Lawal: EU, US sad about Nigeria, arm twists Buhari to suspend him

The phoney anti corruption war of the Buhari administration has become a source of embarrassment to international donor agencies as they watched with bemusement as buhari looks the other way while his acolytes loo the country dry. The last straw was watching money for humanitarian rescue mission being brazenly looted by government officials, particularly those in the presidency while Buhari pretends that all is well and pursues his vendetta and political emasculation of the opposition, using Ibrahim Magu as a hatchet man. The European Union and the American has watched…

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Malaysian Parliamentarian Says 9-Year Old Girls are Spiritually and Physically Fit for Marriage

A Malaysian member of parliament, Tasek Gelugor, said girls as young as nine were “physically and spiritually” ready for marriage. He made comments on Wednesday as Malaysia passed a law on sexual offences against children without criminalising child marriage. Gelugor, a member of the Barisan Nasional coalition, made the comments in response to a proposal by an opposition member of parliament to amend the Sexual Offences Against Children bill to include a ban on child marriages. The proposal was voted down by the majority of parliament. “They reach puberty at…

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Mudslides Kills 254 People In Colombia

  Devastating mudslides in the Colombian town of Mocoa killed at least 254 people including 43 children, President Juan Manuel Santos said Sunday, as survivors described gruesome scenes amid the ruins. Santos, who traveled to the southern town to personally oversee relief operations, warned the toll could keep climbing. “Unfortunately, these are still preliminary figures,” he wrote on Twitter, after giving an earlier toll of 210. “We offer our prayers for all of them. We send our condolences and the entire country’s sympathies to their families.” More than 200 were…

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Outrage Greets the Recent Hike in Multichoice Subscription Rate

Effective May 1, millions of Digital Satellite Television (DStv) subscribers in the country would pay more as the owners, Multichoice, effects a price increase across all packages. The PayTv giant yesterday sent out text messages informing its teeming subscribers to expect price hike in 30 days time. A specific message to Premium bouquet customers reads: “Dear DStv customer, due to a price adjustment, your premium package fee has changed from N13, 980 to N14, 700 effective May 1, 2017.” The price hike is coming at a time most Nigerians are struggling to…

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Brexit: 35 years after Falkland, another female PM faces Spain over Gibraltar

Brexit-a word coined in the context of Britain exiting the European Union-has been fully kickstarted by the British prime Minister, Theresa May. The British Ambassador personally handed over the letter, which triggered the activation of article 50 of the Lisbon convention, to Donald Tusk, the European Council President in Lisbon. This automatically notifies the EU officially of the intention of Britain to exit the Union after a forty years of sojourn.As a rule, copies of the letter will be sent to the other twenty seven EU member countries. With this…

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Nigerian Make History, As First Pilot to Fly The World Solo

A Nigerian pilot who works for Air Djibouti has become the first African pilot in history to fly solo around the world. Ademilola “Lola” Odujinrin completed the final leg of his historic journey Wednesday  afternoon, landing safely at Washington Dulles International Airport. The pilot has completed the entire circumnavigation in a Cirrus SR22, stopping in more than 15 countries on five continents, returning to Washington DC, where his journey began back in September. The flight is part of Project Transcend, a foundation which aims to inspire young people to achieve…

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Nigeria-British Boxer Wins Fight in 20 Seconds

Nigerian-British boxer and Rio 2016 Olympian Lawrence Okolie took just 20 seconds to score a knockout win on his professional debut. The 24-year-old British cruiserweight who has a Nigerian parents caught compatriot Geoffrey Cave with two solid right hands. The bout followed Anthony Crolla’s points defeat by Jorge Linares at Manchester Arena. “Sorry to everyone that missed me fighting,” Okolie tweeted. “The good news is a Won by KO in 20 seconds!! Bad news is I’m back in the cage for now.” London-based Cave, 33, has now lost all three…

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David Rockefeller’s exit leaves a vacuum in the New World Order, marks end of an era

One of the pillars of the New World Order and an elite member of international manipulators of political and Financial turf, David Rockefeller, dies of congestive heart failure in his sleep. He was 101 years old. A statement from The Rockefeller Foundation confirmed his death, describing him as “one of the most influential figures in the history of American philanthropy and finance, considered by many to be ‘America’s last great international business statesman’.” Rockefeller, who would have been 102 in August, had his seventh successful heart transplant last year in…

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Protesters Storm Amnesty International Office, Says it Should vacate Nigeria

By Akinwale Kasali Few weeks after the Nigeria Army call on Amnesty International, an international non governmental organisation to stop dabbling into Nigeria security, a group under the aegis of  Global Peace and Rescue Initiative, GOPRI, in their thousands stormed the office of the organisation calling for it to vacate Nigeria within 24 hours. The Executive Director of the group, Melvin Ejeh, said that the group is demanding that AI leaves the shores of nigeria within 24 hours. And if it failed to comply, the group will begin a Five-Day-Occupy…

