WHY ARE WE DRIFTING BACK TO THE WOES OF THE PAST?—(5 Minutes Read).

Without mincing words,Nigeria as a nation is gradually drifting back to the woes of the past that portrays nothing but a blur and a bleak future with the recent advent of fuel scarcity being gradually witnessed across the Lagos Metropolis.

 

Initially, it seems unbelievable and unexpected when the news or rumour started filtering around that fuel is gradually becoming scarce but the reality dawned when it was observed in my vicinity and neighbourhood  queque of vehicles waiting to be attended to fuel attendants in the fuel filling stations.

This kind of experience has been the order of the day in some years ago when the festive period beckons but it became abated at some point and we all think that the days of gloom is over until recently when this unpalatable reality pop up and splashed on our face like a piece of shit.

 

 

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The kind of break experienced across the length and breadth of the entire Nigerian nation from fuel scarcity was somehow believed to be as an outcome of the magic wand pulled by the preset administration of All Progressive Congress when the issue of fuel subsidy was partially scrapped leading to the hike of fuel skyrocketting to high heaven.

 

Eventhough, the Nigerian masses accepted their fate after so many unabated hullabaloo about the removal of fuel subsidy that made the pump prices of fuel to soar to high heaven at 145naira per litres for petrol and 180naira per litres for diesel,this removal have been able to offer temporary succour in preventing the scarcity of this product.

The realities on ground about fuel stations being jampacked with vehicles with varied volumes of Jerry-can at display by consumers really shows that the present administration is gradually loosing the magic wand or the magic wand that made the perpectual fuel scarcity been experienced around festive period is gradually becoming weak and it is about reaching the breaking point.

 

 

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The issue of constant supply of fuel has been a source and a topic of debate in the time past with all the political parties and their aspirants been seen to have maximized this situation as a source of electoral campaign and manifestos in the time past but one could see that it is just a lip- sevice that might have been orchestrated as a political gimmick and sophistry to deceive innocent Nigeria in order for them to get their vote during electioneering.

 

 

Past and Present administrations have made constant,continuous and unending promises concerning the revamping and maintenance of our moribund refineries in order for the refineries to be able to meet up maximally with the local consumption supply of fuel but this has been a dream and a drive that has not been able to materialised into fruition and it can be submitted to have been a source of siphoning public fund.

 

It is of neccessity to point out at this point that there is a need for Nigeria government to start thinking about the construction and commissioning of new set of state of the art refineries if the old ones can not be revamped and maintained.

 

A situation whereby the present Minister of State submitted at a point in time that the commencement of full production at the Dangote Private Refinery in Lagos will boost local production capacity is an indication that the Nigeria Government is irresponsible in the discharge of their statutory function of governance.

 

At this point in the histrory of our national existence,the only way out of this impasse is for Nigeria government to commence the construction of new sets of refineries plant or the should see to the removal of policy bottleneck that is preventing public private partnership(PPP) from taking over the business of crude oil refinery in Nigeria.

It is the full introduction of cutting edge technology that will see to local refinery of crude oil maximized to meet local demand and consumption that Nigeria as a country will be delivered from the woes of the past.

 

 

Any deviation from this, is an indication to the fact that the realities of long queque might be a permanent reality that Nigerians have to manage and cope with for a long period of time.

 

 

There is a need for our government to be prompt and decisive in their approach to nib the bud so that this ugly trend that is unexpected and uncalled for in the 21st century from an oil producing state is a national embarrassment and digrace that all dick and harry must find possible solution to.

 

In conclusion,Nigeria will emerge a great nation if local production is maximized in meeting the local consumption demand.

 

 

Tag:#fuelscarcity#localconsumptiondemand#Nigeria#subsidyremoval

 

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SECURITY:MARK ZUCKERBERG ADMITS FACEBOOK ‘MADE MISTAKES’–BUT THEY WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN,HONEST.—(5 MINUTES READ).

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of under-fire social networking firm Facebook, has finally emerged from his bunker to admit that his company “made mistakes”over sharing users’ data with third parties.

 

Or rather,Zuckerberg has finally posted something about the Cambridge Analytica affair on his own personal Facebook page.It follows claims that the data analysis company had harvested personal data from 50million Facebook users in a not entirely starightforward manner.

 

“The goodnews is that the most important actions to prevent this from happenning again today we have already years ago,”Zuckerberg claimed,referring to changes made to Facebook’s developer platform policies in 2014 that stopped app developers from gathering data about friends of people using their apps.

 

However,before these changes were made four years ago, University academic Aleksandr Kogan-in collaboration with Cambridge Analytica-built an app called ‘This is your digital life’ that paid around 300,000 users to take a personality test and agree to have their data xcollected for academic use.

 

The app, however,also collected the information of the test-takers’Facebook friends, which led to thye accummulation of data pool “tens of million strong”.

 

In 2015, we learned from journalists at The Guardian that Kogan had shared data from his app with Cambridge Analytica,”Zuck admitted.

 

“We immediately banned Kogan’s app from our platform and demanded that Kogan and Cambridge Analytica formally certify that they had deleted all improperly acquired data.They provided these certifications.

 

“Last week, we learned from The Guardian,The New York Times and Channel 4 that the Cambridge Analytica may not have deleted the data as they had certified,”he added.

 

Zuckerberg went to pledge that, while it has already moved to “prevent bad actors from accessing people’s information”,the social network will be taking further steps to protect user data.

 

Just like he promised back in 2012 following an investigation by the US Federal Trade Commision.

 

“First, we will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before we changed our platform to dramatically reduce data access in 20144,and we will conduct a full audit of any app with suspicious activity,”Zuck says,adding:”We will ban any developer from our platform that does not agree to a thorough audit”.

 

Facebook has already blocked Kogan,who claims he’s being “scapegoated’ whistleblower Chris Wylie and,naturally,Cambridge Analytica,despite the firms claims that it’s, er, did nothing wrong.

 

Zuckerberg continues:”We will restrict developers’data access even further to prevent other kinds of abuse.For example, we will remove developers’ access to your data if you haven’t used their app in three months.

 

“We will reduce the data you give an app when you sign in—to only your name,profile,photo,and email address.”

 

Zuckerberg went on to promise that the company will be more transparent over data usage, and will show remaining Facebook users “a tool at the top of your News Feed with the apps you’ve used and an easy way to revoke those apps’permissions to your data”.

 

Or could just delete your account and be done with.That’s exactly what Brian Action,the co-founder of Whatsapp made a billionaire by Facebook’s $19billion acquisition of his company,has recommended if you want to put a stop,once and for all, to Facebook’s rapacious data slurping.

 

In other news, this 2009 BBC interview with baby-faced Mark Zuckerberg has also been doing the rounds.

 

SOURCE:   www.v3.co.uk

 

Tag:

 

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#Security#

 

#data analysis#

 

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DEATH AT SEA.–(6 Minutes Read).

The publication was originally presented on my facebook page on the 8th of November 2917 and I believe it will serve a purpose of informing my avid readers, viewers and followers.

It goes thus:

 

The recent publications about casualties recorded at the Mediterrenean Sea that engulfed every media space in which about twenty-six Nigerian women or ladies lost their lifes is quite appalling, disheartning and disappointing.

 

It can be concluded to be result of a society that has lost her values in all ramifications thereby making her inhabitants and occupants to start looking for solutions desperately even at the expense of their lifes.

 

Our society in this part of the world is a society that has her consciousness and sensitivity platformed on some ideologies and philosophies that are quite suicidal in all facet sicne the idealogies and philosophies are premised on the fact that critical and desperate situations warrant critical and desperate solution, a kind of belief that trigger and spur the superiority of extremism over existentialism.

 

There are some sorts of creed that makes the essence of existentialism to be subjected to extremism thereby making existentialism to be inferior in all ramification.Hence, many prefer the concept of extremism to existentialism even if it warrants putting their lifes on the line.

 

Our society has made some people to believe in the worship of god of mammon whereby you are waht you are based on the financial status quo you are known for.Hence, everybody struggle and strife immensely without giving a damn about whose ox is gored to accummulate properties and acquire wealth at the expense of their lifes and that of the next person around them.

 

Hence, they become hell bent in search of greene pasturesby embarking on a suicide mission to Europe through the desert and through the sea.

 

Many arguments are on course now about Nigeria government being indifferent to the news of these ladies that lost their lifes.I wonder why we keep blaming Nigeria government on this without subjecting the issue at hand to root cause analysis that will proffer meaningful solutions to this issue this menace that is eating deep the fabrics of Nigerian society.

 

Day-in-day-out, there have been a lot of jingles sponsored by the National Orientation Agency NOA warning desperate and innocent Nigerians on the dangers of embarking on a self-destructive journey into Europe through desert and through the sea but we can see that many of us have allowed our reasoning to become blur by our inordinate quest for wealth and materialism at all cost.

 

Since they are all ladies and their corpses were discovered close to Italy, it can be concluded that they are on a journey to add to the census and statistics of prostitution netwiork and drug trafficking cartel in Italy but their hope was dashed and varnished into thin air in the middle of the high sea.

 

It is pertinent for the Nigerian society to be subjested to treatment and sensitization against the evil of inordinate quest for materilaism and wealth.

 

Any society that glorify and grandeurises money and all its offers will end up trading and mortgaging her future for money accompanied with the loss of lifes of her young who are believed to be leaders of tommorrow.

 

A progressive society has her yopung ones weeping for the death of the old but a retrogressive society that is hell bent on wealth and material acquisition at all cost will have the old weeping for the death of the young ones.

 

Such society can be asserted to have a bleak future.

 

What makes a bad society is when the elders in such society are busy doing nothing in checkmating the extreme desire of the younger generation for money and gold.

 

They ended up loosing their lifes in search of greener pastures because they forget that the pastures are always green anywhere in the world even in the desrt but time and season for pastures becoming green differs from each other.

 

Therefore,it is seasonal.

 

It is when the millenia understand the concept of time and season as it affects life that they will stop embarking on an endeavour that will take their lifes or soil their image.

 

The Nigeria Government shoild engage more stringent measures to curtail and nib in the bud the cartel of human trafficking that are orchestrating the illegal exodus of Nigerian youth into the heart of Europe in order to facilitate their illicit and dirty businesses that have to do with prostitution, drug trafficking and human trafficking.

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The Nigeria borders are known to be porous and permissible, and this has made this illegal trade of human beings so easy in this part of the world.Presently, there should be an arm of our security agencies and parameters that will be empowered constitutionally to trail and burst this anti-social organisation that is feeding fat on the innocence of desperate Nigerians.

 

In the meantime, all media spacies were awashed with news of the burial conducted on the 17th nopf November 2017 by the Italian Government with the news of the burial becoming an International headlines.The results of the autopsies have being confirmed that the girls likely drowned,according to the Guardian.

 

‘There were no signs that they had been raped or physically abused’ a medic who worked on the postmortem examinations of the bodies said.”They most likely couldn’t swim”.

 

All but two of the girls found remain nameless.The two young women authoritioes were able to identify were pregnant,Reuters reported.

Marian Shaka,was named by her husband, and Osato Osaro, was identified by her brother who had been in the boat with her according to CNN.

 

In the meantime, the effort of Italian Government for giving them a befitting burial is appreciated and recognised eventhough Nigeria Government didnt see any reason in being represented in the burial of her citizen that lost their lifes.

 

Tag:#Drowning#Death#Nigeria#Humantrafficking#Prostitution#Cabal#Cartel#Drugtrafficking#

 

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MLST NEWS:OXFAM INTERNATIONAL BOSS SAYS HAITI SCANDAL ‘BREAKS MY HEART’.—(5 Minutes Read).

The executive director of Oxfam International said on Sunday she was heartbroken by a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti that prompted Britain’s government to threaten to cut off aid funding to charities.

 

Oxfam,one of Britain’s biggest charities, has condemned the behaviour of some former staff in Haiti, after a report in the Times Newspaper said aid workers paid for sex while on a mission to help those affected by the 2010 earthquake.

 

Britain’s aid minister said government would cut aid funding from any charity that did not comply with a new review into their work overseas,calling reports of sexual exploitation in the sector “utterly despicable”.

 

Winnie Byanyiwa, who became executive director of Oxfam International in 2013,said she was saddened by what took place in 2010 and that it could not happen under systems and rules put in place since.

 

“I feel deeply deeply hurt…What happened in Haiti was a few priviledged men abusing the very people they were supposed to protect-using the power they had from Oxfam to abuse powerless women.It breaks my heart,”Byanyima said in an interview with Reuters TV in New York.

 

 

“We want to restore trust.We want to build that trust.We are committing to be honest,to be transparent and to be accountable in addressing this issue of sexual misconduct.We are in a different place today”she said.

 

 

British Aid Minister Penny Mordant said on sunday that she would write to British charities that work overseas demanding they declare any problems relating to the duty they have to protect their staff and the people they work with from harm and abuse-so called safeguarding.

 

oXFAM BOSS

 

 

Byanyima said charities must stop people who do not share their values from joining their organizations.

 

 

“We need to do more in terms of investigations and sharing the results of those investigations so that investigations so that offenders don’t go on to offend in other organization she said.

 

She said Oxfam would share with the relevant authorities all the information it had relating to the 2010 incident.

 

 

“You know it’s not within our power to return  people who are not our staff to Haiti to face prosecution,she said.”But we will avail everything that we know from investigation to whichever authority wants to have this”.

 

 

 

On Friday,Oxfam said allegations that underage girls may have been involved were not proven,it said four members of staff were dismissed as a result of the investigation and three resigned before the end of the investigation.

 

Reuters could not independently verify the allegations contained in the Times report and was unable to immediately reach any of the Oxfam staff who worked in Haiti.

 

 

Oxfam neither confirmed nor denied the Times newspaper report but said its misconduct findings had “related to offences including harrasment,intimidation and failure to protect staff  as well as sexual misconduct”.

 

SOURCE:

Reporting by Angela Moore;Writing by Daniel Wallis;

Editing by Peter Cooney and Howard Goller.

 

Our standard:The Thompson Reuters Trust Principles

 

Tag:

#Oxfam International#

 

#Charities#

 

#Sexual Misconduct#

 

#Haiti#

 

Ref:

 

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DEATH AT SEA.–(6 Minutes Read).

The publication was originally presented on my facebook page on the 8th of November 2917 and I believe it will serve a purpose of informing my avid readers, viewers and followers.

It goes thus:

 

The recent publications about casualties recorded at the Mediterrenean Sea that engulfed every media space in which about twenty-six Nigerian women or ladies lost their lifes is quite appalling, disheartning and disappointing.

 

It can be concluded to be result of a society that has lost her values in all ramifications thereby making her inhabitants and occupants to start looking for solutions desperately even at the expense of their lifes.

 

Our society in this part of the world is a society that has her consciousness and sensitivity platformed on some ideologies and philosophies that are quite suicidal in all facet sicne the idealogies and philosophies are premised on the fact that critical and desperate situations warrant critical and desperate solution, a kind of belief that trigger and spur the superiority of extremism over existentialism.

 

There are some sorts of creed that makes the essence of existentialism to be subjected to extremism thereby making existentialism to be inferior in all ramification.Hence, many prefer the concept of extremism to existentialism even if it warrants putting their lifes on the line.

 

Our society has made some people to believe in the worship of god of mammon whereby you are waht you are based on the financial status quo you are known for.Hence, everybody struggle and strife immensely without giving a damn about whose ox is gored to accummulate properties and acquire wealth at the expense of their lifes and that of the next person around them.

 

Hence, they become hell bent in search of greene pasturesby embarking on a suicide mission to Europe through the desert and through the sea.

 

Many arguments are on course now about Nigeria government being indifferent to the news of these ladies that lost their lifes.I wonder why we keep blaming Nigeria government on this without subjecting the issue at hand to root cause analysis that will proffer meaningful solutions to this issue this menace that is eating deep the fabrics of Nigerian society.

 

Day-in-day-out, there have been a lot of jingles sponsored by the National Orientation Agency NOA warning desperate and innocent Nigerians on the dangers of embarking on a self-destructive journey into Europe through desert and through the sea but we can see that many of us have allowed our reasoning to become blur by our inordinate quest for wealth and materialism at all cost.

 

Since they are all ladies and their corpses were discovered close to Italy, it can be concluded that they are on a journey to add to the census and statistics of prostitution netwiork and drug trafficking cartel in Italy but their hope was dashed and varnished into thin air in the middle of the high sea.

 

It is pertinent for the Nigerian society to be subjested to treatment and sensitization against the evil of inordinate quest for materilaism and wealth.

 

Any society that glorify and grandeurises money and all its offers will end up trading and mortgaging her future for money accompanied with the loss of lifes of her young who are believed to be leaders of tommorrow.

