Wednesday 30 September 2015

Russian Air - Forces Bombard Eight ISIS Targets And Syrian Command Centers!

Russia air force has struck eight Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) targets in Syria, including command centers in Syria.

Georgia Executes 1st Female In 70 Years!

Kelly Renee Gissendaner, became the first woman to be executed in 70 years in the U.S state of Georgia on Wednesday, after she died by lethal injection at about 12:21 am, having exhausted all her state and federal appeals.

The 47 year-old mother of three was sentenced to death for masterminding the February 7, 1997 murder of her husband Douglas in Gwinnett County.  Her boyfriend,  Gregory Owenwho killed her husband, testified against her in exchange for a deal that spared his life.

Gissendanerhas had two previous scheduled executions postponed in February due to a winter storm, and in March, when authorities found a cloudy appearance in the drug that was supposed to be used for the lethal injection.

Before Gissendaner was executed, she apologized for her action and sang "Amazing Grace." 

Countering Violent Extremism - U.S Navy Obstructs Ship Loaded With Illegal Arms In Arabian Sea!

Following reports that a fleet of Iranian ships may be headed to Yemen to arm the Houthis, the United States Navy beefed up its presence in the Gulf of Aden and the Southern Arabian Sea. 

Consequentlya ship loaded with illegal arms was recently obstructed in the Arabian Sea by the U.S Navy.

Beckham Shares Picture Of Himself And Two Friends Dressed As Freddie Mercury!

David Beckham shares a photograph of himself and two friends dressed as Freddie Mercury on a night out in Dubai.

"Jesus … Comes To Save Us From The Lie That Says No One Can Change" - Pope Francis To Inmates!

Pope Francis, met with inmates at  the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on the outskirts of Philadelphia during his U.S visit.

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Another Truck Nearly Fell Off The Ojuelegba Fly-Over!

Another truck nearly fell off the Ojuelegba fly-over on Tuesday, September 29. 

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Two occupants of an SUV were crushed to death, when a truck conveying a heavy duty container fell off from the same fly-over a couple of weeks back, precisely on September 2nd.  

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We implore relevant authorities to take feasible steps towards addressing this issue before something more disastrous happens....

Kim's Maternity Style Receives Praises!

See photos of Kim Kardashian West's maternity outfits at different stages of her pregnancy: 

Kim Kardashian in New York City on Sept. 15, 2015.

Kim Kardashian in New York City on Sept. 12, 2015.

Kim Kardashian in New York City on Sept. 9, 2015.

Kim Kardashian in New York City on Sept. 14, 2015.

Kim Kardashian in New York City on Sept. 10, 2015.

Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, and Corey Gamble celebrate Mary Jo's Birthday at George's at the Cove in San Diego on Sept. 22, 2015.

Kim Kardashian in Los Angeles on Sept. 20, 2015.

Obama, Other World Leaders Decide on Measures To Counter ISIL!

United States President Barrack Obama hosts world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York, September 29...

As they deliberate on feasible measures on countering ISIL and other religious extremism.

MTN Celebrates Nigeria's Leading Veteran Actress And Director, Joke Silva!

MTN celebrates Nigeria's leading veteran actress and director AJoke Silva, as she clocks 54.

MTN's message below:
"Happy birthday to the delectable Ajoke Silva (MFR).We pray that your new age be filled with joy".

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Joke Silva has starred in many English and Yoruba language films and television series, and received several awards and nominations for her work. 

Aunty Joke, as she is fondly called by many, is married to Olu Jacobs, an 'A list' and talented veteran,  they are blessed with two children.


The Film 'Captive' Premiers In Lagos On October 1st!

The film 'Captive' released on September 18, by Paramount Pictures, will on Thursday, 1st October premier at The Rock CathedralLagos, Nigeria.

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With the theme on Survival, Redemption and Faith, Captive is a true story which began in North Carolina, it evolves around the main character Brian Nicholas (David Oyelowo), who escapes from the Fulton County courthouse in Atlanta on March 11, 2005, and holds Smith (Kate Mara) as a hostage. 

