stated this while delivering in Adamawa State his key note address at the first Adamawa State Anti- Corruption summit in Yola. He said that 
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says exercise not targeted at individuals As part of moves by the Federal Government to curtail attacks on people of Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen and to end the incessant herdsmen/ farmers clashes, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, yesterday launched a special operation tagged: Exercise Ayem A 
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Ahead of the 2019 governorship election, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State yesterday appealed to workers in the state to ensure that their service delivery must impact on the lives of the residents. Ambode said this yesterday at a 2-day training workshop facilitated by MESSR XLS Consults Limited in conjunction with the states Ministry 
Permit me to add my petite voice to the euphoric voices already clamouring for Atiku Abubakars candidacy in the upcoming 2019 general elections. And rightly so! A poorly-handled search for a presidential flag bearer by a discordance of characters over the years, has led the nation to an unfocused and unmitigated democratic debacle. 
Ondo State Governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi A k e r e d o l u yesterday reiterated his commitment to industrialise the state as he inaugurated some projects in Ondo South Senatorial District to commemorate his first year in office. Besides, Akeredolu said his administration was committed to rapid transformation of the state by 
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(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) Between a major regional confrontation on the horizon taking place in Syria between Israel, Syria, Russia, Iran, Turkey, and the United States and a potential nuclear standoff with North Korea and China, it is no surprise that there are many newsworthy stories that continue to go unnoticed. One such story is what is currently taking place in Yemen, and 
20 Feb 2018 | albawabaUndersecretary of the Ministry of Economy says that investments in the fields of agriculture and food industries are among the prominent sectors that attract UAE investments abroad as the country currently imports about 80 per cent of its food needs.
13 Nov 2017 | Business DailyA Siaya County leader and a community lobby group have demanded a thorough audit of an American-owned rice farm's financials before it is allowed to exit the region.
17 Nov 2017 | The StandardUS company Dominion Group could be preparing to leave Kenya after 15 years of running a multi-billion farming project at Yala in Siaya County as its CEO Calvin Burges has written letters to employees telling them of plans to close down the business.
The National Hospital, has taken delivery of the second Radiotherapy machine for Cancer treatment, in Abuja on Monday. The Elekta machine for Linear Accelerator (LINAC) is made up of several components to be coupled and installed soon. Speaking in a brief interview at the hospital, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), National Hospital, Dr. Jeff Momoh, 
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Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the worlds poorest countries, UNICEF said today in a new report on newborn mortality. Every year, 2.6 million newborns around the world do not survive their first month of life. One million of them die the day they are born. Globally, in low-income countries, the 
A passenger plane belonging to Dana Airline skid off the runway of the Port Harcourt International Airport as it was landing at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The aircraft, with number 9J0363, flew into Port Harcourt after taking passengers from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. According to an eyewitness, Layefa Walter, a 
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New York, February 20, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the detention and subsequent disappearance of Egyptian journalist Moataz Wadnan, and today called on the country's authorities to make public what they know about his whereabouts....
This 29 April 2017 video says about itself:
Is Frances National Front still fascist? UpFront (Reality Check)
From daily The Independent in Britain:
CPAC 2018: Far-right politician Marion Marchal-Le Pen to address conservative conference after Mike Pence
Moderate Republicans express concern at far right leaders invite
Tuesday 20 February 2018 12:54 GMT
Khartoum, Paris - 14 February 2018. Several Sudanese, African and international organisations, including the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) wrote to 6 United Nations Special Procedure mandate holders to draw their attention to the worrying developments concerning the excessive use of force by Sudanese authorities to disperse peaceful protests across Sudan. The Open letter signed by FIDH and its Sudanese, African and International partners concerned the crackdown on [...]
Housemate in Big Brother Naija 2018, Ifu Ennada has accused popular rapper CDQ of defrauding her in school. The aspiring actress said this in the house on Monday, adding that the rapper is a mad man. Ennada told her fellow housemates that she did not only give him a lot of money but sacrificed a 
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A pro-democracy and good governance group, Concerned Nigerians, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the immediate arrest of Professor Ango Abdullahi, a former vice-chancellor, over his recent comment on herdsmen that sparked outrage and drew condemnation, especially from the Southern leaders. In an exclusive interview with Sunday Vanguard last week, Prof. Abdullahi had 
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Press TV February 20, 2018 Iran has once again rejected the allegations about the Islamic Republics provision of missiles to Yemeni forces, saying such claims are lies and a foolish scenario. Irans missile program is for defensive and deterrent [purposes] and claims about the dispatch of missiles to Yemen despite the all-out blockade on 
The Israeli prime minister accuses Tehran, at the security conference in Munich, of wanting to establish an empire in the Middle East. That is a laughable claim given Israels belief in its ideological and religious right to steal land from Arab people to create the Great State of Israel.
Benjamin Netanyahu premiered at the Security conference in Munich with one of his already classic theatrical interventions.
As is also usual, Iran focused its speech. Brandishing a piece of drone in his hand, Netanyahu threatened an intervention against Iran, an incendiary threat and a decision that would set the Middle East on fire.
We will act not only against the Iranian allies, but against Iran itself, said the Israeli leader, who argued that the Tehran regime is displaying a growing influence in the Middle East.
