• US environment protection chief says reforms to outlast Obama

    12/Nov/2015 // 144 Viewers

    © AFP/File / by Jérôme Cartillier | The United States has pledged to reduce its own emissions by 26-28 percent by 2025 compared to 2005, and has prodded others to take similar steps

     

    WASHINGTON (AFP) - 

    As Barack Obama's political foes vow to shred his environmental reforms and foreign allies worry US commitments at Paris climate talks could unravel, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy told AFP the new rules are here to stay.

    "Every decision that we have made has been bounded in climate science and bounded in the laws of the United States," said McCarthy, the Environmental Protection Agency boss tasked with implementing the president's climate agenda.

    Republicans, from Donald Trump to Jeb Bush, have promised to tear up Obama's "job destroying" regulations after the 2016 elections.

    "I think we need to repeal every rule that Barack Obama has," said Jeb Bush during a Republican debate Tuesday, specifically citing environmental regulations.

    "We should repeal the rules because the economic costs of this far exceed the social benefit."

    McCarthy gives that kind of rhetoric short shrift.

    "We always anticipate that there are going to be challenges to our rules," said the native Bostonian. "We have protected against it, and we are going to win when push comes to shove."

    McCarthy said that the EPA has endured "changes in administrations for 40 years, but they have not been undoing the necessary work that we have to do to protect public health and safety."

    "Legally, it's very difficult to undo these," she said. "It's going to stand the test of time."

    - Eying Paris -

    McCarthy's combative tone is also a message to foreign governments, who nervously eye US politics as they consider red lines and compromises that may be made at a key UN climate summit in December.

    Obama and others hope the meeting will result in a plan to help limit global warming to around 2.0 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit)above pre-industrial levels.

    The United States has pledged to reduce its own emissions by 26-28 percent by 2025 compared to 2005, and has prodded others to take similar steps.

    But many delegates still feel a sting of US betrayal from previous climate negotiations. Senior Obama administration officials report frequent queries about the longevity of US commitments.

    Two decades ago foreign capitals watched in horror as president George W. Bush and his Republican allies refused to ratify the Kyoto Protocol that his predecessor, Democrat Bill Clinton, had signed up for.

    Wary of that history, the White House has jumped through legal hoops to make sure the Paris accord is not a formal treaty, which would need congressional ratification.

    Instead, US commitments rely on White House executive orders and rules based on the Clean Air Act that bypass lawmaker opposition.

    McCarthy said public opinion, business sentiment and environmental facts on the ground may be the ultimate safeguards.

    "The data and the facts show something very different" from Republican job-killing economic arguments, she said.

    "Under the Clean Air Act, for 40 years we have found a way to reduce pollution by 70 percent while we have continued to grow the economy."

    Popular attitude about the climate has changed, she said. "The people in this country know we have to take action now, they feel the effects of climate change now."

    "This is not just one action and things could go back to the way they used to be, this is recognizing that things are changing."

    A "handful of folks on the hill," she said, referring to opposition lawmakers, were not in the majority.

    "The vast majority of people in Congress and the vast majority of the American people understand what the science is telling us. We are not projecting 20 years for now about what climate impacts might be, we are feeling them today.

    "We are on very solid ground in the courts and in the court of public opinion," McCarthy said.

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  • B-U-S-T-E-D! Saudi oil company worked directly with Hillary, Podesta to grow ISIS

    12/Nov/2016 // 1330 Viewers

     

    Democrats, especially Hillary and her campaign, have been exposed as liars, hypocrites, and even criminals during this election process. While we may be breathing a sigh of relief that she will not be our next President, she and her advisers continue to be a threat to national security.

    Hillary Clinton lost and we narrowly escaped finding out what sort of destruction she could have done in 4 years in the White House.
     
    A Hillary cabinet would have certainly included John Podesta. Former Chief of Staff for Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, he served as Hillary’s campaign chairman. His long relationship with and continued devotion to the Clintons would have secured him a vital position in the White House.
     
    Podesta has been on the political front for many years. Ironically he has always been an opponent t of excessive classification regarding government documents. In a 2004 speech at Princeton University condemned what he called the U.S.’s “excessive government secrecy” and “bloated secrecy bureaucracy.” Podesta has called Executive Order 12958, “which set tough standards for classifying documents and led to the unprecedented effort to declassify millions of pages from our nation’s diplomatic and national security history,” as “perhaps the biggest accomplishment of the Clinton administration.”
     
