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Aliyu Haidar Abubakar, the son of first female President of the Appeal Court, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa has joined the Gombe governorship race. He is seeking to succeed Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant. Abubakar who is running on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), submitted his nomination form at 
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A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress(APC)in Lagos,Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday said he had a strong conviction that God had prepared him to be the next governor of the state. Sanwo-Olu made the statement at Lagos City Hall while speaking at the formal launch of his governorship bid. NAN reports that members of 
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied freezing the bank accounts of Peoples Democratic Partys Governorship candidate for next Saturdays election, Senator Ademola Adeleke. There were reports that the anti-graft agency had frozen the accounts of Adeleke and those of his family members. But, the EFCC has described the widely-circulated reports as fake 
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Senate President and Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Bukola Saraki has disclosed that the call for his impeachment after the senates adjournment cannot hold waters, saying they dont have the number to impeach me. Dr. Saraki said on Sunday afternoon while responding to questions from journalists at the Peoples Democratic Party 
By Comrade Oladimeji Odeyemi Coming across such an article with such a title in the Premium Times journal of September 11, 2018 edition, has elicited this response duly addressed to the editor, for the purposes of correcting all the wrong impressions contained in the said article. This rejoinder has therefore become that avenue upon which 
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The deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Sulaimon Lasun Yussuff has reaffirmed his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and denounced rumour of his defection to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Wole Oladimeji the deputy speaker said the news about his purported 
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This 24 July 2018 video from the USA says about itself:
Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the UK and an architect of the Iraq War, is a mercenary that Saudi Arabia hired to present themselves as modernizers and cover for their invasion of Yemen, says Medea Benjamin, the author of Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection.
By Joe Gill in Britain:
Thursday, September 13, 2018
The former Labour leader was recently given a fawning interview on BBC Radio 4s flagship morning Today programme in which he had free rein to...
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has released a report Exposing the Hydra: The growing role of Vietnamese syndicates in ivory trafficking documenting the findings of a two-year undercover investigation.
Investigators successfully infiltrated several ivory trafficking syndicates operating in Mozambique, South Africa, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, building a detailed picture of how these criminal organizations are structured, how they cooperate with one another and how they also traffic other endangered species such as rhinos and pangolins.
In contrast to China, which closed its domestic legal ivory market in January and stepped up enforcement against ivory trafficking, the Government of Vietnam has not demonstrated serious commitment to tackling wildlife crime, says the organization. Instead, the past decade has seen Vietnam serve as a prominent transit route for large ivory shipments to China as well as overseeing a growing carving industry and one of the worlds biggest markets for ivory sales.
The report states that since 2009, 56 tons of ivory have been seized in Vietnam and a further 20 tons linked to Vietnam seized in other countries. This is equivalent to ivory sourced from approximately 11,414 elephants.
EIA estimates that since 2015 the ivory traffickers identified during the course of their investigation have been linked to seizures totaling 6.3 tons of ivory and 299 kilograms of rhino horn, including the recent record seizure of 50 rhino horns in Malaysia in August 2018. Between January 2016 and November 2017 there were at least 22 successful shipments of ivory from Africa, with an estimated weight of 19 tons and potential revenue of $14 million.
The report cites some maritime examples of the trade including:
Danang, Vietnam 2015
In August 2015, officers at Tien Sa port made three separate seizures of ivory tusks. The first case involved 700 kilograms of ivory and rhino horn in two containers shipped from Mozambique and discovered hidden inside blocks of fake stone. A few days later, another 2.2 tons of ivory was detected concealed inside containers of timber sent from Nigeria. Both shipments were intended for the same Vietnamese company. This was followed by the seizure of another ton of ivory and four tons of pangolin scales concealed in a shipment of beans loaded at Port Klang, Malaysia....
The first panel, sponsored by INSAN Organization, covered human rights violations and crimes against children in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition. The panelists included Dr. Aiman al-Mansor, the organizations director, Eike Fimann, Deputy of La Ruche Initiative in Germany, Abdulsalam Aldhahebi, a human rights activist with Insan Organization, and Randi Nord of Geopolitics Alert. Hassan Fartousi, Ph.D. moderated the discussion.
Since its inception, the United States has tried to portray itself as a defender of human rights both at home and globally. But, for well over three years, the children of Yemen have had to experience first-hand the worst oppression the US has to offer.
The US declaration of independence reads that all humans everywhere have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. However, Washingtons very own involvement in Yemen eliminates these so-called inalienable rights for millions of Yemeni children many of whom have never experienced a life without daily threats of airstrikes on their homes as well as ground violence, starvation, disease, and uncertain futures.
