Monday, August 12, 2019

Peter Obi Rejects Report US Denied Him Visa

Peter Obi Rejects Report US Denied Him Visa


Peter Obi Rejects Report US Denied Him Visa

Peter Obi, the vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last Nigeria's election has denied the viral news that the United States refused to issue him the country's visa.

Obi, who is the ex-governor of Anambra State made this revelation through his media adviser, Valentine Obienyem.

His adviser had revealed that Peter Obi is presently in the United States on the invitation of highly-placed officials.

Other details below:
Obi is a good brand such that organisations and countries are satisfied to associate with him because he has proven to be a
highly responsible person and politician.

“Those peddling the rumour are the same people that are exasperated by the honour coming his way and are desperately trying to associate his name with one crime or untoward action not purely out of hate, but out of the desire to prove that he is human and can sin a
little.

“Regrettably for them, Obi will not be caught in the web of their wickedness and intrigues because he is simply living his life without
pretences.”

Obienyem has slammed individuals spreading such information, stressing that Peter Obi has exhibited high managerial acumen and superlative performance as the governor of the state.

Obienyem further added, “One wonders why anybody should think in terms of Obi being denied a visa.

“Could it probably be because of his (Obi’s) superlative performance in Anambra State, which saw him leaving N75bn in the treasury for his successor; building a teaching hospital from the scratch; paying over N37bn in arrears of pension and gratuities since 1999; returning of schools to the Church and offering them massive support.”

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The Latest: Israeli Troops Kill Gunman Near Gaza Fence

The Latest: Israeli Troops Kill Gunman Near Gaza Fence

The Latest: Israeli troops kill gunman near Gaza fence
Gaza's Health Ministry says a 26-year-old Palestinian was killed after exchanging fire with Israeli troops along the perimeter fence surrounding the coastal territory.

The Israeli military says an "armed terrorist" approached the frontier early Sunday and opened fire toward troops on the other side, who responded by shooting at the attacker. The army says a tank also targeted a nearby military post operated by the Islamic militant group Hamas.

The Palestinian ministry identified the deceased as Marwan Nasser. It was not clear if he was a member of an armed group, and no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

On Saturday, Israeli troops killed four Palestinian militants who the army said had tried to carry out a cross-border attack. Hamas, which has ruled Gaza since 2007, said the attack was an "individual act" carried out by frustrated youths and was not planned by the group.

Clashes have erupted between Muslim worshippers and Israeli police at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the violence at the site, which Muslims refer to as the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and Jews refer to as the Temple Mount. Thousands of Muslims had flocked to the site early Sunday for holiday prayers.

It is the holiest site for Jews and the third holiest for Muslims. It has long been a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israeli police barred entry to the compound to Jewish visitors on Sunday before clashes erupted. Sunday is also the Ninth of Av, the Jewish day of mourning for the destruction of the two Biblical temples built on the site in antiquity.

(YahooNews)
Trump Boosts Bills To Teach His Favorite Book — The Bible — In Public Schools

Trump Boosts Bills To Teach His Favorite Book — The Bible — In Public Schools

Trump boosts bills to teach his favorite book — the Bible — in public schools
President Trump signaled his support on Monday for state bills that would allow public schools to teach courses in the Bible, which he once proclaimed was his favorite book.

Trump’s tweet came minutes after “Fox & Friends” aired a segment Monday morning on pending legislation in six states — Florida, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Virginia and West Virginia — that would allow Bible literacy courses to become a part of a public school education.

“Nothing beats the Bible,” Trump famously said on the campaign trail in 2015 — not even “The Art of the Deal.”

The Christian activists who crafted the template for inserting the Bible into public school curricula celebrated the president’s endorsement of the idea.

“We were excited to see it happen,” Steven Fitschen, president of the National Legal Foundation, told Yahoo News. “The model bill that we were involved with is for the state level, but we were excited to see him use his bully pulpit, so to speak.”

Fitschen said the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation — a nonprofit group formed by former Virginia Republican Congressman J. Randy Forbes to promote “restoring Judeo-Christian principles” — hired him to help draft the text of legislation that could withstand First Amendment challenges to teaching the Bible in schools.