The problem with Netanyahu is Israels growing isolation from the world and the shrinking support for its unilateral measures to destroy Gaza and dislocate its inhabitants, who Israel treats as trash.
The rest of the drone belongs, according to Netanyahu, to an Iranian device shot down last week when it entered Israeli airspace.
Do you recognize it? You should. Its yours, Netanyahu snapped at Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, also present at the Munich conference. He accused Zarif of lying with eloquence.
Netanyahu knows this practice well as he is an expert in it. He utilizes charts and drawings to fabricate threats against the people of Israel.
During question time, Netanyahu produced a map, in which Syria, Iraq, Iran and Yemen were painted in black, to...
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28 November 2017
Wildlife officials rescue baby elephant from a ditch. Elephant herd salutes the men before leaving
In Kerala, India, a baby elephant falls into a ditch (or an abandoned well) and gets trapped there. As the family of wild elephants watches and waits on the other side of the river, local people and forest officials use an earthmover to help the baby get out.
Watch when they come running and welcoming the baby, checking whether it is fine. The incredible moment then occurs when the elephant family head turns and salutes the humans, thanking them for saving their little one.
The imminent shutdown of Cape Towns piped water network should serve as a wake-up call for all of Africa to overhaul urban water-management systems. Unfortunately, like Africas water resources themselves, Cape Town's crisis seems likely to be wasted.
In both South Africa and Ethiopia, the dominant political party grew complacent and corrupt, and suffered decay. But whereas post-apartheid South Africa created robust institutional safeguards, Ethiopia, after the end of Mengistu Haile Mariams dictatorship, never built national institutions that could save the country from its rulers.
By Terry Crawford-Browne, February 18, 2018
Afro-pessimists were astounded when in 1994 South Africa triumphed relatively peacefully over apartheid. The world had expected a racial bloodbath. The transition was described as a miracle, and Nelson Mandela was celebrated as a saint.
There is anger amongst South Africans that so much time, energy and money have since been squandered and that, under Jacob Zuma (and Thabo Mbeki before him), the African National Congress (ANC) betrayed their expectations. Citing Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo and numerous other African disaster stories, pessimists have similarly been nonplused by the nonviolent transition in 2018 from Jacob Zuma to Cyril Ramaphosa.
In reality, the country has a long history of nonviolent resistance. More than a century ago, Mahatma Gandhi, during the 21 years that he lived in South Africa, developed his satyagraha (truth force or passive resistance) strategies before returning to India in 1914 to challenge British imperialism.
Gandhis principles became the foundation of the ANC when it was established in 1912, and that influence continued until 1960 when the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Chief Albert Luthuli because of his opposition to apartheid and his refusal to resort to violence. Within the ANC however, white activists (many of them members of the Communist Party) prevailed upon Mandela and others with arguments that nonviolence was futile against the apartheid system. The armed struggle was launched in 1961, and Mandela was arrested in 1963 after a tip-off to the government by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). South Africa became a hostage of the Cold War, its liberation delayed for three decades.
Charged with treason, Mandela and the leadership of the ANC were banished to Robben Island, eight miles from Cape Town. Instead of the death penalty, they were sentenced to life imprisonment, and he spent 27 years in jail. Others, including Thabo Mbeki, Joe Modise and Zuma went into exile. There, they became increasingly authoritarian and corrupt, but also divorced fr...
From the Afro-Middle East Centre, February 19, 2018
At the establishment of the African Union (AU) in May 2001, discourses about human security and counter terrorism were ubiquitous both globally and on the continent. In Africa, the experience of the conflicts in Sierra Leone and the Great Lakes region weighed heavily on the continents people, and on the new body. The newly-formed AU thus sought to institute measures that would enhance peace and security and ensure human development, even allowing for the possibility of the organisation intervening in member states. Article Four of the AUs Constitutive Act stated that intervention in a member country could be endorsed by the body in the event that the government of that country severely repressed its population; the prevention of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide were explicitly mentioned.
Within months of the creation of the AU, the September 2001 World Trade Centre bombings in New York took place, forcing an additional imperative onto the AUs agenda. As a result, the AU has, for the past decade and a half, focused a great deal of effort on counter terrorism (in some instances to the detriment of member state populations). Coordination on counter terrorism has thus been enhanced between member states, and, worryingly, training, skills transfers, and direct deployment of troops from foreign powers especially the US and France had been sought to address that has been, to some extent, an exaggerated threat. This has unwittingly allowed, again, the mixing of foreign interests with those of the continent, often allowing foreign agendas to dominate.
In the past few years, a new form of foreign role on the...
Onyeama expressed Nigeria's solidarity towards the electoral process in Venezuela, along with opposition to U.S. and EU sanctions.
The United Arab Emirates, a member of the Saudi coalition against Yemen, wants to create a new state that will allow it to control the Yemen region of Aden. At the time we are writing this article in French (16 Feb 2018), the strategic port of Aden is being exploited by the company Dubai Ports World. The plan to divide Yemen into a Yemenite faction supported by Saudi Arabia and a Yemenite faction which would be pro-Iranian, could lead to re-establishing peace. However, it would also cement (...)
Here in Tokyo with Benjamin Fulford as my mentor-guide, I am meeting people who are going to charge the world. Everything Vladimir Putin is talking about both a post-Western economic paradigm and a post-Google Internet is being worked on in pieces.