 

A progressive society has her yopung ones weeping for the death of the old but a retrogressive society that is hell bent on wealth and material acquisition at all cost will have the old weeping for the death of the young ones.

 

Such society can be asserted to have a bleak future.

 

What makes a bad society is when the elders in such society are busy doing nothing in checkmating the extreme desire of the younger generation for money and gold.

 

They ended up loosing their lifes in search of greener pastures because they forget that the pastures are always green anywhere in the world even in the desrt but time and season for pastures becoming green differs from each other.

 

Therefore,it is seasonal.

 

It is when the millenia understand the concept of time and season as it affects life that they will stop embarking on an endeavour that will take their lifes or soil their image.

 

The Nigeria Government shoild engage more stringent measures to curtail and nib in the bud the cartel of human trafficking that are orchestrating the illegal exodus of Nigerian youth into the heart of Europe in order to facilitate their illicit and dirty businesses that have to do with prostitution, drug trafficking and human trafficking.

death at sea (1)

The Nigeria borders are known to be porous and permissible, and this has made this illegal trade of human beings so easy in this part of the world.Presently, there should be an arm of our security agencies and parameters that will be empowered constitutionally to trail and burst this anti-social organisation that is feeding fat on the innocence of desperate Nigerians.

 

In the meantime, all media spacies were awashed with news of the burial conducted on the 17th nopf November 2017 by the Italian Government with the news of the burial becoming an International headlines.The results of the autopsies have being confirmed that the girls likely drowned,according to the Guardian.

 

‘There were no signs that they had been raped or physically abused’ a medic who worked on the postmortem examinations of the bodies said.”They most likely couldn’t swim”.

 

All but two of the girls found remain nameless.The two young women authoritioes were able to identify were pregnant,Reuters reported.

Marian Shaka,was named by her husband, and Osato Osaro, was identified by her brother who had been in the boat with her according to CNN.

 

In the meantime, the effort of Italian Government for giving them a befitting burial is appreciated and recognised eventhough Nigeria Government didnt see any reason in being represented in the burial of her citizen that lost their lifes.

 

Tag:#Drowning#Death#Nigeria#Humantrafficking#Prostitution#Cabal#Cartel#Drugtrafficking#

 

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MLST NEWS:ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU QUITS AS OXFAM AMBASSADOR IN WAKE OF SEX SCANDAL.

Retired Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu has announced that he quit his role as an ambassador for Oxfam after the British charity was hit by sexual misconduct allegations.

 

“The Archbishop is deeply disappointed by allegations of immorality and possible criminality involving humanitarian workers linked to the charity”,said a statement from his office in South Africa.

 

Last weekend, an investigation by the Times found that young sex workers were hired by senior staff in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake which devastated the island.

 

The deputy chief executive of the UK branch resigned on Monday over the charity’s handling of the scandal.

 

It was revealed in the Times’ report that groups of young prostitutes were invited to homes and guest houses paid for by the charities for sex parties,according to one source who claimed to have seen footage of an orgy with sex workers wearing Oxfam t-shirts.

 

Also today,Oxfam Ireland emailed supportersto assure them that the incident ‘does not represent Oxfam or what we stand for”

 

“The deplorable actions of a small number of people will not stop the vital work aganst poverty and injustice worldwide that you contribute to in supporting our campaign actions”said Jim Clarken,the chief executive of Oxfam Ireland.

 

 

 

“Oxfam Ireland has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual misconduct and will not stand for any kind of harrassment of staff,partners,volunteers or those we serve.”

 

 

 

He encouraged supporters to get in touch with any questions or concerns they may have.

 

SOURCE:www.thejournal.ie

 

 

 

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#Misconduct#

 

#Charities#

 

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NEWS EDITORIAL:WHAT IS WRONG WITH US IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD?

This is the question that occupied my mind when I read a particular publication on http://www.lailasblog.com as news filter around the entire Nigeria nation of a governor who appointed  and swear-in her sister as commisioner for Happiness and Couple’s fulfillment.


(Page 1)

The original publication goes thus:

 

According to http://www.lailasblog.com,Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn-in 28 commissioners and 27 Transistion committee chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state.

 

He charged them to prove their worth in the service of the state and her people.

 

One of the commissioners sworn in by the governor is his biological sister,Mrs.Ogechi Ololo(nee Okorocha).She is now the  state’s commissioner for Happiness and Couple’s Fulfillment.

Ololo,who is married to Chuks,an engineer,was the All Progressive Congress’s candidate into the House of Representatives for the Owerri Federal Constituency seat in 2015 and she has served in various capacities since Okorocha because the state governor in 2011.

rOCHAS SISTER

 

She had, before her new appointment,served as her brother’s Deputy chief of staff and special Adviser on Domestic Matters.

 

Swearing in the new commissioners and the Transition committee chairmen on Monday at the Imo International Convention Centre,Owerri,the governor charged them to leave their marks in their respective ministries and local governments.

 

He urged them to see themselves as men and women on a rescue mission.The governor added they had come to be part of the success story of his administration.

Okorocha said,

“You are the priviledged group that has the opportunity to make names for yourselves. I want to remind all of you that this appointment is not business as usual.We shall not tolerate any sharp practice or corruption of any type.Neither shall we accept indolence or laziness.You have been called to duty to help us achieve our vision in the Rescue Mission project”

“At this moment ,I charge you all to be good ambassadors of the Rescue Mission wherever you find yourselves.To the Transition Committee chairmen,you must ensure that ongoing projects must be completed especially the schools,chapels etc”.

 

The commissioners sworn in and their portfolios are:

  • Prof.Nnamdi Obiaraeri—–Information;

  • Lady Ugochi Nnana-Okoro—Agric.and food security;

  • Gertrude Oduka—Primary and Secondary Education;

  • Dr.Jones Uzoka–Niger Delta Affairs;

  • Uchendu Mark—-Public Utilities;

  • Gerald Okolie—-Rural development;

 

Others are:

  • Dr.Cyril Okafor—–Tourism;

  • Emmanuel Ojinere—Trade and Investment;

  • Chief Lasbery Anyanwu—Transport;

  • Onwueyiagwu Valentine—Youth Development;

  • Mrs Ngozi Njoku—-Gender and social Development;

  • Chief Joseph Udoji—Works;

  • Achilike Nwawuike—Internal Resources and Pension Matters;

  • Prof.Emenalo Chizoba—Tertiary Education;

  • Nwamerenini Chukwuka—-Labour;and

  • Dr.Iyke Njoku—Planning,Budget and Statistics.

The Transition Committee chairmen sworn in include:

  • Okechukwu Onyechere—Ideato South;

  • Sir Anyehe Okeneme——Ikeduru;

  • Julius Onyenecho—-Isiala Mbano;

  • Akas Paschal—-Isu;

  • Steve Odoemena—-Mbaitoli;

  • Eke Chudi—-Ngor Okpala;

  • Aloysius Onwuegbuchulam—Njaba;

  • Paschal Onwukaike—-Nkwerre.


(Page 2)

This sort of reality is quite overwhelming and unexpected in the corridor of Nigeria polity whereby the needful is left undone and unattended to,shadows are being dished out to Nigeria citizens and substance has become a mirage with people’s expectations and hope of a brighter and a better society being dashed by the crop of clowns elected as our leaders in this part of the world.

 

“What could have warrant such a display of mediocrity and insensitiveness?”

 

“What will end up being the impart and impact of a commissioner who was given a portfolio of Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’Fulfilment if not that another avenue or channel is being created to siphon state treasury?”

 

It is a pity that  we find ourselves in a mess that no one is sure when an end will come to it.This is another continous and constant display of incompetence that is eaten deep the fabrics of our society.Leaders in this part of the world are leaders who lacked ideas and some of them can be submitted to be suffering from dementia that seems to be chronic and incurable.

If we fail to build our society on the concept of good leadership,it cannot be too extreme to submit that Nigeria as a nation is on a long walk to freedom.


(Page 3)

 

*Page 2 was culled from http://www.lailasblog.com*

 

Tag:#Commissioner#Rochasokorocha#Imostate#Transitioncommittee#Newsupdate#Newseditorial#

 

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SECURITY:MARK ZUCKERBERG ADMITS FACEBOOK ‘MADE MISTAKES’–BUT THEY WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN,HONEST.—(5 MINUTES READ).

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of under-fire social networking firm Facebook, has finally emerged from his bunker to admit that his company “made mistakes”over sharing users’ data with third parties.

 

Or rather,Zuckerberg has finally posted something about the Cambridge Analytica affair on his own personal Facebook page.It follows claims that the data analysis company had harvested personal data from 50million Facebook users in a not entirely starightforward manner.

 

“The goodnews is that the most important actions to prevent this from happenning again today we have already years ago,”Zuckerberg claimed,referring to changes made to Facebook’s developer platform policies in 2014 that stopped app developers from gathering data about friends of people using their apps.

 

However,before these changes were made four years ago, University academic Aleksandr Kogan-in collaboration with Cambridge Analytica-built an app called ‘This is your digital life’ that paid around 300,000 users to take a personality test and agree to have their data xcollected for academic use.

 

The app, however,also collected the information of the test-takers’Facebook friends, which led to thye accummulation of data pool “tens of million strong”.

 

In 2015, we learned from journalists at The Guardian that Kogan had shared data from his app with Cambridge Analytica,”Zuck admitted.

 

“We immediately banned Kogan’s app from our platform and demanded that Kogan and Cambridge Analytica formally certify that they had deleted all improperly acquired data.They provided these certifications.

 

“Last week, we learned from The Guardian,The New York Times and Channel 4 that the Cambridge Analytica may not have deleted the data as they had certified,”he added.

 

Zuckerberg went to pledge that, while it has already moved to “prevent bad actors from accessing people’s information”,the social network will be taking further steps to protect user data.

 

Just like he promised back in 2012 following an investigation by the US Federal Trade Commision.

 

“First, we will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before we changed our platform to dramatically reduce data access in 20144,and we will conduct a full audit of any app with suspicious activity,”Zuck says,adding:”We will ban any developer from our platform that does not agree to a thorough audit”.

 

Facebook has already blocked Kogan,who claims he’s being “scapegoated’ whistleblower Chris Wylie and,naturally,Cambridge Analytica,despite the firms claims that it’s, er, did nothing wrong.

 

Zuckerberg continues:”We will restrict developers’data access even further to prevent other kinds of abuse.For example, we will remove developers’ access to your data if you haven’t used their app in three months.

 

“We will reduce the data you give an app when you sign in—to only your name,profile,photo,and email address.”

 

Zuckerberg went on to promise that the company will be more transparent over data usage, and will show remaining Facebook users “a tool at the top of your News Feed with the apps you’ve used and an easy way to revoke those apps’permissions to your data”.

 

Or could just delete your account and be done with.That’s exactly what Brian Action,the co-founder of Whatsapp made a billionaire by Facebook’s $19billion acquisition of his company,has recommended if you want to put a stop,once and for all, to Facebook’s rapacious data slurping.

 

In other news, this 2009 BBC interview with baby-faced Mark Zuckerberg has also been doing the rounds.

 

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IRAN-IRAQ EARTHQUAKE:445 PEOPLE DEAD FROM DEVASTATING QUAKE IN BORDER REGION.–(4 Minutes Read).

According to a publication on http://www.independent.co.uk on the 13th of November 2017 by Bethan Mckernan in Beirut,death toll in magnitude quake climbs as rescuers continue search for survivors in a badly hit Iranian town of Sarpol-e-Zahab.

 

The number of people killed in an earthquake that struck Iran’s western province has risen to 407,officials have said.

 

Iranian state news said on Monday that most of the casualties are from border town of Sarpol-e-zahab in Kermanshah province.

 

Behman Saedi,a spokesman for the country’s crisis management headquarters was quoted by the semi-official Fars and Tasnim news agencies as saying the death toll was now 407.

 

A further 6700 people have been injured, and the emergency services warned the toll was likely to increase as they gained access to more remote mountanous areas.

 

A total of 70,000 people are in need of emergency shelter across fourteen affected provinces around the country,the Iranian Red Crescent warned in a statement.

 

Electricity has been cut off in many cities across the two countries and fear of aftershocks has driven many people outside despite cold November temperatures.

 

Rescue workers continued despite the difficulties posed by landslides and health ministry put out a call for emergency blood donations.

 

At least 14 provinces across the country had been affected,local media reported.Awoman and her baby were reportedly pulled out alive from the rubble.

“We need a shelter”,a middle-aged man in Sarpol-e-Zahab told state TV.

“Where is the aid?Where is the help?”.

 

His family could not spend another night outside in cold weather, he said.

 

Relief workers said while much aid had been pledged, there was an immediate need for blankets,childrens’clothes,medicine and large cans to store drinking water.TV aired footage of some people weeping next to corpses shrouded in blankets.

 

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khmenei has offered his condolences and three days of mourning have been announced in Kermanshah.Anational day of mourning was announced for Tuesday.

 

In Iraq, the earthquake killed at least seven people and injured 535 others, all in the country’s northern semi-autonomous Kurdish region,according to its interior ministry.

 

Iran-iraq

 

Turkey, despite recent tensions over the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government’s(KRG) controversial independence referendum,said on Monday it would send aid including tents, beds,heaters and food to help alleviate the situation expressing “deep sadness”at the loss of life.

 

Many of the heavily damaged complexes in Sarpol-e-Zahab were part of the construction projects begun under former hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The  disparity in the fatality figures between the two countries immediately drew questions from Iranians, especially because so much of the town was new.

 

Kokab Fard, a 49-year-old woman from the town, said that she could only flee empty-handed when her apartment complex began to shake.”Immediately after I managed to get out, the building collapsed…I have no access to my belongings,”she said.

 

Raza Mahammadi,51,said he and his family ran to the alley following the first shock.”I tried to get back to pick some stuff but it totally collapsed in the second wave.”Mr Mohammadi said.

 

The magnitude 7.3 quake was centred was centred 31kilometres(19miles) outside the eastern Iraqi City of Halabja, the US Geological Survey said.It struck at a relatively shallow depth of 23.2kilometres(144miles),which usually leads to broader surface-level damage, and tremous recorded as far west as the Israeli coast of the Mediterenean and as far South of Baghdad.

 

“I was sitting with my kids having dinner and suddenly the building was just dancing in the air”Majida Ameer, who ran out of her Baghdad home,said.

 

“I thought at first that it was a huge bomb.But then heard everyone around me screaming:’Earthquake!”‘

 

Iran, which sits on several geological fault lines, is prone to earhquakes.A magnitude 6.6 quake in 2003 killed 26,000 in the city of Bam.

 

Culled from http://www.independent.co.uk

 

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SAUDI ARABIA SAYS CINEMAS WILL BE ALLOWED FROM EARLY 2018.—(3 Minutes Read).

In a report published on Reuters on the 11th of December 2017.

It was reported that Saudi Arabia said on Monday that public cinemas would be allowed in the conservative kingdom for the first time in over 35years,and that the first ones were likely to open next March.

Cinemas were banned in the early 1980s under pressure from Islamists as Saudi society turned towards a restrictive form of the religion that discouraged public entertainment and many forms of  mixing between men and women.

 

Under reforms led by 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,the government is easing many of those restrictions,and also plans to lift a ban on women driving next year.It says the economy,hit hard by low oil prices will benefit from the growth of an entertainment industry.

 

cROWN pRINCE

 

 

“Openning cinemas will act as a catalyst for economic growth and diversification,”said Minister of Culture and Information,Awwad bin Salah Alawwad.

 

 

“By developing broader cultural sector we will create new employment and training opportunities as well as enriching the kingdom’s entertainment options”.

 

By 2030,Saudi Arabia is expected to open over 300 cinmas with more than 2000 screens,a government statement said,predicting the cinema industry would contribute over 90billion riyals($24 Billion) to the economy and create 30,000 permanent jobs by 2030.

Regional cinema chain operators are already believed to be studying entry into Saudi Arabia,industry sources said.

 

A  commission chaired by Alawwad will announce details of licensing and regulations over the next few weeks ,the government said.

 

(Reporting by Sanni Aboudi and Andrew Tordia;Editing by Hugh Lawson).

 

Culled from http://www.reuters.com

 

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DEATH AT SEA.–(6 Minutes Read).

The publication was originally presented on my facebook page on the 8th of November 2917 and I believe it will serve a purpose of informing my avid readers, viewers and followers.

It goes thus:

 

The recent publications about casualties recorded at the Mediterrenean Sea that engulfed every media space in which about twenty-six Nigerian women or ladies lost their lifes is quite appalling, disheartning and disappointing.

 

It can be concluded to be result of a society that has lost her values in all ramifications thereby making her inhabitants and occupants to start looking for solutions desperately even at the expense of their lifes.

