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Saturday, 17 December 2016

Rivers Rerun: Police to investigate Gov. Wike over alleged audio comments. Listen to audio again here

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Nigeria - The Inspector-General of Police ( I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris has set up a panel to investigate and analyse an alleged audio comment by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on the legislative re-run elections in Rivers.

VIDEO: Watch EPL highlights as West Brom falls to Manchester United 0-2.

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VIDEO: Watch EPL highlights as Crystal Palace falls to Chelsea 0-1

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Bus bombing leaves 13 killed in Turkey's Kayseri

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A car bomb killed 13 soldiers and wounded 56 when it ripped through a bus carrying off-duty military personnel in the central Turkish city of Kayseri on Saturday, an attack President Tayyip Erdogan blamed on Kurdish militants.
The blast near a university campus comes a week after deadly twin bombings targeted police in Istanbul and may further infuriate a public smarting from multiple attacks by Islamic and Kurdish militants this year, and a failed coup in July.

Lol! Guy see spelling! Donald Trump slams Chinese seizure of US drone as 'unpresidented act'

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The spelling is actually unprecedented folks. Lol! Shocked!!!

Donald Trump has hit out at the Chinese seizure of a US underwater drone in international waters as an "unpresidented (sic) act".
The US said the drone was collecting scientific data in the disputed South China Sea, and was one of two being recovered by a survey ship, when it was taken by a Chinese warship.
Mr Trump responded to the move on Twitter on Saturday, misspelling the word "unprecedented" as he conveyed his outrage.

Magnitude 7.9 quake off the coast of Papua New Guinea

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A magnitude 7.9 earthquake has struck off the east coast of Papua New Guinea.
The earthquake struck 29 miles to the east of Taron on Saturday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. There are no reports of casualties.
A strong aftershock hit the area of the original quake within the space of an hour, with the USGS reporting 5.5 and 6.3 magnitude quakes.

Michelle Obama tells Oprah Winfrey the White House needs a 'grown-up'

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Michelle Obama has said America needs a "grown-up" in the White House during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The First Lady also said the US was "feeling what not having hope feels like" following the election of Donald Trump.
Both Mrs Obama and her husband had spoken out against the billionaire tycoon on the campaign trail, saying he was "unfit" to hold office.

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Oh goodness me!!! Five female security staff at Kandahar airport killed



Five female security staff at Kandahar airport have been killed by unknown gunmen, local officials say.

In Nigeria, Akwa Ibom Church which collapsed last weekend killing dozens 'had structural faults'



A church in Nigeria that collapsed last Saturday killing dozens of people had multiple structural faults and no building permit, regulators say.
The authorities ordered construction to stop on several occasions but were ignored, they say.

Oh boy! After Super Falcons of Nigeria succeed in their protests, soldiers go on rampage in Borno over unpaid allowances


The 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Borno witnessed a complete breakdown of order and discipline yesterday as soldiers attached to the brigade to fight Boko Haram in the North East went on the rampage over unpaid allowances  running into hundreds of thousands of naira, and bad treatment by their commanders.

California threatens Uber in self-driving cars row



Uber is on a collision course with regulators in California after vowing that its self-driving cars will continue transporting passengers around San Francisco.
State prosecutors have responded by threatening to haul the ride-hailing company before a judge unless the service is suspended immediately.

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Former Abia Governor Orji Kalu, now APC bigwig, visits Biafra agitator KANU in Kuje prison



Nigeria - A former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Friday paid a visit to the incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, where he said the latter did not deserve to be in detention.
Kalu, who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, posted a picture he had taken with Kanu during his visit to Kuje Prison.

Rivers Rerun: Meanwhile, thousands of APC supporters shut down Port Harcourt in protest against Wike's leaked tape


Nigeria - Protesting leaders and members of the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), came out in thousands and yesterday shut down Port Harcourt, the state capital.


The protesters demanded police’s thorough probe of the leaked audio tape of bribery, with Governor Nyesom Wike threatening to kill officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who refused to support the rigging of the December 10 rerun in the state.

Rivers Rerun: Gov. Wike denies link with leaked audio tape. Again, listen to the leaked tape here...



Nigeria - Rivers State governor, Chief Ezenwo Nyesom Wike yesterday described the audio tape portraying him to be admitting to bribing some electoral officials and threatening to kill them as cover up for the atrocities the All Progressives Congress (APC) committed during the December 10 rerun election.

Again listen to the leaked audio after the cut>>>

UNITED SKIPPER WAYNE ROONEY WAS OFFERED TO NAPOLI, CLAIMS ITALIAN AGENT MORABITO



Wayne Rooney was offered to Napoli as the Manchester United captain "doesn't have a good relationship with Jose Mourinho", according to an Italian agent.

Rooney has lost his place in United's starting XI after a string of below-par performances but remains just one goal behind Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time scoring record for the club.

