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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Trump Vows To Take Impeachment Fight To Court

Trump Vows To Take Impeachment Fight To Court

President Trump continued to rail at special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, declaring “I DID NOTHING WRONG” and threatening to take the case to the Supreme Court if Democrats try to impeach him.

”The Mueller Report, despite being written by Angry Democrats and Trump Haters, and with unlimited money behind it ($35,000,000), didn’t lay a glove on me. I DID NOTHING WRONG,” he said in a pair of tweets on Wednesday.

“If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

”Not only are there no ’High Crimes and Misdemeanors,’ there are no Crimes by me at all,” he wrote in a second tweet.  “All of the Crimes were committed by Crooked Hillary, the Dems, the DNC and Dirty Cops – and we caught them in the act! We waited for Mueller and WON, so now the Dems look to Congress as last hope!”

Some Democrats have called for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, including presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, and Julian Castro, who was President Barack Obama’s housing secretary.

Massive Protest! Shi’ite Members Invade National Assembly Complex

Massive Protest! Shi’ite Members Invade National Assembly Complex

There was pandemonium today at the main gate of the National Assembly in Abuja as members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) known as Shi’ites invaded the complex.

The protesters who carried different placards sang anto-government songs as they once again demand the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

It’s the 68th birthday anniversary of their spiritual leader who has been in detention since 2015. In the video, they were heard singing, Buhari human killer, Buhari citizens killer and a lot of unprintable names. Watching the video might scare you tho. My people this is Nigeria! Wow!!

Photos: Buhari Receives Emir Of Qatar In Nigeria

Photos: Buhari Receives Emir Of Qatar In Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari today met behind closed doors with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hammad Al-Thani, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The Emir was received by the President at the forecourt of the villa. The President introduced some members of his cabinet and aides to the emir, who also inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Guards Brigade. The Nigerian leader had in February, 2016 visited Qatar, where he held bilateral meeting with the emir.

Reports have it that Nigeria and Qatar signed bilateral agreements, including the agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes Income and four others.

Buhari and the emir are expected to sign some agreements at the end of the meeting.

Photos: Many Nigerians In Italy Are Full Of Regrets, Twitter User Reveals

Photos: Many Nigerians In Italy Are Full Of Regrets, Twitter User Reveals

A Nigerian man, Olanrewaju Suraju who just visited Italy has disclosed that so many Nigerians living there regret they left the country. According to him, they wish to return but can’t due to shame. Olanrewaju then went ahead to share pictures which will make you think you are in Ilorin. (As shown above and ofcus below too)

Bodies Of At Least 28 Hippopotamuses Are Found In Ethiopia's National Park

Bodies Of At Least 28 Hippopotamuses Are Found In Ethiopia's National Park

The bodies of at least 28 hippopotamuses have been found in Ethiopia's national park in the southwest of the country.

The semi-aquatic mammals died in the Gibe Sheleko National Park, a part of the Gibe River, local broadcaster FANA said.

Behirwa Mega, head of the park told FANA that the animals died between April 14 and 21 and that the cause of their deaths is presently unknown.

The Gibe Sheleko National Park, was only established in 2011, is reportedly home to about 200 hippos and covers approximately 36,000 square kilometers in land area.

Although the cause of death of the hippos remains unclear, the animals are described as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN).

The IUCN estimates the global population of hippos is between 115,000 and 130,000 and that their conservation should be a "priority" in countries where they exist. So sad.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Sri Lanka Mourns Its Bomb Victims As People Across The Country Honour Three-Minute Silence

Sri Lanka Mourns Its Bomb Victims As People Across The Country Honour Three-Minute Silence

Sri Lanka fell silent for three minutes today on a day of national mourning to honour those killed in suicide bomb blasts on Easter Sunday as the death toll rose to 321.

The silence began at 8.30am to mark the time the first bomb detonated while flags were lowered to half mast on government buildings, and liquor shops were ordered closed for the day.

Mass burials also took place at St Sebastian's Church in Negombo, one of those targeted during the attack, as thousands of people gathered to pay their respects.