 

Our society in this part of the world is a society that has her consciousness and sensitivity platformed on some ideologies and philosophies that are quite suicidal in all facet sicne the idealogies and philosophies are premised on the fact that critical and desperate situations warrant critical and desperate solution, a kind of belief that trigger and spur the superiority of extremism over existentialism.

 

There are some sorts of creed that makes the essence of existentialism to be subjected to extremism thereby making existentialism to be inferior in all ramification.Hence, many prefer the concept of extremism to existentialism even if it warrants putting their lifes on the line.

 

Our society has made some people to believe in the worship of god of mammon whereby you are waht you are based on the financial status quo you are known for.Hence, everybody struggle and strife immensely without giving a damn about whose ox is gored to accummulate properties and acquire wealth at the expense of their lifes and that of the next person around them.

 

Hence, they become hell bent in search of greene pasturesby embarking on a suicide mission to Europe through the desert and through the sea.

 

Many arguments are on course now about Nigeria government being indifferent to the news of these ladies that lost their lifes.I wonder why we keep blaming Nigeria government on this without subjecting the issue at hand to root cause analysis that will proffer meaningful solutions to this issue this menace that is eating deep the fabrics of Nigerian society.

 

Day-in-day-out, there have been a lot of jingles sponsored by the National Orientation Agency NOA warning desperate and innocent Nigerians on the dangers of embarking on a self-destructive journey into Europe through desert and through the sea but we can see that many of us have allowed our reasoning to become blur by our inordinate quest for wealth and materialism at all cost.

 

Since they are all ladies and their corpses were discovered close to Italy, it can be concluded that they are on a journey to add to the census and statistics of prostitution netwiork and drug trafficking cartel in Italy but their hope was dashed and varnished into thin air in the middle of the high sea.

 

It is pertinent for the Nigerian society to be subjested to treatment and sensitization against the evil of inordinate quest for materilaism and wealth.

 

Any society that glorify and grandeurises money and all its offers will end up trading and mortgaging her future for money accompanied with the loss of lifes of her young who are believed to be leaders of tommorrow.

 

A progressive society has her yopung ones weeping for the death of the old but a retrogressive society that is hell bent on wealth and material acquisition at all cost will have the old weeping for the death of the young ones.

 

Such society can be asserted to have a bleak future.

 

What makes a bad society is when the elders in such society are busy doing nothing in checkmating the extreme desire of the younger generation for money and gold.

 

They ended up loosing their lifes in search of greener pastures because they forget that the pastures are always green anywhere in the world even in the desrt but time and season for pastures becoming green differs from each other.

 

Therefore,it is seasonal.

 

It is when the millenia understand the concept of time and season as it affects life that they will stop embarking on an endeavour that will take their lifes or soil their image.

 

The Nigeria Government shoild engage more stringent measures to curtail and nib in the bud the cartel of human trafficking that are orchestrating the illegal exodus of Nigerian youth into the heart of Europe in order to facilitate their illicit and dirty businesses that have to do with prostitution, drug trafficking and human trafficking.

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The Nigeria borders are known to be porous and permissible, and this has made this illegal trade of human beings so easy in this part of the world.Presently, there should be an arm of our security agencies and parameters that will be empowered constitutionally to trail and burst this anti-social organisation that is feeding fat on the innocence of desperate Nigerians.

 

In the meantime, all media spacies were awashed with news of the burial conducted on the 17th nopf November 2017 by the Italian Government with the news of the burial becoming an International headlines.The results of the autopsies have being confirmed that the girls likely drowned,according to the Guardian.

 

‘There were no signs that they had been raped or physically abused’ a medic who worked on the postmortem examinations of the bodies said.”They most likely couldn’t swim”.

 

All but two of the girls found remain nameless.The two young women authoritioes were able to identify were pregnant,Reuters reported.

Marian Shaka,was named by her husband, and Osato Osaro, was identified by her brother who had been in the boat with her according to CNN.

 

In the meantime, the effort of Italian Government for giving them a befitting burial is appreciated and recognised eventhough Nigeria Government didnt see any reason in being represented in the burial of her citizen that lost their lifes.

 

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CIA TRIED TO KILL FIDEL CASTROL WITH POISON PEN ON DAY OF KENNEDY’S ASSASSINATION,JFK FILES REVEAL.— (3 Minutes Read).

According to the report published by Tom Powell of Evening Standard online news.

 

The CIA was working to kill Fidel Castro on the day John F Kennedy was assassinated,newly released files reveal.

 

The latest batch of JFK documents,published online on Thursday contain details of a US plot to kill the Cuban leader with a lethal ballpoint pen.

 

FIDEL CASTRO

 

President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22,1963.On the same day, a CIA officer in Paris gave a  Cuban asset a pen rigged with a syringe.

“The evidence indicates that the meeting was under way at the very moment President Kennedy was shot”the document says.

 

The plot was one of many considered by US defense forces to remove Castro, who was feared by Kennedy as detailed in the files.

“We cannot overemphasize the extent to which responsible Agency officers felt themselves subject to kennedy administration’s severe pressures to do something about Castro and his regime”the report says.

 

The release of more than 13000 records by US National Archives is the fourth release of documents this year.

 

Most of the overall collection comprising about five million pages of records has been released to the public but some documents have been withheld over the years to protect individuals intelligence sources and methods and national security.

 

The latest documents are being released according to a law that President George H.W.Bush signed on October 26,1992.

 

That law required all records related to the assassination being released 25 years, unless the president says doing so would harm intelligence, law enforcement,military operations or foreign relations.

 

Last month, on the 25-year deadline,President Donald Trump wrote in a memorandum that he had”no choice” but to agree to requests from some government agencies to continue withholding certain information.

 

Mr.Trump, however, directed agencies to again review each of their redactions during the next 180days.

 

He said agency heads needed to be extremely circumspect in recommending that information still needed to be withheld from the public.

 

Government agencies have until March to tell the National Archives why any part of their records should still be redacted.

 

The records included in this latest public release have not been re-reviewed by the agencies as part of the process.

 

FIDEL CASTRO (2)

 

Conspiracy theorists have long questioned the official conclusion the Mr Kennedy was murdered in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald and that he was acting alone.

 

Culled from Evening Standard.

 

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IRAN-IRAQ EARTHQUAKE:445 PEOPLE DEAD FROM DEVASTATING QUAKE IN BORDER REGION.–(4 Minutes Read).

According to a publication on http://www.independent.co.uk on the 13th of November 2017 by Bethan Mckernan in Beirut,death toll in magnitude quake climbs as rescuers continue search for survivors in a badly hit Iranian town of Sarpol-e-Zahab.

 

The number of people killed in an earthquake that struck Iran’s western province has risen to 407,officials have said.

 

Iranian state news said on Monday that most of the casualties are from border town of Sarpol-e-zahab in Kermanshah province.

 

Behman Saedi,a spokesman for the country’s crisis management headquarters was quoted by the semi-official Fars and Tasnim news agencies as saying the death toll was now 407.

 

A further 6700 people have been injured, and the emergency services warned the toll was likely to increase as they gained access to more remote mountanous areas.

 

A total of 70,000 people are in need of emergency shelter across fourteen affected provinces around the country,the Iranian Red Crescent warned in a statement.

 

Electricity has been cut off in many cities across the two countries and fear of aftershocks has driven many people outside despite cold November temperatures.

 

Rescue workers continued despite the difficulties posed by landslides and health ministry put out a call for emergency blood donations.

 

At least 14 provinces across the country had been affected,local media reported.Awoman and her baby were reportedly pulled out alive from the rubble.

“We need a shelter”,a middle-aged man in Sarpol-e-Zahab told state TV.

“Where is the aid?Where is the help?”.

 

His family could not spend another night outside in cold weather, he said.

 

Relief workers said while much aid had been pledged, there was an immediate need for blankets,childrens’clothes,medicine and large cans to store drinking water.TV aired footage of some people weeping next to corpses shrouded in blankets.

 

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khmenei has offered his condolences and three days of mourning have been announced in Kermanshah.Anational day of mourning was announced for Tuesday.

 

In Iraq, the earthquake killed at least seven people and injured 535 others, all in the country’s northern semi-autonomous Kurdish region,according to its interior ministry.

 

Iran-iraq

 

Turkey, despite recent tensions over the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government’s(KRG) controversial independence referendum,said on Monday it would send aid including tents, beds,heaters and food to help alleviate the situation expressing “deep sadness”at the loss of life.

 

Many of the heavily damaged complexes in Sarpol-e-Zahab were part of the construction projects begun under former hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The  disparity in the fatality figures between the two countries immediately drew questions from Iranians, especially because so much of the town was new.

 

Kokab Fard, a 49-year-old woman from the town, said that she could only flee empty-handed when her apartment complex began to shake.”Immediately after I managed to get out, the building collapsed…I have no access to my belongings,”she said.

 

Raza Mahammadi,51,said he and his family ran to the alley following the first shock.”I tried to get back to pick some stuff but it totally collapsed in the second wave.”Mr Mohammadi said.

 

The magnitude 7.3 quake was centred was centred 31kilometres(19miles) outside the eastern Iraqi City of Halabja, the US Geological Survey said.It struck at a relatively shallow depth of 23.2kilometres(144miles),which usually leads to broader surface-level damage, and tremous recorded as far west as the Israeli coast of the Mediterenean and as far South of Baghdad.

 

“I was sitting with my kids having dinner and suddenly the building was just dancing in the air”Majida Ameer, who ran out of her Baghdad home,said.

 

“I thought at first that it was a huge bomb.But then heard everyone around me screaming:’Earthquake!”‘

 

Iran, which sits on several geological fault lines, is prone to earhquakes.A magnitude 6.6 quake in 2003 killed 26,000 in the city of Bam.

 

Culled from http://www.independent.co.uk

 

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MLST NEWS:VIRGIN 29,WHO USED A SPERM DONOR TO GET PREGNANT IS EXPECTING HER BABY IN JUNE.—(6 MINUTES READ).

She is a 29-year-old virgin who is happier by herself and finds kissing “awkward”.But this hasn’t stopped Lauren from a deeply religious community in Manitoba,Canada,from finding a sperm donor and she is now expecting her first baby in June.

 

She has gone against advice from her family,friends and doctors,and says that she is looking forward to being a virgin mother.

 

Lauren says that she is happy to remain a virgin for the rest of her life and hopes that the baby will help her escape a dating market that she finds difficult to deal with.

 

However,Lauren also suffers with hypopituitarism,a rare disorder that affects her hormones and has had a significant impact on her from young age.

 

She told VICE:

 

“I was born with hypopituitarism which means my pituitary gland is not formed properly.”

 

 

“It doesn’t send the right hormonal messages to the other glands in the body, like the adrenaline gland or the ovaries.”

 

 

This means that Lauren experienced puberty far later in life than a lot of her friends and peers-something that they were well aware of.

 

She said:

 

“I got teased for being flat chested or having a buck teeth.Kids would latch on to anything that was different”.

 

 

“A lot of that teasing has given me social anxiety to this day.My life started improving when I started looking like everyone else.”

 

 

Lauren also admits that she finds dating pointless.She says that, although she has been on a few dates,it’s just not for her’and she prefers to focus on herself.

 

 

However,she confessed that after becoming pregnant,there have been times when she has thought about having sex with someone just to see what it would be like.

 

Yet even her experiences with kissing have left her feeling awkward and unsure and she says that kissing somone is not something that she wants to ‘relive’

 

Dating websites have also failed to attract her with Lauren saying that some of the messages she received from men online left her shocked and disgusted.

 

However, the 29-year-old mother-to-be says the hardest challenged she’s faced with her hormone issues is actually getting pregnant.

 

virgin

 

She said:

 

“The hardest thing was probably getting pregnant.Initially my endocrinologist said it won’t happen,that I’ll need to get an egg donor and spend tens of thousands of dollars on IVF.I felt really shut down.”

 

Yet her doctor referred her to a fertility clinic anyway and after an agonising year-long wait,Lauren said her life changed.

 

And yet,despite the pressures of her family and growing up in an extremely religious community,Lauren is adamant that religion is not her motivation for motherhood.

 

Speaking about people who said she couldn’t have a baby until she was married,Lauren said:

 

“It’s the opposite of a religious reason.If you’re telling me I can’t do this,I’m going to do it anyway.”

 

WHAT IS HYPOPITUITARISM?

 

The pituitary gland produces a number of hormones or chemicals which are released into the blood to control other glands in the body.If the pituitary is not producing one or more of these hormones, or not producing enough,then this condition is known as HYPOPITUITARISM.

 

Common effects of the disorder include:

1.Excessive tiredness and decresed energy.

2.muscle weakness.

3.reduced body hair.

4.irregular periods(oligomenorrhoea) or loss of normal menstrual function(amenorrhoea).

5.reduced fertility.

6.decrease in sex drive.

 

SOURCE—Reported by Daroyal Hussein for Mailonline 16:24 GMT 11Feb 2018,updated 17:48GMT 11 Feb 2018.

 

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MLST NEWS:OXFAM INTERNATIONAL BOSS SAYS HAITI SCANDAL ‘BREAKS MY HEART’.—(5 Minutes Read).

The executive director of Oxfam International said on Sunday she was heartbroken by a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti that prompted Britain’s government to threaten to cut off aid funding to charities.

 

Oxfam,one of Britain’s biggest charities, has condemned the behaviour of some former staff in Haiti, after a report in the Times Newspaper said aid workers paid for sex while on a mission to help those affected by the 2010 earthquake.

 

Britain’s aid minister said government would cut aid funding from any charity that did not comply with a new review into their work overseas,calling reports of sexual exploitation in the sector “utterly despicable”.

 

Winnie Byanyiwa, who became executive director of Oxfam International in 2013,said she was saddened by what took place in 2010 and that it could not happen under systems and rules put in place since.

 

“I feel deeply deeply hurt…What happened in Haiti was a few priviledged men abusing the very people they were supposed to protect-using the power they had from Oxfam to abuse powerless women.It breaks my heart,”Byanyima said in an interview with Reuters TV in New York.

 

 

“We want to restore trust.We want to build that trust.We are committing to be honest,to be transparent and to be accountable in addressing this issue of sexual misconduct.We are in a different place today”she said.

 

 

British Aid Minister Penny Mordant said on sunday that she would write to British charities that work overseas demanding they declare any problems relating to the duty they have to protect their staff and the people they work with from harm and abuse-so called safeguarding.

 

oXFAM BOSS

 

 

Byanyima said charities must stop people who do not share their values from joining their organizations.

 

 

“We need to do more in terms of investigations and sharing the results of those investigations so that investigations so that offenders don’t go on to offend in other organization she said.

 

She said Oxfam would share with the relevant authorities all the information it had relating to the 2010 incident.

 

 

“You know it’s not within our power to return  people who are not our staff to Haiti to face prosecution,she said.”But we will avail everything that we know from investigation to whichever authority wants to have this”.

 

 

 

On Friday,Oxfam said allegations that underage girls may have been involved were not proven,it said four members of staff were dismissed as a result of the investigation and three resigned before the end of the investigation.

 

Reuters could not independently verify the allegations contained in the Times report and was unable to immediately reach any of the Oxfam staff who worked in Haiti.

 

 

Oxfam neither confirmed nor denied the Times newspaper report but said its misconduct findings had “related to offences including harrasment,intimidation and failure to protect staff  as well as sexual misconduct”.

 

SOURCE:

Reporting by Angela Moore;Writing by Daniel Wallis;

Editing by Peter Cooney and Howard Goller.

 

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PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ANNOUNCE A WEDDING DATE:MAY 19,2018—(3 Minutes Read).

In an online entertainment news reported on http://www.eonline.com by Zach Johnson on the 15th of December 2017 at 05:10AM.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19,2018,Kessington Palace announced,they will tie the knot at St.George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Clarence House announced on Nov.27 that Harry proposed to Meghan earlier in the month,after receiving her parents’blessing.

 

“It was a cozy night.We were just roasting chicken,”the former Suits actress said in an interview with the BBC.

 

 

“It was just amazing surprise and it was so sweet,and natural and very romantic.He get down on one knee.”

 

 

Calling it “a really nice moment,”Harry said,”It was just two of us.I think I managed to catch her by surprise.”Meghan, who has retired from acting,smiled and confirmed she was,in fact,taken aback.

 

“I could barely let you finish proposing!”she said.

 

 

“I said,’can I say yes now!”.

 

 

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PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE.    

 

 

Harry presented Meghan with a ring of his own

design,using a centre stone he sourced from Botswana-flanked by two smaller diamonds from his late mother Princess Diana’s collection.