Philippines' Duterte to the US: 'bye-bye America' and we don't need your money



Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told the United States on Saturday to prepare for repeal of an agreement on deployment of troops and equipment for exercises, declaring "bye-bye America", and we don't need your money.

Obama points finger at Putin for hacks during U.S. election



President Barack Obama on Friday strongly suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the computer hacks of Democratic Party emails that American intelligence officials say were aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump win the Nov. 8 election.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Oh boy! WAEC withholds 13,488 results of 2016 GCE. Read more...



Nigeria - The results of 13,488 private candidates, out of the 172,699 who sat for the 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), have been withheld.
Mr Olu Adenipekun, Head of National Office (HNO) of the WAEC, announced this while releasing results of the Nov/Dec diet of the examination on Friday in Lagos.

The DSS comes out to affirm that acting EFCC boss Magu failed integrity test



Nigeria - The Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday said the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, failed its integrity test.
The DSS in a memo signed by one Folashade Bello and addressed to the Clerk to the Senate said Magu would become a liability to the anti-corruption crusade of the present administration if confirmed.

Chinese warship seizes US underwater drone in South China Sea



A Chinese warship has seized a US Navy underwater drone collecting scientific data in the disputed South China Sea, according to the Pentagon.
The US is demanding Beijing returns the 10ft-long unmanned gilder and has issued a formal complaint.

Bird flu confirmed in turkeys at Lincolnshire farm



An outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed in turkeys at a farm near Louth in Lincolnshire.
More than 5,000 birds have been affected with the H5N8 strain of the disease.

Lagosians are you ready? Lagos to sell N13,000 bag of rice next week

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Nigeria - The Lagos State Government on Friday said it could not commence the sale of its Lake Rice on December 15 as earlier planned to ensure that plots to hijack the project was averted.
The Special Adviser on Food Security to Governor Akinwumi Ambode, Mr. Sanni Okanlawan, said that the rice would now be on sale from next week.

President Buhari gives out daughter Zahra in marriage



Nigeria - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday gave out his daughter, Zahra Muhammadu Buhari, in marriage to Ahmed Indimi.
The wedding Fatiha took place after the Deputy Chief Imam of the National Mosque, Sheikh Ibrahim Makari, performed the two Jumma’at Prayer.

FG of Nigeria pays protesting Falcons and Super Eagles outstanding bonuses

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The Federal Government has released more than a million dollars to cover outstanding entitlements for the country’s football teams including the women’s team whose members protested at the National Assembly on Wednesday.
According to an official statement, the office of the Accountant General of the Federation has released $1,173,820.00 to pay outstanding win bonus for the Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and for the Super Falcons participation at the 10th Women’s Africa Nations Cup in Cameroon.

Obama says US will retaliate against Russian hacking

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Barack Obama vowed the United States would retaliate against Russian hacking after the White House accused Vladimir Putin of direct involvement in cyber attacks designed to influence the US election.
The outgoing US president’s remarks on Thursday dramatically upped the stakes in a dispute between the world’s leading nuclear powers over interference that may have swayed last month’s tight election in which Republican billionaire Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Remarkable Health Research: Brain tests predict children's futures

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 Brain tests at the age of three appear to predict a child's future chance of success in life, say researchers.
Low cognitive test scores for skills like language indicate less developed brains, possibly caused by too little stimulation in early life, they say.
These youngsters are more likely to become criminals, dependent on welfare or chronically ill unless they are given support later on, they add.

Health Research: Study suggests 'gender-biased infections' may exist

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 Viruses can evolve to become more aggressive in men than in women - at least in theory, a study suggests.
The report, published in Nature Communications, argues there is a benefit to a virus "going easy" in women as it helps it spread.
Some infections are known to be less deadly in women, but this is largely put down to differences in the immune system.

Supreme Court refuses to reinstate Nyako as Governor of Adamawa State

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Nigeria - The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal by a former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, seeking an order reinstating him to office to enable him to complete his truncated second term.
Nyako still had 10 months left to spend in office when he was removed by the Adamawa State House of Assembly on July 15, 2014.

Aleppo evacuation suspended amid dispute over villages



The evacuation of the last opposition-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo was suspended on Friday after pro-government militias demanded that wounded people should also be brought out of two Shi'ite villages being besieged by rebel fighters.
The second day of the operation to take fighters and civilians out of Aleppo's rebel enclave ground to a halt amid recriminations from all sides after a morning that had seen the pace of the operation pick up.

FG explains cut in November staff salaries of some MDAs

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Nigeria - The Federal Government has cleared the air on what seemed like a short-payment in the salaries of some Federal Civil Servants for the month of November, 2016. 

Briefing the Directors of Finance , Heads of Finance and Internal Audit departments of the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies, yesterday in Abuja, Director, Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) , Mr. Murtala Oluwatoyin explained that the perceived shortfall was as occasioned by the implementation of the directive of the Joint Tax Board on the payment of income tax, to which had been communicated to the MDAs since 2012, to ensure that correct taxes are paid by the workers.