I am especially fascinated by the leaders of the Chinese diaspora that I am meeting, who have direct access to Xi Jinping.
My gift appears to be in providing the comprehensive architecture for the convergence of three major programs that will be rolled out in 2018:
01 a cyber-currency backed by Asian gold;
02 the beginnings of the post-Google Internet focused on taking down Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (Amazon and Google next year); and
03 a global program for sustainable development that starts in Asia pioneering my Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) vision, and then rapidly scales to Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East, and the Americas.
I have agreed to serve on the Board of a new gold-backed crypto currency whose crypto foundation is explicitly intended to scale across the three other modules I have in mind: exchanges, tools, and data-information-intelligence.
At this time is appears that I will be in Tehran and Moscow in March, Europe in April, and Beijing in May, assembling and inspiring a team of geniuses. Let me state for the record that if Donald Trump were to give me the Open Source Agency (OSA) that CIA has opposed for 40 years, I would remain based in the USA serving Donald Trump and the American public first, and the rest of the world second. Since my own government refuses to listen to me, I am going international and will probably be based in Asia.
It has long been of interest to establish where Modern Europeans White Skin came from. But you know when you think about it, there is no way white skin came from Neanderthals. It's really a question of doing the math - but math that is supported by years of research and applying all we know about evolution. New Scientist reports that,"The people who built Stonehenge 5000 years ago were humans occupied Britain and mainland Europe who lost there darker skins of their African ancestors perhaps just 6000 years earlier, long after Neanderthals had died out" which was some 40,000 to 50,000 years ago. Below is the New Scientist Article written by Karl Gruber. For more science be sure to read the abstract provided below entitled "The Timing of Pigmentation Lightening in Europeans" written by Sandra Beleza Antnio M. Santos Brian McEvoy Isabel Alves Cludia Martinho Emily Cameron Mark D. Shriver Esteban J. Parra Jorge Rocha.
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi 11 and the National President of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Alhaji Muhammadu Kiruwa, have commended the Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose for enacting anti-open grazing law in the state. They said the law would cater for the well-being of parties involved, especially 
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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) loses about N3billion annually, due to its inability to organize its outdoor advertising sector towards effective internally generated revenue. These facts to the came when the Department of Outdoor Advertising and Signage (DOAS) toured some major shopping malls in the city centre. Deputy Director of DOAS, Hassan 
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has decried that her husband was trashed after the party won the 2015 elections. Mrs Tinubu revealed this when she featured on Your View, a breakfast show of Television Continental, where she alleged that Tinubu was sidelined despite 
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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday charged African countries to make use of the Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) and grow the economy of the continent. The President, who spoke at the first Petroleum Summit in Abuja, said the NIPS should be seen like the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) being organized in Houston, USA. Represented 
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As part of efforts at reducing was high rate of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria, the Federal Government said it was engaging 100,000 agents under the Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services (CHIPS) programme. This was revealed by the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, in Kaduna, yesterday. CHIPS 
South East elders council yesterday said they will support President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election if he decides to run again. According to them, the All Progressives Congress, APC government had done well in fighting corruption and the dreaded Boko Haram insurgency. Speaking on behalf of the group at Nnewi, the Chairman 
Trading activities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market yesterday opened this week on the negative territory as the overall performance measures, NSE ASI and market capitalisation, both fell by 1.53 per cent. The downswing according to market watchers, was due to profit taking by investors after recent bullish rally. 
Nigerias improved ranking in the World Banks Ease of Doing Business was driven by various reforms in the mineral and mining sectors, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi said yesterday in Abuja. The Minister said the reforms helped in repositioning the sector as a major revenue earner and improved the 
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The Special Court created by the Federal High Court to try terrorism cases sitting Wawa detention facility in Kainji yesterday concluded the trial of about 301 suspects. Out the 301, a total of 205 suspects were convicted while 96 were discharged after trial for lack of evidence. About 526 suspects were freed for various 
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envisages 250,000 barrels from local producers Nigeria is planning an increase of 700,000 barrels a day in her oil production. Data from the Ministry of Petroleum Resources sighted by New Telegraph showed that indigenous producers from the country aim to pump almost 250,000 barrels per day additional crude by 2020 as part of a 
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The factional office of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in Kaduna State has been demolished in the early hours of today. New Telegraph gathered that the incident took place between the hours of 4-5 am in the morning. The demolition of the building located at Sambo road, GRA Kaduna was said to have been 
Oppressing the Palestinian people: the horror of Zionist apartheid NOVANEWS More of the world is finally recognizing the murderous Zionist state, often called the state of of Israel, for what it truly is: an apartheid state. As South African diplomat Clinton Swemmer put it, Israel is the only state in the world that can be called 
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My Ancestry DNA Results! (Puerto Rican)
1 January 2016
My Ancestry DNA results are finally in! Here they are from highest percentage to lowest:
Native American 20%
Middle Eastern 7%
North African 3%
Trace regions under %1 are not listed.