 

 

“The fact that I fell in love with Meghan quickly was a confirmation for me that all the stars were aligned,”Harry said of their seemingly whirlwind romance.

“Everything was just perfect”.

 

 

On Nov.28,Kessington Palace announced Harry and Meghan had selected a wedding venue and will marry in the mnth of May.Since 1863,the 14th century chapel has hosted a number of royal weddings-and in 2015,after a civil ceremony,Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles’ marriage was blessed there.The royal family will pay for Harry and Meghan’s wedding.

 

 

 

The wedding shouldn’t interfere with the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child,due in April 2018;Harry’s  unborn relative bumps him to sixth in line to the British throne.

 

 

Culled from http://www.eonline.com.

 

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NEWS EDITORIAL:WHAT IS WRONG WITH US IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD?

This is the question that occupied my mind when I read a particular publication on http://www.lailasblog.com as news filter around the entire Nigeria nation of a governor who appointed  and swear-in her sister as commisioner for Happiness and Couple’s fulfillment.


(Page 1)

The original publication goes thus:

 

According to http://www.lailasblog.com,Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn-in 28 commissioners and 27 Transistion committee chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state.

 

He charged them to prove their worth in the service of the state and her people.

 

One of the commissioners sworn in by the governor is his biological sister,Mrs.Ogechi Ololo(nee Okorocha).She is now the  state’s commissioner for Happiness and Couple’s Fulfillment.

Ololo,who is married to Chuks,an engineer,was the All Progressive Congress’s candidate into the House of Representatives for the Owerri Federal Constituency seat in 2015 and she has served in various capacities since Okorocha because the state governor in 2011.

rOCHAS SISTER

 

She had, before her new appointment,served as her brother’s Deputy chief of staff and special Adviser on Domestic Matters.

 

Swearing in the new commissioners and the Transition committee chairmen on Monday at the Imo International Convention Centre,Owerri,the governor charged them to leave their marks in their respective ministries and local governments.

 

He urged them to see themselves as men and women on a rescue mission.The governor added they had come to be part of the success story of his administration.

Okorocha said,

“You are the priviledged group that has the opportunity to make names for yourselves. I want to remind all of you that this appointment is not business as usual.We shall not tolerate any sharp practice or corruption of any type.Neither shall we accept indolence or laziness.You have been called to duty to help us achieve our vision in the Rescue Mission project”

“At this moment ,I charge you all to be good ambassadors of the Rescue Mission wherever you find yourselves.To the Transition Committee chairmen,you must ensure that ongoing projects must be completed especially the schools,chapels etc”.

 

The commissioners sworn in and their portfolios are:

  • Prof.Nnamdi Obiaraeri—–Information;

  • Lady Ugochi Nnana-Okoro—Agric.and food security;

  • Gertrude Oduka—Primary and Secondary Education;

  • Dr.Jones Uzoka–Niger Delta Affairs;

  • Uchendu Mark—-Public Utilities;

  • Gerald Okolie—-Rural development;

 

Others are:

  • Dr.Cyril Okafor—–Tourism;

  • Emmanuel Ojinere—Trade and Investment;

  • Chief Lasbery Anyanwu—Transport;

  • Onwueyiagwu Valentine—Youth Development;

  • Mrs Ngozi Njoku—-Gender and social Development;

  • Chief Joseph Udoji—Works;

  • Achilike Nwawuike—Internal Resources and Pension Matters;

  • Prof.Emenalo Chizoba—Tertiary Education;

  • Nwamerenini Chukwuka—-Labour;and

  • Dr.Iyke Njoku—Planning,Budget and Statistics.

The Transition Committee chairmen sworn in include:

  • Okechukwu Onyechere—Ideato South;

  • Sir Anyehe Okeneme——Ikeduru;

  • Julius Onyenecho—-Isiala Mbano;

  • Akas Paschal—-Isu;

  • Steve Odoemena—-Mbaitoli;

  • Eke Chudi—-Ngor Okpala;

  • Aloysius Onwuegbuchulam—Njaba;

  • Paschal Onwukaike—-Nkwerre.


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This sort of reality is quite overwhelming and unexpected in the corridor of Nigeria polity whereby the needful is left undone and unattended to,shadows are being dished out to Nigeria citizens and substance has become a mirage with people’s expectations and hope of a brighter and a better society being dashed by the crop of clowns elected as our leaders in this part of the world.

 

“What could have warrant such a display of mediocrity and insensitiveness?”

 

“What will end up being the impart and impact of a commissioner who was given a portfolio of Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’Fulfilment if not that another avenue or channel is being created to siphon state treasury?”

 

It is a pity that  we find ourselves in a mess that no one is sure when an end will come to it.This is another continous and constant display of incompetence that is eaten deep the fabrics of our society.Leaders in this part of the world are leaders who lacked ideas and some of them can be submitted to be suffering from dementia that seems to be chronic and incurable.

If we fail to build our society on the concept of good leadership,it cannot be too extreme to submit that Nigeria as a nation is on a long walk to freedom.


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TECHNOLOGY IS DESTROYING A CHILDREN’S IMAGINATION.—(3 Minutes Read).

In a recent report published on http://www.femalefirst.co.uk on the 23rd of November 2017.

 

According to a new survey, technology is reportedly killing a children’s imagination following the rapid decrease of imaginary friends.

 

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A new survey conducted by Snarzaroo has learnt just 17percent of children have imaginary friends,which is a rapid decline from the 2001 record that found almost half of British kids had made up invisible playmate.

 

And the study believes devices,such as iPads and other electronic goods are the culprit and are damaging a child’s creativity.

 

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Speaking about research, Dr Amanda Gunner-who is the founder and CEO of Fundamentally children- said:

 

“Imaginative play is hugely beneficial for childre-being able to transport themselves into -make believe worlds with imaginary characters can help them make sense of their world or provide an escape from it(something that supports good mental health in later life).

 

“Suspending reality give children the opportunity to think outside of the box and be as creative as they like,with none of the restrictions that are placed on real life activity”.

 

And Gummer has urged parents to encourage “imaginative play” or artistic outlets.

 

She continued:

 

“Parents can help children engage in imaginative play by providing them with a balanced play diet and managing the amount of time children spend as passive receivers of digital contents”.

“Tools such as face paints, building blocks,dressing up clothes and play dough can help to stimulate this”.

 

“Free, child-led play is the super-food of the play diet and can balance the less imaginative play activities that are sometimes found in high toys and screen play”.

 

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BUCKINGHAM PALACE JUST ADDRESSED THOSE PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ENGAGEMENT RUMOURS.—( 3 Minutes Read).

In a report filed by Christina Pellegrini on the 26th of November 2017 on MSN News.

 

There’s a major royal rumor circulating that Prince Harry is about to pop the question to Meghan Markle.

 

And it seems like the whole world is here for it.In fact,Buckingham Palace just addressed the engagement rumors.And now, we don’t know what to think.

 

If you can believe it, Prince William and Kate Middleton wed nearly seven years ago,and so much has happened since then.

 

William and Kate are already expecting their third child.Everyone seems to be ready for royal wedding part two.Even the bookmakers agree-they have suspended bets on a 2018 royal wedding because the possibility seems so highat this point.

 

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It’s no secret that things are serious between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

 

According to reports,Markle has moved out of her Toronto residence and into Nottingham Cottage,Harry’s residence at Kessington Palace.Apparently,it’s not so much of an “if” they get engaged,but “when”.And that could seriously shake up the British Monarchy.

 

Perhaps eyes on the royal family even more so than usual,given that this year marked the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.

 

We’ve also seen more incresible fairytale wedding(most recently,Serena Williams’s to Alexis Ohanian), and that’s only got us jonessing to see more.

 

So, what does the royal family have to say about all  this?

 

Well,according to Hello!;a spokesperson from Buckingham Palace responded to the rumors,only saying that they’would not give a running commentary on Harry’s love life.

 

If you ask us,that seems very suspicious.

 

Royal expert Katie Nitcholl agrees that an engagement seems like it’s comin soon, according to ET.But she does make a strong point that “it really is all about timing”.

 

“You have to remember there are other engagements and events coming up in the royal calendar that an engagement simply couldn’t clash with,”Nicholl to ET.”I think that the new year is probably a more realistic prospect for an engagement announcement.

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“Congratulations to the two love birds”.

 

Published by Christina Pellegrini on MSN News.

 

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MLST ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:OPRAH WINFREY REACTS TO DONALD TRUMP CALLING HER ‘BIASED” AND “INSECURE”. –(5 MINUTES READ).

In an entertainment news reported by Zach Johnson on February 22, 2018 at 4:45AM on http://www.eonline.com.

 

It was reported that Oprah Winfrey has no time for nonsense.

And thats precisely how she would describe President Donald Trump’s recent tweet,in which he criticized her interviewing abilities in a 60 Minutes segment, called her “very insecure” and dared her to run for office,just “so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of others!”

 

Winfrey did not respond to Trump’s via Twitter Sunday,but was asked about it on Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday.

“I woke up and I just thought…….”Winfrey said,raising her hands.”And I don’t like giving negativity power,so I just thought,”What?’

 

What I actually did was I went back and looked at the tape to see if there was any place that that could be true.Did I feel like it was slanted or biased?I went back and looked at every tape;I called the producers”

 

Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey,who at one point I knew very well,I interview a panel of people on 60Minutes.The questions were biased and slanted,the facts incorrect.Hope Oprah runs as she can be exposed and defeated just like others!

-Donald J.Trump(@realDonaldTrump)February 19,2018.

 

As Winfrey explained to Ellen DeGeneres, whenever she films segments for the CBS program,

 

“You sit in a room with at least seven other people who critique the piece before you air it-before you do the introduction to it-and then they give you the critique.They critique every word.’Is this fair?’.You have this whole panel of people looking at whether it was fair,And actually,the first time I saw it,I said,”There’s something missing from the conversation”.

 

Winfrey  moderated a discussion with a diverse group of voters from Grand Rapids MI,asking questions based on recent headlines.”When I had asked question,’Do you care about what other people thinh about America?’they only used Democratic side.I remembered the guy Matt has said,’No.We’re the only people who are worried,that other countries are thinking of us.’And I said,’I think you should go back and put that in because it makes it more balanced.’So,I was working very hard to do the opposite of what I was hate-tweeted about,[but] it’s OK”

 

DeGeneres defended Winfrey earlier in the show,saying,Trump has “gone too far”.

 

‘Oprah is my friend”she warned Trump,”and when you mess with Oprah, you mess with me”.

 

“President Trump,it’s time for an aha moment”.

 

“You’re not just some guy on Twitter anymore.You’re the President for all of us.It is your job to unite people,and you don’t do it by attacking people,especially Oprah”,she added.”Like I said, you don’t mess with Oprah.She’s my friend.

 

Despite Trump’s challenge to run for President in 2020,Winfrey isn’t interested in the job.

“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not.And so it’s not something that interests me,”she told Instyle.”I don’t have the DNA for it”.

 

 

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SECURITY:MARK ZUCKERBERG ADMITS FACEBOOK ‘MADE MISTAKES’–BUT THEY WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN,HONEST.—(5 MINUTES READ).

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of under-fire social networking firm Facebook, has finally emerged from his bunker to admit that his company “made mistakes”over sharing users’ data with third parties.

 

Or rather,Zuckerberg has finally posted something about the Cambridge Analytica affair on his own personal Facebook page.It follows claims that the data analysis company had harvested personal data from 50million Facebook users in a not entirely starightforward manner.

 

“The goodnews is that the most important actions to prevent this from happenning again today we have already years ago,”Zuckerberg claimed,referring to changes made to Facebook’s developer platform policies in 2014 that stopped app developers from gathering data about friends of people using their apps.

 

However,before these changes were made four years ago, University academic Aleksandr Kogan-in collaboration with Cambridge Analytica-built an app called ‘This is your digital life’ that paid around 300,000 users to take a personality test and agree to have their data xcollected for academic use.

 

The app, however,also collected the information of the test-takers’Facebook friends, which led to thye accummulation of data pool “tens of million strong”.

 

In 2015, we learned from journalists at The Guardian that Kogan had shared data from his app with Cambridge Analytica,”Zuck admitted.

 

“We immediately banned Kogan’s app from our platform and demanded that Kogan and Cambridge Analytica formally certify that they had deleted all improperly acquired data.They provided these certifications.

 

“Last week, we learned from The Guardian,The New York Times and Channel 4 that the Cambridge Analytica may not have deleted the data as they had certified,”he added.

 

Zuckerberg went to pledge that, while it has already moved to “prevent bad actors from accessing people’s information”,the social network will be taking further steps to protect user data.

 

Just like he promised back in 2012 following an investigation by the US Federal Trade Commision.

 

“First, we will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before we changed our platform to dramatically reduce data access in 20144,and we will conduct a full audit of any app with suspicious activity,”Zuck says,adding:”We will ban any developer from our platform that does not agree to a thorough audit”.

 

Facebook has already blocked Kogan,who claims he’s being “scapegoated’ whistleblower Chris Wylie and,naturally,Cambridge Analytica,despite the firms claims that it’s, er, did nothing wrong.

 

Zuckerberg continues:”We will restrict developers’data access even further to prevent other kinds of abuse.For example, we will remove developers’ access to your data if you haven’t used their app in three months.

 

“We will reduce the data you give an app when you sign in—to only your name,profile,photo,and email address.”

 

Zuckerberg went on to promise that the company will be more transparent over data usage, and will show remaining Facebook users “a tool at the top of your News Feed with the apps you’ve used and an easy way to revoke those apps’permissions to your data”.

 

Or could just delete your account and be done with.That’s exactly what Brian Action,the co-founder of Whatsapp made a billionaire by Facebook’s $19billion acquisition of his company,has recommended if you want to put a stop,once and for all, to Facebook’s rapacious data slurping.

 

In other news, this 2009 BBC interview with baby-faced Mark Zuckerberg has also been doing the rounds.

 

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DEATH AT SEA.–(6 Minutes Read).

The publication was originally presented on my facebook page on the 8th of November 2917 and I believe it will serve a purpose of informing my avid readers, viewers and followers.

It goes thus:

 

The recent publications about casualties recorded at the Mediterrenean Sea that engulfed every media space in which about twenty-six Nigerian women or ladies lost their lifes is quite appalling, disheartning and disappointing.

 

It can be concluded to be result of a society that has lost her values in all ramifications thereby making her inhabitants and occupants to start looking for solutions desperately even at the expense of their lifes.

 

Our society in this part of the world is a society that has her consciousness and sensitivity platformed on some ideologies and philosophies that are quite suicidal in all facet sicne the idealogies and philosophies are premised on the fact that critical and desperate situations warrant critical and desperate solution, a kind of belief that trigger and spur the superiority of extremism over existentialism.

 

There are some sorts of creed that makes the essence of existentialism to be subjected to extremism thereby making existentialism to be inferior in all ramification.Hence, many prefer the concept of extremism to existentialism even if it warrants putting their lifes on the line.

 

Our society has made some people to believe in the worship of god of mammon whereby you are waht you are based on the financial status quo you are known for.Hence, everybody struggle and strife immensely without giving a damn about whose ox is gored to accummulate properties and acquire wealth at the expense of their lifes and that of the next person around them.

 

Hence, they become hell bent in search of greene pasturesby embarking on a suicide mission to Europe through the desert and through the sea.

 

Many arguments are on course now about Nigeria government being indifferent to the news of these ladies that lost their lifes.I wonder why we keep blaming Nigeria government on this without subjecting the issue at hand to root cause analysis that will proffer meaningful solutions to this issue this menace that is eating deep the fabrics of Nigerian society.

 

Day-in-day-out, there have been a lot of jingles sponsored by the National Orientation Agency NOA warning desperate and innocent Nigerians on the dangers of embarking on a self-destructive journey into Europe through desert and through the sea but we can see that many of us have allowed our reasoning to become blur by our inordinate quest for wealth and materialism at all cost.

 

Since they are all ladies and their corpses were discovered close to Italy, it can be concluded that they are on a journey to add to the census and statistics of prostitution netwiork and drug trafficking cartel in Italy but their hope was dashed and varnished into thin air in the middle of the high sea.

 

It is pertinent for the Nigerian society to be subjested to treatment and sensitization against the evil of inordinate quest for materilaism and wealth.

 

Any society that glorify and grandeurises money and all its offers will end up trading and mortgaging her future for money accompanied with the loss of lifes of her young who are believed to be leaders of tommorrow.

 

A progressive society has her yopung ones weeping for the death of the old but a retrogressive society that is hell bent on wealth and material acquisition at all cost will have the old weeping for the death of the young ones.

 

Such society can be asserted to have a bleak future.

 

What makes a bad society is when the elders in such society are busy doing nothing in checkmating the extreme desire of the younger generation for money and gold.