“We looked at what was already in existence and tried to craft a model bill so we could eliminate any constitutional problems, so there could be a course that taught about Islam or Buddhism or any other religion. Many other schools already have comparative religion courses,” Fitschen said. “The reason we centered in on the Bible, the Old Testament and the New Testament, is the history of the country, how much of our idiom and our political framework, all these things that were biblically derived because of the historical situation with many of the early colonists.”

The American Civil Liberties Union blasted both the attempt to infuse Bible literacy courses in public schools and Trump’s support of it. Its concern is that, notwithstanding Fitschen’s self-proclaimed commitment to religious neutrality, in practice the courses could, at least in some states, amount to a form of Christian evangelism.

“Yet again, President Trump is exploiting religious divisions to score political points. Public school Bible courses are rarely taught neutrally and objectively as required by the Constitution,” Daniel Mach, director of the ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, told Yahoo News in an email. “Instead, these courses usually resemble Sunday school classes that blatantly violate students’ and parents’ First Amendment rights. Religious education is best left to families and faith communities, not public school officials.”

Just as the pro-business American Legislative Exchange Council crafts model bills that can be adapted and introduced in states across the country, the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation’s blueprint for inserting the Bible into public schools follows a similar starter-kit approach.

“We don’t get involved with the legislative battles,” Fitschen said. “Instead what we do is we put together model bills that we think would work in any of the 50 states, and it’s up on the foundation website.”

While bills following the foundation’s template failed to pass in Alabama, Iowa and West Virginia last year, Kentucky passed its version, House Bill 128, in 2017, over objections from the ACLU, and it was signed into law by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

Supporters of Bible literacy classes say the text is being taught as a historical and cultural document, but the ACLU contends that including it in the curriculum is a way to promote religion.

In several of these classes, teachers are using the Bible to impart religious life lessons and actively inculcate Christianity,” the ACLU of Kentucky wrote in a letter last year to schools seeking clarity on how the text would be presented to students.

Bills written by pro-religious groups that seek to influence the public school curriculum are not uncommon in the U.S. A new Florida measure authored by the Florida Citizens Alliance and sponsored in the state’s Legislature by Republican Rep. Dennis Baxley seeks to require public schools to teach alternatives to climate change and evolution.

A September poll from the Public Religion Research Institute found Trump’s approval rating from white evangelicals holding firm at 71 percent, and Monday’s tweet probably won’t change that.

A course in Biblical literacy might have helped Trump, who once mistakenly referred to one of the New Testament books as “Two Corinthians” instead of “Second Corinthians” — embarrassingly, at a speech at the evangelical Liberty University.

On its website, the National Legal Foundation says its mission is to “prayerfully create and implement innovative strategies that, through decisive action, will cause America’s public policy and legal system to support and facilitate God’s purpose for her.”

Both the NLF and the CPCF view their goal of seeing Bible literacy taught in schools in all 50 states as a longterm project.

“I expect in some the states where it has failed they’ll try again,” Fitschen said.
Army Denies Arresting Notorious Criminal, Bobrisky

Army Denies Arresting Notorious Criminal, Bobrisky

The Nigerian Army has denied reports that its soldiers have arrested a suspected notorious cult leader, popularly known as Bobrisky in Gokana local government area of Rivers State.
Army denies arresting notorious criminal, Bobrisky

Recall that the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike last Friday August 9th, announced that soldiers in the state have arrested the notorious criminal.

The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 6 Division, Colonel Aminu Illiyasu, has however denied the claims made by the governor. In an interview with The Leadership, Illiyasu said soldiers did not arrest Bobrisky or any other criminal in Gokana local government area.

We don’t know what they are talking about. If such thing has happened, I would have been the first to inform you. When we got Don Wanny, I sent you pictures and the statement as early as 4:00am in the morning, because I couldn’t get all of you to come and take pictures yourself.

“When we got Mene, I sent the statement and pictures to you even before you started calling me. But, the issue of Bobrisky, we don’t know anything about it. If the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army  was involved, I wouldn’t have waited for you to call before passing the information to you.”

The governor on Thursday August 8th, placed a N30 million bounty on Bobrisky. Hours later, he announced that the suspected criminal had been arrested by soldiers after his promise to reward anybody with information that could lead to his arrest.

