Saturday, 10 December 2016

CIA Says Russia Interfered With US Elections To Aid Trump Victory

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has concluded that Russia tried to help elect Donald Trump president of the United States, Washington Post reports.
US officials told leading newspapers that US intelligence agencies believe Russia acted covertly to boost Trump in the election race.
A report in the New York Times says the agencies had “high confidence” about Russian involvement in hacking.
Russian officials have repeatedly denied the hacking accusations, and Trump’s team dismissed the CIA line, saying: “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.”
On Friday, US President Barack Obama ordered an investigation into a series of cyber-attacks, blamed on Russia, during the US election season.
The hacks targeted emails at the Democratic Party and a key aide to presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
In October, US government officials pointed the finger at Russia, with accusations of meddling with the campaign.
According to the New York Times, senior administration officials say they are confident that Russian hackers also infiltrated the Republican National Committee’s computer systems as well as those of the Democratic Party, but did not release information obtained from the Republican networks.
Intelligence agencies say the Russians passed on the Democrats’ documents to WikiLeaks, the Times also reported.
Democrats reacted furiously when email accounts of the Democratic National Committee and Mrs Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, were hacked. The emails were revealed by WikiLeaks and posted online.
Quoting an unnamed “senior US official”, the Washington Post said “intelligence agencies” had “identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman”.
At one point in the campaign, Mr Trump publicly encouraged Russia to “find” Mrs Clinton’s emails, although he later said he was being sarcastic.

Gambia’s Incumbent President Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result

One week after conceding defeat to Adama Barrow in last week’s presidential elections, Gambia’s incumbent, Yahya Jammed has rejected the election results.
President Jammeh rose to power in 1994 following a coup and has held on to power since then. Many expected him to cling to power after the election results terraced showed Barrow had more than 45% of the votes.
Instead, he called Barrow to concede defeat, saying in a televised phone call, “You are the elected president of The Gambia and I wish you all the best. I have no ill will”.
Jammeh has now backtracked on the concession, citing ‘abnormalities’ and is now calling for fresh elections.
“After a thorough investigation , I have decided to reject the outcome of the recent election,Jammeh” MoJammehsaid.
“I lament serious and unacceptable abnormalities which have reportedly transpired during the electoral process.

Breaking News: 5 Worst Performing Ministers In Buhari's Administration 2016

Ministers are supposed to complement the president of any country as they are meant to implement the policies of his or her government.
When President Muhammadu Buhari spent six months scouting the whole country looking for competent men and women to appoint as his ministers, Nigerians felt he knew exactly what he was doing and that the people he would finally settle for would be people who will hit the ground running.
But close to two years after they were sworn in, some of these ministers have turned out to be monumental catastrophes, so much that many wonders if they were really the right people for the jobs.

If they are not enmeshed in controversies, they are enacting anti-people policies or making statements that are out of place with the offices they occupy.
1. Solomon Dalung (Minister of Youth and Sports)
2. Lai Mohammed (Minister of Information and Culture)
3. Kemi Adeosun (Minister of Finance)
4. Audu Ogbeh (Minister of Agriculture)
5. Aisha Alhassan (Minister of women Affairs)

HEALING - Meet The Pastor Who Gives Members Dettol To Drink [Photos]