From St Johns College, University of Cambridge in England:
Researchers have produced the first clear genetic evidence that the indigenous people whom Columbus first encountered in the New World still have living descendants today
February 19, 2018
Summary: A thousand-year-old tooth has provided the first clear genetic evidence that the Tano the indigenous people whom Columbus first encountered on arriving in the New World still have living descendants today, despite erroneous claims in some historical narratives that these people are extinct. The findings are likely to have particular resonance for people in the Caribbean and the US who claim Tano ancestry, but have until now been unable to prove definitively that such a thing is possible.
A thousand-year-old tooth has provided genetic evidence that the so-called Tano, the first indigenous Americans to feel the full impact of European colonisation after Columbus arrived in the New World, still have living descendants in the Caribbean today.
Researchers were able to use the tooth of a woman found in a cave on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas to sequence the first complete ancient human genome from the Caribbean. The woman lived at s...
In 1952, a German scientist predicted the
name Elon would be associated with the colonization of
Jun 13, 2017
Source: The Vintage News | By Domagoj Valjak
The South African-born billionaire businessman and engineer Elon Musk is one of the worlds leading innovators in space travel. His company SpaceX works on the creation of low-cost and energy-efficient spacecraft. Its possible that those spacecrafts will bring the first humans to Mars in the following decade. If SpaceX succeeds in its pioneering mission, the name Elon will undoubtedly become forever associated with Mars.
But this isnt the first time Elon and Mars have been linked. Far from it.
Wernher von Braun was a German aerospace engineer responsible for the development of one of Nazi Germanys most advanced weapons, the V-2 rocket. Nicknamed the vengeance weapon, the V-2 was the first long-range guided ballistic missile in the world.
It entered service in late 1944 and, by the end of the war, over 3,000 V-2 missiles had been launched by the Wehrmacht, killing around 9,000 civilians and military personnel. A further 12,000 forced laborers and concentration camp prisoners died after being forced to participate in the production of the notorious weapon.
First rank, from left to right, General Dr. Walter Dornberger (partially hidden), General Friedrich Olbricht (with Knights Cross), Major Heinz Brandt, and Wernher von Braun (in civil garment) at Peenemnde, in March 1941.
The Truth About Black Panther Video Stefan Molyneux Movie Summary: After the death of his father, TChalla returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, TChallas...
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Pro-government forces were set to enter the northern Kurdish enclave of Afrin to end Turkeys ongoing offensive there popular forces will enter Afrin within hours, reported Al Ikhbariya, Syrian state television reported.
Staying with Syria, and Rob Crilly looks at the political fallout Moscow faces by increasingly relying on mercenaries in its Syrian war. The result is a cloud of confusion about what happened and who was responsible for an assault on the Conoco oilfield, a lucrative and strategic prize now held by US allies, he says.
Turning to Yemen: dozens of Al Qaeda members were
killed and many more captured in the country as the army
seeks to expel them from outposts in the Hadramawt province.
The Saudi-led coalition, which includes the UAE, is driving out militants from eastern Yemen and areas considered Al Qaeda strongholds, reports Ali Mahmood from Aden.
Locally, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan was given a heros welcome yesterday as he was received by the countrys leadership at Al Bahr Palace in Abu Dhabi. The 27-year-old was injured in a helicopter crash last August in Yemens Shabwa province. Two other Emirati soldiers were injured in the crash, while four were killed.
Buhari: Well sell all recovered stolen assets President Buhari has not bothered to interrogate Obasanjos role in the Halliburton scandal for which some Americans are cooling their heels in jail. Perhaps Buhari might wish to look into the Siemens affairs in which the Obasanjo administration was indicted Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West) 
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AGF gives EFCC chair, SAN, 48 hours to justify action The Federal Government has queried the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, over the two-count corruption charge recently filed by the anti-graft agency against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Mr. Danladi Umar. Also queried 
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Nineteen more oil blocs in Nigeria face expiration in 2019, investigation by New Telegraph has revealed. Already, 28 blocs had expired as at last quarter of 2016. But a document of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), sighted by this newspaper, showed that this would raise the number of expired oil blocs in the country 
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disputed the claim of Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed that Nigeria was in safe hands, when the reality on ground showed that the nation is on auto pilot and drifting to the precipice. In a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP said 
No fewer than 1,306 Nigerians died in road accidents in the fourth quarter of 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. The NBS stated this in its Road Transport Data for Fourth Quarter 2017 posted on its website. The NBS said that 1,200 of the 1,306 Nigerians who died, representing 92 per cent 
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As oil prices stabilise at 17 per cent higher than 2017 average and direct foreign investment increases, experts see surge in real estate activities in 2018. DAYO AYEYEMI reports Following improvement in the economy, things are beginning to look up in Nigerias real estate sector with market operators getting set to tap into the 
Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr has said Nigeria will prove FIFA by emerging from Grop D of the World Cup despite being rated lowest in that section. Nigeria slipped in the current FIFA rankings; the Eagles are rated 56th in the world far behind Argentina, Croatia and even Iceland. Rohr is unfazed by the continuous 
Unlike in electricity sufficient countries, business of power generation, transmission and distribution in Nigeria is enmeshed in politics. ADEOLA YUSUF reports Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, shocked many observers of events in Nigerias power sector last Monday, September 11, 2017. That day, he took to the podium of the 19th 
Super Eagles left-back Elderson Echiejile is happy to return to the pitch after an injury spell in the past few months made him miss games for the country, AOIFootball.com reports. The former AS Monaco player, who joined Belgiums second division side Cercle Brugge on loan from Turkeys Sivaspor on the final day of the winter 
Armed men have kidnapped the Chairman and Chief Executive of Always Petroleum and Gas, Alhaji Otinau Momohjimoh. The oil mogul, who is in his early 40s, was abducted about 8p.m. on Sunday opposite Okene Central Mosque, kogi State, where he often spend time with friends and business associates. A witness said the gunmen, whose numbers 
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The assistant coach of DTigers, Abdulrahman Mohammed, is unfazed about the threat of hosts of this weekends 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifier series, Mali. Despite admitting the threat posed to the team by the hosts, the coach is confident that the team can repeat their 2017 FIBA Afrobasket feat having defeated the same opposition by 
Police yesterday commenced investigation into the murder of a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at a ward rally in Nwofe Primary School, Agbaja, Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The victim, Elias Nwankwegu popularly known as Okarika, who is younger brother of former Speaker of the state House of Assembly and Attorney-General, 
It is practically impossible for Nigerian carriers to compete with most of their foreign counterparts due to lack of resources, access to foreign exchange and lack of maintenance facilities in the country, Managing Director, Medview Airlines, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, has said. He disclosed this to New Telegraph in Lagos. The Medview boss lamented that it 
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LAGOS FEBRUARY 20TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, has suspended indefinitely a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu and five other stalwarts of the party.