    As part of this great accomplishment from Clinton, more than 800 million pages of intelligence documents were declassified. Maybe that should have given Hillary an inkling of events to follow.
     
    In October, WikiLeaks began to publish emails from Podesta’s private account. Clinton and Podesta pointed fingers at Russian hackers and said that they were behind the leaks. Podesta’s call for less secrecy apparently didn’t include his and Hillary’s emails. The avalanche of information that followed, gave us a much clearer picture of what these two were all about.
     
    WikiLeaks has now released a memo that should frighten all American citizens. The woman who came close to being our President has a campaign manager who recently signed a deal with probable ISIS supporters and financiers.
     
    Don’t be fooled, Hillary knew what Podesta was doing. She always was and continues to be behind the scenes, calling the shots of her closest people. An email from Deputy National Press Secretary and Senior Spokesman Jesse Ferguson in early 2015 shows the truth behind what even he can not honestly deny is rhetoric:
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    Hillary & Podesta

    Hillary knew exactly what Podesta was planning. Despite her repeated protests to the contrary, it is now coming to light that her stance on terrorism was one of negligence. That would be bad enough but even worse, she seems to be actually doing deals with the devil. Her reign of terror in the White House needed solid overseas contacts. Two months ago, she watched as a business arrangement was negotiated as The Podesta Group was hired by Saudi Arabian company, Saudi Aramco.
     
    Hillary’s long time friend and adviser would be working for a very influential part of Saudi’s government.
     
    The 80 year old company of Saudi Aramco “is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise.” Their impact in Saudi Arabia and the world is significant, “Our plants and the people who run them make us the world’s largest crude oil exporter, producing roughly one in every eight barrels of the world’s oil supply.”
     
    Are we to believe that this powerful company has no ties to terrorist group ISIS? Their website proudly boasts how involved they are in their country, how many people they employ, their ties to foreign industry, and the other important companies they work with. It defies logic that a company with this much influence would have no part, directly or indirectly, with a group such as ISIS.
     
    It has already been shown that there is support for ISIS in Saudi Arabia, and the group directly targets Saudis with fundraising campaigns. These are the people that John Podesta is making deals with.
     
    The Podesta Group being hired by Saudi Aramco is most likely just the beginning of relations that Hillary and her team were building and maintaining in anticipation of a presidential win.
     
    Hillary spent her campaign feeding us lies about her stance on terrorism. She publicly took a hard line saying her plans included:
     
    Working hand in hand with European intelligence services to identify and go after enablers who help jihadists forge documents and travel undetected
    Targeting efforts to deal with ISIS affiliates from Libya to Afghanistan
    Have a real plan for confronting terrorists
    Of course, she gets to define who she thinks our allies are and who is helping the terrorists. There is no reason to believe that her interests are the same as the American people. She disregarded us throughout her whole campaign. We have proof that she was saying one thing in public but doing the opposite privately. Her moral compass did not point to honesty and she had everyone close to her running around securing the promise of power even before she got elected. That selfish attitude would have continued into the White House with her.


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  • EXPOSED: Anti-TRUMP rioters are organizing, and SOROS is funding them (Watch Video)

    12/Nov/2016 // 520 Viewers

     

    Regular readers of the Conservative Daily Post here know that we have been covering the heroic undercover journalism and James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas Action group for over a month. O’Keefe has provided undeniable evidence that the Democrats have engaged in multiple undemocratic actions for at least the past couple years.

    These political dark arts include “birddogging” (paying agitators to incite violence at Trump events), voter fraud (sponsoring illegal and non-registered voters to inflate Democrat votes), accepting illegal foreign donations, and violating numerous FEC laws by directly working with Super PACs.


    Watch video below:



    Sorry, Mr. Soros, but we’re onto your tricks and you need some ideas–or at least some new trolls.

    Just as when O’Keefe toppled ACORN in 2010 with his damning undercover footage, so now the mainstream media have been trying to destroy his reputation and simply ignore the evidence. But, as they say, “truth will out.” And sure enough, yet more evidence has come to light proving O’Keefe is right.

    Specifically, we now have rock-solid video evidence that the DNC is still using bird-dogging techniques to incite violence and chaos after Trump’s election.

     



    The day after O’Keefe exposed convicted felon Bob Creamer (at right, above) for election fraud, Creamer resigned, but clearly his “dark arts” of anti-democracy are still being used.

