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World Politics / Former South African President Zuma Released From Prison On Medical Parole by admin: 03:20 pm On 9 Sep
Former South African President Jacob Zuma has been released from prison on medical parole due to ill health, the government's correctional services department said Sunday.

Zuma, 79, has been serving a 15-month prison sentence since July for contempt of court after defying a summons to appear at an inquiry into corruption during his time in office.
"Medical parole placement for Mr Zuma means that he will complete the remainder of the sentence in the system of community corrections, whereby he must comply with a specific set of conditions and will be subjected to supervision until his sentence expires," South Africa's Department of Correctional Services (DCS) said in a statement on Sunday.
Last month, Zuma was admitted to an outside hospital where he underwent surgeries for an undisclosed ailment, according to prison authorities.
The DCS said it was "impelled" to grant Zuma medical parole after receiving a medical report.
"Apart from being terminally ill and physically incapacitated, inmates suffering from an illness that severely limits their daily activity or self-care can also be considered for medical parole," the statement said.
The DCS appealed to South Africans "to afford Mr Zuma dignity as he continues to receive medical treatment."

Deadly violence erupted in South Africa in July after Zuma handed himself in to custody, triggering widespread protests and looting as soldiers and police struggled to restore order. It was some of the worst violence the country had seen in years.
Zuma's successor, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, said the unrest was "instigated" and that that he would not allow "anarchy and mayhem to unfold in the country."
Zuma served as president from 2009 to 2018 and was once widely celebrated as a key figure in the country's liberation movement. He spent 10 years in prison with anti-apartheid hero and former President Nelson Mandela.
But his nine years in power were marred with allegations of high-level corruption, which he has repeatedly denied.
Zuma is accused of corruption involving three businessmen close to him -- brothers Atul, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta -- and allowing them to influence government policy, including the hiring and firing of ministers to align with the family's business interests. The Guptas deny wrongdoing but left South Africa after Zuma was ousted from the presidency.

edition.cnn.com/2021/09/05/africa/jacob-zuma-medical-parole-intl-hnk/index.html

World Politics / ‘we Stockpiled Weapons’: Afghan Resistance Remains Confident In Last Holdout by admin: 11:12 am On 9 Sep
Only one of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces has managed to resist the Taliban takeover: Panjshir, located in northeastern Afghanistan, 100 km from Kabul, is the stronghold of resistance commander Massoud, succeeded by his son, Ahmad. Images online show how resistance fighters have prepared to battle the Taliban, which in turn has shared propaganda images as a show of force. The FRANCE 24 Observers team was able to talk to a politician close to the resistance movement.

With an area of 3,610 km², Panjshir is the smallest province in Afghanistan. However, the region is surrounded by mountains reaching up to 5,768 metres, and home to 145 glaciers. This hostile environment is connected to the rest of the country by only four roads, two to the north and two to the south.

It was here that the "Lion of Panjshir", commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, stood up to the Soviets (from 1979 to 1989) and then the Taliban (from 1996 to 2001). Massoud was head of the Panjshir resistance movement, called the Northern Alliance, before his assassination on September 9, 2001.

Today, the Northern Alliance is led by his son, Ahmad Massoud. The group has allied with several other movements to form the National Resistance Front, which aims to protect Panjshir from Taliban occupation.

However, the FRANCE 24 Observers team was able to verify two other videos published by the Taliban, claiming they were taken in Panjshir. The Taliban fighters in these videos are actually by the Gulbahar bridge in the Parwan district, around 1.7 km south of the Panjshir border. Therefore, these videos do not prove that the Taliban has penetrated Panjshir.

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Food/Diets / North America’s Largest Wholesale Food Distributor Forced To Delay by admin: 02:29 pm On 8 Aug
North America’s largest wholesale food distributor, Sysco, has had to delay or pause service to a "limited number of customers" in various locations around the country due to unprecedented labor shortages.

To combat the issue, the company is "aggressively recruiting delivery partners and warehouse associates," with the goal to restore service to impacted customers as soon as possible, a Sysco spokesperson told FOX Business in a statement.

During a call with investors earlier this month, Sysco CEO Kevin Hourican noted that the company was able to hire over 6,000 associates in the second half of fiscal 2021. However, Hourican said the company still needs to increase its workforce due to the fact that "business recovery is happening faster than we had modeled."

"It is a very tight labor market out there and we are working extremely hard to ensure we can fill all of our warehouse and driver positions," he told investors

In addition to the labor shortages, Hourican noted that product shortages are also "undoubtedly putting some pressure on our cost to serve at this time."