In a statement on Sunday night which was signed by Julius Egoh, Secretary of the Party in Aniocha North, the suspension was sequel to acts of gross misconducts and indiscipline by party chieftains.
According to the statement, the suspended chieftains, whose actions were considered inimical to the peace and progress of the party in the area, are as follows: Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, Barr. Kress Njiokwuemeni, Hon. Chuks Oseme, Mr. Michael Osuoza, Chief Emma Eboh, and Mr. Kaikene Okolie.
The statement reads: Arising from an enlarged Exco meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Aniocha North Chapter, on Friday 16th February, 2018, at the Partys Secretariat in Issele-Uku, the following under listed members of the party are hereby suspended indefinitely from the Party in the area: Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, Barr. Kress Njiokwuemeni, Hon. Chuks Oseme, Mr. Michael Osuoza, Chief Emma Eboh, and Mr. Kaikene Okolie.
The decision was unanimously reached after taking a cursory look at the undisciplined and gross misconduct of the above persons, which are inimical to the peace and progress of the party in Aniocha North Local Government Area.
The indefinite suspension of the above persons takes immediate effect from this day, 18th February, 201...
With every tragic high profile crash, the general publics feeling about airline safety takes a punch. WOLE SHADARE writes Safety issue The recent incursion of Akure airport runway by cows that prevented Air Peace aircraft to delay landing for about 20 minutes has again brought to the fore the need to improve aviation safety 
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has been pressuring the finance ministry to reduce spending and increase revenue, according to finance minister Malusi Gigaba.
A document that will form the basis of a Russian conference on Syria warned against any permanent American presence in the war-torn country and against the formation of a Kurdish state. The document, a copy of which was obtained by Asharq Al-Awsat, presented the "rules of the game" in the Middle East, saying that 2017 was a changing point in the developments in the region. It noted that none of the bloody conflicts there have ended, some of which have escalated, amid fears of the collapse of local governments. It did however speak of positive change in the region as local players seek political solutions. The document will be presented at the Valdai forum that will be hosted by Moscow on Monday. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is set to attend. It will also be attended by Syrian regime figures, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and former Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi. The document underlined the importance of the state as a crucial institution for the Middle East, meaning that strengthening the state and resolving conflicts are core priorities for regional players.
NUC: Law against universities admission policy JAMB: NCE has exclusive right on admission ASUU, SSANU: Better to introducing language as general study POLICY Stakeholders are divided over the Lagos Yoruba preservation law, set to deny candidates without a Credit Pass in Yoruba language, admission into the states higher institutions With the new Yoruba Language Preservation 
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As unemployment continues to fester in the country, governments and other stakeholders, who are bent on winning the battle, have continued to evolve new strategies for more effective attack against the common enemy. CALEB ONWE reports The creation of three million jobs annually was one of the campaign promises of the All Progressives Congress 
A rights activist, Mrs. Ada Agina-Ude, is the Executive Director of Gender and Development Action (GADA). She speaks with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, on the anti-corruption war, women participation in politics and governance Why did you pick interest in activism and how long have you being involved in defending the rights of the people? By nature, 
The Accountant General of Abia State, Gabriel Chinenye Onyendilefu, yesterday told Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos that no contract was awarded to Slok Nigeria Limited by the state government while former Governor Orji Uzor Kalu was at the helm of affairs. Onyendilefu, who was also a permanent secretary in the 
A magistrates court in Ilorin, Kwara State yesterday remanded in prison a popular medical practitioner, Dr. Ayodele Joseph, over allegations of stealing medical equipment of his colleague worth N25 million. The magistrate, O. A. Adeniyi, refused pleas by counsel to the accused asking that he be granted bail in self-recognition and ordered the doctor to 
Scientists yesterday said a new blood and urine test that could detect autism early in childrens urine and blood, was underway. The researchers from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom (UK), said their test could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), a major factor that was key in the management of 
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Taiz is a consistent battle zone between Yemeni resistance forces, Saudi-backed mercenaries, Emirati troops, and even terror groups like al-Qaeda who fight side-by-side with Saudi coalition troops.