According to the Legal Center for Rights and Development, by the wars twelve hundredth day, over 14 thousand civilians were killed by Coalition airstrikes. Of those civilian deaths, over 2 thousand were women while over 3 thousand were children. Thats without counting the thousands of injuries: children left disabled as well as mentally and physically scarred for life or orphaned.
The vast majority of these lives cut short are not from ground fighting but rather due to airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition. In fact, when we factor that the war began in March of 2015, that means six children are either killed or injured each day from airstrikes.
The United States plays a key role facilitating the Saudi-led coalitions ability to carry out these airstrikes in several ways. In May of 2017, US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabias King al-Saud inked a series of documents securing the KSAs intent to purchase 110 billion USD worth of weapons including tanks, combat ships, missile defense systems, and so on.
Canadas sale of arms to Saudi Arabia and the subsequent use of these arms to perpetrate war crimes within Yemen raises a moral dilemma for Canadians. Our international role is that of a peacekeeper, intervening to prevent conflict. The events in Yemen are highly reprehensible, and our involvement as an arms dealer in what the UN has described as the worlds worst humanitarian crisis not only sets a bad precedent, but goes against all of our supposed national values.
Some argue that the arms deal is good for Canada, creating a projected 3,000 jobs and boosting our economy. However, as a nation with a reputation for peacekeeping and diplomacy, it is a questionable decision for the government to use a mere 3,000 jobs as the justification for becoming an accessory to war crimes and the bloodshed of tens of thousands of innocent people.
While supplying these arms may appear to be in the best interest of Canadians, it has deep social and political implications both nationally and internationally. As tensions rise between Saudi Arabia and Canada following a Twitter exchange requesting the release of human rights activists, Canada should make the right choice to end the deal and its support for the Saudi Arabian government in this conflict.
Canada must strive to use its place on the world stage to help advance human rights in all corners of the world, regardless of the potential economic or political gain ensured by turning a blind eye.
Junaid Ishaq is a second-year Pathobiology student at Victoria College.
China is the last bulwark against a deep crisis in emerging economies going fully global, analysts say, although a prolonged trade war could sap Beijings defences.
Emerging countries loosely defined as having fast growing but volatile economies have seen their currencies battered in recent weeks, plunging their finances into turmoil, and raising fears of global contagion.
But China, the worlds second-biggest economy and itself categorized as an emerging market, doesnt share a key downside of the worst-hit countries: their rampant current account deficits.
The possibility of a currency crisis in China is unlikely, said Guan Qingyou, chief economist at Chinas Rushi Advanced Institute of Finance.
Chinas ability to resist risk is relatively strong.
Nail in coffin
Current account deficits must be financed with foreign currencies, and as central banks across the world enter a cycle of tighter monetary conditions, especially the powerful US Federal Reserve, cheap money will become scarce.
Higher US interest rates are another nail in the coffin for emerging countries needing external financing, said Lukman Otunuga, a research analyst at FXTM.
A meltdown of the Turkish lira somewhat stemmed by a recent massive interest rate rise and the Argentinian peso are cases in point, as both countries have exceptionally large current account deficits, said Oliver Jones, markets economist at Capital Economics.
South Africa, Colombia and, to a lesser extent, India and Indonesia are in similar danger of being trapped in Fed rate rise pain, he said.
But the currencies of Korea, Thailand and Malaysia have done much better because of their close trade ties with Beijing and their healthier current account positions.
China itself still boasts a strong foreign reserve position and has taken steps to cut debt, both useful shields against global turmoil.
Our foreign exchange reserves are still relatively high, said Guan at the Reality Institute. In addition, China has already started the process of deleveraging after the end of 2016.
But even if fundamentals are still holding up, only the very brave dare predict how damaging ongoing trade tensions with the United States will be to Chinas position.
Recent tentative sign...
An Egyptian criminal court ordered the arrest of ousted President Hosni Mubaraks two sons on charges of stock market manipulation, state news agency MENA reported Saturday. Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, with seven other men, are accused of violating stock market and central bank rules to make unlawful profits through dealing in shares of Al Watany Bank of Egypt.