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Breaking: U.S apologizes to Britain over wiretap accusation

The allegation that former president Obama of the United States used the GCHQ-the initial for the British Intelligence finding Agency-to spy on trump Towers before the elections just hit an embarrassing low as the Trump presidency may have apologized to Britain for the goof. the controversy started when a Media commentator judge on Fox news, a pro Republican television station with substantial influence from the Bush Dynasty, alleged that Obama used the GCHQ to wire tap Trump Towers, an allegation that Sean Spicer, Trump’s Press Secretary.and denied by GCHQ, who…

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Xenophobic Attacks: Senates Swings Into Action, Names Delegation to South Africa

By Akinwale Kasali Following the attacks on Nigerians by South Africans over the past few weeks, the Senate has swung into action by naming a strong delegation to investigate the ongoing xenophobic attacks in the country. The attacks on Nigerians by South Africans have seen many Nigerians losing their lives and properties. This has not augur well with Nigerians who over the week staged a protest to the Embassy of South Africa and also to the MTN companies in the country. At a plenary section today in Abuja, the President…

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When President Trump Spoke With A Ghost

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun My father, Memudu Adigun, died of stroke when I was barely two  years into my secondary education. Before then, like many others at my age, I have heard stories of angels, ghosts and spirits having conversations with people. Some even claim they “see” one of their grandparents days after they were dead. Since, I never met my grandparents while they were alive, I couldn’t make such fantastic claims since I never even know how they look. With this, I was left to wonder what it was…

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Xenophobic Attack: South Africans Strikes Again

By Akinwale Kasali Tears, pain and anguish was the lot of some Nigerians living in Rosettenvile, South of Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday, as no fewer than 20 houses owned by Nigerians was looted, burgled and destroyed by South Africans. This came as a result of rumours that foreign nationals living in the neighbourhood who are mostly Nigerians are into drug peddling and prostitution. This made some South Africans go berserk, targeting Nigerians and looting their houses. Confirming the attack, Marc Gbaffou, African Diaspora Forum chairperson, condemned the attack and also…

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Gambia: Jammeh’s U-turn A Shocker To The World

President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh’s rejection of the Presidential Election results of the tiny nation won by the opposition candidate, Adama Barrow has left the world in shock. Senegal, which borders Gambia has called for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council  and rights groups are galvanising the world to resist his effort to subvert the election. In a surprising somersault, Jammeh, who has ruled Gambia for 22 years, announced on state TV that he was rejecting the result, which he  accepted  last week as reflective of the…

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Uneasy Trump Card

Donald Trump wins the American Presidential election, but is haunted by election promises and disaffected Americans By Uche Mbah Fallout of Donald Trump election: California wants to opt out of the United States of America. And this is official. A”Yes California” campaign is currently gaining momentum backing an independence referendum supporting a constitutional exit of the state from the US. 60% of the state’s voters supported the presidential loser, Hillary Clinton. “As the sixth largest economy in the world, California is more economically powerful than France and has a population…

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The new cold war

Syria and ISIL are becoming hotbeds of conflicts that resurrected the cold way By Uche Mbah It is 1930s all over again. Arms build up, military drills, tough talks, and war diplomacy-this spells danger for a world that has widened the divide between the haves and have nots. Last week, Russia beefed up measures geared towards a nuclear war with the West – upgrading bunkers and resurrecting Soviet-era civil defense plans. In fact, Kremlin last month held four days of emergency drills for 40 million Russians and 200,000 specialist rescue…

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Italy: Nature’s Fury

Devastating Earthquake hits central Italy with disasterous consequences By Uche Mbah The 6.2 magnitude earthquake that rattled a mountainous suburb of Italy last week could have had less devastating effect but for two major reasons. One is that the earthquake was shallow at its epicenter, which was about 140 kilometers from Rome, the Italian capital. It also was deadly because the buildings were not built to withstand earthquakes, and crumbled at the earliest tremor. At the last count, over 250 people were confirmed dead as more bodies were being pulled…

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The Secret World of Isis Training Camps

By Hassan Hassan Hamid Ghannam’s first day  at an Islamic State (Isis)  training camp was intense. Very early on the morning of 13 August, he picked up his packed clothes and walked quickly to the main street in his village to meet three of his cousins. As with many of Isis’s young members, he did so without informing his parents. The cousins drove in a white minibus to an Isis camp at the Omar oilfield in the desert of Mayadeen, Deir Ezzor, eastern Syria. The recruiter, a distant relative who…

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