The video below depicts Yemens Army and Popular Committees luring Emirati troops into an ambush before killing 12 and destroying their military vehicles. Yemens resistance known by western media merely as the Houthis boasted multiple successes on various battlefields today repelling advances and killing dozens of Sudanese and Saudi-backed mercenaries.
Just in the past two days, Yemens resistance sniper unit took out 13 Saudi troops on various fronts beyond the Saudi border including Asir, Jizan, and Najran province. Yemens Army and Popular Committees expanded their defensive operations into Saudi territory throughout the course of the war in response to the devastating Saudi-led invasion, airstrike campaign, and blockade.
Far from a mere passive observer, the United States provides both...
Residents of Tawergha are dying in desert in their attempt to return home after seven years. Make-shift tent camp in Qararet al-Qatef for forcibly displaced residents of Tawergha who are blocked from returning to their hometown by militias from Misrata, Qararet al-Qatef, Libya, February 10, 2018. | 2018 Emad Ergeha UN Human Rights Council...
17 Feb 2018 | ADIACSelon Eric Raulet, directeur du dveloppement d'Eco-Oil qui dtient 50 000 ha de palmeraies, il est question de redynamiser des filires autrefois productives et rentables : palmier huile, arachide, cacao, fruits et agrumes, hva.
19 Feb 2018 | ReutersSime Darby Plantation has planted only 10,000 hectares in Liberia and has not laid a seed in two years, stalled by uncertainties over new environmental standards.
Julian R. Cola As Cecil Rhodes boots settled into the rich, fertile soil between the great rivers of Zambezi in the northwest and Limpopo in the southeast, the Oxford-educated Englishman knew that he had struck gold. Literally. His foray was preceded by kith and kin David Livingston, with his discovery of Victoria Falls, and...
San Francisco has been declared one of the worlds filthiest slums, with conditions dirtier than slums found in third world nations such as Kenya or India. According to an NBC investigation, great swathes of the city [...]
(HRW) The record-low rate of permits issued by Israel for Palestinians seeking vital medical treatment outside Gaza underlines the urgent need for Israel to end its decade-long closure of the Gaza Strip, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), and Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) said today in a joint statement. Record-high delays by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 2017 in issuing required approvals and Egypts continued closure of the Rafah border crossing with Gaza have further restricted movement and caused additional suffering.
Israeli authorities approved permits for medical appointments for only 54 percent of those who applied in 2017, the lowest rate since the World Health Organization (WHO) began collecting figures in 2008. WHO reported that 54 Palestinians, 46 of whom had cancer, died in 2017 following denial or delay of their permits.
Were seeing Israel increasingly deny or delay access to potentially life-saving cancer and other treatment outside Gaza, with shockingly high numbers of Palestinian patients subsequently dying, while Gazas healthcare system subjected to half a century of occupation and a decade of blockade is decreasingly able to meet the needs of its population, said Aimee Shalan, CEO of MAP.
Israel should lift the unlawful sweeping restrictions on the freedom of movement of people from Gaza, most critically those with significant health problems, the organizations said.
For the last two decades, and especially since 2007 when Israel imposed a land, air, and sea blockade on Gaza, Israel has kept Gaza mostly closed, unlawfully depriving its population of basic rights. The United Nations and the Interna...
More than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters, and contributors surveyed thousands of companies (many identified through a new, public submission process) across 36 categories. Their mandate: Identify the most notable innovations of the year, and trace their impact on businesses, industries, and the larger culture. This work led us to create 2018s Top 50 and
More than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters, and contributors surveyed thousands of companies (many identified through a new, public submission process) across 36 categories. Their mandate: Identify the most notable innovations of the year, and trace their impact on businesses, industries, and the larger culture. This work led us to create 2018s Top 50 and sector lists.
Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory. Popular at home but increasingly at odds politically and economically with mainstream European Union peers, Orban has thrived on external controversy, including repeated clashes with Brussels and lately the United Nations. Those conflicts, mostly centered on migration since people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa flooded into Europe in 2015, have intensified as the elections approach and Orban poses as a savior of Europe's Christian nations. "Christianity is Europe's last hope," Orban told an audience of party faithful at the foot of the Royal Castle in Budapest. With mass immigration, especially from Africa, "our worst nightmares can come true. The West falls as it fails to see Europe being overrun." Orban is widely credited for reversing an economic slump in Hungary and controlling its public finances, culminating in a return to investment-grade for its debt, which was cut to 'junk' during the 2008 global economic crisis. To achieve that and hold onto power the prime minister, 54, has used methods that critics have called authoritarian, and picked fights with EU partners, especially in the West. Eastern leaders, most notably in Poland, have followed his lead.
Ivory tells the history of the world it must never be banned
UK legislation to ban ivory products from across history would criminalise some of the greatest art the world has seen. We need reason, not passion, in the fight against poaching
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A delicate and subtle artistic masterpiece front cover plaques from the Lorsch Gospels
The cover of the Lorsch Gospels is one of the most unexpected beauties in any of our museums. This yellowish-white carving comes from the depths of the dark ages, when Europe was supposedly a primitive and barbaric place yet it is a delicate and subtle artistic masterpiece.