The clich that gold fish has no hiding place perfectly depicts the situation in which honourable Adekunle Adegboyega, who is popularly known as Texaco, has found himself as the dude is battling to cope with what seems like a permanent question on the lips of many towards him. The main reason why the amiable 
Veteran actor, Jide Kosoko is an interesting personality. He has been in the film industry for over 50 years. He began his acting career as a child actor in 1964 with the Ifelodun Travelling Theatre Group. He has featured in several Nollywood movies of both English and Yoruba Genres. In this interview with VANESSA OKWARA, 
Ahead of the September 25 All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Lagos State, the partys National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has come under intense pressure to allow the state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to seek re-election. A credible source close to the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole said Ambode has become 
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Carrying shit on the head is outdated in current Lagos 39m Nigerians indulge in open defecation, says UNICEF 90% households consume faeces-contaminated water NBS Group defecation and discussion on the pavement erected to separate the land from the Lagos Lagoon on the Lagos Island is commonplace in Ebute Ero an 
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The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the September 22 governorship election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore is a former deputy governor of the state. He speaks in this interview on why he wants to take over from the incumbent All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, his Restoration Agenda, among other 
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The current political logjam between some All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and members of the National Assembly in their states, may negatively affect the electoral fortunes of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16, 2019 presidential election, Sunday Telegraph has learnt. While the governors are out to stop the senators from returning to 
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Next years presidential election will still be a crowded contest as no fewer than 63 political parties will be fielding candidates in the crucial election. This is coming in spite of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) entered into by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and some 39 political parties, which gave birth to 
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Minister reportedly left for UK yesterday The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of former Minister of Finance Mrs. Kemi Adeosun for forgery. Adeosun, who resigned as minister on Friday, was accused of forging her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Exemption Certificate. PDP said she should be 
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The recent tirade between Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar over restructuring of the country may underscore the disposition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the issue, writes BIYI ADEGOROYE If there is any matter that has elicited exchange of verbal barbs between President Muhammadu Buharis government and many 
President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged the global banking giant, HSBC, to return all stolen funds within its custody. The President said this was necessary to assist the Nigerian economy to pick up and stabilise. Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, in a statement yesterday, said that 
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Mr. Yekini Nabena is the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with JOHNCHUKS ONUANYIM, he speaks on the partys planned direct primaries, corruption war, defections from the party, planned impeachment of the Senate President and other issues Several months after your convention, your party has not been 
Apostle Fidel Chimezie is the Founder of Nigeria Ministers Project, the Chief Apostle of Nigeria Ministers Project and Apostolic Discipleship Project (ADPRO). Ordained as an Apostle in 2007, she was formerly an Evangelist, went to Apostolic Training School in Jos under Apostle Jeff Omo- Osagie. She speaks to ESTHER BAKARE about the role of women 
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Oge Okoye is a popular actress, entrepreneur and model. She was born on November 16, 1980 in London United Kingdom. She relocated to Lagos with her family, and went to primary and secondary school in London. She graduated from Nnamdi Azikwe University with a bachelors degree in Theater Arts. She performed in the block 
Spains President, socialist Pedro Sanchez, canceled a week ago the sale of 400 laser-guided missiles to the Saudis for humanitarian reasons (value of the missile contract 9.2 million US$ 10.7 million). A couple of days ago, he reversed that noble decision, reinstating the sale, because the Saudis threatened cancelling their contract for 5 Corvette warships to be built by Navantia over the next few years, for a value of 1.8 billion (US$ 2.1 billion), providing work for some 6000 shipyard workers in one of the economically worst hit areas of Spain, Cadiz Province of Andalusia.
>So, to save jobs, Sanchez decided to sell the bombs after all, the very bombs that will further decimate the Yemeni population kill masses of children and increase the untold, unfathomable misery for this poor country, strategically located on the Gulf of Aden.
The war ships Spain is producing for the Saudis are certainly not going to bring peace to the world either; they bring perhaps work to Spanish shipyard workers, but, Dear Mr. Sanchez, where are your ethics? Where is your sense of Human Rights?
Would it not be more ethical to help Spanish workers find alternative jobs, or while they are looking, pay them unemployment at a decent level? Perhaps exceptional unemployment, because the reason for the unemployment in this case is exceptional and ethical to the point that the workers would probably understand a sense of integrity and conscience they may proudly pass on to their children.
To top it all off, Spains Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, pretends that the Saudis have to guarantee that the missiles will not be used against Yemenis. Whom does she think she is fooling? Would the Spanish people be so blind to reality to believe this lie? I dont think so. The Spaniards, having gone themselves through ten years of foreign imposed economic austerity hardship, an economic warfare of sorts, are more awake than believing dishonesties that serve the capitalist, profit-seeking war industry.
The Spanish bombs may substantially contribute to the killing of tens of thousands of Yemenis and among them countless defenseless children and women. The delivery of these missiles would be a tacit recognition and acceptance that the Saudis, supported by the US, the UK and France, block vital food and medical supplies from entering Yemen, thereby starving literally millions to death. And most likely the Spanish warships are creating in Yemen or elsewhere even worse human suffering.
Instead, Mr. Sanchez, why not show your heart and compassion for these innocent victims of western aggression, override your Minister of Defense, and block the sale of the 400 deadly missiles and the 5 killer Corvettes?
According to Mint Press News (10 September, 2018), the UN estimates that nearly 20 million Yemen...
14 Sep 2018 | Radio OkapiUne dlgation du parlement allemand vient d'effectuer une mission de contrle des activits de l'entreprise Plantation et Huilerie du Congo PHC/Feronia. Reportage de Radio Okapi.
