• US approves $1.29bn sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia

    16/Nov/2015 // 485 Viewers

     AFP/File | The US Congress will have to green light the deal, but the $1.29 billion dollar sale is likely to go through, with Saudi jets in action against rebel forces in Yemen

    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US government has approved a request from Saudi Arabia to buy more than 19,000 bombs and smart bombs for its air force, the State Department said Monday.

    Congress will have to green light the deal, but the $1.29 billion dollar sale is likely to go through, with Saudi jets in action against rebel forces in Yemen.

    The Saudi-led operation against the Huthi militia in Yemen has proved controversial, amid frequent reports of civilian casualties on the ground.

    But Washington has stood by its ally, which is also a key player in the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State jihadist group further north in Iraq and Syria.

    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the Saudi air force's arsenal is low "due to the high operational tempo in multiple counter-terrorism operations."

    The order includes 5,200 Paveway II laser-guided bombs in their GBU-10 and GBU-12 variants, along with 1,100 of the more modern, longer range GBU-24 Paveway III.

    There are 12,000 general purpose bombs weighing between 500 and 2,000 pounds and 1,500 devastating 2,000-pound "bunker busters," the BLU-109 penetrator.

    These are designed to smash hardened concrete structures.

    In addition to the bombs themselves, the Saudis will receive thousands of "tail kits" to convert dumb munitions into satellite-guided smart bombs.

    "The proposed sale augments Saudi Arabia's capability to meet current and future threats from potential adversaries during combat operations," the DSCA said.

    "Providing these defense articles supports Saudi Arabian defense missions and promotes stability in the region."

    Source: AFP


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  • Breaking! Jubiliation across the world as Obama moves to pardon all illegal immigrants in US before leaving office

    16/Nov/2016 // 2573 Viewers

     

    Donald Trump won the election because of bold ideas and strategies. The American people are sick and tired of status quo and political speak. This country drastically needs to make changes, and immigration has just been moved toward the top of President Trump’s agenda.

    When President Trump is sworn into office on January 20, 2017, he will vigorously work to ensure that we can truly make American both great and safe again.

    Last Sunday, it was reported that Donald Trump planned to immediately construct the policies and strategy to deport the two to three million undocumented immigrants from the United States. Trump argued that we will not seek to disband families, but rather remove criminals starting in January.

    Immediately following the announcement, President Obama decided to use his pen and phone in order to defy the American people one last time before he leaves office.

    Reports are now surfacing that President Obama will pardon more than 1,000,000 immigrant Dreamers prior to Donald Trump being sworn in on January 20, 2017.


    As of September 2016, more than 740,000 illegal immigrants have been approved for Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an amnesty program that grants young adult illegal immigrants a two-year stay of deportation and issues them work permits, entitling them to driver’s licenses and some taxpayer benefits.

    While Obama has yet to sign the order and take action, President-elect Donald Trump has signaled he would rip up that order on day one. Fearing Trump would undo all of his horrible Executive Orders, Obama indicated that he pleaded with Trump  to, “go slowly on rolling back those actions.”
    President Obama will more than likely do everything in his power to defy what is best for America and keeping the American people safe.

    Just to prove how badly we need President Trump’s Wall and immigration plans, here are some quick stats on illegal immigration:

    92% of Americans consider illegal immigration to be a problem, 77% believe it to be a “very serious” problem.
    90% of Americans Believe Illegal Immigration Serious Problem and most Want Expedited Deportations!
    71% of illegal immigrants receive some form of government assistance.
    Taxpayers have paid $183,394,400,000 on the cost of illegals in grades K-12 since 1996.

    Since 2008, Obama has spent more than $30 BILLION to incarcerate illegals.

    Since 2008, Obama has spent $113 BILLION on average annually on illegal immigration. That has cost taxpayers more than $900 BILLION since 2008.

    We cannot afford to pardon another 1,000,000 illegal immigrants with a criminal record. It makes absolutely no sense to allow people to stay in this country while endangering the lives of Americans. We can no longer spend billions on illegals when the American people deserve those resources.

    Under a President Trump, criminally illegal aliens will be deported as soon as January. From then on, we will continue to deport millions more while securing our border with our gigantic wall.

    One step at a time, we are making American great (and safe) again!  This is good news, please share!

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  • JUST IN: Again, anger against MUSLIMS thickens as man @ work beaten brutally by Muslims because 'he looks like TRUMP'

    16/Nov/2016 // 405 Viewers

     

    We’ve been hearing about violent mob attacks taking place against random citizens for years now. In Europe, a wave of crimes committed by Muslim migrants has been quietly swept under the rug by the press. Negative reporting about migrants has been avoided in liberal European countries, with the official narrative being that they are a net positive.