Sri Lankans honoured their dead as ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack which investigators believe was in 'retaliation' for the New Zealand mosque shootings.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

South Africa Hit By Deadly Easter Church Collapse

South Africa Hit By Deadly Easter Church Collapse

At least 13 people have died and many were injured when a wall collapsed in South Africa at the start of an Easter service at a Pentecostal church.

Emergency services said that 29 people were rushed to hospital after the collapse in the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Local officials have blamed the tragedy on heavy rainfall in the area around eMpangeni on Thursday night.

Most of the victims were reportedly women sleeping in the church.

An 11-year-old girl is thought to be among them.

The wall at the front of the Pentecostal Holiness Church collapsed at the start of what had been planned as a weekend-long service to commemorate the Christian festival of Easter.

On Friday, a special prayer service was held in a large tent in front of the church.

The Reverend Thulasizwe Buthelezi, the mayor of Zululand municipality, said the community was devastated and they would be praying for those affected by the tragedy.

"Christians [from] all denominations - we are here in solidarity. We are here to pray with the church, to pray with the families and to offer our support that God may really heal their wounds."

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant is a member of the church and was planning to attend the Good Friday service there.

She visited the scene and said: "Even at this difficult time, we still need to trust in God."

Photos: Nigerian Businesswoman Nabbed With Cocaine In Hong Kong

Photos: Nigerian Businesswoman Nabbed With Cocaine In Hong Kong

Custom officers at Hong Kong International Airport have recovered more than half of a kilogram of cocaine from a Nigerian traveller who had allegedly hidden the drug in her body.

The 37-year-old Nigerian arrived in the city on a flight from Lagos via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Customs officers intercepted the suspect, who claimed to be a businesswoman and was said to be acting suspiciously, shortly after her arrival on Thursday.

She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei for a check-up and confirmed to have foreign objects in her body.

Officers first recovered 215 grams of cocaine contained in condoms and plastic bags found in her vagina.

She later discharged 24 capsules of cocaine, each weighing 14 grams, from her body.

The haul, weighing 550 grams in total, was estimated to be worth HK$522,000 (US$66,900).

The authorities said the woman, who was detained for inquiries, may discharge more drugs.

She was later charged with one count of trafficking in dangerous drugs.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Peru's Ex-President Attempts Suicide Before Arrest

Peru's Ex-President Attempts Suicide Before Arrest

Peru's former President Alan García has shot himself as police came to arrest him. Casimiro Ulloa hospital in the capital, Lima, said he was in surgery where he was being treated for "a bullet wound to his head".

Mr García is accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht - claims he has repeatedly denied.

Officers had been sent to arrest him in connection with the allegations.

Interior Minister Carlos Morán told reporters that when police arrived, Mr Garcia asked to make a phone call and went into a room and closed the door.

Minutes later, a shot rang out, Mr Morán said.

Police forced the door open and found Mr Garcia sitting on a chair with a bullet wound to his head.

Health minister Zulema Tomás said Mr García's condition was "very serious and critical", and that he had to be resuscitated after suffering three cardiac arrests.

"Let's pray to God to give him strength," the former president's lawyer Erasmo Reyna reportedly told journalists at the hospital.

Mr García served as president from 1985 to 1990 and again from 2006 to 2011.

French Priest Known For Helping In Attacks Is An Hero Again For Saving Holy Relic In Notre Dame Fire

French Priest Known For Helping In Attacks Is An Hero Again For Saving Holy Relic In Notre Dame Fire

A French priest who helped the wounded in the Bataclan terror attack on Paris and who survived an ambush in Afghanistan also emerged as a hero of the Notre Dame fire today.

Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, rushed straight for the relics housed in the cathedral to rescue the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns relics from the blazing building on Monday night.

It was feared that both religious artefacts would be lost as flames engulfed the medieval building, but Father Fournier made sure they were taken to safety.

Four years ago he also comforted the wounded after the worst terrorist attack on Paris this century when 89 people were massacred at the Eagles of Death Metal concert in 2015.

During his time as an army chaplain, Father Fournier, survived an ambush in which 10 soldiers were killed.

Buhari Condoles With France, Christians Over Notre Dame Inferno

Buhari Condoles With France, Christians Over Notre Dame Inferno

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with French leader, Emmanuel Macron, and the citizens over the fire that gutted parts of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The president also extended his sympathy to Christians in Nigeria and all over the world following the partial destruction of the historical monument, which houses deferent valuable items held dear by worshipers.