I read an article a while ago somewhere on the web entitled something like What Happened to My Country? (referring to the US, but the same question could be asked by pretty much anyone anywhere the US has managed to colonise in one way or another) and while I agreed that there might be more than a few others asking themselves that same question, I had to admit that any reasonable appraisal of what our country might have been has been answered by any number of researchers and historical figures who have pointed out that the United States, in spite of its rhetoric, has never been a place of which one could be proud.
For most of its history, from the moment the first Europeans stepped ashore on what is now known as North America, it has represented the absolute worst tendencies of the human race. There is nothing revolutionary about genocide. Every empire, since time immemorial, has used this barbaric means of theft. You can give it any label you want, discuss the various -isms that may or may not have justified outright murder and theft, but it comes down to, in my opinion, something very simple: The Few against The Rest. And that isnt very profound, nor should it be news to anyone.
The situation in the US, and ever more so in The West (or its vassal states, wherever they may be) in general, has become so toxic (in every sense of the word), and dangerous to The Few, that they no longer even attempt to hide their disdain for the rabble. Major crimes of all sorts go unpunished. They simply do what they want to. Right out in the open, as if to say, Whatcha gonna do about it, huh?
Theyve managed to divide what could be an international coalition of peace-loving people into distinct socio-political straight- jackets, fighting amongst themselves for the right to lead whats left of The Left or The Right (theres little difference these days), an exclusionary and divisive tactic that has largely succeeded.
A lot of people (most people, probably) think that the internet, and social media in general, have been a boon to society. I tend to disagree for a number of reasons.
(1) Speed kills. Whether you drive too fast or indulge in the chemical known under that name, theres a good chance youll end up dead or physically or mentally handicapped.
With optic fibre and constant increases in the speed of wireless communications, we are inundated (overloaded?) with information. And I would reckon that most of it is pretty much useless. How many updates do we need, for example, on the lives of celebrities, on Trumps latest mood, or even the suffering of the Palestinians or Yemenis?
In the first case, who cares what celebrities are up to? They dont care what you think.
In the second case, its just The Donald being The Donald, even though now hes President....
The highly contagious disease, which has severely afflicted the agriculture business in Eastern Europe over the last several years, has now been found in the western parts of the EU, potentially threatening a ban on meat exports being imposed on local firms. At least two cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been registered in Belgium, as pigs infected with the virus have been found there. It is unclear so far how the disease made its way to Western Europe, after having hurt the agricultural sector in the eastern part of the EU. The ASF virus poses little threat to humans, but is deadly for pig populations on farms and, since to it is highly contagious, could lead to mass culling of pigs and boars in the region to prevent the disease from spreading. In Romania alone it cost local farms 230,000 pigs, bringing huge losses, according to some estimates reaching almost $12 million. Moreover, the virus outbreak could prompt the government to impose a ban on pork exports, further increasing losses for the agricultural sector, even for farms that are unaffected.
Is flawless skin just too much to ask for? Wake up in the morning you see a dark circle under your eye. You have an upcoming event; you sight a zit which can ruin your makeup. Well worry no more because the flawless, blemish and acne free skin that you have always desired is 
This video says about itself:
28 August 2018
Over two thousand people marched through the streets of Hamburg on Tuesday, in condemnation of recent right-wing riots in Chemnitz.
The demonstration, which was called by the Interventionist Left movement, started at Rote Flora former theatre before ending at Park Fiction.
The Hamburg rally was a response to right-wing riots in the east German city of Chemnitz.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
Paramilitary members in Chemnitz arrested for violence
The men are said to have threatened guests at a birthday party last night after the demonstration and demanded from them that they show their ID cards. The party people alerted the police.
Then the fifteen men went on a manhunt in a park for people with a non-European appearance. They chased seven people and wounded an Iranian.
Racism and xenophobia
There have been tensions in the East German city for weeks
On September 4 there.........
In 2011, Norway, led by current NATO boss Jens Stoltenberg, agreed to drop 588 bombs on Libya as part of NATO's operation to oust its leader Muammar Gaddafi, a decision a 260-page report found "ill-informed," sparking belated reproach and regret among politicians. A state commission has concluded that Norway's Labor leadership and then-PM Jens Stoltenberg knew "too little" about the situation in Libya before they agreed to take part in NATO's operation in the spring of 2011, which effectively plunged the relatively prosperous North African country into chaos. Norway played an active role in NATO's bombings of Libya, dropping a total of 588 bombs or one-tenth of the overall NATO effort, leaving many Libyan cities in ruins. Almost immediately, a debate about the righteousness and the necessity of this campaign blazed up. Former diplomat and humanitarian activist Jan Egeland demanded an investigation into the bombings as early as 2012, citing numerous victims among civilians, whom the UN-backed NATO raids were supposed to protect.