    Meanwhile on the streets, the results of the uncontrolled migrant crisis are impossible to ignore.

    Anders Vendel got a recent reminder when the Sweden native was assaulted for being in the wrong place at the wrong time – and having the wrong hair color.

    Swedish Cooking Show Personality Assaulted for "Looking Like Trump"

     
    Swedish Cooking Show Personality Assaulted for “Looking Like Trump”
    In a social media post that was quickly removed after the story went global, Vendel described how he was viciously beaten by an angry mob while he was waiting for a meal in a fast food restaurant. His crime? Having wild blond hair that looked a little too much like President Trump’s famous mane.
     
    He posted photographic evidence of the assault, showing his face bloodied, bruised, and swollen.
     
    The Tweet From the Emergency Room Shows Extensive Facial Injuries
     
     
    According to his post from the emergency room of his local hospital, he had a broken nose, busted eye, busted lips, broken jaw, and a broken right thumb.
     
    His message, roughly translated from Swedish, says of the attack:
     
    “Located to the emergency room, and waiting now. I was beaten up by three Muslim men, ages 25-35. I was getting food from a restaurant and three men approached and began harassing me, saying I looked like Trump.
     
    Two of them grabbed my arms from behind me, while the third man punched me repeatedly in the face and head. I’ve got a broken nose, clogged eyes, busted mouth, and broken right thumb. I wish I could get them one-on-one. They beat me in a pack!”
    The incident took place in Malmo, Sweden’s port city that has become known as a “no-go zone” in recent years due to the influx of Muslim migrants. Local police, firefighters, and even medical personnel are reluctant to travel into some of the most dense Muslim neighborhoods, which are characterized as clannish and distrustful of outsiders.
     


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  • Again, Trump knocks Buhari, says he's an insensible president

    16/Sep/2016 // 8697 Viewers

     

    NEW YORK – Donald Trump, who is running as the Republican Presidential Candidate of the United States, referred to President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria as an ‘insensible president’ during one of his recent speeches. Donald Trump like we all know is outspoken. He is one politician who loves to air his opinion with little or no concern about how his subject receives the comment.

    Some people would say Trump talks before thinking, others may say he is just being a blab, while a lot others simply love his undiplomatic approach to presenting speeches.

    “No sensible president continuously travels round the globe while his country Nigeria is in terrible hardship and economic mess. It can only happen in Nigeria where all that matters to the President is the full introduction of Islam, annihilation of his political opponents and absolute extermination of the people of the old Eastern Nigeria. Buhari, prior to his questionable victory at the polls as the President of Nigeria made lots of promises which he has obviously failed to keep and in most cases denied.”

    Trump is not far from the truth, as Buhari has made tons of trips since he became the Nigerian President. The likes of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State do not buy the idea of Buhari’s frequent trips as he says it is detrimental to the finances of the nation. No doubt President Buhari’s trips are becoming “too often,” Nigerians now wait to hear the next announcement of yet another trip.

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  • Breaking! Finally, United Nations wades into N'Delta crisis, pleads with N'Delta Avengers

    16/Sep/2016 // 2470 Viewers

     

    The United Nations and the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution on Thursday in Abuja urged aggrieved persons and groups in the country to allow peace to reign.

    Speaking at a news conference on the commemoration of the forthcoming 2016 International Day of Peace, the Director-General of the IPCR, Prof. Oshita Oshita, said the IPCR had embarked on several peace-building interventions.

    The director-general explained that the day would provide all aggrieved persons and groups with another opportunity to embrace negotiation in the interest of the country and humanity.

    According to him, the day also requires all aggrieved persons and groups to agree to a ceasefire for, at least 24 hours, on the day as a respect for humanity.
     
    “In the context of Nigeria, the 2016 International Day of Peace requires all aggrieved persons, groups and conflict actors to cause a ceasefire for at least 24 hours and allow peace to prevail.

    “We demand all parties involved in crises in the country to agree to a ceasefire as no crisis can be resolved by violence; we still have to come to a roundtable for a meaningful resolution.

    “We want to draw the attention of all conflict actors to the need to come to their senses in order to bring our country to the path of dialogue and development,” he said.

    He appealed to state governments to ensure the commemoration of the day in their respective states to underscore the importance of entrenching the consciousness of peace in public and private conducts.

    Oshita commended the Federal Government for giving Nigerians an opportunity to enjoy peace by bringing the Boko Haram down.

    He enjoined Nigerians to join hands with the Federal Government to promote peaceful co-existence in order to attain the sustainable development goals.

    “Take a decision to be a peaceful person today and help to underscore the significance of the “Change begins with me” philosophy of the Federal Government.

    ‘With peace, we can all have an economy and an investor-friendly country to help create jobs for our youth,” he said.