 

They ended up loosing their lifes in search of greener pastures because they forget that the pastures are always green anywhere in the world even in the desrt but time and season for pastures becoming green differs from each other.

 

Therefore,it is seasonal.

 

It is when the millenia understand the concept of time and season as it affects life that they will stop embarking on an endeavour that will take their lifes or soil their image.

 

The Nigeria Government shoild engage more stringent measures to curtail and nib in the bud the cartel of human trafficking that are orchestrating the illegal exodus of Nigerian youth into the heart of Europe in order to facilitate their illicit and dirty businesses that have to do with prostitution, drug trafficking and human trafficking.

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The Nigeria borders are known to be porous and permissible, and this has made this illegal trade of human beings so easy in this part of the world.Presently, there should be an arm of our security agencies and parameters that will be empowered constitutionally to trail and burst this anti-social organisation that is feeding fat on the innocence of desperate Nigerians.

 

In the meantime, all media spacies were awashed with news of the burial conducted on the 17th nopf November 2017 by the Italian Government with the news of the burial becoming an International headlines.The results of the autopsies have being confirmed that the girls likely drowned,according to the Guardian.

 

‘There were no signs that they had been raped or physically abused’ a medic who worked on the postmortem examinations of the bodies said.”They most likely couldn’t swim”.

 

All but two of the girls found remain nameless.The two young women authoritioes were able to identify were pregnant,Reuters reported.

Marian Shaka,was named by her husband, and Osato Osaro, was identified by her brother who had been in the boat with her according to CNN.

 

In the meantime, the effort of Italian Government for giving them a befitting burial is appreciated and recognised eventhough Nigeria Government didnt see any reason in being represented in the burial of her citizen that lost their lifes.

 

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NEWS EDITORIAL:WHY TRIGGERING ANOTHER WAVES OF TENSION IN THE MIDDLE EAST?—-(8 MINUTES READ)

The kind of ambience and tranquility obtainable between Israel and Palestine for some times now have been encouraging and and it beats the wildest imagination of people all over the world.Kudos to the ingenuity of everyone who contributed to the maintenance of peace between this two nations of the world. It was expected to  become a means of strengthening  world peace across board all over the world by building on the benefits accruable from the establishment of peace which the entire human race has been yearning and longing for in the time past.

 

 

While reading and perusing on a particular online news published on http://www.reuters.com yesterday by Dan Williams in Nidalal-Mughrabi,I kept asking myself questions that bothered my mind why our world is being tossed around by war-mogering leaders.

 

 

“As if to say that the tension in the world is not yet enough,he(Trump) with all other allies decided to trigger another waves of tension in the middle-east that might make the fragile peace being managed across the length and breadth of the entire world to varnish into thin air”.

 

 

Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and many parts of the world have already become a failed state due to civil wars and battles that nobody knows when it will fizzle out.ISIS,Al-Queda,Boko Haram,Hamas, Hezbollah and others are some of the terrorist groups that has held the world down at a point and there has not been any solution till now.

 

 

“Why could a President of the United State of America be bothered and concerned about the location of the capital of another sovereign state.”

 

 

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Without any doubt,it is easier to conclude that there is an ulterior motive by Donald Trump in dipping his hand to a very sensitive issue of this magnitude which might made mainy Islamic countries and other muslim fatefuls to feel cheated thereby leading to some of them  taking up arms and other weapon of destruction.


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“At the onset of this declaration,it was reported that the Islamist group Hamas urged Palestinians on Thursday to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as its capital”.

 

 

“Protest so far have been scattered and largely non-violent.But dozens of Palenstinians gathered at two points on the gaza border fence with Israel and threw rocks at soldiers on the other side.Inside Gaza, thousands of Palestinians rallied,some chanting:”

“Death to America!Death to the fool Trump! and burning tires”.

 

These are some of the reports published on http://www.reuter.com yesterday pointing to the advent of another challenge that is potent enough to lead to another humanitarian crisis that might be difficult for the world and the United Nation UN to handle.

 

 

This present realities will put more innocent souls and christians at the risk of being susceptible to attack and dangers all over the report.

 

 

“According to report published yesterday, it was reported that Palestinians switched off christians lights on trees outside Bethlehem’s church of the Nativity,where chrisitians believe Jesus was born, and in Ramallah,next to the burial site of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in protest”.


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THE CONTENDING ISSUE

According to the report on http://www.reuter.com,Israel considers Jerusalem its eternal and indivisible capital.Palestinians want the capital of an independent state of theirs to be in the city’s eastern sector,which Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East War and annexed in a move never recognized internationally.

 

 

Trump announced his administration would begin a process of moving the u.s embassy in Tel Aviv to  Jerusalem, a step expected to take years and one that his predecessors opted not to take to avoid inflaming tensions.

 

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,who hailed Trump’s announcement as a “historic landmark”,said on Thursday many countries would fellow the U.S move and contacts were underway.He did not name the countries he was referring to.

 

 

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“President Trump has immortalized himself in the chronicles of our capital.His name will now be held aloft alongside other names connected to the glorious history of Jerusalem and our people,”he said in a speech at Isreal’s Foreign Ministry.

 

 

On the contrary,according to the report on http://www.reuters.com,the EU’s foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini said:

 

 

“The European Union has a clear and united position.We believe the only realistic solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine is based on two states and with Jerusalem as the capital”.

 

 

“STRATEGIC DANGER”

 

Israel and the United states consider Hamas,which has fought three wars with Israel since 2007,a terrorist organization.Hamas does not recognize Israel’s right to exist and its suicide bombings helped spearhead the last intifada,from 2000 to 2005.

 

 

“We have given instruction to all Hamas members and to all its wings to be fully ready for any new instructions or orders that may be given to confront this strategic danger that threatens Jerusalem and threatens Palestine,”Hanniyeh said.

 

 

“United Jerusalem is Arab and Muslim, and it is the capital of the state of Palestine,all of Palestine,”he said,referring to territory including Israel as well as the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip and Israeli occupied West Bank”.

 

 

Haniyeh called on Western-backed Abbas to withdraw from peacemaking with Israel and on Arabs to boycott the Trump administration.

 

 

Abbas said on Wednesday the United States had abdicated its role as a mediator in peace efforts.Palestinian secular and Islamist factions have called for a general strike and rallies on Thursday.

 

 

Fearing recrimination could disrupt reconciliation efforts between Hamas and Fatah,Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah and other Fatah delegates arrived in Gaza on Thursday to meet Hamas.

 

The International community does not recognize Israeli sovereignity over whole of Jerusalem, believing its status should be resolved in negotiations.No other country has its embassy in Jerusalem.

 

 

Trump decision fulfils a campaign promise and will please Republican conservatives and evangelicals who make up a sizeable portion of his domestic support.

 

 

He said it was not intended to tip the scale in favour of Israel and that any deal involving the future of Jerusalem would have to be negotiated by the parties,but move ws seen almost uniformly in Arab capitals as a sharp tilt towards Israel.

 

 

The United States is asking Israel to temper its response to the announcement because Washington expects a backlash and is weighing the potential threat to US facilities and people,according to a state Department document seen by Reuter.

 

Protest broke out in areas of Jordan’s capital,Amman,inhabitated by Palestinian refugees, and several hundred protesters gathered outside the U.S consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday after Trump’s announcement.

 

 

Protests are expected on Thursday in Pakistan,where the government said of Trump’s move:

 

 

“It is a serious setback to the rule of law and international norms.Its signals a severe blow to the Middle East peace process”.

 

 

Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan said the United States was “exposing its colonial ambition in muslim territory”.

 

 

In conclusion, there is a need for bevery leader all over the world to be deep in thought and their approach to issues that has to do with their subordinates and followers should be handled carefully in order to prevent exposing their subject to the risk of extremism that might stand as a resultant effect of their actions or inactions concerning a subject matter.

 

 

There is a need for the establishment of an  enduring peace all over the world.

 


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Parts of Page 2 and 3 were culled from  a report filed by Dan Williams on http://www.reuters.com

 

 

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PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ANNOUNCE A WEDIING DATE:MAY 19,2018—(3 Minutes Read).

In an online entertainment news reported on http://www.eonline.com by Zach Johnson on the 15th of December 2017 at 05:10AM.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19,2018,Kessington Palace announced,they will tie the knot at St.George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Clarence House announced on Nov.27 that Harry proposed to Meghan earlier in the month,after receiving her parents’blessing.

 

“It was a cozy night.We were just roasting chicken,”the former Suits actress said in an interview with the BBC.

 

 

“It was just amazing surprise and it was so sweet,and natural and very romantic.He get down on one knee.”

 

 

Calling it “a really nice moment,”Harry said,”It was just two of us.I think I managed to catch her by surprise.”Meghan, who has retired from acting,smiled and confirmed she was,in fact,taken aback.

 

“I could barely let you finish proposing!”she said.

 

 

“I said,’can I say yes now!”.

 

 

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PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE.    

 

 

Harry presented Meghan with a ring of his own

design,using a centre stone he sourced from Botswana-flanked by two smaller diamonds from his late mother Princess Diana’s collection.

 

 

“The fact that I fell in love with Meghan quickly was a confirmation for me that all the stars were aligned,”Harry said of their seemingly whirlwind romance.

“Everything was just perfect”.

 

 

On Nov.28,Kessington Palace announced Harry and Meghan had selected a wedding venue and will marry in the mnth of May.Since 1863,the 14th century chapel has hosted a number of royal weddings-and in 2015,after a civil ceremony,Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles’ marriage was blessed there.The royal family will pay for Harry and Meghan’s wedding.

 

 

 

The wedding shouldn’t interfere with the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child,due in April 2018;Harry’s  unborn relative bumps him to sixth in line to the British throne.

 

 

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SECURITY:MARK ZUCKERBERG ADMITS FACEBOOK ‘MADE MISTAKES’–BUT THEY WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN,HONEST.—(5 MINUTES READ).

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of under-fire social networking firm Facebook, has finally emerged from his bunker to admit that his company “made mistakes”over sharing users’ data with third parties.

 

Or rather,Zuckerberg has finally posted something about the Cambridge Analytica affair on his own personal Facebook page.It follows claims that the data analysis company had harvested personal data from 50million Facebook users in a not entirely starightforward manner.

 

“The goodnews is that the most important actions to prevent this from happenning again today we have already years ago,”Zuckerberg claimed,referring to changes made to Facebook’s developer platform policies in 2014 that stopped app developers from gathering data about friends of people using their apps.

 

However,before these changes were made four years ago, University academic Aleksandr Kogan-in collaboration with Cambridge Analytica-built an app called ‘This is your digital life’ that paid around 300,000 users to take a personality test and agree to have their data xcollected for academic use.

 

The app, however,also collected the information of the test-takers’Facebook friends, which led to thye accummulation of data pool “tens of million strong”.

 

In 2015, we learned from journalists at The Guardian that Kogan had shared data from his app with Cambridge Analytica,”Zuck admitted.

 

“We immediately banned Kogan’s app from our platform and demanded that Kogan and Cambridge Analytica formally certify that they had deleted all improperly acquired data.They provided these certifications.

 

“Last week, we learned from The Guardian,The New York Times and Channel 4 that the Cambridge Analytica may not have deleted the data as they had certified,”he added.

 

Zuckerberg went to pledge that, while it has already moved to “prevent bad actors from accessing people’s information”,the social network will be taking further steps to protect user data.

 

Just like he promised back in 2012 following an investigation by the US Federal Trade Commision.

 

“First, we will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before we changed our platform to dramatically reduce data access in 20144,and we will conduct a full audit of any app with suspicious activity,”Zuck says,adding:”We will ban any developer from our platform that does not agree to a thorough audit”.

 

Facebook has already blocked Kogan,who claims he’s being “scapegoated’ whistleblower Chris Wylie and,naturally,Cambridge Analytica,despite the firms claims that it’s, er, did nothing wrong.

 

Zuckerberg continues:”We will restrict developers’data access even further to prevent other kinds of abuse.For example, we will remove developers’ access to your data if you haven’t used their app in three months.

 

“We will reduce the data you give an app when you sign in—to only your name,profile,photo,and email address.”

 

Zuckerberg went on to promise that the company will be more transparent over data usage, and will show remaining Facebook users “a tool at the top of your News Feed with the apps you’ve used and an easy way to revoke those apps’permissions to your data”.

 

Or could just delete your account and be done with.That’s exactly what Brian Action,the co-founder of Whatsapp made a billionaire by Facebook’s $19billion acquisition of his company,has recommended if you want to put a stop,once and for all, to Facebook’s rapacious data slurping.

 

In other news, this 2009 BBC interview with baby-faced Mark Zuckerberg has also been doing the rounds.

 

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CELEBRITY NEWS:MEGHAN MARKLE HAS BEEN BAPTISED BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY USING HOLY WATER FROM THE RIVER JORDAN IN A SECRET CEREMONY AT CHAPEL ROYAL WITH PRINCE HARRY BY HER SIDE.—(7 MINUTES READ).

Meghan Markle has been baptised into the church of England in a secret ceremony with Prince Harry at her side.

 

The intimate 45-minute service was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the Chapel Royal on Tuesday evening.

 

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ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.

 

They were joined by Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall,but neither Prince Williams nor the Queen were present.

 

Miss Markle’s baptism, which formally introduces her into the Anglican faith ahead of her wedding to Harry in two months,marks an important step on her transformation from divorced American actress to future granddaughter-in-law to the Queen.

 

The ceremony was a closely-guarded secret with only a handful of royal aides involved.

 

Miss Markle,36,had asked the 62-year-old Archbishop, Justin Welby, to lead the service after forming a close bond with him in recent weeks as he instructed her on the rites and sacraments of the church.

 

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MEGHAN MARKLE

 

Her baptism was followed immediately by her confirmation,which means she will be able to join Harry, 33, at her Holy Communion.

 

Miss Markle did not need to become an Anglican in order to marry Harry in Church, but at the time of engagement last November she made clear she had chosen to be baptised and confirmed out of respect for the Queen’s role as the head of the church of England.

 

Insiders also said it was fitting that the Prince of Wales,who will be the next head of the churchattended the service.

 

Miss Markle and Harry will marry on May 19 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.The marriage service will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor,David Connor with the Archbishop presiding as the couple make their vows.

 

Tuesday’s service observed from the full ritual of the church with Holy water from the River Jordan from the private Royal Family font poured on Miss Markle’s head.

 

The chapel Royal at St James’s Palace is particularly significant in Harry’s life as well as the history of the Royal Family.

 

It is where Princess Diana’s body lay for a week before her funeral in 1997 and where King Charles I received the Holy Sacrament before his execution in 1649.

 

The chapel also hosted Prince George’s christening in 2013.

 

Among those assisting with the service was the crown Jeweller Mark Appleby who brought the silverware used for Royal Family Christening.

 

This included a silver font,basin and flask of holy oil.

 

In accordance with tradition,Miss Markle had two sponsors, the equivalent of godparents,to support her in the baptism.

 

It is understood one supporter was a close girlfriend.

 

Miss Markle was following partly in the footsteps of the Duchess of Cambridge, who was baptised as an infant but had a private confirmation after engagement to Prince William.

 

The chapel Royal choir of six Gentlemen-in-Ordinary and ten children of the chapel-the oldest continuous musical organisation in the world-performed throughtout in the service.

 

It is not thought either Miss Markle’s mother,Diana Ragland,or her father, Thomas Markle,who are divorced travelled from US for the service.

 

However, it is understood there were 18 guests who after the ceremony walked to clarence House, where Charles and Camilla hosted a dinner.

 

Miss Markle’s multi-faith upbringing is not uncommon in California where she was born in 1981.

 

Her father, a retired Hollywood lighting director, was Episcopalia-the main US offshoot of the Anglican Church-while her mother belonged to another Protestant denomination.

 

After  her parents split,Miss Markle attended the Roman Catholic Immaculate Heart girls’ high school in Los Angeles, although she was not Catholic.

 

Her first husband Trevor Engelson was Jewish but she did not convert to his faith.

 

Thje couple met in 2004 and married in 2011 but weere divorced two years later.

 

Church guidelines suggest that Miss Markle may be interviewed about her divorce from Engelson a fil producer.

 

If such a conversation were to occur, the minister would ask if there had been ‘sufficient healing of the personal and social wounds’ from the divorce.

 

The church of England conducted 111,500 baptisms last year, of which 9 percent were those aged over 13.

 

Guidance from one church notes:

 

“If you are an adult and want to be baptised and/or confirmed, you must undertake a course of preparation called cathechesis.

 

“This takes place over several months in order to give you a thorough grounding in  knowledge of the christian faith.

 

Kessington Palace declined to comment .