Africa 2018: Worth Far More Than Blood Diamonds to the Colonials Author: Phil Butler Journal-NEO The world needs to be prepared for raging imperialism to resurface in Africa. The new form of colonialism will take a friendlier appearance, but the legacy...
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The father of Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba Land, Iba Gani Adams is dead. Pa Lamidi Adams who passed on in the early hour of Saturday in a private hospital in Lagos, was 80 years old. In a press statement made available by the family, Pa Lamidi Adams ran a private transport business in Oturkpo in 
Sen.David Mark has arrived Minna, capital of Niger State to hold a private meeting with the former military President Ibrahim Babangida. The meeting lasted for two hours at the Hilltop residence of the former military ruler. NAN reports that Sen.David Mark arrived at about 1.30pm in company of Sen. Zainab Kure, Sen. Tunde Ogbeha and 
At least two persons have been confirmed killed and seven others critically injured after an underage driver of the overloaded fuel tanker lost control and ran into peoples property in Kwamba, Suleja local government area of Niger state. Also, the Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has called for a national legislation that will 
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The Ambassador of Nigeria in Doha, Qatar, Amb. Abdullahi Wase is dead. A statement in Abuja on Saturday by the spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tope Elias-Fatile, said Wase, a non-career ambassador from Plateau State, had been sick for a while until his death on Friday night. The late envoy would be buried in Doha 
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No fewer than 35 communities in Etsako East and Etsako Central Local Government Areas of Edo have been sacked by flood, occasioned by unending rains and overflow of the River Niger. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that the flood which displaced over 30,000 people, also damaged hundreds of hectares of farmland across the 
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Gunmen killed two persons and rustled 70 cows in Turu village, Kuru District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau, Police said on Saturday in Jos. DSP Terna Tyopev, Plateau Police Command Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that the incident occurred 
The governor of Ebonyi state and chairman of the South East governors forum, Engr. Dave Umahi has declared that Sokoto governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has all it takes to lead Nigeria. Governor Umahi who hosted Tambuwal and his presidential campaign team at the State House on Friday said the former Speaker of the House of 
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as oppressive, tyrannical, provocative and a direct recipe for crisis, the freezing of personal accounts its governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke and those of his family members, including music star, David Adeleke (Davido) by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The party in a statement by its National 
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Swedens elections are normally dull affairs. The same political arrangements have been in place for decades, featuring mild oscillations around the centre between the green-red bloc (Social Democrats, the Greens and the Left Party) and the conservative Alliance (the Moderates, Christian Democrats and the Centre and Liberal Parties).
The favoured line for political watchers of Sweden is standard. Few monumental disagreements have registered since Sweden became a model free-education welfare state with impeccable health services funded by high taxes. But Europe has caught a rash, and it has become something of a contagion. The symptoms are clear enough: consternation at Brussels at the centralising European machinery; concerns about immigration; apoplexy about perceptions of rising crime; and the corrosions posed to the once seemingly impregnable welfare state.
Swedens own contribution to such fears comes in the form of Jimmie kesson of the Sweden Democrats, a person who reminds the observer of fascist politics that appearances, and the aesthetic of appeal, matter. Last Sundays elections saw the SD do well, garnering 42 of the 342 seats in the Riksdag.
While his party was nursed in the bosom of neo-Nazi politics in the 1980s, kesson has spruced matters up, giving the impression that slickness and modern looks are somehow contradictory to reactionary politics. (Parallels are evident in the cosmetic adjustments made to the Front National in France.)
His party members seem well kitted out, dressed less to offend than to blend. Decency is all in, and efforts are being made to keep the more savage sentiments in the cupboard. Open Swedishness is being promoted as a platform for integration, and kesson has been conscious to carry the necessary political ornamentation that comes with good public relations. Jonas Chongera, a Congo-born former pastor, has been seen keeping him company as a member of the municipal council of Forshaga in Vrmland. Four years ago, the lapsed pastor made it clear that responsibility for refugees was a fundamental goal of the party, proud that the SD was the only one daring to ponder the imponderable issue of immigration. And that was before the arrival of 163,000 asylum seekers in 2015.
As Barbara Wesel of Deutsche Welle observed, It seems that voters really buy this image of the nice son-in-law that Jimme kesson is projecting you know, sort of every mothers dream if she wants to marry off her daughter. Not that this is an image that needed to be sold in the first place. Traditional voters have been put off by policies seemingly placed on the autopilot of...
RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - September 13, 2018
(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on intelligence leaks received from several sources which may or may not accurate. Other confirmed sources may also be included in this overview.)
The retaking of Idlib remains at a standstill.
Idlib is the last major city held by the Syrian opposition.