A South African pastor gave one of his member Dettol to drink during church service
The pastor said the disinfectant will heal the congregation of all their afflictions 
He also claimed that God instructed him to use Dettol for healing
A South African Pastor Rufus Phala was caught on camera given a member of his church antiseptic liquid, Dettol, to drink.
The pastor popularly known as Prophet Rufus is the general overseer of AK Spiritual Christian Church in Makgodu, Limpopo.
It was gathered that the member who was fed with the disinfectant alongside other members of the church were made to be that drinking the Dettol will heal them from their afflictions.
Daily Sun, South Africa, reports that Prophet Rufus made his members drink the anti-bacterial liquid during service on Sunday.
“I know Dettol is harmful, but God instructed me to use it. I was the first one to drink it,” the pastor said prophetically.
He also promised his followers that the fluid will heal their sicknesses.
He claimed he has been receiving messages on from people who have been healed through his prophesy on Whatsapp.
However, a medical practitioner Mabowa Makhomisane said Dettol becomes harmful when mixed with water.
Makhomisane said: “But if it goes into your stomach and gets absorbed into your body, it decreases the amount of oxygen in your system. This might cause to you collapse and die.”
He said: “If you vomit the liquid into your lungs, it causes aspiration pneumonia.
“Your lungs will get swollen and you won’t be able to breathe.”
The doctor however, advised those who partook of Prophet Rufus healing process to consult a physician immediately.
This, he said, is to check whether any damage was done by the disinfectant to their bodies.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Panic As Police Check Point Makes Train, Trailer Collide In Aba [Details]

An early morning accident woke up some residents of Aba today, December 9.
An Umuahia-Port Harcourt bound train with number 2212 on Friday ran into an articulated vehicle. 
Fortunately, there were no casualties.
An Umuahia-Port Harcourt bound train with number 2212 ran into an articulated vehicle in the commercial city of Aba on Friday, December 9.
Both the train and the vehicle were damaged, but there were no casualties, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. 
The accident damaged the electrical connections in the train’s engine and left it immovable on one part of the road.
The incident caused traffic gridlock in the city for many hours, leaving many stranded and preventing some others from attending to their businesses.
An eye witness, Mr Cyril Ohaegbu said the accident happened at about 5:45 a.m. Ohaegbu who seels bread by the Railway Flagmen office, said he had resumed for business when the accident happened.
According to him, some policemen were conducting stop and search at a spot very close to the railway track when the accident occurred.
“The driver of the articulated vehicle was being stopped by the police and he didn’t stop but when he reached a point, he became confused because of the intensity of the moving train’s horn.
“Because his vehicle is the long type, he did not know whether to go forward or backward so he stopped there and ran away. That is why the train hit his vehicle,”Ohaegbu said. 
Another eye-witness, Mr Okechukwu Ebere reiterated Ohaegbu’s claims saying “policemen were stopping the driver of the articulated vehicle but he failed to stop.” 
He went on to say the accident occurred because the railway level crossings had lost their boom barriers which bar vehicles from crossing when trains are approaching.
He urged the federal government and the Nigerian Railway Corporation to replace the barriers to save lives of residents.

Police Shoot Protesting Students At LAUTECH

Men of the Nigerian Police Force fired live bullets at students protesting the prolonged closure of the Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology (LAUTECH).
The university which is jointly owned by the Oyo and Osun state government has been shut down for six months following a protest over the result of the SUG elections. The nonpayment of the school’s staff also led to a protest by the school’s ASUU chapter.
Academic members of staff insisted that until their salaries and allowances are paid, the results of examinations will not be release

Nigerians Blast Sports Minister Over Comment On Super Falcons [See Comments]

Controversy and mixed reactions has trailed the outspoken Minister of Youth & Sports, Solomon Dalung, after his controversial comments on Nigeria's Super Falcons.

While speaking to state house correspondents in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, stated that the reason the Super Falcons who recently won the African Women Cup of Nations have not been paid their allowances is because they were not expected to win the competition.

"Don’t forget that nobody even knew the team would emerge victorious. If we were confident they would emerge victorious, all the federation would have done is to plan for process of participation and entitlement.
"And when they win, it’s already established in sports tradition that when you win, this is what you’re entitled to. The situation is highly unfortunate and I don’t like it, these girls have given confidence to women who want to embrace sports. So, this will go a long way in killing this laudable achievement. It’s unfortunate, but we’ll make sure the right thing is done," he said

Just like we all expected, Nigerians took to social media and blasted the minister him for making such statement. 

Below are comments we culled from twitter;