    In his remarks, Peace and Development Adviser to the UN Development Programme, Dr. Zebulun Takwa, said the whole world looks up to Nigeria to come out of the current security challenge.

    “The return of polio in the north-eastern Nigeria has been facilitated by the Boko Haram crisis and we are now spending hundreds of millions of naira to try to combat it.

    “If ministries, departments and agencies had been spending just five per cent of their budgets in supporting peace-building, we would have re-oriented the minds of the citizens.

    “Peace should not be a slogan for rhetoric, but we must all invest in it, and it involves money,” he said.

    The Deputy Programme Manager, UN (Women), Mr. Peter Mancha, stressed the need to mainstream peace-building in development agenda, saying that the 17 sustainable development goals could not be achieved without peace.

    He pledged that the UN Women would continue to work in Nigeria in the area of women, peace and security in line with the UN Security Council Resolution 1325.

    According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the theme of the 2016 Day would be, “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.”


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  • How we defeated B'Haram - Buratai tells US Defence officials

    16/Sep/2016 // 346 Viewers

     

    CHIEF of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has addressed top United States (U.S.) defence officials and policy leaders on the efforts being made by the military in the fight against insurgency in the Northeast.

    Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview that Buratai spoke at the Africa Center of the Atlantic Council in Washington DC, U.S.).

    Usman said the presentation was titled: “Nigerian Army Challenges and Priorities in the Ongoing Operations against Boko Haram Terrorists and Other Threats to Peace and Security.”

    He said the presentation at the centre was part of the Army chief’s programme on his official visit to the US.

    Usman said Buratai emphasised the fact that the fight against terrorism was one that concerned the entire global community and not only the countries.
     
    He said the chief of army staff talked about addressing the issues of insecurity in Nigeria at the strategic, tactical and operational levels as well as the challenges in tackling the threat of terrorism.

    Usman said the Army chief applauded the strategic leadership provided by President Buhari in the reinvigorated fight against Boko Haram.

    “Buratai enumerated the Presidential strategic directive of relocating the Military Command and Control Centre from Abuja to Maiduguri, which was followed by the directive of defeating the insurgents by the end of December 2015.

    “He spoke about the involvement of neighbouring countries, as well as provision of necessary arms and logistics, assisted in the defeat of the terrorists.

     “Buratai maintained his stand to undertake and sustain the current level of operations to ensure complete defeat of the Boko Haram terrorists.

    “The aim is in ensuring the safety and freedom for all abducted persons and creation of favourable environment that would permit the return of all refugees and internally displaced persons to their original home,’’ he said.

    Buratai , Usman noted, also informed his audience of the Army’s commitment to developing capacity through local training and international collaboration in the provision for equipment, training support, equipment maintenance, intelligence and respect for human rights.

    He said Buratai sought the support and understanding among all cooperating agencies and international partners for a collective action against Boko Haram terrorists.


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  • US President appoints Adeyemo as Deputy Security Adviser

    17/Dec/2015 // 426 Viewers

     

    The President of the United States of America, Barak Obama has appointed Mr. Adewale Wally Adeyemo as Deputy National Security Adviser.
    Mr. Adeyemo succeeds Caroline Atkinson who had served in that capacity for four years.

    Obama said Adeyemo was part of a team that helped coordinate the US response to the global recession and laid the foundation for renewed growth in America.
    The US President said ” he helped establish the consumer financial protection bureau and the main point man on a range of international economic issues, including negotiations on strong currency agreements around the Trans Pacific Partnership.”

    He stressed that ” I will be calling on Willy Adeyemo’s intellect, judgment and dedication as we sustain America’s global economic leadership which reinforces National Security as we work with allies and partners around the world to create jobs and opportunity for all our people”

    Obama called on the new Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economic Affairs to use his wealth of experience to sustain America’s global economic leadership.

    Mr. Willy Adeyemo had served under President Obama since 2009 at the age of 28 as Deputy Director, National Economic Council and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and later Yale Law School.

     

     

     

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  • Breaking: Again, Donald Trump makes a very powerful appointment as transition continues - The Washington Post Reports

    17/Dec/2016 // 1076 Viewers

     

    Trump picks Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a conservative Republican and a leading advocate for deep spending cuts, as budget director.

     
    The South Carolina congressman is President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget. This is a developing story. It will be updated.


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  • : Again, Trump shakes world, vows to unveil another powerful plan next week

    17/Feb/2017 // 965 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 17, 2016: (DGW) Irked by the blockage of his travel ban on some Muslim countries by courts President Donald Trump has vowed to launch a new offensive next week rolling out a new set of immigration order on travels and refugees next week to replace the controversial one blocked by the courts, The Cable reports.

    Trump, who made the announcement during a televised press conference on Thursday, pledged to keep Americans safe in line with his campaign  promise.