A statement yesterday in Abuja by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the Nigerian leader recalled that the edifice was one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, a central place of worship for Christians and a symbol of France.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Court Orders Heritage Bank To Seize Hip TV CEO, Ayo Animashaun’s Collateral Property to Reclaim Over N180million Debt

Court Orders Heritage Bank To Seize Hip TV CEO, Ayo Animashaun’s Collateral Property to Reclaim Over N180million Debt

The Federal High Court, Ikoyi Division, last week, issued an order to Heritage Bank to seize the property of Smooth Promotions Limited, Owners of HIP TV, following their failure to pay back a loan sum of over 180 Million Naira.
The property which is situated at No. 4 Ogundana Street, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja was reportedly provided as collateral by Ayo Animashaun, and has been taken possession of by the bank.
Going by the court injunction published on Thisday Newspapers, Heritage Bank is expected to take over all properties provided as collateral, assets, including production materials belonging to Ayo Animashaun’s company, Smooth Promotions Ltd.
The asset which has been seized in execution of the court order, has authorised a Solicitor and Insolvency Practitioner, Mr. Gani-Gidado Abubakar, as the Receiver/Manager of Smooth Promotions Limited pending the determination of the orders of Court in Suit No: FHC/L/CS/362/19.
Meanwhile, indications from Animashaun’s social media page claims his rift with the bank has been ongoing for two years and as a result he would be suing Heritage Bank. He is however yet to provide more details on this.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Why These Campaign of Calumny Against Ogun People and The Governor-Elect?

Why These Campaign of Calumny Against Ogun People and The Governor-Elect?

Why These Campaign of Calumny Against Ogun People and The Governor-Elect? 

As an avid reader and follower of information flow in the public domains, my attention has been drawn to a couple of ill-motivated post-election campaigns perpetuated by some unscrupulous elements masquarading as public affairs analysts and social commentators.
Of the messy lot, a piece titled "Tales of a Winner and Albatros of Negotiated Crown" mischievously credited to one Dapo Kushoro appears to be the peak of the trend of devilish propaganda and campaign of calumny against the good people of Ogun state who chose Prince Dapo Abiodun as Governor of the gateway state despite the massive aggressive and repressive attempts by the incumbent Governor of the state to force his anointed stooge on the politically sophisticated people of Ogun state using the state resources and mercenary at his disposal, but to no avail.
Kushoro in his obviously sponsored article admitted that, "The month of March has come and gone.The Governorship elections have been done and dusted.Winners have started savourring the aroma of victory..." but he failed to equally articulate that some bad loosers have refused to gain their mental balance after sniffing the stench of defeat! He also failed to articulate why some bad loosers have deliberately chosen to play the dirty politics of smear campaigns after election results have been been declared!
While he alleges in his inglorious write up that "the general air currently pervading the nook and cranny of the state is that of suspense, with the congratulatory back slaps expected from among the citizens clearly missing", he again failed to admit the truth that Prince Dapo Abiodun's victory at the polls made Ogun workers to heave a huge sigh of relief from the  unprecedented regime of deprivation, oppression and subjugation to which Ogun people were subjected under the self-adoring, high-handed and high-capped failed godfather whose imperial self-succession attempt was thrashed to unpickable pieces at the polls.
When a self-acclaimed public affairs analysts and a writer, who in the first instance, is supposed to be a critical and logical thinker stoops so low to the abyss of playing to the gallery, deploying incoherent similitudes to market his pointless confused points to the public as hurriedly done by Dapo Kushoro in his tell tale "Tales of a Bad Looser" (as he should have more appropriately titled his article), only two sides of one intelligent question coin reverberates in the mind of true lovers of democracy who read the paid propaganda paraded as public opinion by folks like Kushuro:
What exactly do these bad loosers want?
Why exactly are they still busy dissipating their warped faculties and polluted political energies towards gross falsifications and misrepresentations of facts about the already "done and dusted guber election in Ogun state?
They should rather encourage their principal and employer to accept the mandate of the people and do justice to the statutory requirements of the law of the land to wind up his activities in the government house and office alike, prepare his hand over notes and get ready for the imminent judgement of posterity on him for his actions and inactions in the the course of his stewardship.
No doubt, the entire arsenal of last-minutes damage strategies and cacophony of campaigns of calumny against Prince Dr.Dapo Abiodun(MFR), the Ogun Governor-Elect and the respectable leaders of the All Progressives Congress(APC) by Governor Ibikunle Amosun and his league of psycophants, croonies and agents definitely amounts to medicine after death.
By natural and constitutional order, May 29th,2019 Hand over date is sacrosanct and irreversible.
Ogun people have spoken by the ballots.Every sane individual or group of individuals who feel aggrieved have only one legal option.Pursuit of redress at the tribunals and competent court of law.
Every attempt to carry the current waves of campaign of calumny against the state to extra-judicial lengths or the realm of political insurrection and character assasination of law abiding citizens of the state is undemocratic, unprogressive and stands to be dealt with with the full weight of the law of the land  in due course.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Atiku Reacts To Fresh Posters In Abuja