 

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BUCKINGHAM PALACE JUST ADDRESSED THOSE PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ENGAGEMENT RUMOURS.—( 3 Minutes Read).

In a report filed by Christina Pellegrini on the 26th of November 2017 on MSN News.

 

There’s a major royal rumor circulating that Prince Harry is about to pop the question to Meghan Markle.

 

And it seems like the whole world is here for it.In fact,Buckingham Palace just addressed the engagement rumors.And now, we don’t know what to think.

 

If you can believe it, Prince William and Kate Middleton wed nearly seven years ago,and so much has happened since then.

 

William and Kate are already expecting their third child.Everyone seems to be ready for royal wedding part two.Even the bookmakers agree-they have suspended bets on a 2018 royal wedding because the possibility seems so highat this point.

 

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It’s no secret that things are serious between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

 

According to reports,Markle has moved out of her Toronto residence and into Nottingham Cottage,Harry’s residence at Kessington Palace.Apparently,it’s not so much of an “if” they get engaged,but “when”.And that could seriously shake up the British Monarchy.

 

Perhaps eyes on the royal family even more so than usual,given that this year marked the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.

 

We’ve also seen more incresible fairytale wedding(most recently,Serena Williams’s to Alexis Ohanian), and that’s only got us jonessing to see more.

 

So, what does the royal family have to say about all  this?

 

Well,according to Hello!;a spokesperson from Buckingham Palace responded to the rumors,only saying that they’would not give a running commentary on Harry’s love life.

 

If you ask us,that seems very suspicious.

 

Royal expert Katie Nitcholl agrees that an engagement seems like it’s comin soon, according to ET.But she does make a strong point that “it really is all about timing”.

 

“You have to remember there are other engagements and events coming up in the royal calendar that an engagement simply couldn’t clash with,”Nicholl to ET.”I think that the new year is probably a more realistic prospect for an engagement announcement.

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MLST ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:OPRAH WINFREY REACTS TO DONALD TRUMP CALLING HER ‘BIASED” AND “INSECURE”. –(5 MINUTES READ).

In an entertainment news reported by Zach Johnson on February 22, 2018 at 4:45AM on http://www.eonline.com.

 

It was reported that Oprah Winfrey has no time for nonsense.

And thats precisely how she would describe President Donald Trump’s recent tweet,in which he criticized her interviewing abilities in a 60 Minutes segment, called her “very insecure” and dared her to run for office,just “so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of others!”

 

Winfrey did not respond to Trump’s via Twitter Sunday,but was asked about it on Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday.

“I woke up and I just thought…….”Winfrey said,raising her hands.”And I don’t like giving negativity power,so I just thought,”What?’

 

What I actually did was I went back and looked at the tape to see if there was any place that that could be true.Did I feel like it was slanted or biased?I went back and looked at every tape;I called the producers”

 

Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey,who at one point I knew very well,I interview a panel of people on 60Minutes.The questions were biased and slanted,the facts incorrect.Hope Oprah runs as she can be exposed and defeated just like others!

-Donald J.Trump(@realDonaldTrump)February 19,2018.

 

As Winfrey explained to Ellen DeGeneres, whenever she films segments for the CBS program,

 

“You sit in a room with at least seven other people who critique the piece before you air it-before you do the introduction to it-and then they give you the critique.They critique every word.’Is this fair?’.You have this whole panel of people looking at whether it was fair,And actually,the first time I saw it,I said,”There’s something missing from the conversation”.

 

Winfrey  moderated a discussion with a diverse group of voters from Grand Rapids MI,asking questions based on recent headlines.”When I had asked question,’Do you care about what other people thinh about America?’they only used Democratic side.I remembered the guy Matt has said,’No.We’re the only people who are worried,that other countries are thinking of us.’And I said,’I think you should go back and put that in because it makes it more balanced.’So,I was working very hard to do the opposite of what I was hate-tweeted about,[but] it’s OK”

 

DeGeneres defended Winfrey earlier in the show,saying,Trump has “gone too far”.

 

‘Oprah is my friend”she warned Trump,”and when you mess with Oprah, you mess with me”.

 

“President Trump,it’s time for an aha moment”.

 

“You’re not just some guy on Twitter anymore.You’re the President for all of us.It is your job to unite people,and you don’t do it by attacking people,especially Oprah”,she added.”Like I said, you don’t mess with Oprah.She’s my friend.

 

Despite Trump’s challenge to run for President in 2020,Winfrey isn’t interested in the job.

“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not.And so it’s not something that interests me,”she told Instyle.”I don’t have the DNA for it”.

 

 

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WHY ARE WE DRIFTING BACK TO THE WOES OF THE PAST?—(5 Minutes Read).

Without mincing words,Nigeria as a nation is gradually drifting back to the woes of the past that portrays nothing but a blur and a bleak future with the recent advent of fuel scarcity being gradually witnessed across the Lagos Metropolis.

 

Initially, it seems unbelievable and unexpected when the news or rumour started filtering around that fuel is gradually becoming scarce but the reality dawned when it was observed in my vicinity and neighbourhood  queque of vehicles waiting to be attended to fuel attendants in the fuel filling stations.

This kind of experience has been the order of the day in some years ago when the festive period beckons but it became abated at some point and we all think that the days of gloom is over until recently when this unpalatable reality pop up and splashed on our face like a piece of shit.

 

 

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The kind of break experienced across the length and breadth of the entire Nigerian nation from fuel scarcity was somehow believed to be as an outcome of the magic wand pulled by the preset administration of All Progressive Congress when the issue of fuel subsidy was partially scrapped leading to the hike of fuel skyrocketting to high heaven.

 

Eventhough, the Nigerian masses accepted their fate after so many unabated hullabaloo about the removal of fuel subsidy that made the pump prices of fuel to soar to high heaven at 145naira per litres for petrol and 180naira per litres for diesel,this removal have been able to offer temporary succour in preventing the scarcity of this product.

The realities on ground about fuel stations being jampacked with vehicles with varied volumes of Jerry-can at display by consumers really shows that the present administration is gradually loosing the magic wand or the magic wand that made the perpectual fuel scarcity been experienced around festive period is gradually becoming weak and it is about reaching the breaking point.

 

 

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The issue of constant supply of fuel has been a source and a topic of debate in the time past with all the political parties and their aspirants been seen to have maximized this situation as a source of electoral campaign and manifestos in the time past but one could see that it is just a lip- sevice that might have been orchestrated as a political gimmick and sophistry to deceive innocent Nigeria in order for them to get their vote during electioneering.

 

 

Past and Present administrations have made constant,continuous and unending promises concerning the revamping and maintenance of our moribund refineries in order for the refineries to be able to meet up maximally with the local consumption supply of fuel but this has been a dream and a drive that has not been able to materialised into fruition and it can be submitted to have been a source of siphoning public fund.

 

It is of neccessity to point out at this point that there is a need for Nigeria government to start thinking about the construction and commissioning of new set of state of the art refineries if the old ones can not be revamped and maintained.

 

A situation whereby the present Minister of State submitted at a point in time that the commencement of full production at the Dangote Private Refinery in Lagos will boost local production capacity is an indication that the Nigeria Government is irresponsible in the discharge of their statutory function of governance.

 

At this point in the histrory of our national existence,the only way out of this impasse is for Nigeria government to commence the construction of new sets of refineries plant or the should see to the removal of policy bottleneck that is preventing public private partnership(PPP) from taking over the business of crude oil refinery in Nigeria.

It is the full introduction of cutting edge technology that will see to local refinery of crude oil maximized to meet local demand and consumption that Nigeria as a country will be delivered from the woes of the past.

 

 

Any deviation from this, is an indication to the fact that the realities of long queque might be a permanent reality that Nigerians have to manage and cope with for a long period of time.

 

 

There is a need for our government to be prompt and decisive in their approach to nib the bud so that this ugly trend that is unexpected and uncalled for in the 21st century from an oil producing state is a national embarrassment and digrace that all dick and harry must find possible solution to.

 

In conclusion,Nigeria will emerge a great nation if local production is maximized in meeting the local consumption demand.

 

 

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MLST ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:OPRAH WINFREY REACTS TO DONALD TRUMP CALLING HER ‘BIASED” AND “INSECURE”. –(5 MINUTES READ).

In an entertainment news reported by Zach Johnson on February 22, 2018 at 4:45AM on http://www.eonline.com.

 

It was reported that Oprah Winfrey has no time for nonsense.

And thats precisely how she would describe President Donald Trump’s recent tweet,in which he criticized her interviewing abilities in a 60 Minutes segment, called her “very insecure” and dared her to run for office,just “so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of others!”

 

Winfrey did not respond to Trump’s via Twitter Sunday,but was asked about it on Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday.

“I woke up and I just thought…….”Winfrey said,raising her hands.”And I don’t like giving negativity power,so I just thought,”What?’

 

What I actually did was I went back and looked at the tape to see if there was any place that that could be true.Did I feel like it was slanted or biased?I went back and looked at every tape;I called the producers”

 

Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey,who at one point I knew very well,I interview a panel of people on 60Minutes.The questions were biased and slanted,the facts incorrect.Hope Oprah runs as she can be exposed and defeated just like others!

-Donald J.Trump(@realDonaldTrump)February 19,2018.

 

As Winfrey explained to Ellen DeGeneres, whenever she films segments for the CBS program,

 

“You sit in a room with at least seven other people who critique the piece before you air it-before you do the introduction to it-and then they give you the critique.They critique every word.’Is this fair?’.You have this whole panel of people looking at whether it was fair,And actually,the first time I saw it,I said,”There’s something missing from the conversation”.

 

Winfrey  moderated a discussion with a diverse group of voters from Grand Rapids MI,asking questions based on recent headlines.”When I had asked question,’Do you care about what other people thinh about America?’they only used Democratic side.I remembered the guy Matt has said,’No.We’re the only people who are worried,that other countries are thinking of us.’And I said,’I think you should go back and put that in because it makes it more balanced.’So,I was working very hard to do the opposite of what I was hate-tweeted about,[but] it’s OK”

 

DeGeneres defended Winfrey earlier in the show,saying,Trump has “gone too far”.

 

‘Oprah is my friend”she warned Trump,”and when you mess with Oprah, you mess with me”.

 

“President Trump,it’s time for an aha moment”.

 

“You’re not just some guy on Twitter anymore.You’re the President for all of us.It is your job to unite people,and you don’t do it by attacking people,especially Oprah”,she added.”Like I said, you don’t mess with Oprah.She’s my friend.

 

Despite Trump’s challenge to run for President in 2020,Winfrey isn’t interested in the job.

“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not.And so it’s not something that interests me,”she told Instyle.”I don’t have the DNA for it”.

 

 

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MLST ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:OPRAH WINFREY REACTS TO DONALD TRUMP CALLING HER ‘BIASED” AND “INSECURE”. –(5 MINUTES READ).

In an entertainment news reported by Zach Johnson on February 22, 2018 at 4:45AM on http://www.eonline.com.

 

It was reported that Oprah Winfrey has no time for nonsense.

And thats precisely how she would describe President Donald Trump’s recent tweet,in which he criticized her interviewing abilities in a 60 Minutes segment, called her “very insecure” and dared her to run for office,just “so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of others!”

 

Winfrey did not respond to Trump’s via Twitter Sunday,but was asked about it on Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday.

“I woke up and I just thought…….”Winfrey said,raising her hands.”And I don’t like giving negativity power,so I just thought,”What?’

 

What I actually did was I went back and looked at the tape to see if there was any place that that could be true.Did I feel like it was slanted or biased?I went back and looked at every tape;I called the producers”

 

Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey,who at one point I knew very well,I interview a panel of people on 60Minutes.The questions were biased and slanted,the facts incorrect.Hope Oprah runs as she can be exposed and defeated just like others!

-Donald J.Trump(@realDonaldTrump)February 19,2018.

 

As Winfrey explained to Ellen DeGeneres, whenever she films segments for the CBS program,

 

“You sit in a room with at least seven other people who critique the piece before you air it-before you do the introduction to it-and then they give you the critique.They critique every word.’Is this fair?’.You have this whole panel of people looking at whether it was fair,And actually,the first time I saw it,I said,”There’s something missing from the conversation”.

 

Winfrey  moderated a discussion with a diverse group of voters from Grand Rapids MI,asking questions based on recent headlines.”When I had asked question,’Do you care about what other people thinh about America?’they only used Democratic side.I remembered the guy Matt has said,’No.We’re the only people who are worried,that other countries are thinking of us.’And I said,’I think you should go back and put that in because it makes it more balanced.’So,I was working very hard to do the opposite of what I was hate-tweeted about,[but] it’s OK”

 

DeGeneres defended Winfrey earlier in the show,saying,Trump has “gone too far”.

 

‘Oprah is my friend”she warned Trump,”and when you mess with Oprah, you mess with me”.

 

“President Trump,it’s time for an aha moment”.

 

“You’re not just some guy on Twitter anymore.You’re the President for all of us.It is your job to unite people,and you don’t do it by attacking people,especially Oprah”,she added.”Like I said, you don’t mess with Oprah.She’s my friend.

 

Despite Trump’s challenge to run for President in 2020,Winfrey isn’t interested in the job.

“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not.And so it’s not something that interests me,”she told Instyle.”I don’t have the DNA for it”.

 

 

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MLST NEWS:VIRGIN 29,WHO USED A SPERM DONOR TO GET PREGNANT IS EXPECTING HER BABY IN JUNE.—(6 MINUTES READ).

She is a 29-year-old virgin who is happier by herself and finds kissing “awkward”.But this hasn’t stopped Lauren from a deeply religious community in Manitoba,Canada,from finding a sperm donor and she is now expecting her first baby in June.

 

She has gone against advice from her family,friends and doctors,and says that she is looking forward to being a virgin mother.

 

Lauren says that she is happy to remain a virgin for the rest of her life and hopes that the baby will help her escape a dating market that she finds difficult to deal with.

 

However,Lauren also suffers with hypopituitarism,a rare disorder that affects her hormones and has had a significant impact on her from young age.

 

She told VICE:

 

“I was born with hypopituitarism which means my pituitary gland is not formed properly.”

 

 

“It doesn’t send the right hormonal messages to the other glands in the body, like the adrenaline gland or the ovaries.”

 

 

This means that Lauren experienced puberty far later in life than a lot of her friends and peers-something that they were well aware of.

 

She said:

 

“I got teased for being flat chested or having a buck teeth.Kids would latch on to anything that was different”.

 

 

“A lot of that teasing has given me social anxiety to this day.My life started improving when I started looking like everyone else.”

 

 

Lauren also admits that she finds dating pointless.She says that, although she has been on a few dates,it’s just not for her’and she prefers to focus on herself.

 

 

However,she confessed that after becoming pregnant,there have been times when she has thought about having sex with someone just to see what it would be like.

 

Yet even her experiences with kissing have left her feeling awkward and unsure and she says that kissing somone is not something that she wants to ‘relive’

 

Dating websites have also failed to attract her with Lauren saying that some of the messages she received from men online left her shocked and disgusted.

 

However, the 29-year-old mother-to-be says the hardest challenged she’s faced with her hormone issues is actually getting pregnant.

 

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She said:

 

“The hardest thing was probably getting pregnant.Initially my endocrinologist said it won’t happen,that I’ll need to get an egg donor and spend tens of thousands of dollars on IVF.I felt really shut down.”

 

Yet her doctor referred her to a fertility clinic anyway and after an agonising year-long wait,Lauren said her life changed.

 

And yet,despite the pressures of her family and growing up in an extremely religious community,Lauren is adamant that religion is not her motivation for motherhood.

 

Speaking about people who said she couldn’t have a baby until she was married,Lauren said:

 

“It’s the opposite of a religious reason.If you’re telling me I can’t do this,I’m going to do it anyway.”

 

WHAT IS HYPOPITUITARISM?

 

The pituitary gland produces a number of hormones or chemicals which are released into the blood to control other glands in the body.If the pituitary is not producing one or more of these hormones, or not producing enough,then this condition is known as HYPOPITUITARISM.

 

Common effects of the disorder include:

1.Excessive tiredness and decresed energy.

2.muscle weakness.

3.reduced body hair.

4.irregular periods(oligomenorrhoea) or loss of normal menstrual function(amenorrhoea).

5.reduced fertility.

6.decrease in sex drive.

 

SOURCE—Reported by Daroyal Hussein for Mailonline 16:24 GMT 11Feb 2018,updated 17:48GMT 11 Feb 2018.

 

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MLST NEWS:ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU QUITS AS OXFAM AMBASSADOR IN WAKE OF SEX SCANDAL.

Retired Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu has announced that he quit his role as an ambassador for Oxfam after the British charity was hit by sexual misconduct allegations.