It was made in Aachen, Germany, in about 810 to protect a splendid illuminated manuscript produced at the court of the Emperor Charlemagne. Its harmonious design, symmetrical arches, putti and robed figures cleverly emulate the lost splendour of ancient Rome a splendour Charlemagne longed to restore. In the lowest panel, the infant Christ lies in a manger watched over by an ox and ass in one of the earliest nativity scenes in art. This tender portrayal has a loving humanity that communicates directly with us across the centuries.
Prince William charity urges UK to back ivory trade ban
And it could become illegal in Britain. Under new rules being seriously considered by the government, if a work of this age and quality came on to the market, no British museum or private collector would be allowed to buy it. How long will it be, if this legislation is introduced, before campaigners take the next logical step and call for treasures such as the Lorsch Gospels cover to be taken off display, or even destroyed, like the obscenities they supposedly are?
For this early medieval wonder was carved from elephant ivory. Under new rules, it is illegal in Britain to trade in ivory objects made since 1947, a totally proper and necessary measure against the modern ivory trade and its incitement of ivory poaching. Yet campaigners including the World Wildlife Fund, Tusk and the Duke of Cambridge insist that doesnt go far enough. Illegal ivory traders can forge pre-1947 antiques, they claim, in calling for a total ban on all trade in ivory objects. Unbelievably, the government is taking seriously the idea of banning trade in all ivory antiques, however old.
There is no rational argument for criminalising some of the greatest art in history just because it does not satisfy 21st-century moral qualms. The...
Israel has signed a multi-billion-dollar deal with Egypt to supply natural gas to the northeast African country over a span of ten years. Israeli energy company Delek Drilling and its US partner, Noble Energy, announced on Monday that they had signed a gas deal worth $15 billion with Egypt to supply a total of 64 billion cubic meters of gas from Israel's Tamar and Leviathan offshore gas fields to Egyptian company Dolphinus Holdings over a 10-year period. Yossi Abu, chief executive of Delek Drilling, called the accord "great news" for Cairo and Tel Aviv and said the deal was the largest-ever export agreement for Israel's nascent natural gas industry. Abu expressed optimism that the deal could help pave the way toward turning Egypt into an export hub for Israeli gas.
By Terry Crawford-Browne, February 19, 2018
Sanctions against apartheid South Africa are, in the opinion of the writer, the only instance when sanctions have achieved their objective. They were also driven by civil society rather than by governments.
By contrast, US sanctions since the 1950s against Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, North Korea and numerous other countries have proved dismal failures. Even worse, they have inflicted unjustifiable misery upon the very people they were purportedly intended to assist.
The former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright remains infamous for her notorious comment on television that the deaths of five hundred thousand Iraqi children was a price worth paying in pursuit of US sanctions against the Iraqi government and Saddam Hussein. The cost of reconstruction for the devastation inflicted on Iraq since 2003 is estimated at US$100 billion.
At question is whether US government sanctions are actually intended to achieve any objective, or are merely feel-good gestures intended to satisfy a domestic political audience? So-called smart sanctions freezing assets and imposing travel bans on foreign government officials have also proved completely ineffective.
South Africas Experience: Sports boycotts and fruit boycotts against apartheid South Africa over a twenty-five year period from 1960 until 1985 raised awareness about human rights abuses in South Africa, but most certainly did not bring down the apartheid government. Trade boycotts are inevitably riddled through with loopholes. There are invariably businessmen who, for a discount or premium, are prepared to take the risks of flouting trade boycotts, including mandatory arms embargoes.
The consequences however, for ordinary people in the boycotted country are that wages for workers are cut (or jobs lost) to reflect the discount on exported goods or, alternatively, that prices for imported goods are inflated by the premium paid to a foreign expo...
Angwan Tivi in Ruga community, a sex den for a good number of men in Abuja, is slowly turning into a HIV-infested den. REGINA OTOKPA reports on a unique case and efforts of a concerned NGO to change the tale of the community Seventeen-year-old Christiana David (not real name), is five months pregnant and 
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the alleged N10 billion theft by officials of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is the height of official hypocrisy by President Muhammadu Buhari administration. The party also disputed the claim of Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed that Nigerian was in safe hands when the reality on the ground showed that 
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A former Central Bureau of Investigation (CIA) operative has confirmed the U.S agency has been meddling in the elections and internal political affairs of other countries since its inception in 1947.
The United States absolutely has carried out such election influence operations historically, said Steven L. Hall, a CIA operative who retired from the U.S. agency in 2015 after 30 years of service, the New York Times reported. I hope we keep doing it:
Halls revealed the information while discussing alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. elections.
If you ask an intelligence officer, did the Russians break the rules or do something bizarre, the answer is no, not at all, Hall said, further justifying U.S. meddling.
Weve been doing this kind of thing since the CIA was created in 1947, Loch K. Johnson, another intelligence official, told the New York Times.
Weve used posters, pamphlets, mailers, banners you name it. Weve planted false information in foreign newspapers. Weve used what the British call King Georges cavalry: suitcases of cash, Johnson added.