Atiku Reacts To Fresh Posters In Abuja

Many of the posters were seen in the Central Business District within the Abuja city center. 


Atiku Abubakar


The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has dissociated himself from campaign poster that was seen in Abuja and its environs.


Tori News had reported sighting fresh posters of Atiku Abubakar in certain streets of Abuja.


The posters, which also bore ‘Pukka’ a Hindi word which literally means ‘Genuine’ emerged after a report on how Atiku allegedly enlisted the assistance of two cerebral lawyers in Washington DC, United States of America to lobby the American government for recognition as the winner of the last presidential election.


Many of the posters were seen in the Central Business District within the Abuja city center.


Atiku reacting in a statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, dissociated himself from the posters, adding that he is focused on retrieving his stolen mandate.


The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to posters of His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election being circulated in Abuja.

“We disassociate the former Vice President of Nigeria from the said posters in circulation.

“The campaign season is over. The tainted electoral victory by the incumbent is being challenged in court.

“We refuse to be distracted, which is exactly the objective of our opponents but to remain focused on diligently pursuing our election petition with a view to retrieving the stolen mandate.”

Twitter Limits Daily Follows To Combat Spammers

Twitter Limits Daily Follows To Combat Spammers

Twitter Limits Daily Follows To Combat Spammers

In an apparent attempt to combat spam and bot accounts that populate its platform, Twitter announced today that it is changing its rules to allow users to follow up to 400 accounts per day. The change marks a considerable drop from the previous cap, which allowed up to 1,000 follows in a single day, though still allows for more following than the average human user is likely to do in a 24 hour period.

"As a part of our commitment to building a healthy service, we remain focused on stopping spam and abuse on Twitter," a spokesperson for Twitter told Engadget.

"We found that having a high daily follow rate contributed to follower churn, and as a result, we are reducing the daily follow rate limit from 1,000 to 400." Follower churn, according to Twitter's help center, is the process of following and unfollowing accounts. The process is done to get the attention of users and try to get people to follow back to inflate one's follower count.

Snow White, Sleeping Beauty & Lion King Are Movies Filled With Racism, Experts Claims

Snow White, Sleeping Beauty & Lion King Are Movies Filled With Racism, Experts Claims

Whether it's the old classics or the newest blockbuster, Disney films have been a huge part of children's lives for generations.

But according to experts some of the older movies many of us grew up with could actually be extremely harmful to our little ones.

Many believe films such as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Lion King could promote unhealthy body image, gold diggers and even racism and domestic abuse.

According to Dr Victoria Cann, a Humanities lecturer at the University of East Anglia, Beauty and the Beast is by far the "most dangerous" Disney film.

She claims it's a case of Stockholm Syndrome, telling the Sun : "This is the most dangerous because the Beast always feels on the verge of violence.

"It also gives the unnerving idea that if a woman perseveres long enough, she can change an angry partner.

"At the end, the beast then turns into this blonde-haired white man for another happy ever after, giving the idea that now he's good looking, he can’t possibly be angry or threatening."

Dr Cann also raises issues with Aladdin, claiming the 1992 movie is "racist".

She points out that all the "good" characters, including Aladdin, have pale skin, while the baddies have darker skin.