 

“The Archbishop is deeply disappointed by allegations of immorality and possible criminality involving humanitarian workers linked to the charity”,said a statement from his office in South Africa.

 

Last weekend, an investigation by the Times found that young sex workers were hired by senior staff in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake which devastated the island.

 

The deputy chief executive of the UK branch resigned on Monday over the charity’s handling of the scandal.

 

It was revealed in the Times’ report that groups of young prostitutes were invited to homes and guest houses paid for by the charities for sex parties,according to one source who claimed to have seen footage of an orgy with sex workers wearing Oxfam t-shirts.

 

Also today,Oxfam Ireland emailed supportersto assure them that the incident ‘does not represent Oxfam or what we stand for”

 

“The deplorable actions of a small number of people will not stop the vital work aganst poverty and injustice worldwide that you contribute to in supporting our campaign actions”said Jim Clarken,the chief executive of Oxfam Ireland.

 

 

 

“Oxfam Ireland has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual misconduct and will not stand for any kind of harrassment of staff,partners,volunteers or those we serve.”

 

 

 

He encouraged supporters to get in touch with any questions or concerns they may have.

 

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MLST NEWS:OXFAM INTERNATIONAL BOSS SAYS HAITI SCANDAL ‘BREAKS MY HEART’.—(5 Minutes Read).

The executive director of Oxfam International said on Sunday she was heartbroken by a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti that prompted Britain’s government to threaten to cut off aid funding to charities.

 

Oxfam,one of Britain’s biggest charities, has condemned the behaviour of some former staff in Haiti, after a report in the Times Newspaper said aid workers paid for sex while on a mission to help those affected by the 2010 earthquake.

 

Britain’s aid minister said government would cut aid funding from any charity that did not comply with a new review into their work overseas,calling reports of sexual exploitation in the sector “utterly despicable”.

 

Winnie Byanyiwa, who became executive director of Oxfam International in 2013,said she was saddened by what took place in 2010 and that it could not happen under systems and rules put in place since.

 

“I feel deeply deeply hurt…What happened in Haiti was a few priviledged men abusing the very people they were supposed to protect-using the power they had from Oxfam to abuse powerless women.It breaks my heart,”Byanyima said in an interview with Reuters TV in New York.

 

 

“We want to restore trust.We want to build that trust.We are committing to be honest,to be transparent and to be accountable in addressing this issue of sexual misconduct.We are in a different place today”she said.

 

 

British Aid Minister Penny Mordant said on sunday that she would write to British charities that work overseas demanding they declare any problems relating to the duty they have to protect their staff and the people they work with from harm and abuse-so called safeguarding.

 

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Byanyima said charities must stop people who do not share their values from joining their organizations.

 

 

“We need to do more in terms of investigations and sharing the results of those investigations so that investigations so that offenders don’t go on to offend in other organization she said.

 

She said Oxfam would share with the relevant authorities all the information it had relating to the 2010 incident.

 

 

“You know it’s not within our power to return  people who are not our staff to Haiti to face prosecution,she said.”But we will avail everything that we know from investigation to whichever authority wants to have this”.

 

 

 

On Friday,Oxfam said allegations that underage girls may have been involved were not proven,it said four members of staff were dismissed as a result of the investigation and three resigned before the end of the investigation.

 

Reuters could not independently verify the allegations contained in the Times report and was unable to immediately reach any of the Oxfam staff who worked in Haiti.

 

 

Oxfam neither confirmed nor denied the Times newspaper report but said its misconduct findings had “related to offences including harrasment,intimidation and failure to protect staff  as well as sexual misconduct”.

 

SOURCE:

Reporting by Angela Moore;Writing by Daniel Wallis;

Editing by Peter Cooney and Howard Goller.

 

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MLST NEWS:VIRGIN 29,WHO USED A SPERM DONOR TO GET PREGNANT IS EXPECTING HER BABY IN JUNE.—(6 MINUTES READ).

She is a 29-year-old virgin who is happier by herself and finds kissing “awkward”.But this hasn’t stopped Lauren from a deeply religious community in Manitoba,Canada,from finding a sperm donor and she is now expecting her first baby in June.

 

She has gone against advice from her family,friends and doctors,and says that she is looking forward to being a virgin mother.

 

Lauren says that she is happy to remain a virgin for the rest of her life and hopes that the baby will help her escape a dating market that she finds difficult to deal with.

 

However,Lauren also suffers with hypopituitarism,a rare disorder that affects her hormones and has had a significant impact on her from young age.

 

She told VICE:

 

“I was born with hypopituitarism which means my pituitary gland is not formed properly.”

 

 

“It doesn’t send the right hormonal messages to the other glands in the body, like the adrenaline gland or the ovaries.”

 

 

This means that Lauren experienced puberty far later in life than a lot of her friends and peers-something that they were well aware of.

 

She said:

 

“I got teased for being flat chested or having a buck teeth.Kids would latch on to anything that was different”.

 

 

“A lot of that teasing has given me social anxiety to this day.My life started improving when I started looking like everyone else.”

 

 

Lauren also admits that she finds dating pointless.She says that, although she has been on a few dates,it’s just not for her’and she prefers to focus on herself.

 

 

However,she confessed that after becoming pregnant,there have been times when she has thought about having sex with someone just to see what it would be like.

 

Yet even her experiences with kissing have left her feeling awkward and unsure and she says that kissing somone is not something that she wants to ‘relive’

 

Dating websites have also failed to attract her with Lauren saying that some of the messages she received from men online left her shocked and disgusted.

 

However, the 29-year-old mother-to-be says the hardest challenged she’s faced with her hormone issues is actually getting pregnant.

 

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She said:

 

“The hardest thing was probably getting pregnant.Initially my endocrinologist said it won’t happen,that I’ll need to get an egg donor and spend tens of thousands of dollars on IVF.I felt really shut down.”

 

Yet her doctor referred her to a fertility clinic anyway and after an agonising year-long wait,Lauren said her life changed.

 

And yet,despite the pressures of her family and growing up in an extremely religious community,Lauren is adamant that religion is not her motivation for motherhood.

 

Speaking about people who said she couldn’t have a baby until she was married,Lauren said:

 

“It’s the opposite of a religious reason.If you’re telling me I can’t do this,I’m going to do it anyway.”

 

WHAT IS HYPOPITUITARISM?

 

The pituitary gland produces a number of hormones or chemicals which are released into the blood to control other glands in the body.If the pituitary is not producing one or more of these hormones, or not producing enough,then this condition is known as HYPOPITUITARISM.

 

Common effects of the disorder include:

1.Excessive tiredness and decresed energy.

2.muscle weakness.

3.reduced body hair.

4.irregular periods(oligomenorrhoea) or loss of normal menstrual function(amenorrhoea).

5.reduced fertility.

6.decrease in sex drive.

 

SOURCE—Reported by Daroyal Hussein for Mailonline 16:24 GMT 11Feb 2018,updated 17:48GMT 11 Feb 2018.

 

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MLST NEWS UPDATE: CUBA–FIDEL CASTROS’ SON ‘TAKE OWN LIFE’.–(5 MINUTES READ).

The 68-year-old son of Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro has killed himself in Havana, according to Cuban State media.

 

Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart was found on Thursday morning and is said to have suffered depression.

 

The first- born son of the late president was nicknamed “Fidelito” or little Fidel, after his after his father.

 

He was a nuclear physicist,trained by former Soviet Union.

 

“Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart,who had been treated by a group of doctors for several months due to deep depression,took his life this morning”,Cuba’s official newspaper newspaper Gamma reported-little more than a year after the death of his father.

 

State television said he had been receiving medical treatment as an outpatient in recent months, following a hospital stay.

 

 

Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart had taken his won life after suffering with deep depression which doctors had been treating him forever several months, state TV said.

 

 

As much as the death itself may shock ordinary Cubans,it was those unexpected circumstatnces which caught them by surprise.

 

 

As the personal lives of members of the Castro family are generally kept away from the public eye,almost no-one will have known he suffered mental health issues prior to the annoumcement of his death.

 

 

 

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FIDEL ANGEL CASTROL DIAZ-BALART

 

At the time of his death, he was a scientific adviser for the Cuban Council of State and he served as vice president of Cuba’s Academy of Sciences.

 

 

He headed the island nuclear programme from 1980 to 1992,before it was suspended after the Soviet Union collapse.

 

 

He was married to Maria Victoria Barreiro and had three children from his previous marriage–Fidel Antonio Castro ‘Smirnov’,Mirta Mariá Castro Smirnov and José Raúl Castro Smirnov.

 

 

Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart was born in 1949,during his father’s brief first marriage to Mirta Díaz- Balart,the daughter of a prominent pre-revolution politician.

 

 

His father went to overthrow the US-backed dictator,Fulgencio Batista, in 1959–when his mother’s family fled the island and went to Florida.

 

 

His parents divorced and “Fidelito” spent some of his early years in the US before his father managed to bring him back to Cuba.

 

 

This history explains why some of his close maternal relatives are among the most committed critics of the Cuban government–such as his cousin,Mario Díaz-Balart;a US Congressman.

 

 

Fidelito himself was loyal to the ideals of the Cuban revolution,but was said in recent years to have grown weary –both of living in his father’s shadow and having been sidelined from Cuban decision-making on energy resources,said reports.

 

His ideas for developing renewable energy on the island were not incorporated into state policy,an academic colleague,Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado,told Reuters.

 

 

“I imagine that was disappointing for him,”Mr Benjamin-Alvarado said.

 

 

The TV announcement said his funeral would be planned by his family,but no further details were given.

 

 

His father,Fidel Castro, a revolutionary figure and one of the world’s longest serving political leaders,died aged 90 in 2016.

 

 

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IKEA FOUNDER INGVAR KAMPRAD DIES AGED 91.—(3 MINUTES READ).

The founder of Sweden’s Ikea furniture chain,Ingvar Kamprad,has died at the age of 91.

 

“The founder of IKEA and IKANO, and one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century,Ingvar Kamprad,has peacefully passed away at his home in Smaland,Sweden, on the 27th of January”the company said in a statement.

 

He has founded IKEA at the age of 17 and built it into one of the world’s biggest retailers.

 

One of the world’s richest people,he had not been involved in a managerial role in IKEA since 1988 but had been serving as an adviser.

 

The frugal billionaire has a reputation for penny pinching,which he claims helped IKEA to become one of the world’s stop brand names,and wore second hand clothes brought at flea markets”

 

It’s in the nature of Smaland to be thrifty” he said in documentary released in 2016,referring to Sweden’s southern agricultural region where he was born.

 

SOURCE:THE GUARDIAN

 

REPORTED BY JULIA KOLIENE–28 January 2018.

 

 

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52 BABOONS BREAK OUT OF PARIS ZOO.—(3 MINUTES READ).

More than fifty baboons reportedly escaped their enclosure at a zoo in Paris  on Friday,prompting evacuation of the premises.

 

The alarm was raised at the Paris zoological Park when an employer bumped into one of the monkeys in a corridor.

 

Le Parisiene writes 52 of the animals escaped in total and that 48 were captured using a net shortly afterwards.

 

“We have them surrounded”,one officer told the newspaper,adding :

 

“They can be dangerous.They mustn’t get out”.

 

The zoo, often referred to as Vincennes Zoo,is located on the edge of the Boris de Vincennes,south east of Paris.

 

In the afternoon it tweeted a statement to confirm that four baboons remained on the loose but that they had not roamed into any public areas.

 

Paris last experienced an animal-on-the loose alert when a tiger briefly roamed the city after escaping from a circus cage last November.The animal was shot dead.

 

Source:MSN News

 

Reported by Sara C Nelson.

Huffington Post UK–26 January 2018.

 

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KABUL HOTEL ATTACK:GUESTS ‘SPRAYED WITH BULLETS AS THEY RAN’.(7 MINUTES READ.)

In a latest news publication by “THE GUARDIAN” by Michael Safi South Asia correspondent on the 21st of January 2018.

 

Witnesses ti a terrorist rampage at a luxury Kabul hotel have described guests being sprayed with bullets as they ran, whole fllors engulfed in flames and a security team that fled “without a fight” from gunmen in army uniforms.

 

Thick smoke billowed from Kabul’s Intercontinental hotel on Sunday as Afghan and Western security forces regained control of the building after a 14-hour siege involving dozens of hostages including foreigners.Some guests tried to escape the carnage and a later fire by using bedsheets to climb down from balconies.

 

At least 18 people were confirmed to have been killed.Four Afghans and 14 foreigners were among the dead.The Afghan news Agency Tolo claimed one its reporters had seen “dozens (of) bodies” and other witness compared the inside of the hotel to a butcher’s shop.

 

Representatitive from the airline Kam Air told Reuters that about 40 of its crew including many foreigners were staying in the hotel and as many as 10 had died and many were still missing.

 

“Pray for me,I may die”wrote the Afghan telecom executive Aziz Tayeb in a plea he posted to Facebook while holding behind a pillar on Saturday evening after the heavily armed men stormed the building.

 

“I saw people who were enjoying themselves a second ago screaming and fleeing like crazy, and some of them falling down, hit by bullets,”Tayeb told Agence France-Presse on Sunday after escaping the hotel.

 

Abdul Rahman Naseri,another guest,was in the hall of the hotel when he saw four men dressed in army uniforms.”They were shouting in Pashto :’Don’t leave any of them alive,good or bad.Shoot and Kill them all”‘,Naseri told Reuters.”I ran to my room on the second floor.I opened the window and tried to get out using a tree but the branch broke and I fell to the ground.I hurt my back and broke a leg”.

 

Another guest,Ahsan Ali,told the observer:”People ran to their rooms and locked themselves in-it was a dreadful scene”.

 

The Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed five gunmen were responsible for the attack,while the Afghan interior  ministry blamed the Taliban-afflated Haqqani network,which killed 21 people in an attack on the same hotel in 2011.

 

Witnesses said the men appeared in the building from the kitchen at about 9pm local time,spraying bullets at diners in the restraurant before breaking into the rooms at the hotel and taking hostages.

 

Tayeb was one of more than 100 telecom executives and 34 provincial officials who were staying at the site before a conference on Sunday.The building,one of the two major luxury hotels in the city is a state owned and not affliated with Intercontinental chain.

 

Large sections of kabul’s centre were already behind concrete blast walls and police checkpoints and the hotel frequented by government officials and foreigners, was thought to be wll protected.

 

The interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said  a private company had taken over security at the hotel about three weeks ago.A witness told Agence France-Presse the guards had fled “without a fight”.

 

More than 150 people including 41 foreigners were rescued from the hotel as fires spread throughout the building on Saturday night.”I could repeatedly hear blasts one after another,hand grenades, they used many grenades,”Tayeb recalled.

 

He escaped with a small group to an outdoor pool area where they hid as the attackers moved through the hotel lighting fires.

 

“The second, third and fifth floors were on fire-the fifth floor was engulfed in flames,’he said.”We contacted security officials who arrived an hour later and as we were being escorted out I saw five or six bodies outside the hotel”

 

Colleagues he spoke with who were still trapped inside were crying and afraid they would die of smoke inhalation, he said.

 

Footage broadcast by Tolo showed people on balconies tying bedsheets together to escape.

 

“When the sixth floor caught fire this morning,my roommate told me, either burn or escape,said Mohammad Musa,who was hiding in his room on the top floor when he heard gunfire.”I got a bed sheet and tied it to the balcony.I got a bed sheet and tied it to the balcony.I tried to come down but I was heavy and my arms were not strong enough.I fell down and injured and my shoulder and leg”.

 

The raid is the latest in a long series of attacks aimed at undermining confidence in Afghanistan’s western-backed government.

 

Ashraf Ghani,the Afghan presidenton Sunday ordered an investigation and blamed neighbouring countries for helping militant groups.”As long as the terrorist groups have secure protection and safe haven,the region will not find security,satability” he said in a statement.

 

In May last year a truck bomo devastated part of the diplomatic quarter killing about 150 people and wounding about 400 others.

 

The most recent major attack was on 28 December, when a suicide bomber targetted a shia cultural centre,killing more than 40 people.

 

The attack came just days after a US Ssecurity council visit to the city to allow senior diplomats assess the situation in the country and a warning by the US embassy about possible attacks on major hotels.

 

Reuters and Agence France-Presse contributed to this post.

 

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NEWS UPDATE: FORMER SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO BAYELSA GOVERNOR DIES IN EX-FIRST LADY PATIENCE JONATHAN’S HOTEL IN YENAGOA.–(2 MINUTES READ).

In a news published on the 23rd of December 2017 by SAHARAREPORTERS,NEW YORK.