The movie premiere is organized by The House On The Rock, and  the United States Consulate in Lagos.

Red carpet at the event starts from 6pm.

We must dismantle safe havens for proceeds of corruption, and ensure return of stolen funds - Buhari!

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Nigerian president Mohammadu Buhari at the United Nations' General Assembly reassured world leaders that Nigeria is poised for practical sustainable development goals (SDGs). 

Buhari gave this assurance in his speech during the 70th United Nations' General Assembly, held at the U.N Headquaters in New York, on Monday, September 28th. Chief among issues raised by the Nigerian president is on how to curb corruption in Nigeria, and securing the release of the kidnapped Chibok girls.

President Buhari reiterated that major goals of his administration remains rescuing the kidnapped school girls, dismantling "safe havens for proceeds of corruption, ensuring return of stolen funds, and countering ISIL and violent extremism
Pictures of some Nigerian delegates at the 70th U.N General Assembly:

Monday 28 September 2015

AU Peacekeeping - Britain To Deploy Troops To Africa!

Britain is expected to get more involved in new peacekeeping 
commitments by sending an estimated number of 70 troops 
to Somalia to reinforce African Union peacekeepers currently 
fighting al-Shabab, the Islamist extremist group operating 
there and in parts of Kenya. 
In like manner, over 200 troops is expected to be sent to 
South Sudan to help with fallout from the country’s civil war, 
which has displaced about million people and contributed to 
refugee crisis in Europe.
This development is coming from pressure mounted 
on 50 nations by the United States, to contribute 
more to international peacekeeping efforts either by 
dispatching boots on the ground or with medical and 
intelligence support. 
British Prime Minister David Cameron, disclosed this
on Monday September 28, ahead of the  much anticipated 
United Nations summit on peacekeeping which will 
be co-hosted by  U.S President, Barack Obama.

Olu Falea Freed By Abductors!

Chief Samuel Oluyemisi Falae CFR (Olu Falae) was on Thursday, September 24th, released by his abductors after four days in their den.

Lies, Half-truths as Falae Regains Freedom

Narrating his ordeal, Chief Olu Falae who was dropped off by the kidnappers in front of a hotel in Owo, Ondo State, said he trekked several kilometers to get to the hideout of his abductors, and slept on the floor for the four days he was kidnapped.

Olu Falae was escorted home by Solomon Arase, the Inspector General of Police, IGP at about 4.14pm in a black Police SUV, and was received by the Ondo State governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko,

Chief Olu Falae was kidnapped from his farm in Ilado village, Akure - North L.G in Ondo state at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, September 22.

Unilag Students Protest Against 'Over Infestation Of Bugs' In The Hostels!

Students of the University of Lagos, (Unilag), one of the leading higher institutions and a federal research university at the South - Western part of Nigeria, shut down the main gate to the institution, as they protested against the bad condition or what they termed "over infestation of bedbugs" in the hostels at the early hours of Monday, September 28th.

The protest disrupted traffic, which affected other areas around Yaba, area of Lagos metropolis.

Thursday 24 September 2015

Scores Killed In Deadly Stampede in Mecca!

Atleast over 700 pilgrims were reportedly killed and scores injured in a stampede considered the deadliest disaster at the 2015 Hajj, since the 1990 tragedy that claimed more than 1,400 lives after panic broke out among crowds inside a tunnel.

The stampede happened on Thursday, September 24, when two large groups of pilgrims who were preparing for one of the last major rites of their trip met on a major intersection, outside in the Mina valley, a few miles outside Mecca, where a camp of 160,000 tents fills with millions of visitors.
Rescue workers raced to the scene to offer first aid and load the most critically injured people into rescue helicopters and hundreds of ambulances.

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Burkina Faso - Michel Kafandoback Back In Power!