During the call, Hourican couldn't predict exactly when inflation will normalize although he told investors that he was "confident" that the company will "see a return to a more balanced supply and demand equation in the future, which will return inflation to more normal levels."

Sysco said Wednesday that the company has been facing price increases in categories like poultry, beef, paper and disposables.

However, Sysco isn't alone.

United Natural Foods Inc., which is another major distributor, told Bloomberg that it was also struggling to meet demand, citing labor shortages and challenges with importing certain goods.

The company projects "supplier challenges in the short term with gradual improvement through the fall and winter, a spokesperson for the distributor said.

For now, the company says its "working diligently to recover and bring their shelves back to normal inventory levels as quickly as possible."


www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/north-america-largest-wholesale-food-distributor-turning-away-customers

US Politics / The War In Afghanistan Cost America $2.3t Over 2 Decades by admin: 02:21 pm On 8 Aug
America's nearly 20-year military mission to reshape Afghanistan was the United State's longest foreign war, with a death toll in the tens of thousands and a multitrillion-dollar price tag that future generations will be paying off for years to come.

The war in Afghanistan began in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Oct. 7, 2001 as part of former President George W. Bush's wider war against terrorism. Four U.S. presidents have presided over the war.

The cumulative cost of the war – including operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan – is $2.31 trillion, according to new figures published this week by the Brown University Costs of War project. That figure does not include future expenditures, including lifetime care for U.S. veterans or future interest payments on money borrowed to fund the war.

The long-term costs of providing veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq with medical care and disability benefits could be as high as $2.5 trillion, according to one estimate published by Linda Bilmes, a professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School.
And unless the U.S. changes its method of paying for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the interest payments on existing war debt may top $8 trillion by 2050, the analysis shows.

There's also the human toll from the war: 800,000 U.S. service members served in Afghanistan since October 2001, according to the Defense Department. More than 6,000 Americans died, while more than 100,000 Afghans were killed.

Over 20,000 American service members were wounded in the war effort, according to the Defense Department.

The U.S. is on track to end its two-decade involvement in Afghanistan by Aug. 31, mere weeks after the Taliban – in a massive military blitz that lasted less than 10 days – overran the government and staged a swift takeover.

"After 20 years, I’ve learned the hard way that there was never a good time to withdraw U.S. forces," President Biden said from the White House on Monday.

Sports / Pep Guardiola Says He Plans To Leave Manchester City In 2023 As Harry Kane Says by admin: 01:55 pm On 8 Aug
Manchester City suffered a double blow on Wednesday as manager Pep Guardiola said he plans to leave the club in 2023 as Spurs striker Harry Kane announced he is staying at the London team.

The prospect of Kane moving to City came to a screeching halt on Wednesday as the England captain announced on Twitter that he would be staying at the club he's spent the majority of his career at.
"It was incredible to see the reception from the Spurs fans on Sunday and to read some of the messages of support I've had in the last few weeks," Kane wrote in a social media post on Wednesday,
"I will be staying at Tottenham this summer and will be 100% focused on helping the team achieve success."
Kane -- whose contract at Spurs runs until 2024 -- had previously said he'd like to leave this summer, and believed he had a gentleman's agreement with chairman Daniel Levy make that happen.
However, Levy refused to budge on reported $200 million asking price. Having already signed Jack Grealish for £100m, Manchester City seemed unwilling to stump up that sum.
After not turning up for scheduled training and coronavirus tests, Kane then missed the first two games of the season, before finally making his first appearance on Sunday, coming on as a substitute in Spurs' 1-0 Premier League win over Wolves.
READ: French top-flight league match abandoned after fans invade pitch and clash with players
Kane during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur.
Kane during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur.
The end of an era?
Meanwhile Guardiola said he plans to leave the club when his current contract runs out in 2023.
The Spaniard, who joined the club in 2016, feels he will need a rest after seven years at the helm.
"After seven years at this team, I think I'm going to have a stop," said Guardiola, who was peaking at an online event organized by Brazilian financial services company XP Investimentos, and quoted by ESPN Brasil.
"I will have a break, see what we've done. And in the process, I would like to train a national team, South American, European ... Playing a Copa América -- I want to have that experience."
Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features, and videos
Guardiola looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Norwich City.
Guardiola looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Norwich City.
The 50-year-old has won three Premier League titles, one FA Cup and four League Cups during his time in Manchester.
Guardiola took a year break following his departure from Barcelona in 2012 after four, trophy-laden years at the Camp Nou before joining Bayern Munich in 2013.
City did not immediately reply to CNN's request for comment.

edition.cnn.com/2021/08/26/football/manchester-city-guardiola-kane-spt-intl/index.html

World Politics / Terror Threats Hamper Afghanistan Evacuation As Biden's Deadline Looms by admin: 12:49 pm On 8 Aug
A grave and specific ISIS terror threat is hanging over the frantic endgame of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan with time fast running out to rescue up to 1,500 Americans and the fate of fleeing Afghans looking darker by the hour.

President Joe Biden is so far sticking to his Tuesday deadline for the final exit from a 20-year war in Afghanistan, after an initially chaotic drawdown that has since evolved into a mammoth and daring airlift of more than 95,700 people out of Kabul -- with more than 13,400 people evacuated in the last 24 hours on US and coalition flights, according to the White House.
But in an alarming sign of the deteriorating security environment, US diplomats in Kabul early Thursday local time suddenly warned American citizens to "immediately" leave several gates into the airport, citing security threats.
The warning came hours after a US defense official had told CNN that officials were alarmed by a "very specific threat stream" about the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan, which planned to attack crowds outside the airfield.
Inside, thousands of troops are braving testing conditions and intense heat to fill cargo aircraft with US citizens and Afghans who helped American troops and officials and fear gruesome punishment by the Taliban.
The question now is how long the Pentagon will give the evacuation operation before it transitions to a mission to extract thousands of troops and materiel, which could take several days and curtail the departures of noncombatants.

A source familiar with the situation told CNN's Nick Paton Walsh that there are an estimated 150 American citizens in Afghanistan who the United States needed to get to the airport. The source said the estimate is the number known to need assistance to get to the airport as of Thursday morning.
That means a race against the clock to find and extract the remaining Americans who want to leave and likely means that thousands of Afghan translators and others could be left behind, in a final tragedy of America's longest war.
But the intense military mobilization has bought Biden some political space, after the lightening collapse of the Afghan state and army directly contradicted his predictions that the Taliban would not suddenly seize power and force the United States into a hurried, humiliating retreat.
The operation has so far not cost a single American life. Biden told Americans this week that he would send no more of their sons and daughters to die in Afghanistan. And the fact that US troops are not actively seeking to round up American citizens far from the airport in Taliban territory -- apart from a few publicly known examples -- suggests the White House is keeping the risks of the operation as low as possible. But Washington is on edge, hostage to developments halfway across the globe. Any US fatalities, terror attacks or exchanges of fire with the Taliban could turn a crisis that is poised on a knife edge for the President into a full-blown political disaster, in addition to the human pain and loss they would cause.
As hundreds of Afghans reach US soil, meanwhile, attention is beginning to focus on how the US will absorb the refugees, with some Republicans, including ex-President Donald Trump, already attacking their arrival in a toxic political offensive.

ISIS-K poses 'very real' threat
US troops were already in a deeply vulnerable position on the airport, the last piece of Afghanistan they now control, after the enemy they spent two decades fighting, the Taliban, swept across the country in a lightning advance.
But the added threat from ISIS-K makes the situation even worse. The group is a sworn enemy of the Taliban and the US, so it has every reason to cause mayhem. It showed its awful potency in Kabul earlier this year in an attack on a school for girls that killed dozens of people, mostly children. Thousands of Afghans have been crushing against Taliban checkpoints in recent days, seeking access to gates controlled by US and allied soldiers. Any attack would have the potential to cause terrible casualties. ISIS-K's ranks are believed to have been swelled by escapees from Afghan prisons and potentially a number of hardened fighters from Syria.