The fate of Idlib and the Syrian Civil War is being discussed at this very moment.
The end of the Syrian Civil War will be a significant geopolitical victory for BRICS as well as significant progress toward GESARA.
It is GESARA compliant for all nations to be at peace.
Meanwhile on the financial front...
The Philippine Peso (PHP) is set to significantly increase in value once the QFS is fully operational.
The Philippines still holds a significant amount of gold from Japanese occupation during WWII.
This gold has been keeping the PHP from rising/falling over the decades.
The start of the RV will allow the QFS to become fully operational.
The RV (exchanging/redeeming of Zimbabwe bond notes specifically) will clear Zimbabwe of their national debt.
Once Zimbabwe's national debt is gone, the country's economy will soar and in return provide the world with rare natural resources.
Zimbabwe is the catalyst.
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by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog Spains President, socialist Pedro Sanchez, canceled a week ago the sale of 400 laser-guided missiles to the Saudis for humanitarian reasons (value of
Nigerian President Muhummadu Buhari writes of building an economic bridge to Nigerias future (The Three Changes Nigeria Needs, op-ed, June More
anti-graft agency we denies authorising any raid Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stormed the Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos head office of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited yesterday, according to online media reports. The reports stated that a former Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. 
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Source In a remote pocket of northern Yemen, many families with starving children have nothing to eat but the leaves of a local vine, boiled into a sour, acidic green paste. International aid agencies have been caught off guard by the extent of the suffering there as parents and children waste away.The main health center 
Recent anger over Nikes current endorsement deal reminded me of a period in the 1990s when Nike was facing consumer anger of its labour practices and a strike by Indonesian workers at one of its factories.
Originally published by Libcom.
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CW: the following video contains accounts of racial and sexual abuse on the shop floor by factory supervisors.
Recently trainers giant Nike hired Colin Kaepernick to be its new celebrity sponsor. Kaepernick is a professional American style Football player but his fame is largely boosted by his public protesting against police killings of African Americans.
By Ceren Sagir in London, England:
Friday, September 14, 2018
ARTISTS who withdrew their work from the Design Museum in opposition to an arms industry event are displaying it in their own exhibition from tomorrow.
The Nope To Arms collective will put up their work along with other political, activist and grassroots art until September 23 in Brixton, south London as part of the London Design Festival.
The exhibit, making up a third of the original event, was removed on August 2 after finding out the museum recently hosted an event for major global arms company Leonardo.
Ex-Finmeccanica. Finmeccanica/Leonardo; linked to corruption in India; and to corruption in Panama and convicted crooked Italian businessman and politician Berlusconi.
Artist and exhibition organiser Charlie Wa...
Does your government have an Internet kill-switch? Read our guide to Guerrilla Networking and be prepared for when the lines get cut. These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether its organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as weve seen in Egypt, that means that your 
Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl said asylum-seekers would be well looked after on a ship. Both governments support curbing immigration in their countries and hope to restrict border crossings from Italy.
The interior ministers of Austria and Italy backed a proposal that would hold rescued refugees aboard ships in the Mediterranean Sea until their asylum claims were processed. The suggestion was unveiled Friday in Vienna, during a conference on migration between the EU and several African countries, including Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Morocco, Niger, Mali and Tunisia.
For those who manage to make it into a European states territorial waters and are then picked up by a ship, we should use the ships to carry out the appropriate checks on whether they deserve protection, Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl said in a joint press conference with his counterpart, Matteo Salvini.
You are well looked after on a ship, Kickl said. He added that the asylum case processing should last a few days and that those with no chance of asylum should be denied entry to Europe.
Since migrant routes from Turkey to Greece were largely shut in 2016, asylum-seekers have been following the Mediterranean route to Italy. The new Italian government has made shutting down the route a policy priority.
Austria, which took in more than 1 percent of its population in asylum-seekers in 2015, is currently led by a conservative government that promised to prevent another such influx and has sought to restrict border crossings from Italy.
The Austrian and Italian proposal represented an alternative to the regional dis...