    This shows us that the Democrats may be down but they are not out, and they have apparently learned nothing from getting busted yet again. If anything, they’re doubling down on their anti-democratic tactics. After he said he would keep America “in suspense” whether he would accept defeat on Election Day, Trump was mocked and attacked on the campaign trail and in the news for days on end. Yet, now that they have lost, it is the Democrats and their paid agitator mobs that are rejecting the lawful election results.

    Make no mistake: the culture wars are back and the Democrats are already mobilizing to fight on a whole new level. They have lost their magic wand of “political correctness,” so now they are riupping off their mask of politeness and simply trying to blow the whole political order apart.

    As such, don’t expect these riots (like we’re seeing in Portland, Austin, New York, Chicago, etc.) to simmer down after a few days. We are more than two months away from Trump’s unaguration. The Left sees this as its final, closing window finally to “stump the Trump,” so expect them to become more violent and reckless as January 20 approaches.

    We need to keep our heads and be smart. We must defend ourselves yet never give in to the same immature violence that the Left is baiting us with. For example, as one reader in the Free Republic forums said:

    Those who can hopefully will take to the streets the day before Inauguration Day and force any protesters to be ten blocks away from the site with no way to get through the crowds to cause trouble. Position early, lock arms, give no ground! Show Pres a Trump and America that we support and defend our United States Constitution!

    Meanwhile, we need to “street smarts” like that together with “book smarts.” The Democrats clearly hate being exposed in the light of facts, so the truth we gain from good research is a powerful weapon.

    As another Free Republic reader put it,

    I always like to pay attention to where/who is paying for all those great signs these protesters always seem to carry. Looks like it says “ANSWER Coalition” at the bottom [of the signs.

    Let that sink in for a moment:

    The DNC is literally recruiting, training, paying, and mobilizing COMMUNIST AGITATORS against the lawfully elected President of the United States of America.




    In 2006, Rosa Penate was affiliated with A.N.S.W.E.R. and Keith Pavik is now among the 24 key members identified by Liberation, the “newspaper” of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. Pavik is also identified as the current designer of the PUF website.


    ANSWER also received money from a wealthy ‘social justice philanthropy,’ called the Vanguard Public Foundation, which is also connected to PUF through grant exchanges. VPF gave ANSWER $7,000 directly in 2004 and gave PUF and IAC [International Action Fund] lump grants totaling $11,250 from 2002-2003. VPF has also sponsored anti-war protests that ANSWER supported.


    In 2002, VPF donated $116,391 to an anti-war march on Feb. 16, 2002, and $69,535 towards “Stop the War Marches” in March 2003. The Alliance for Global Justice, an anti-free trade organization that focuses on Latin America, has given ANSWER $28,958. ANSWER, AGJ and the Mexico Solidarity Network also share the same Washington, D.C., office.

    And in case you thought I was being “metaphorical” about this reignited culture WAR, look at the managerial structure of ANSWER:

    (1) A.N.S.W.E.R.’s core of professionals includes seasoned protest organizers, the political cadre of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), and a D.C.-based law firm – the Partnership for Civil Justice.

    These are the generals and lieutenants of the leftist army in America (LAA).

    Are we ready for actual war?

    They are!

    (2) Behind-the-scenes “contracted specialists” include signage and audio specialists, web designers, copywriters, and all those who help craft the enterprise’s public communications.

    These are the radio-techs, gunners, operators, and medics of the LAA.

    Are we ready for the new war the Left is waging?

    They are!

    (3) The “part-time, seasonal and temporary workers” include the local extras that make up the supporting cast for street demonstrations, a few persons who serve as board members, and what funding sources are able to be identified.

    These are the reserves and militiamen of the LAA.

    They are actively at war with us—so are we ready?

    I am by no means advocating violence—that is what the leftists understand what they want to trigger from the right. Rather, I am encouraging all of us to keep our eyes open, mobile phones ready, and our families and friends safe if all-too-convenient anti-Trump protests suddenly appear.

    In other words, as Jesus said, “Be wise as serpents but gentle as doves.”

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  • Breaking: Obama now considering martial law because of mass riots

    12/Nov/2016 // 1002 Viewers

    Thanks To The Protestors, He’s Thinking Of Declaring Martial Law


    In every competition out there, there will be a winner and a loser. It’s just the way that competitions work. Literally, everywhere you go there are competitions going on and there are always winners and losers.
     
    When we are children, we are always taught to be gracious losers. Yes sometimes losing a tough competition hurts, but if you accept it graciously, people will always praise your character. The problem with today’s young generation is that they have forgotten how to lose graciously.
     
    Since the announcement that Donald Trump has won the presidential election, liberals have been protesting this victory. They’re literally ignoring everything that has been taught to them since we were children. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like the result; Trump won the election and that is a fact.
     
