Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Missed This? - Asari Dokubo Threatens to Bomb Hausa's in Niger/Delta

Asari Dokubo - The arrogance of B/H is un-islamic. The type of bomb they are using is small small pikin bomb. If we begin, nobody will stay in Abuja.
We don’t manufacture bomb but we buy bombs & dynamites. I started armed struggle in the N/Delta. It's because of GEJ that we at quiet. Soon, we will not be able to guarantee our patience any more. If Ijaw people should retaliate, every household in the North will cry. It is the North that needs peace more than us.
Everybody must impress it on them that they should shield their sword. GEJ must convey a SNC. If I were GEJ, I will roll out tanks to Maiduguri when they declared that everybody must become a Muslim. It is only a SNC that will solve the problem. The solution to the Boko Haram crisis is to dissolve the government and invoke a SNC. But we are not saying Goodluck Jonathan has tried. He has failed. What is Godson Orubebe still doing in the federal cabinet. A time will come if he doesn't change, our people will say, Goodluck, you are on your

Bayelsa to Roll Out Own Flag, Coat of Arms, Anthem

Citing amongst others, Osun state, which recently provoked a row with the federal government over a similar move, Bayelsa state, President Goodluck Jonathan’s home state, announced on Wednesday it was rolling out its flag, coat of arms and an anthem.  The customized insignia are to be released once the law establishing them is signed by the governor, Seriake Dickson.

Mr. Dickson said the decision was taken to forge a common identity for the Ijaws with the state reputed as their homeland, and assured it was nothing different from what was obtained in the other nine states that have towed a similar path.

In line with the vision of the founding fathers of our dearly beloved state and given this administration’s stand on Ijaw mobilization, Ijaw integration and the need to promote Ijaw fundamental interest, which clearly

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Five African Superstars Unite For Big Brother Stargame Finale

Oh well, Big Brother Africa ends today... Good RIDDANCE!!!!!!!!!! :D If Goldie was still in the house, I'd prolly tune in to watch, well that's if I can get the chanel from here.. Anyways, I got this scoop from BusinessGhana - Five of Africa's hottest musicians are set to take to the stage for the star-studded finale of AfricaMagic's ultra-popular BIG BROTHER STARGAME in which one housemate will walk away USD 300 000 richer!

Superstar Nigerian performer D' Banj, fresh off the success of his sensational global hit Oliver Twist, has jetted into Johannesburg ahead of the show's glittering finale on Sunday August 5. He will be joined by East African hip hop powerhouse Navio (Uganda), sizzling South African MC Khuli Chana and award-winning Ghanaian hip-life king Sarkodie while Nigeria's phenomenal Afro-pop star Naeto C rounds off the line-up!

Adding to the excitement of the big night, Africa

President Jonathan Dumps 50 Northern Security Operatives in Aso Rock For Niger Deltans

Sunday Trust Reports: At least 50 operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) from the Northern part of the country are being transferred from the presidential guard in Aso Rock Villa and are being replaced by those from the South-South. This according to Sunday Trust

The transfer list will be released and the affected operatives will proceed to their new locations as soon as President Goodluck Jonathan returns from his trip to Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica.

In this drastic move, the reason for which was not clear as at press time, 10 operatives from the South-West and seven from the South-East are affected. Report says the changes are being spear-headed by two new contract security staff of South-South origin brought in by the president’s Chief Security Officer (CSO), Mr Gordon Ogbua.

The source said, “With the engagement of these two men, who had earlier retired from the SSS, a new layer was created in the structure of the president’s security. An Officer-in-Charge of Body Guard unit was created and one of the contract staff has been put in charge of this unit. Previously, the president’s body guard was under the office of the Chief Detail to the President.”

Under the transfer being carried out, new team leaders for the various security units are being appointed from the South-South stock, with few experienced team members being retained. Funds are being sourced to train the new operatives being posted to the Presidential Villa.

Rare Sighting: Moon Between Olympic Rings in London Makes for Breathtaking Sight

Full moon made for a beautiful sixth Olympic ring on Friday night, when a Reuters photographer snapped a breathtaking picture of the moon positioned between a large set of Olympic rings hanging from the top of London's Tower Bridge. The shots were an instant hit on Twitter, with fans retweeting them thousands of times within an hour of posting.

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Senate President David Mark Denies Calling For Social Media Censorship

Senate President, Senator David Mark, was last week quoted by a newspaper asking for a clampdown on social media, saying that people now use them to demean their leaders. Now the Senate President is saying he was misquoted

Below is a statement from his special adviser on media, Kola Ologbondiyan, plus the the full text of what the senate president really said at the gathering
Recently, the President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, delivered a keynote address at the Senate press corps Retreat in Umuahia, Abia Sate. The theme of the Retreat was: The Role of the Media in Promoting Good Governance. In his address, the President of the Senate had asserted that “the emergence of the social media like Facebook, twitter, blackberry messenger, YouTube etc have changed the face of the media practice by making information sharing easier, faster and quicker. But this is not without its demerits. Social media has become a threat to the ethics of media practice and good governance because of its accessibility and absolute freedom. Every freedom carries a responsibility. Even in the advanced democracies, where we all agree that good governance is practiced, there is no absolute freedom.
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