Michel Kafando, Burkina Faso’s toppled Interim President, is back into power.
At this moment, six ECOWAS Heads of State are arriving Ouagadougou, the capital city, to witness the formal re-installation of Bukina Faso's Interim President, Michel Kafando, and to resolve other vital issues like the amnesty plan for the Putschists, and whether upcoming elections should be open to supporters of previously deposed veteran dictator Blaise Compaoré.
This development came about after marathon talks in the capital of regional and military heavyweight in Nigeria, brokered by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and threats by the French President, Francois Hollande, that the coup leaders should surrender immediately or face the “consequences”, including possible sanctions.
 President Kafando said “The transition has been restored and this very minute I am resuming the exercise of power".

If I Were To Be Just A Senator, I Doubt If Anybody Will Be Interested In The Asset Declaration Form I Filled Over Twelve Years Ago - Saraki!

Nigerian Senate president, Bokola Saraki has appeared before the Code of Conduct Tribunal for failure to fully declare his assets. 
During the hearing, the Senate president lamented before the Tribunal that the only reason while he is being tried is because he is the Senate President.
Last week, the Code Conduct Tribunal Chairman, Justice Danladi Umar, ordered his arrest, following his  refusal to appear before the tribunal on the day he was supposed to.
The tribunal Chairman, ordered Saraki's arrest via a 'bench warrant' despite claims by the Nigerian Police that they are yet to get the warrant, and Saraki's preemptive action, of challenging the jurisdiction of CCT on the hearing, through his counsel.
"I reiterate my belief that the only reason while I am going through this trial is because I am senate president. If I were to be just a senator, I doubt if anybody will be interested in the asset declaration form I filled over twelve years ago". - Bukola Saraki.

Mass Immigration- European Leaders Say They Will Only Award Asylum To Legitimate Syrian Refugees!

Tones of people from countries other than Syria  are reported to be among the mass migration passing through stations of Europe to find a back door to the West.

These 'mixed-multitude' include: Albanians, Egyptians, Kosovars, Somalis, Tunisians, Indians who don’t speak Arabic but claim they are from Damascus, Pakistanis, and other poor countries that are not experiencing war.
Issuing warning that they will reject many of the economic migrants streaming over their borders, European and German leaders stated they are prepared to award asylum to only legitimate refugees from countries such as Syria, Iraq and Eritrea. 

Burkina Faso Crisis - Buhari Hosts African Leaders In Abuja!

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hosts the Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government to deliberate on current political crisis in Burkina Faso, on Tuesday, Sept 22, at Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

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Benin City Roads In Urgent Need Of Attention!

Is this really the current state of roads in some areas of Benin City, the capital city of Edo state - Western Nigeria.....

What is the 'active - governor' doing about this???

Monday 21 September 2015

Nigerian States Have Started Benefiting From The Special Intervention Fund!

The Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele disclosed that Nigerian states have started benefiting from the Special Intervention Fund of the Presidential Relief Package earlier approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. 

Mr. Emefiele, while  briefing the National Economic Council (NEC) in a meeting presided over by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo recently at  the State House - Abuja, said that so far, 18 States have been able to draw from the fund, and a number of other States are currently being processed for the soft loan facility. 

The financial intervention fund was approved by the president to help pay public sector workers in the states, following the financial bankruptcy declaration of most state governments since the inauguration of the present administration.  

There is therefore now, no more excuses to further delay payments of workers salary!

Olu Falae Kidnapped!

Breaking report has it that Akure born Afenifere chieftain, ex- Secretary to the Federal Government during General Ibrahim Babangida's regime, Finance Minister, and Presidential Aspirant during the third and fourth republics, Chief Samuel Oluyemisi Falae CFR (Olu Falae) has been kidnapped.

He was kidnapped from his farm in Ilado village, Akure - North L.G in Ondo state at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, September 22.

Yemi Osinbajo In A Meeting With Supreme Court Justices!

Nigerian Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Monday, September 21, hosted Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to a meeting, at the State House in Aso Rock Villa - Abuja.

Observe A Global Ceasefire, Create Space For Lasting Peace - Ban Ki-Moon!

United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon has called on all warring parties across the globe to lay down their weapons and observe a global ceasefire. 

This statement was released as the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), joins the rest of the world to mark the International Day of Peace. 


Pictures Of Pope Francis's Visit To Cuba!

See some pictures of the Papal's visit to Havana - Cuba below: