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Friday, April 29, 2016

NIMASA Boss Calls for Inter Agency Deployment of Resources To Combat Piracy



NIMASA Boss Calls for Inter Agency Deployment of Resources to Combat Piracy

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has called for the deployment of inter Agency resources including the use of advanced technology to secure Nigeria’s maritime domain.

 Dr. Peterside who made the call when he led a delegation of the Management of the Agency to the Air Force Head Quarters in Abuja , seeks  collaborative ways of dealing with the rising cases of piracy in the Nigerian waters.

The Nimasa boss requested the immediate review of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the Agency has with the Nigerian Air Force with a view to strengthening the Agency’s capacity to deal with maritime crimes as well as reduce the response time for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.

He commended the Nigerian Air Force and the military for the successful prosecution of the war against insurgency in the North East .
According to him “now Nigeria can begin to discuss developmental issues for the good of all its citizens”.

While emphasising that maritime security needs a multi sectoral and inter Agency collaboration, Dr. Peterside called on relevant stakeholders to pool national resources together to defeat piracy and other maritime crimes for the economic prosperity of Nigeria.

He pledged the commitment of the Agency to partner with the Nigerian Air Force in order to fight this economic crime and reposition Nigeria as a major hub for maritime activities in the West and Central African sub region.

 In his Response, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar said the Air Force can deploy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) attached with cameras in addition to its fleet of Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) to enhance the surveillance of the Nigerian maritime domain.

Air Marshal Abubakar who said that the Air Force has several senior officers with competence in aeronautic engineering informed the NIMASA delegation that the Force has produced a prototype that is already in use and that they are ready to build capacity of some NIMASA personnel to handle UAVs.

While calling on the assistance of NIMASA and other relevant stakeholders for mass production of these UAVs, the Air Chief also pledged the support of the Nigerian Air Force to partner with the Agency to deal with maritime crimes.

It will be recalled that NIMASA and the Nigerian Air Force had endorsed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian Air Force where the Force is expected to provide air surveillance of the maritime domain as well as provide support to the Agency’s search and rescue operations amongst others.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Wike is Running A Parallel Country - Rivers APC

Wike.

Wike Running A Parallel Country - Rivers APC

 Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives congress (APC) has alleged that the governor of the state, Nylson Wike, is presently running a parallel country of his own contrary to the law of Nigeria.

The state chairman of the party, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, told newsmen in Abuja at the national Secretariat of APC that the governor does not obey any part of the Constitution of the land.

His words: “It is very pathetic what is happening in Rivers State now. The PDP Governor in Rivers state seems to be running a country of his own. He does not obey any part of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He gives his own rules, he has his own sets of laws and he does not bother about the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“I can give you instances; first and foremost, this is a man that has his own army that is free to kill and then all he does is go to call AIT and he would give reasons why he should kill. This is somebody that has actually threatened anybody that wants to conduct elections in Rivers state to write his will. We lost a youth corper, some soldiers were killed, an State Security Services (SSS) operative was killed.

“Two days ago, Dr. Vincent Elvin Eebee was killed in Bori and this is where Nyemsom Wike has blackmailed soldiers not to carryout their constitutional duty of taking away arms from criminals. We are aware also that the office of our Senator, Senator Magnus Abe was brought down by bombs planted by hoodlums in that area.”

 While reacting to the recent election in Rivers state which was declared inconclusive by the INEC, the APC chairman said: “It was very sad that the election could go the way it went in Rivers State. You can see an election concluded and five days after, the result would be announced and some other results are not announced. Wherever APC won, there was no announcement, wherever PDP maneuvered, it was announced.

 “It is very very sad, even an election where the officer was asked to announce PDP at gunpoint and it was on social media everything, that result was still announced. The day that the INEC electoral Commissioner was giving certificate to those PDP people, he told them, none of you won any election, but because INEC is not a court, we have to give them the certificate.

“It is so pathetic that we would have a state in a country that would be completely lawless. It would interest you to know that we have also complained to the Inspector-General of Police, who said to us that he has given clear orders that the police should be professionals, but that order is not been obeyed in the state.”

-Dr Ibiamu Davies Ikanya,
 APC Rivers State Chairman

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Nigeria Has More Gold Than South Africa


Nigeria has more gold than South Africa, according to Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State in northern Nigeria. In fact, a local government area in Kaduna has more gold than South Africa.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

There is No Government in Libya


There is no government in Libya since the US backed rebels toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, and left the north African country in chaos and in ruins. Various political factions, including the Islamists' Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are fighting over the control of Libya for the oil.

 The UN-backed government arrived Tripoli and was welcomed with sporadic gunfire by opposing factions and not by jubilation. And the new government will operate from a former Naval Base.

 Libya has two major exports; oil and illegal migrants of which thousands of them are crossing the Mediterranean Sea to work as labourers and sex slaves in Europe.

As the proverbial saying goes, "where there is no law, there is no sin", so criminals and rebels are using Libya as their battlefield and playground.

The lawless state of Libya is what will happen in Syria if the Syrian rebels overthrow President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.

The US and NATO should not support Syrian rebels, because they are also united with ISIL. They are all terrorists. Their leaders are both intellectually and politically immature and insecure. They will become embroiled in factional conflicts and Syria will be easily overtaken by the ISIL and will end up as lawless as Libya.

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Awesome Apple iPad Pro Launched in Nigeria

 
The Awesome Apple iPad Pro Launched in Nigeria 


The amazing new Apple iPad, the magnificent iPad Pro was Launched yesterday Friday morning at the prestigious Radisson Blue Anchorage on Victoria Island, Lagos.
The iStore in Nigeria demonstrated how the iPad Pro comes with more package in size and applications for an awesome experience for both the techie and newbie.

The first sight is the huge size at 12 by 8.68 inches! iPad Pro is the largest and most powerful iPad ever designed, yet it’s only 6.9mm thin and weighs just 1.57 lbs. Its 12.9-inch Retina display along with the powerful new multi-tasking features of iOS 9, meaning iPad Pro can do things no iPad has done before.

Invited journalists and bloggers at the event.
Guests admiring the iPas Pro.
Mrs. Ronke Adebule, Executive Director of JSP Communications Limited with Mrs. Funke Osae-Brown, Publisher/Managing Editor, The Luxury Reporter.

The iPad Pro is almost twice larger than the iPad Mini and larger than iPad Air 2 and larger than a closed 12-inch MacBook with more applications for productivity and content creation.

Body Dimensions 305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9 mm (12.04 x 8.69 x 0.27 in)
Weight 713 g (Wi-Fi) / 723 g (LTE) (1.57 lb)
SIM Nano-SIM/ Apple SIM (US & UK)
- Apple Pencil stylus
Display Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 12.9 inches (~77.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 2048 x 2732 pixels (~264 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Platform OS iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.2.1
Chipset Apple A9X
CPU Dual-core 2.26 GHz (Twister)
Memory
Internal      32/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera Primary 8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm, autofocus
Features 1.12µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec
Secondary 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
NFC NFC


USB v3.0, reversible connector
Features Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 (Safari)


- Apple Smart Keyboard magnetic dock (optional)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- iCloud cloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- TV-out
- Maps
- Audio/video player/editor
- Organizer
- Document viewer/editor
- Photo viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial/command
- Predictive text input
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 10,307 mAh battery (38.8 Wh)
Stand-by
Talk time Up to 10 h (multimedia)

Colors  Space Gray, Silver, Gold

Apple iStore 
Ikeja Mall Shop 62, Ikeja City Mall,
Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: 070 8068 0060  



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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Defend Yourselves Against Hausa Fulani Terrorists By All Means Possible



Defend Yourselves Against Hausa Fulani Terrorists By All Means Possible 

Hausa Fulani herdsmen on killing spree in the middle belt of Nigeria have continued to invade more communities and killing more people with the gruesome murder of teenagers in Benue Community

The victims in all the communities attacked by these rampaging Hausa Fulani terrorists should stop whining and start defending themselves by all means possible. 

If Hausa Fulani herdsmen can carry and use military weapons, you should also arm and defend yourselves with military weapons until the federal government intervenes and disarms them. 

Crying, lamenting and weeping over the corpses of your people murdered by these beasts will not save you from further terrorist attacks. 

The impunity of these lawless Hausa Fulani herdsmen trespassing and terrorizing other Nigerians must stop. 

Any government that cannot guaranty the safety and security of the citizens is an incompetent government.  

The only solution now is to arm and defend yourselves by all means possible and even if you have to nuke these marauding terrorists, do so to put an end to their attacks and save your lives and secure your future in your lands. 

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Fulani herdsmen kill 2, sack 25 villages in Benue
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Fulani-herdsman. The attackers also rendered close to 3,000 homeless after several houses ...
15 feared dead as Fulani herdsmen attack another Benue community
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

President Buhari, Disarm Hausa–Fulani Herdsmen and Don't Be Their Apologist

President Muhammadu Buhari has become an apologist of the lawless Hausa Fulani herdsmen terrorizing farmers from the northern states to the southern states of Nigeria. And many Nigerians have accused him of defending them, because he is also Hausa like them. So, he feels reluctant to condemn the atrocities of his kinsmen.

Hausa Fulani herdsmen have been using military weapons to trespass and occupy farmlands. attacking and killing hundreds of farmers who confronted them.
They kill men, women and children.
They have also raped many girls and women whenever they invade these farmlands and none of them has been convicted for their crimes.

The best President Buhari and other national leaders have done is to make flippant and nonchalant statements asking for grazing rights for the Hausa Fulani herdsmen. But they have never prosecuted them as criminals for trespassing, murder and rape.
The 2015 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) listed Hausa Fulani herdsmen among the deadliest terror groups in the world after Boko Haram, Isis, Taliban and al-Shabaab. And until they are disarmed and prosecuted for their crimes, the Nigerian government is seen as aiding and abetting terrorism.

The only solution is to disarm them and teach them modern livestock farming within the borders of their own states and stop them from their lawless trespassing of farmlands outside their states of origin.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Nigerian Startup Among Finalists Competing for $1M in Global Venture Contest


Angel Adelaja, Founder/CEO, Fresh Direct Produce and Agro-Allied Services.
Nigerian Startup Among Finalists Competing for $1M in Chivas Regal's Global Venture Contest


 Angel Adelaja's Fresh Direct Produce and Agro­-Allied Services startup has been announced as one of the 27 extraordinary startups from around the world that will compete for a share of the $1Million fund of The Venture in 2016.. 
See full report on https://www.theventure.com/global/en/.  

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Monday, March 14, 2016

North Will Not Tolerate Any Extreme Group Again- Ortom



 Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State.

North Will Not Tolerate Any Extreme Group Again- Ortom

 Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom today declared that the North will no longer tolerate any extremist group which threatens the peace of the region.
The Governor who made this declaration today while addressing a group of protesters led by a civil rights organisation, Conference of Minority Tribes at the Benue Peoples House also assured the people of government's continued protection from external attacks.

Cement Market in Nigeria 2015-2019



Cement Market in Nigeria 2015-2019

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- About cement market in Nigeria

The demand for cement in Nigeria witnessed a healthy growth as a result of large-scale investment in the construction sector. In 2014, the construction sector accounted for 3.58% of the GDP. In 2014, the non-residential sector (transport and power infrastructure) accounted for the largest share in the construction market. Therefore, owing to such large-scale projects, the demand for cement is also increasing rapidly.