Buhari, Saraki, Atiku, Dankwambo favoured It is yet another season of political prophecies and the countrys men of God, as usual, have been making earth-shaking declarations. Since December 2016, the pastors and prophets have up their game by broadcasting their prophecies for the coming 2019 elections year. ISIOMA MADIKE reports some of these declarations, 
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Asiwaju not supporting any aspirant Hamzat The last may not have been heard of the controversies trailing the second term bid of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State as Asiwaju Bola Tinubu reportedly told the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christians Church of God, Pastor Adeboye, that he (Tinubu), will not prevail on any 
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Senator Kabir Marafa, representing Zamfara Central in the National Assembly yesterday said for failing to safeguard lives and property of residents of the state, Governor Abdul aziz Yari, ought to have been impeached. Marafa, who stated this while briefing State House Correspondents, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, blamed 
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The Minister of finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has resigned her position as Nigerias Minister of finance. Her resignation which was confirmed by multiple sources to Saturday Telegraph last night, came several hours after intense suspense her purported resignation had generated . The Minister was absent at West Africa Monetary Zone ( WAMZ), which held yesterday 
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There are strong indications that the presidential aspirants under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections will prune down their number before going for the primary in October, Saturday Telegraph has learnt. The development, Saturday Telegraph learnt, is ostensibly to check any move which may mar the process leading to 
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Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Nina, in this interview with LANRE ODUKOYA, responded to knotty issues plaguing her brand name and gave an insight into her journey from obscurity to prominence. How really was life growing up? My upbringing was exciting and I didnt lack anything. Though I wasnt born with a silver 
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Ambodemania group emerges, says gov must remain till 2023 The political battle in the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the partys governorship candidate continued yesterday as loyalists of two aspirants, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, intensified their efforts to ensure that their principals win the partys September 
Former football star, John Fashanu, is very popular among Nigerian football fans despite playing for the Three Lions England at the expense of the Green Eagles (now Super Eagles). In this interview with LUKMAN OLOGUNRO, he stated, among others, what Nigeria should do after the Russia 2018 World Cup, his love life and his regrets. 
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BIODUN OYELEYE reports that the grand opposition against the political leadership of Dr. Bukola Saraki in Kwara State, may suffer much damage if those against the Senate President continue to demarket one other. Moles Alert: Kwara APC Beware! That was the title of a message that went viral on several social media platforms last 
I made N31 from the deal, says Islamic cleric Three months ago, Nigerians were stunned speechless when a woman, later identified as Mrs. Akinloye Oluwatoyin, allegedly jumped off the Third Mainland Bridge, into the Lagoon over an alleged discovery of her nude pictures and that of her lover on the internet. Rumour was 
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JANA Agha Tarhouna During the General Meeting of the Libyan Tribes and Cities held in the city of Tarhouna on Saturday, the Tribes affirmed their support for the Seventh Infantry Brigade and all the entities that worked to support them in their confrontation with armed militias that control the sovereign institutions in the Libyan...
Following the hype and anticipation, the 17th edition of Miss Earth Nigeria pageant held at the prestigious Presidential hotel, Port Harcourt in Rivers State, September 8. And it was no less a fun fair as promised. A build-up to the event had all the contestants camped for ten days at the Reventon Park (Lamborghini) hotel, 
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Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi has made a pledge of N100,000 for each goal scored by Sokoto United against Kano Pillars in the Aiteo Cup round of 32 on Sunday. The Bursaspor star made the promise via Social Media on Thursday. He said the gesture was a demonstration of his support and encouragement for Sokoto 
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Organisers of the Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) Unmissable Incentives, have congratulated Nigerias ping-pong superstar, Aruna Quadri for doing the country proud by winning its first African title at the just-concluded 2018 ITTF Tennis African Senior Championship held in Mauritius. Unmissable Incentives also hailed the Super Eagles of Nigeria for beating Seychelles 3 -0 in an 
APC: Court didnt nullify Osun candidates primaries The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Osun State governorship election, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, yesterday said borrowing to build infrastructure is worthwhile. This emerged on a day the APC refuted the reports that the Abuja Federal High Court has nullified the Direct primaries that produced Oyetola. He spoke 
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Nigeria and Ghana will rekindle their rivalry when the countrys cadet teams faceoff today in the final of the WAFU U-17 AFCON qualifying championship in Niger. The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria saw off the hosts 2-1 while Ghana also outplayed Cote dIvoire with the same scoreline to set up a mouth-watering finale at the 
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Anthony Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles, is now one week away from his big fight at Wembley Stadium with Alexander Povetkin, and the champ isnt revealing a whole lot about his strategy, but it does sound like he wants to get a knockout: Go in there, and have fun 
A political pressure group, the Okowa Legacy Group (OLG), has lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) for boasting about taking over Delta State in 2019 from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The group attacked the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for listing the oil rich state among the states to be captured 
Members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in northern parts of Nigeria want the National Working Committee of the party to reduce the cost of forms for Nomination and Expression of Interest into electives position for next years general elections to enable them to compete favorably with other parties. The protesters who came in 
The Edo State Government has rescheduled the two-day National Planning Workshop for Flood Emergency Response and Management for September 17 and 18. The government is organising the workshop in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Early Warning Mechanism for Nigeria. In a statement, the state government said the workshop, themed Building 
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The Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), on Thursday, said it seized 436 voter cards and 192 National Identity slips from foreigners in the second and third quarters of the year. The state Controller of Immigration, Mr Joshua Ajisafe, who stated this in Katsina, said 729 irregular migrants were repatriated by the 
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The Canton system does not entirely follow my vision. Communes must be built, a PYD member read Abdullah Ocalan's letter from Imrali among a few other members of PYD in the Kobane canton in 2014. The member paused for a bit after closing Ocalan's letter and addressed his friends, We have a new task to do, friends.