    But these protests continue and there is one person that seems to be the mastermind behind it. That would be the ultra-liberal billionaire George Soros. He was also responsible for financing some of the protest groups that was designed to have violence at the Trump rallies.
     
    George Soros Plotting to Rig 2016 Election for Hillary
     
    George Soros Has A Plan In Place
     
    During the election season, it was discovered that Soros was behind some of the protestor’s actions. He was paying them to create a scene and cause violence that would have the media talking about the Trump rallies. Now this shouldn’t have been happening in the first place but it was.
     
    And now that Trump has been elected president of the United States, there are people that are out on the streets protesting his victory. It’s a little ironic considering that liberals were the ones that were complaining about how Trump wouldn’t accept the election results if fraud was detected.
     
    Here is the issue though. There are people out on the streets that are protesting a presidential election. These are the same people that were the ones inciting violence at the Trump rallies. And those people were paid by Soros to start, so it’s likely that he is the one that is paying them to start civil unrest now.
     
    And there is a specific reason that Soros wants to have violence at the protests. That would mean that President Obama would have to declare Martial Law. This is how it works. It’s literally a domino effect. There are people out protesting the election results.
     
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    Might end up declaring martial law
     
    But when they start having mass amounts of violence at the protests then the entire country is going to start noticing. If that happens then there is going to be pressure on the president to solve it. President Obama would then declare Martial Law.
     
    Martial Law is when the president has to suspend the transfer of power due to the fact that there is a “National Emergency.” Therefore if that would happen then Trump wouldn’t be able to see the White House because Obama would still be the president of the United States. There is a good chance that this has been the backup plan for some liberals all along.
     
    And there is proof out there that the protests are staged. There are protests going on all over the United States and in one part of the nation, Austin, Texas, they found the buses that were used to bring the people in. Again these are planned in order to create civil unrest.
     
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    And there is more proof. The signs that the people brought to the protests were all created and printed by groups related to the Soros cause. You can’t just print thousands of signs on a whim. These events have to be planned and thought out. And that is exactly what was happening.
     
    Finally, the last bit of proof was that the Democrats and Soros have paid people to protest and create a disturbance at Trump events before. Since they have done it in the past, they are definitely going to do it now. And the Democrats are willing to pay them to create this disturbance.
     
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    But the scariest part about all this is the fact that people are actually volunteering to protest the election just because Trump won. Again we are taught from a young age to accept defeat with graciousness. Right now they are acting like a bunch of spoiled kids because they didn’t get their way.
     
    And now there is a possibility that Obama is going to declare Martial Law because of these protestors. They couldn’t accept the fact that the country spoke and they wanted Trump in charge. But now they are actively interfering with a Democratic election because they want to complain about the choice.

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  • Breaking News! Another CLINTON associate just found murdered, now they're out for revenge!

    12/Nov/2016 // 2072 Viewers

     

    Forty-six (46!) people who were close to the Clintons have died during their three decades of political power. That number should give us all pause. If Hillary Clinton was a Republican, that number would be the question asked by reporters every day.
     
    Now, the latest to be added to the list, maintained by WhatReallyHappened.com, is Walter Scheib. He was hired by the Clinton White House to work as a Chef, and continued to serve the Bush administration. Interestingly, he was reported missing during a hike, and his body was found almost 2 miles away at the bottom of a river. No cause of death has ever been made, but the death date is listed as June 13, 2015.
    Similarly, DNC staffer Seth Rich’s mysterious murder still goes unsolved and unredeemed.
     
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    For a start, we need to begin by investigating Correct The Record’s CTO, Ben Fischbein.
     
    Allow me to be a mind-reader for a moment: I bet that when you saw another story about “the Clinton Murder Machine,” on some level you shrugged it off. “Well, yeah,it’s the CLINTONS, after all.” Likewise, would another sex scandal involving Bill Clinton REALLY shock you at this point? I didn’t think so.
     
    As fro our “duhh, it’s the CLINTONS” reaction, there’s a fable about that you may have heard before. It’s called “The Scorpion and the Frog.” If you don’t know it, here it is:
     
    A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream. The scorpion asks the frog to carry him across the stream on its back. The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion says, “because if I sting you while you cross the stream, surely I shall drown too.”
     
    The frog is satisfied, and they set out. But in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, but has just enough time to gasp. “Why? Why would you do this to me?”
     