The New York Times article further stated:
The CIA helped overthrow elected leaders in Iran and Guatemala in the 1950s and backed violent coups in several other countries in the 1960s. It plotted assassinations and supported brutal anti-Communist governments in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
A Carnegie Mellon scholar, Dov H. Levin, an expert on the historical records chronicling both overt and covert election influence operations, said he discovered that the U.S. carried out nearly 81 operations between 1946 and 2000.
Im not in any way justifying what the Russians did in 2016, Levin said. It was completely wrong of Vladimir Putin to intervene in this way. That said, the methods they used in this electio...
A naked couple found dead in a car are believed to have suffocated after turning on the engine to keep warm while allegedly having sex. The 39-year-old man and 44-year-old womans bodies were discovered by police in a locked garage in the city of Bottrop in western Germanys North Rhine-Westphalia state. Investigators said the naked couple, whose names 
A new global report on newborn mortality released by the United Nation Childrens Education Fund, UNICEF, has ranked Nigeria the 11th country with the highest number of newborn deaths. A statement made available to newsmen by UNICEF Communication Specialist, Eva Hinds on Monday in Abuja, noted that globally, one million children do not survive beyond 
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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State has described the Senator Hunkuyi led faction of the party as illegal, saying that an illegitimate group cannot suspend the state Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai. The party, therefore, describe that the purported suspension of El-Rufai as laughable and should be disregarded by well-meaning Nigerians. This was 
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Former Chief of Defence Staff and chieftain of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO, Lt Gen Alani Akinrinade rtd yesterday took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari over his handling of Fulani herdsmen crisis and the killing that have taken place in different parts of the country. Akinrinade who was the chairman of the first-anniversary lecture of 
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The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has hinted that there is a plot by the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in the state led by one Gaurus Gololo to allegedly eliminate him. He stated this when he spoke with journalists in the state after a meeting with his predecessor, 
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The police on Monday arraigned a 26-year-old man, Toyin Sunday, at a Badagry Chief Magistrates Court, near Lagos, for allegedly stealing a mobile phone worth N7,000 from a church. The accused, whose address was not mentioned, is facing a charge of stealing. The prosecutor, Inspector Akpan Ikem, told the court that the accused committed the 
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(MEMO) US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster called on Saturday for more forceful action to halt Irans development of what he said was an increasingly powerful network of proxy armies in Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Iraq. McMaster accused Iran of escalating a campaign to increase its influence in the Middle East by building and arming Hezbollah-style 
Former Abia governor, Dr Orji Kalu has called on the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress ( APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to accelerate efforts toward reconciling aggrieved members of the ruling party. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kalu made the call on Sunday night while speaking with newsmen at the Murtala 
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(GV) Among media freedom and human rights groups, Morocco is often described as having a relatively favourable landscape for media freedom, in contrast to other oppressive regimes and dictatorships in the neighbourhood, such as Egypt and Mauritania.
These assessments, which are already subjective, do not extend to the occupied territories of Western Sahara.
In a militarized environment with aggressive controls on media and citizen reporting, few stories of Western Sahara reach audiences beyond the immediate region. Local journalists and media activists reporting on the occupation and Moroccan abuses face legal obstacles and risk lengthy jail sentences in order to make their voices heard.
One group that has found itself on the edge of this divide is Equipe Media, a video documentation and human rights group that mainly reports on rights abuses committed by Moroccan forces in the territory.
Along with a Swedish film production collective, the Sahrawi media group recently released its first documentary film, 3 Stolen Cameras, which addresses the groups struggle to document and report on Moroccan violations in Western Sahara.
Our mission insists on showing that we are peaceful, says Equipe Media co-founder Ahmed Ettanji. We are campaigning our cause without violence and we want the world to know.
Multiple Sahrawi journalists who worked with Equipe Media are currently behind bars because of their work activities, including video coverage of the 2010 Gdeim Izik protest movement.
The conflict in Western Sahara dates back to 1975 when the former colonial power Spain withdrew from the sparsely-populated territory and joint forces from neighbouring Mauritania and Morocco moved in to take control. While Mauritania eventually withdrew from Western Sahara, Moroccan forces to date still control what is sometimes...
The International Rescue Committee (IRC), an open borders-backing NGO fronted by former Labour Foreign Secretary David Miliband has been accused of "hushing up" allegations of more than 30 crimes. UK government ministers froze funds to the NGO, which is a major partner of globalist billionaire George Soros, "based on direct reporting of sexual harassment and fraud", it was reported this week. With nearly five and a half million pounds of taxpayer cash at stake, a team from the IRC was sent to look into claims made over the body's behaviour in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But according to The Sun, when an IRC team was sent to Africa to look into 24 cases where the scandal was first reported, it found a further 13 ethics breaches.
In developing countries, insufficient access to quality medical care undermines health outcomes and disadvantages entire generations. But as the successful implementation of a national telemedicine program in Ghana shows, well-planned digital solutions can help bring health coverage to those on the medical margins.
Ah, our favorite trifecta of the 2010-2017 era: coffee and birds and India! (Not to mention that the 2 species of birds featured in the article have graced this site in our Bird of the Day feature!) Just because we are back in Costa Rica does not mean the topics covered in this article are any less important to us. Thanks to Karen Weintraub for this:
Significant improvements in the economy would encourage ordinary Libyans to participate in planned elections, offering a glimpse of a light at the end of the tunnel
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