This story was narrated by Ferhad Hemmi, a journalist and one of the participants who took part in establishing the first commune in Kobani, during an interview. Hemmi was one of the attendees when Ocalan's letter was read in the center of PYD.
Ocalan proposed that demand in order to empower people at the grassroots level by making decisions through direct democracy institutionalized first in communes and then assemblies, council and a confederation of councils at a higher level. In democratic confederlism, commune is the smallest organizational and decision- making base. Ocalan's dissatisfaction with the Canton System comes from its hierarchal nature which resembles the State in its structure.
After Ocalan's call for establishing communes in Rojava, some members of PYD and other civil people came to gather to initiate the first commune in Kobane. The group was comprised of 10 people -- 4 women and 6 men-- varying in terms of age and social status.
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The story of human evolution began about 7 million years ago, when the lineages that lead to Homo sapiens and chimpanzees separated. Learn about the over 20 early human species that belong in our family tree and how the natural selection of certain physical and behavioral traits defined what it means to be human.
Goma, September 14, 2018--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should immediately release Tharcisse Zongia, editor-in-chief of the satirical weekly Grognon, who was jailed on September 6 in Kinshasa for criminal defamation, and take action to abolish the country's criminal defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...
DENVERA big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks, a federal anti-discrimination agency said Friday.
Cargill Meat Solutions, a division of Minnesota-based agribusiness company Cargill Corp., also agreed to train managers and hourly workers in accommodating Muslim employees prayer breaks at its Fort Morgan beef processing plant, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said.
Wichita, Kansas-based Cargill denies wrongdoing but agreed to settle to avoid further litigation, the federal agency said. The dispute dates back to the firings of the workers in late 2016 after management rescinded policies allowing Muslim employees to take short breaks for prayer.
In 2017, the agency found that the workers had been harassed and discriminated against for protesting the unannounced policy change that denied them opportunities for obligatory prayer. Hundreds of Somali-Americans work at the plant in Fort Morgan, northeast of Denver.
In a related announcement, a Teamsters union local that was supposed to represent the workers will pay them $153,000 to settle discrimination complaints.
The federal agency said it determined that Teamsters Local Union No. 455, based in Denver and in Fort Morgan, failed to advocate for the Muslim workers in their dispute with Cargill and even harassed them because of their race, religion and national origin. The workers were dues-paying union members.
Union officials denied wrongdoing. But the local unit agreed to pay the workers, undergo training in handling grievances, and publicize employee rights to be free of discrimination based on race or national origin.
In its capacity as a bargaining representative for its members, labor unions have an obligation to represent their members regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability, Elizabeth Cadle, the federal agencys regional district director, said in a statement.
Like other U.S. firms that employ Muslim line workers at meatpacking and processing plants, Cargill managers must balance religious accommodations with demands of processing meat in an operation that frequently runs 24 hours. Managing possible disruptions not only slow production but can create safety issues for line workers.
Providing our employees with religious accommodation is an important part of engaging and supporting our employees, and our policy has remained consistent for more than 10 years, Cargill Meat Solutions president Brian Sikes said in a statement.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim advocacy group, and Qusair Mohamedbhai, a Denver attorney who represented the workers praised t...
UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION Member of the General Committee of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Hani al-Thawabta, said that the Oslo agreement was born distorted, carrying the poisonous seeds of crisis. Bearing in mind the historic and political responsibility of the agreement, it was signed behind the backs of the Palestinian people, its institutions...
Enrique Hendrix Between April 23 and May 10, in a period of 15 days, three major protests took place: April 23, Walk for Peace and Dialogue convened by COSEP; April 28, Pilgrimage and consecration of Nicaragua to the heart of Mary convened by the Catholic Church; and, May 9, National March for Justice and Democratization...
Relations between Nicaragua and Iran are excellent as they are two friendly countries and respect each other Farzam Vanaki Relations between Nicaragua and Iran are excellent as they are two friendly countries and respect each other, said the Nicaraguan ambassador to Tehran. Mario Barquero Baltodano noted that in multilateral organizations, such as the UN, we...
Peoples Dispatch The Oslo accords, which were signed 25 years ago to wide acclaim, were supposed to inaugurate a new era of peace. For many observers, especially in the west, it raised the hope of an end to divisions and conflict although many in the region were far more cautious. When Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat...
Omar al-Bashir's dismissal of the government of Sudan is a classic move by the long serving president to deal with the economic crisis and prepare for his re-election
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