    The scorpion replies: “Because I’m a Scorpion. It’s in my in nature.”
    Even more famous are the lyrics to the Al Wilson song “The Snake” (1968) that Trump read aloud at many of his rallies.

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  • Breaking News! Finally, Guterres sworn in as UN Sec Gen, Amina Mohammed to emerge Deputy

    13/Dec/2016 // 912 Viewers

     

    The former Portuguese Prime Minister and UN refugee Chief, Antonio Guterres was sworn in yesterday as Secretary-General of the United Nations.

    According to Reuters,  diplomats said Guterres is expected to shortly name Nigeria’s environment minister, Amina Mohammed, as his deputy secretary-general. He is also planning to appoint a woman as his chief of staff before the end of the year, diplomats said.

    Guterres is the ninth UN chief in the organisation’s 71-year history.


     
    Guterres who was formerly the UN refugee chief was nominated to the top job by acclamation in the General Assembly in October. He will take over duties from Ban Ki-moon on the 1st of January 2017.

    He got the position among 13 candidates competing for the job in informal polls in the Security Council. After the sixth poll, the council nominated him by acclamation.

    The swearing-in ceremony was held in the UN’s General Assembly hall in New York City following tributes to outgoing Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

    The General Assembly president John William Ashe has said, “We have every confidence he will lead our organisation with wisdom and rectitude.”

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    After the oath taking, the former UN Refugee Chief spoke about his goals as Secretary General, stating that the optimism that was felt at the end of the Cold War has been replaced with a multiplication of old wars, and new wars created.
    “The UN was born from war. Today we must be here for peace,” he stated.

    “As part of my good offices I am ready to engage personally in conflict resolution where it brings added value,” he told the 193-member General Assembly.

    Guterres beat out 12 other candidates, seven of whom were women, amid a push for the first woman to be elected. He said on Monday he aimed to have gender parity among senior U.N. leadership within his five year term.

    Before the appointment of Mohammed,  who’s to emerge deputy secretary-general as environment minister a year ago, she was Ki-moon’s special adviser on post-2015 development planning – a role that culminated last year with the adoption by the General Assembly of sustainable development goals for the next 15 years.

    Guterres is the first former head of government to be elected to run the world body and that experience will be reflected in how he operates, diplomats said.

    “He’s looking for a big shake-up, reshuffle,” said a senior U.N. diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity. “He’s looking to create … a different feeling, with the under-secretary-generals much more part of a collective leadership of the U.N.”

    “Having what he calls a cabinet, like when he was prime minister, his senior officials would come together every week and collectively they would have responsibility for the totality of the organization,” the diplomat said.

    Diplomats are now watching to see who Guterres appoints to senior U.N. positions amid speculation by diplomats and U.N. officials that China would like one of its nationals to head peacekeeping and that Russia is keen to have a senior role.


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  • Breaking News: Finally, US Govt blows hot, condemns Buhari administration, announces on VOA, KANU, DASUKI, others mentioned

    13/Dec/2016 // 16509 Viewers

     

    The USA government has condemned the actions of the Buhari administration over what it termed as neglect of rule of law.The USA government made the announcement through the Voice of America radio broadcast in the Hausa version that was aired on Monday.

    The condemnation came as the USA government examined the manner the Buhari administration conducted itself against the Shitte movement in Kaduna,  the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the detained former National Security Adviser  Sambo Dasuki;  the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and others.

    The USA government condemned the indiscriminate killings of Nigerians by the Buhari- led Army and the illegal detention of Nigerian citizens.

    The USA government in its broadcast, mentioned the leader of Shitte Muslims in Nigeria by name. They indicated that the continued detention of Zakzaky was illegal and remains illegal.

    They indicated that the killing of Shitte Muslims by the Nigerian Army was illegal and tantamount to whatever is obtainable under military dictatorial regime, not in a democracy as in Nigeria.

    In recent times, the Buhari administration has grown brazenly open with the manner it continues to detain Nigerian citizens without court trials or a charge.

    Journalists and activists have found themselves repeatedly under the grips of the Nigerian security men over frivolous claims.

    The claims, interestingly,  are never presented to court as charges. This was according to the broadcast of the VOA.

    The ECOWAS court had ruled recently for the release of the leader of IPOB,  Nnamdi Kanu and the former National Security Adviser, Dasuki Sambo.

    But the Buhari administration ignored the ruling.


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  • Protests end Wonder Woman's fight for equality at United Nations

    13/Dec/2016 // 238 Viewers

     

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wonder Woman's battle for equality for women and girls at the United Nations has come to a untimely end.