 

 

A former Special Assistant(SSA) to Bayelsa State Governor on Youth Development,Tokukori Nasko Egei,has died in the hotel of an ex-First Lady,Patience Jonathan’s hotel,Aridolf Resort Wellness and Spa Hotels,Yenagoa Bayelsa State.

 

 

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Though the cause of death has been established but to sources close to the family said he suddenly collapsed and died while asleep in his hotel room.

 

 

Tokukori had earlier indicated his intention to contest Bayelsa State gubernatorial election in 2020.

 

 

Mr.Torukori Nasko Egei is married with two kids,all girls and had recently decamped to All Progressive Congress,APC before his demise.

 

 

The Police Public Relations Officer,Bayelsa State Police Command,Asinim Butswat who confirmed the incident ,said investigation had already commenced to determine the exact cause of death.

 

 

nASKO EGEI

 

 

He said,”It has not been established whether he was poisoned or not.At this point,we won’t be able to establish whether he was poisoned and who poisoned him.”

 

 

“But we will look at the people he was with previous night before the incident.By the time we carry out a post-mortem investigation,that will determine what substance actually led to his death.The investigation is ongoing.”

 

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FUEL SCARCITY: DPR SANCTIONS FILLING STATION DISPENSES FUEL FOR FREE.—(4 MINUTES READ).

In a news report filed by Agency Report on the 25th of December 2017,there was wild jubilation on Monday at Mani Petrol Station,Mowe,Ogun State as the Department of Petroleum Resources DPR,sanctioned the owner and instructed him to dispense fuel for free to motorists.

 

 

 

The News Agency of Nigeria,NAN reports that Head of Operations,DPR office in the state,Kasali Akinade,had earlier visited the station to warn the owner to start selling at the approved pump price.

 

 

 

NAN also reports that DPR officials had to return to sanction the owner because he refused to comply with their earlier directive.

 

 

 

Speaking with journalists,Mr.Akinade said it had become imperative for him to make a “a scapegoat” out of the station,so as to serve as a detterent to others the area.

 

 

He wondered why people would want to make life difficult for fellow citizens,saying the department has zero tolerance for such act of indiscipline.

 

 

 

“We got a tip-off that they are hoarding and selling at #220 per litre.We came here and instructed him to start selling at the approved pump price and forgave him for what he did.

 

 

 

“But as soon as we left his station, he reverted back to the old price and even stopped selling.We had to turn back and make a scapegoat out of him”.

 

 

“This will serve as a detterent to others because we treated him as a gentleman at first but decided to sabotage the efforts of the federal government,”he said.

 

 

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He advised other marketers to quit short-changing the public,saying if they have any grievances,they should channel it to the appropriate quarters rather than taking it out on the masses.

 

 

 

Some customers who spoke with NAN expressed their joy at the DPR’s intervention, saying they needed such acts while also advising proper monitoring on the part of the authorities.

 

 

NAN reports that other stations visited that were hithertho not selling were made to start selling just as those who were selling above pump price were made to revert to the normal price of #145 per litre.

 

 

 

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‘I WANT JOSHUA TO FIGHT TYSON FURY.’ —-(3 Minutes Read).

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said on Sunday he wants to see his fighter take on controversial former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in all-British showdown next year.

 

Joshua, 28 succesfully defended IBF and WBA Heavyweight titles against Carlos Takam in Cardiff on Saturday and either WBO Champion Joseph Parker or WBC Champion Deontay Wilder appear the most likely next opponents.

 

However,Hearn has not ruled out the prospect of a headline-grabbing bout with          Fury,who is still waiting from a final ruling from UK anti-doping on a suspended drugs ban after the hearing was adjourned in July.

“I think the Wilder fight is potentially one of the biggest in the World boxing and I think that fight is realistically going to happen in the summer of 2018” he told BBC Radio.

 

“But Tyson Fury is a guy who we’d love to see come into the sport.Whether that’ll happen or not is another issue”.

 

“The problem for him is to overcome the governing body and UK anti-doping”.

 

“I think he will come back.I think at some point he will wake up one morning  and think”.

 

“I’ve got to get myself together here and go challenge in these big fights”.

 

“If he does with me or two fights, then I’d love to see the Anthony Joshua fight and I’d like to see it in 2018”.

TYSON FURY

 

Fury,whose licence was suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control(BBofC) last October has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko to win IBF,WBA and WBO titles in November 2015.

 

Earlier this month,the 29-year-old Fury said he would not reapply to the BBofC for the right to fight again,further reducing the chances of a return.

 

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I WILL SIGN WHEN THE CONTENT IS SATISFACTORY—Yemi Osinbajo.—(3 MINUTES READ).

Against the backdrop of rumour engulfing the entire media which was traced to a recent publication by a particular media house submitting that Lai Mohammed rendered a statement that signing of the 2017 is not yet sure:

 

 

 

“We dont know who will sign 2017 budget”—Lai Mohammed.

 

 

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MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE—ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED.

 

 

The spokesperson to the acting President,Laolu Akande has released a statement in the media to counter the earlier report stressing that his principal would sign the budget into law in due course once the content therein is satisfactory.

 

 

 

“Just so we are clear:when the time comes, everything is set, and he is satisfied,Ag.President Yemi Osinbajo will assent to 2017 Budget”.

 

 

 

With this Nigerians can now breathe a sigh of relief about the state of affairs of the nation concerning the submission and passage of 2017 Budget into law by the acting President Yemi Osinbajo in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari who embarked on medical check up abroad.

 

 

 

The delay in the passage of the budget to  the presidency was due to the fact  the budget was reviewed last week with the addition of 143 Billion Naira increment  by the National Assembly last week to what was sent by President Muhammadu Buhari.

 

 

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TECHNOLOGY IS DESTROYING A CHILDREN’S IMAGINATION.—(3 Minutes Read).

In a recent report published on http://www.femalefirst.co.uk on the 23rd of November 2017.

 

According to a new survey, technology is reportedly killing a children’s imagination following the rapid decrease of imaginary friends.

 

tECHNOLOGY 1

 

A new survey conducted by Snarzaroo has learnt just 17percent of children have imaginary friends,which is a rapid decline from the 2001 record that found almost half of British kids had made up invisible playmate.

 

And the study believes devices,such as iPads and other electronic goods are the culprit and are damaging a child’s creativity.

 

tECHNOLOGY 2

 

Speaking about research, Dr Amanda Gunner-who is the founder and CEO of Fundamentally children- said:

 

“Imaginative play is hugely beneficial for childre-being able to transport themselves into -make believe worlds with imaginary characters can help them make sense of their world or provide an escape from it(something that supports good mental health in later life).

 

“Suspending reality give children the opportunity to think outside of the box and be as creative as they like,with none of the restrictions that are placed on real life activity”.

 

And Gummer has urged parents to encourage “imaginative play” or artistic outlets.

 

She continued:

 

“Parents can help children engage in imaginative play by providing them with a balanced play diet and managing the amount of time children spend as passive receivers of digital contents”.

“Tools such as face paints, building blocks,dressing up clothes and play dough can help to stimulate this”.

 

“Free, child-led play is the super-food of the play diet and can balance the less imaginative play activities that are sometimes found in high toys and screen play”.

 

Culled from www.femalefirst.co.uk

 

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WHY ARE WE DRIFTING BACK TO THE WOES OF THE PAST?—(5 Minutes Read).

Without mincing words,Nigeria as a nation is gradually drifting back to the woes of the past that portrays nothing but a blur and a bleak future with the recent advent of fuel scarcity being gradually witnessed across the Lagos Metropolis.

 

Initially, it seems unbelievable and unexpected when the news or rumour started filtering around that fuel is gradually becoming scarce but the reality dawned when it was observed in my vicinity and neighbourhood  queque of vehicles waiting to be attended to fuel attendants in the fuel filling stations.

This kind of experience has been the order of the day in some years ago when the festive period beckons but it became abated at some point and we all think that the days of gloom is over until recently when this unpalatable reality pop up and splashed on our face like a piece of shit.

 

 

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The kind of break experienced across the length and breadth of the entire Nigerian nation from fuel scarcity was somehow believed to be as an outcome of the magic wand pulled by the preset administration of All Progressive Congress when the issue of fuel subsidy was partially scrapped leading to the hike of fuel skyrocketting to high heaven.

 

Eventhough, the Nigerian masses accepted their fate after so many unabated hullabaloo about the removal of fuel subsidy that made the pump prices of fuel to soar to high heaven at 145naira per litres for petrol and 180naira per litres for diesel,this removal have been able to offer temporary succour in preventing the scarcity of this product.

The realities on ground about fuel stations being jampacked with vehicles with varied volumes of Jerry-can at display by consumers really shows that the present administration is gradually loosing the magic wand or the magic wand that made the perpectual fuel scarcity been experienced around festive period is gradually becoming weak and it is about reaching the breaking point.

 

 

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The issue of constant supply of fuel has been a source and a topic of debate in the time past with all the political parties and their aspirants been seen to have maximized this situation as a source of electoral campaign and manifestos in the time past but one could see that it is just a lip- sevice that might have been orchestrated as a political gimmick and sophistry to deceive innocent Nigeria in order for them to get their vote during electioneering.

 

 

Past and Present administrations have made constant,continuous and unending promises concerning the revamping and maintenance of our moribund refineries in order for the refineries to be able to meet up maximally with the local consumption supply of fuel but this has been a dream and a drive that has not been able to materialised into fruition and it can be submitted to have been a source of siphoning public fund.

 

It is of neccessity to point out at this point that there is a need for Nigeria government to start thinking about the construction and commissioning of new set of state of the art refineries if the old ones can not be revamped and maintained.

 

A situation whereby the present Minister of State submitted at a point in time that the commencement of full production at the Dangote Private Refinery in Lagos will boost local production capacity is an indication that the Nigeria Government is irresponsible in the discharge of their statutory function of governance.

 

At this point in the histrory of our national existence,the only way out of this impasse is for Nigeria government to commence the construction of new sets of refineries plant or the should see to the removal of policy bottleneck that is preventing public private partnership(PPP) from taking over the business of crude oil refinery in Nigeria.

It is the full introduction of cutting edge technology that will see to local refinery of crude oil maximized to meet local demand and consumption that Nigeria as a country will be delivered from the woes of the past.

 

 

Any deviation from this, is an indication to the fact that the realities of long queque might be a permanent reality that Nigerians have to manage and cope with for a long period of time.

 

 

There is a need for our government to be prompt and decisive in their approach to nib the bud so that this ugly trend that is unexpected and uncalled for in the 21st century from an oil producing state is a national embarrassment and digrace that all dick and harry must find possible solution to.

 

In conclusion,Nigeria will emerge a great nation if local production is maximized in meeting the local consumption demand.

 

 

Tag:#fuelscarcity#localconsumptiondemand#Nigeria#subsidyremoval

 

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PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ANNOUNCE A WEDIING DATE:MAY 19,2018—(3 Minutes Read).

In an online entertainment news reported on http://www.eonline.com by Zach Johnson on the 15th of December 2017 at 05:10AM.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19,2018,Kessington Palace announced,they will tie the knot at St.George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Clarence House announced on Nov.27 that Harry proposed to Meghan earlier in the month,after receiving her parents’blessing.

 

“It was a cozy night.We were just roasting chicken,”the former Suits actress said in an interview with the BBC.

 

 

“It was just amazing surprise and it was so sweet,and natural and very romantic.He get down on one knee.”

 

 

Calling it “a really nice moment,”Harry said,”It was just two of us.I think I managed to catch her by surprise.”Meghan, who has retired from acting,smiled and confirmed she was,in fact,taken aback.

 

“I could barely let you finish proposing!”she said.

 

 

“I said,’can I say yes now!”.

 

 

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PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE.    

 

 

Harry presented Meghan with a ring of his own

design,using a centre stone he sourced from Botswana-flanked by two smaller diamonds from his late mother Princess Diana’s collection.

 

 

“The fact that I fell in love with Meghan quickly was a confirmation for me that all the stars were aligned,”Harry said of their seemingly whirlwind romance.

“Everything was just perfect”.

 

 

On Nov.28,Kessington Palace announced Harry and Meghan had selected a wedding venue and will marry in the mnth of May.Since 1863,the 14th century chapel has hosted a number of royal weddings-and in 2015,after a civil ceremony,Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles’ marriage was blessed there.The royal family will pay for Harry and Meghan’s wedding.

 

 

 

The wedding shouldn’t interfere with the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child,due in April 2018;Harry’s  unborn relative bumps him to sixth in line to the British throne.

 

 

Culled from http://www.eonline.com.

 

Tag:#Harry#MeghanMarkle#Princecharles#KessingtonPalace#PrinceWilliam#Marriage#Wedding#Proposal

 

Ref:

http://www.fotor.com

http://www.goggle.com.ng

http://www.eonline.com

PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ANNOUNCE A WEDDING DATE:MAY 19,2018—(3 Minutes Read).

In an online entertainment news reported on http://www.eonline.com by Zach Johnson on the 15th of December 2017 at 05:10AM.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19,2018,Kessington Palace announced,they will tie the knot at St.George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Clarence House announced on Nov.27 that Harry proposed to Meghan earlier in the month,after receiving her parents’blessing.

 

“It was a cozy night.We were just roasting chicken,”the former Suits actress said in an interview with the BBC.

 

 

“It was just amazing surprise and it was so sweet,and natural and very romantic.He get down on one knee.”

 

 

Calling it “a really nice moment,”Harry said,”It was just two of us.I think I managed to catch her by surprise.”Meghan, who has retired from acting,smiled and confirmed she was,in fact,taken aback.

 

“I could barely let you finish proposing!”she said.

 

 

“I said,’can I say yes now!”.

 

 

HARRY 3
 

PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE.    

 

 

Harry presented Meghan with a ring of his own

design,using a centre stone he sourced from Botswana-flanked by two smaller diamonds from his late mother Princess Diana’s collection.

 

 

“The fact that I fell in love with Meghan quickly was a confirmation for me that all the stars were aligned,”Harry said of their seemingly whirlwind romance.

“Everything was just perfect”.

 

 

On Nov.28,Kessington Palace announced Harry and Meghan had selected a wedding venue and will marry in the mnth of May.Since 1863,the 14th century chapel has hosted a number of royal weddings-and in 2015,after a civil ceremony,Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles’ marriage was blessed there.The royal family will pay for Harry and Meghan’s wedding.

 

 

 

The wedding shouldn’t interfere with the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child,due in April 2018;Harry’s  unborn relative bumps him to sixth in line to the British throne.

 

 

Culled from http://www.eonline.com.

 

Tag:#Harry#MeghanMarkle#Princecharles#KessingtonPalace#PrinceWilliam#Marriage#Wedding#Proposal

 

Ref:

http://www.fotor.com

http://www.goggle.com.ng

http://www.eonline.com

PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ANNOUNCE A WEDIING DATE:MAY 19,2018—(3 Minutes Read).

In an online entertainment news reported on http://www.eonline.com by Zach Johnson on the 15th of December 2017 at 05:10AM.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19,2018,Kessington Palace announced,they will tie the knot at St.George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Clarence House announced on Nov.27 that Harry proposed to Meghan earlier in the month,after receiving her parents’blessing.

 

“It was a cozy night.We were just roasting chicken,”the former Suits actress said in an interview with the BBC.

 

 

“It was just amazing surprise and it was so sweet,and natural and very romantic.He get down on one knee.”

 

 

Calling it “a really nice moment,”Harry said,”It was just two of us.I think I managed to catch her by surprise.”Meghan, who has retired from acting,smiled and confirmed she was,in fact,taken aback.

 

“I could barely let you finish proposing!”she said.

 

 

“I said,’can I say yes now!”.

 

 

HARRY 3

PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE.    

 

Harry presented Meghan with a ring of his own

design,using a centre stone he sourced from Botswana-flanked by two smaller diamonds from his late mother Princess Diana’s collection.

 

 

“The fact that I fell in love with Meghan quickly was a confirmation for me that all the stars were aligned,”Harry said of their seemingly whirlwind romance.

“Everything was just perfect”.

 

 

On Nov.28,Kessington Palace announced Harry and Meghan had selected a wedding venue and will marry in the mnth of May.Since 1863,the 14th century chapel has hosted a number of royal weddings-and in 2015,after a civil ceremony,Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles’ marriage was blessed there.The royal family will pay for Harry and Meghan’s wedding.

 

 

 

The wedding shouldn’t interfere with the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child,due in April 2018;Harry’s  unborn relative bumps him to sixth in line to the British throne.

 

 

Culled from http://www.eonline.com.

 

Tag:#Harry#MeghanMarkle#Princecharles#KessingtonPalace#PrinceWilliam#Marriage#Wedding#Proposal

 

Ref:

http://www.fotor.com

http://www.goggle.com.ng

http://www.eonline.com