She says this same approach is used in the Lion King, with evil Scar much darker than the rest of the characters.

Another expert, Dr Laura Coffey-Glover from  Nottingham Trent University, believes Snow White creates unrealistic expectations for young girls.

She says the film portrays women as helpless characters who just have to wait around for a man to come and sweep them off their feet.

They also believe Sleeping Beauty promotes anorexia as her character has an impossibly thin waist.

As with Snow White, they also talk about the issue of consent as both films show the woman being kissed with a man while she is asleep.

Dr Cann says they "normalise men's sense of entitlement over women's bodies".

However the experts praise the more recent films, such as Frozen, which feature much more modern themes including friendship, family loyalty and feminism.



-Students advised to emulate him
The staff and students of Oke-Ibadan high school were filled with joy and gratitude as Prof. Kola Adebayo, Chairman, Sustainable Livelihood Supports and Development Network for Africa (SLIDEN AFRICA) delivered an ultra modern science laboratory complex to the school. 

This gesture is a part of the educational support programme of the organization.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony of the complex, Prof Adebayo stated that his donation of science laboratory complex to Oke-Ibadan high school was borne out of his passion for development of STEM education and knowing the negative impact the lack of standard science laboratory on the academic performance of students and school development.  

Prof Kola Adebayo, Chairman SLIDEN AFRICA

The Ijebu born Professor recalled that  he had always been fascinated by science. However, his dream to be a scientist would have been shattered because Ode-Remo High school,  his school at that time, lacked a science laboratory. The Professor adds that, "the aficionado of science made me transfer my studentship to Oke-Ibadan High School in 1981 where a science laboratory was already in existence.

It therefore, saddened my heart when I heard the school science laboratory had become dilapidated during the annual general meeting of the Old students Association of Oke-Ibadan High School three years ago and with a sense of responsibility I rose up to the challenge of salvaging the situation knowing fully well the implications” He said.
He was grateful to God for his mercies and thanked the principal and the old students' association under the leadership of Mr Lawal Adeyemi and the building committee for the opportunity and supports accorded him to give back to his Alma Mata.

The Principal Mr Eniade and Prof Kola Adebayo in midst of Science Teachers of Oke-Ibadan High School

The laboratory complex which was commissioned by Prof. Joseph Olowofela, the  Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in Oyo state, encloses Biology, Chemistry and Physics laboratories with state of the art equipment. 

According to the Principal, Mr Kunle Eniade, “the science laboratory complex is first of its kind in Oyo state and can conveniently accommodate at least sixty (60) students”.

In his remark, Mr Adeosun the Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education in Oyo state praised Prof  Adebayo for his immense contribution  to the development of the state despite not being a citizen of the state. He noted that only few people give back to their Alma Mata. 

He enjoined the delighted students to emulate the legacy of Prof Adebayo and thanked the members of the old student association for being effectively committed to the development of their Alma Mata.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Lift Visa Ban On Nigerians, Saraki Urges Qatar

Lift Visa Ban On Nigerians, Saraki Urges Qatar

Senator Bukola Saraki has asked the Government of Qatar to look into the issue of visiting visas not being granted to Nigerians wishing to visit Qatar.

The Senate President made the plea during a meeting with the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, in Doha.

Saraki who led a National Assembly delegation to the 140th General Assembly of the Inter-
Parliamentary Union (IPU) taking place in Doha, lamented that the visa ban is negatively affecting Nigerians as it prevents them from visiting Qatar.

Renewed Communal Clash Claims Eight In Ebonyi

Renewed Communal Clash Claims Eight In Ebonyi

Renewed Communal Clash Claims Eight In Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed the death of 8 persons including a 3 months old baby in a renewed communal clash between the people of Ndiagu Alike in Ikwo Local government area of the state and the neighbours, Enyibichiri in Abakaliki Local Government Area.

Confirming the death of the 8 persons, the State Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, ASP Loveth Odah said that the crisis has been a longstanding land dispute between the two communities which erupted again at the weekend.

ASP Odah said that a vehicle which was conveying the victims from their destination to their community and was later seen burning along the road adding that it was alleged that the vehicle and the occupants were set ablaze by warriors from one of the communities