    The scantily clad, curvaceous comic book superhero has had her appointment as a United Nations honorary ambassador cut in less than two months following protests.

    A United Nations spokesman said the character's role at the 193-member state organization would end on Friday despite plans for Wonder Woman to be used in an empowerment campaign for women and girls into 2017.

    The move came after the Oct. 21 appointment of the superhero to fight for gender equality sparked heavy criticism, with nearly 45,000 people signing an online petition asking U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to reconsider selection of the character.

    "Although the original creators may have intended Wonder Woman to represent a strong and independent 'warrior' woman with a feminist message, the reality is that the character's current iteration is that of a large breasted, white woman of impossible proportions," the petition read.

    Wonder Woman, a DC Comics Inc. heroine, first appeared in 1941, fighting villains, rescuing victims and unearthing evil plots.

    Dozens of U.N. employees protested at the U.N. headquarters in New York City on the day of the appointment when Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment, said the Wonder Woman campaign would feature various initiatives "over the course of the next year."

    The U.N. did not provide further details as to why the Wonder Woman campaign was ending this week but spokesman Jeffrey Brez said campaigns using fictional characters often lasted no longer than a few months.

    He said "Angry Birds," a collection of animated characters that originated in an online video game, were used as climate envoys in March for a single day.

    DC Entertainment, which publishes DC Comics, said it was pleased with the exposure Wonder Woman brought to the U.N.'s global goals to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls by 2030.

    "Wonder Woman stands for peace, justice and equality, and for 75 years she has been a motivating force for many and will continue to be long after the conclusion of her UN Honorary Ambassadorship," said Courtney Simmons, from DC Entertainment,

    DC Entertainment is a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. that is a division of Time Warner.

    Simmons said the release next year of a special-edition Wonder Woman comic book on the empowerment of women and girls, announced in October, is still planned.

    A full-length Wonder Woman movie, unaffiliated with the U.N. campaign, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot is scheduled for release by Warner Bros. in June next year.


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  • Court Orders Immediate De-freezing of Governor Fayose’s Accounts

    13/Dec/2016 // 585 Viewers

     

    A Federal High court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to lift the restriction placed on some accounts belonging to Governor Ayodele Fayose in Zenith Bank.

    The court also set aside an earlier order of a Federal High court, Lagos empowering the EFCC to freeze two accounts domiciled in the new generation bank.

    The court has consequently ordered the EFCC to immediately defreeze the two accounts belonging to the governor without further delay, on the account that the anti-graft agency did not follow due process in confiscating them.

    Delivering his judgement, the presiding Judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, said the rights of the governor had been unconstitutionally infringed upon, considering the circumstance of his office.

    Justice Taiwo declared that apart from the immunity which Mr Fayose currently enjoyed as a sitting governor under section 308 of the constitution, it was wrong for the EFCC to have gone ahead to seize his two accounts in apparent perpetuity without first investigating him or making him a party.

    He averred that rather than the EFCC freezing the governor’s accounts directly through the third party who did not enjoy any mandate from him, the governor himself ought to have been first investigated and brought into the picture.

    The judge described Fayose as “a genuinely deprived person who rushed to the court to seek constitutional protection”.

    The judge thereby gave a mandatory order the de-freezing, unblocking and making operational the two accounts by the respondents.

    He said it was also the duty of any presiding judge to protect the said constitution and its interpretations whenever the need arises.

    “The Plaintiff is entitled to be heard before his property or money can be seized, doing otherwise will amount to denying him fair hearing and constitutional rights”, he said.

    The judge however refused to grant other relief sought by the governor, including a perpetual injunction restraining EFCC or its agents from further tampering with his property, and another one asking for payment of N5billion as exemplary damages.

    “This court will not shield any person from due investigation and since Police cannot be stopped from investigating a crime, same goes for the First Respondent so as not to whittle down its functions”, the judge said.

    EFCC lead counsel, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo was absent at the court but Fayose’s lead counsel, Ozekhome, in his reaction described the judgment as the best to be so made the EFCC in history, saying it would checkmate the agency against years of brazen arbitrariness and excesses.

    The EFCC had on June 21, 2016 confiscated the two accounts having allegedly contained a sum of N2.99billion out of the N2.3 billion arms money allegedly drawn by the governor from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki to prosecute his governorship election in 2014.

    Fayose through his lawyer, Mr Mike Ozekhome approached the court and sought for the enforcement of his fundamental rights, which involved the de-freezing of the two accounts.


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