The Army has captured Bobrisky of Gokana. I will pay the bounty that I promised to the Nigerian Army. Anyone  who  generates insecurity in Rivers State, I am ready to pay any amount to ensure the arrest of that person.” the governor said
(LIB blog)
PDP Wins All 8 Seats In Bayelsa LGA Election

PDP Wins All 8 Seats In Bayelsa LGA Election

PDP Wins All 8 Seats In Bayelsa LGA Election
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the eight local government areas of Bayelsa, in the just concluded election organised by the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC), on Saturday, August 11.

It was gathered that Bayelsa has eight LGAs, and it won all as the All Progressives Congress (APC), did not partake in the election, because of some alleged irregularities according to them.

The returning officer, Frank Ebikumor, on Sunday in Yenagoa announced that Dengiye Ubarugu of the PDP polled 42,539 votes to defeat ADC, who polled 1,031 votes in Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA. In Southern-Ijaw, the returning officer, Dr Nwiwu Johnson announced that Nigeria Kia of the PDP scored 107,150 to defeat AD, who scored 2,489 votes.

 In Ekeremor LGA, the returning officer, Dr Victor Ayibatonye, announced that Chief Perekeme Petula emerged winner with 62,529 votes, as other parties had no vote. Also, in Sagbama LGA, where Governor Seriake Dickson hails from, the returning officer, Dr ThankGod Apere, announced that Alah Embeleakpo, had 96,468 votes as other parties had no vote.

 In Brass LGA, the returning officer, Timothy Ogiaba, announced that Victor Isaiah of the PDP scored 28,667 votes, while LP scored 2,948 votes. Ogbia LGA, Ebiye Ogoli, the returning officer, announced that Turner Ebinyo of the PDP scored 17,661 votes to defeat ADC, who scored 1,017.

While in Yenagoa, the returning officer, Dr Good-head Abraham, declared that Uroupaye Nimizuoa of the PDP scored 98,831 votes to defeat Lawrence Kwokwo of ADC, who scored 636 votes.

In his remarks, Dr Remember Ogbe, the BYSIEC chairman, said the process was peaceful in all the areas where elections were conducted.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign coordinator in Zamfara state in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Bature Sambo, and other top officials of the APC have reportedly left the party. Sambo and other top APC officials defected on Thursday, August 8, to the PDP in a ceremony in the Gusau Government House.

Others who dumped the APC reportedly included the current board chairman, National Hospital Port Harcourt, Alhaji Muktari Anka; the immediate past commissioner for youth development, Alhaji Abdullahi Mohammed; the immediate past special adviser, Alhaji Ibrahim Ajala, and over 6,000 other APC supporters.

Sambo reportedly said he decided to join the PDP because of the performance of Governor Bello Matawalle within a few months of his administration.
(Legit)
Xenophobia: Buhari, South African President To Meet In October

Xenophobia: Buhari, South African President To Meet In October

Xenophobia: Buhari, South African president to meet in October
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa in October for talks on trade and the security of citizens, Nigeria’s presidency said.

FreshReporters News understood that Buhari accepted an invitation to visit the South African leader to discuss “recurrent issues concerning well-being of the Nigerian community in South Africa, and the need to promote trade and investment,” Garba Shehu, a Nigerian government spokesman, said in an emailed statement.

He said that a specific date wasn’t given.

Dozens of Nigerian have been killed in South Africa in anti-immigrant attacks, drawing outrage from the Nigerian Parliament in Abuja.

A bi-lateral commission will also be inaugurated during the visit tasked with implementing cooperation agreements on energy, transport and security made in 2016 during a state visit to Nigeria by former South African President Jacob Zuma: Shehu.

Nigeria and South Africa vie as the continent’s biggest economies, with trade between the two nations doubling to 4.5 billion dollars  in 2018 from the previous year, according to Bloomberg estimates.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

South African Lady Set To Marry Her Ex-boyfriend's Brother

South African Lady Set To Marry Her Ex-boyfriend's Brother

South African lady set to marry her ex-boyfriend's brother
A South African lady revealed plans of marrying her ex-boyfriend's brother she started dating after their breakup, in response to a tweet about a 'Situation God turned around'.

@SlimBunny0maintained that she doesn't care about the name calling that trailed the disclosure and also added that she wouldn't have gone public if she never read testimonies from other Twitter users.

Read her tweets below;
South African lady set to marry her ex-boyfriend's brother
South African lady set to marry her ex-boyfriend's brother
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