    “Our administration is working day and night to keep Americans safe including you reporters,” he said.

    “A new set of executive actions next week will comprehensively protect our country. We’re going to put in place a new set of travel ban.

    “The (blocked) roll out was perfect because if we had announced that (ban), a lot of bad people would not have come into our country.

    “The new executive order will be based on the decision of the courts.

    “But now there is serious vetting,” he said, adding that he was willing to deal with dreamers” who were brought into the US illegally as children, “with heart” as a father who has kids and grand children.

    Trump said he had ordered a crackdown on sanctuary cities that violated the federal laws by providing safe haven for illegal immigrants.

    “I’m following through on what I pledged,” he said, pointing out that the travel ban was only holding true to his campaign promises rather than deceive his supporters by reneging.

    Trump also claimed that his administration inherited a mess in the US and overseas when he took over.

    “I inherited a mess in United States and overseas,” Trump said.

    “This administration is running like a fine-tune machine in spite that I can’t get my cabinet approved. Our cabinet will be one of the greatest in American history.

    “We will renegotiate fair trade deal, we’ve been treated unfairly. Other countries have been taking advantage of us for decades. We cannot continue to let that happen.

    “There has never been a presidency that has done so much in a very short period of time.”

    The president emphasised that he would “repeal and replace Obamacare by March”, insisting that the healthcare plan was a disaster.

    He maintained that the Russia scandal was a ruse that was meant to cover up for the loss of Democrats and Hillary Clinton, but emphasised that it was better for the US to get along well with Russia.

    Trump, however, described the leak as illegal, and vowed that the leakers of classified information, whom he claimed to be the Obama’s hangovers, would be caught and made to face the law.

    “It will be great to get along with Russia. I want to do the right thing for the American people and for the world,” he said.

    “We are a very powerful country and so they (Russia) are. They are nuclear powerful but it will be in our country’s interest.

    “I don’t think Putin is testing me. But whether we are going to get along, I don’t know because I’m not going to tell you. I don’t have to tell you what my response to Russia is.

    “Russia is a ruse. I’ve never done anything for Russia. I don’t have any connection with Russia.

    “Putin called me on the election victory and also on the inauguration and it was a fantastic conversation, especially the second one just like almost all leaders all over the world called me.’’

    Trump assured Americans that Melania, his wife “is going to be a fantastic First Lady; she’s going to be a fabulous representative of the women’’.


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  • JUST IN: At last, UN wades in to save over 244 million migrants across the world as threat of deportation sweeps across Europe, US

    17/Feb/2017 // 1815 Viewers

     

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres says no fewer than 244 million migrants need protection from any forms of discrimination, calling on countries to provide safe haven for them.

    Guterres, in a message to the 15th Coordination Meeting on International Migration, delivered by Mr Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, said the world could not afford to fail the migrants and refugees.

    “You gather at a crucial time, with hundreds of millions of people affected by the issues at stake. We cannot fail them; we must work closely than ever before.

    “Migration is a pressing global issue that should not be viewed solely as a problem but rather as a potential solution to many of the challenges we face today. In the current atmosphere of rising xenophobia, it is essential to have a clearheaded understanding of the facts.

     
    “Most of today’s 244 million international migrants travel in a safe and orderly fashion with the requisite documents.

    “Migrants often perform critical jobs and send remittances to their families in what amounts to a major contribution to development.

    “At the same time, millions of people on the move suffer hardship. Thousands of migrants perish each year in the search for basic human security. Many risk their lives in dangerous journeys only to suffer discrimination and even abuse in new lands.

    “States have a right to control their borders and a duty to protect their citizens – both their physical safety and their ability to earn a decent living. States must also protect and assist migrants in vulnerable situations, ensure basic rights for all, and provide a safe haven for refugees.”

    The UN chief said the international community should focus on addressing the root causes of displacement and making prevention a priority.

    He added that human rights, humanitarian law and refugee law must guide all international work adding implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development should be a top priority for all UN Member States.

    “We must forcefully reject discrimination, which only feeds the narrative of violent extremists. It is important to respond to misrepresentations with truth and replace fear with hope. That is the aim of our TOGETHER campaign, which deserves wide support.

    “We have reached a critical juncture at the United Nations last September, with Member States agreeing on a consensual pathway for developing the global migration compact.

    “The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants provides an ambitious agenda and an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of all women and men who have left their homes in search of a better life.

    “Now is the time to act. If the draft modalities resolution currently under consideration is adopted, we will have to meet tight timelines to forge the building blocks of what will become the Global compact.”

    He commended the meeting for bringing together international organizations, governments, civil society and academics to address the challenges confronting migrants and refugees.

    “Together, we can mark a new departure in efforts to forge global approaches to international migration,” he said

     


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