"It's hard to overstate the complexity and the danger of this effort," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday. "We're operating in a hostile environment in a city and country now controlled by the Taliban with the very real possibility of an ISIS attack."
Blinken gave the most detailed breakdown yet of the number of Americans who may be in Afghanistan. He said US forces had so far pulled out at least 4,500 US citizens. He said the US had provided another 500 Americans with instructions on how to reach the airport safely. He said officials were inundating the remaining possible 1,000 citizens with emails, texts and calls. But he cautioned that some may have left of their own accord or may not in fact be Americans at all.
Among Americans still in the country are about 20 students from San Diego and their families who traveled to Afghanistan this summer and have been unable to get to Kabul's airport, school and congressional officials told CNN.
Since August 14, more than 82,300 people have been flown out of Kabul, and in an intense 24-hour period from Tuesday to Wednesday, around 19,000 people left on 90 US and coalition flights, Blinken said.
But the fact that even US citizens appear to be having trouble accessing the airport means that potentially tens of thousands of Afghans eligible for resettlement in the US and elsewhere may have already lost their chances.
The Taliban had already said they would stop Afghan citizens from reaching the airport. But officials in Washington said they would do everything they could to get as many Afghans out by the deadline as possible.
"They will not be forgotten," Blinken said. But perhaps ominously for those who want to leave in the next few days, he stressed that the US effort to save Afghans with ties to this country will not cease once the troops leave. It is not clear how that will happen.
"Along with American citizens, nothing is more important to me as secretary of state than to do right by the people who have been working side by side with American diplomats in our embassy," Blinken said. "We are relentlessly focused on getting the locally employed staff out of Afghanistan and out of harm's way."
But the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that his office was fielding messages from many Afghans seeking safe exits. Asked if US forces could extract all remaining citizens and eligible Afghans, McCaul answered, "I don't think it is humanly possible." He also cited what he said were credible stories of translators who had worked for the US being intercepted at the airport, taken home to see their families killed and then being beheaded themselves. CNN has not independently verified the reports.
A growing political storm
Afghans who do manage to get out of the country are not being flown directly to the US. Many are being taken to holding centers in third countries, including Qatar. But those who have undergone security vetting and health checks have already begun to stream into the United States.
Several thousand evacuees have arrived in the US, including 1,200 who have reached the Washington, DC, area, said Maj. Gen. Hank Taylor, deputy director of the Joint Regional Operation.
A CBS News poll released over the weekend found that 81% of Americans thought that the government should help Afghans who had worked with US officials, troops and intelligence agencies come to the US.

But their arrival has already triggered what may turn into a new front of the bitter battle over immigration that Trump and other extremist Republicans have used to ride to power.
While still president, Trump made a deal with the Taliban to leave -- behind the Afghan government's back -- which experts say contributed to the swift collapse of the state. And he made little accommodation for the tens of thousands of Afghans who risked their lives to help US forces and officials over 20 years and are owed sanctuary in return.
Now Trump is slandering many of those same Afghans, claiming -- as he did with Mexico at the start of his 2016 campaign -- that the Taliban are not sending the country's "best" people to the United States.
"We can only imagine how many thousands of terrorists have been airlifted out of Afghanistan and into neighborhoods around the world," Trump said in an inflammatory statement on Tuesday. "What a terrible failure. NO VETTING. How many terrorists will Joe Biden bring to America?" Actually, one of the reasons why the situation has been so chaotic has been the intense vetting that Afghans have had to endure to secure special immigrant visas to the US.
But the ex-President is not alone among politicians seeking to weaponize the Afghan arrivals to activate his base voters. Ohio US Senate candidate J.D. Vance, who's competing for Trump's loyalty in a crowded GOP primary, made a similar attempt in a web video this week, raising the possibility that the issue could be a burning concern of grass roots conservatives in midterm elections next year. Biden will seek to counter such demagoguery when he holds a virtual meeting with bipartisan governors who have shown willingness to temporarily offer refuge or help resettle Afghans brought out of Kabul.
And there was one rare, hopeful note on Wednesday after an otherwise wrenching week of news from Afghanistan, when the US military announced that a baby girl born on a cargo jet after a flight from Kabul to the US Ramstein Air Base in Germany had been named Reach, after the aircraft's call sign.

edition.cnn.com/2021/08/26/politics/president-joe-biden-afghan-refugees-donald-trump-immigration/index.html

World Politics / Australia Reports Record Covid-19 Cases As Sydney Hospitals Set Up Tents by admin: 12:47 pm On 8 Aug
Australia reports record Covid-19 cases as Sydney hospitals set up emergency tents.

Australia's new daily cases of Covid-19 topped 1,000 on Thursday for the first time since the global pandemic began, as two major hospitals in Sydney set up emergency outdoor tents to help deal with a rise in patients.

Sydney, the country's largest city and the epicenter of the current outbreak, is struggling to stamp out a surge in the fast-spreading Delta variant, with daily infections hitting record levels even after two months under lockdown.
The state of New South Wales (NSW), where Sydney is the capital, reported 1,029 new locally acquired cases, exceeding the previous record of 919 from a day earlier. Of the new cases, 969 were detected in greater Sydney, up from 838.
The rapid rise in Covid-19 patients has forced Sydney's Westmead and Blacktown hospitals, which service the city's sprawling western suburbs, to erect tents to screen and swab patients to help manage capacity.
The makeshift unit in the emergency department for Covid-19 patients will help "to offload delays", a Western Sydney Local Health District spokesperson told Reuters.
State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said authorities had quadrupled the number of the state's intensive care ventilators to 2,000 early last year. Although the system is "under pressure", it can withstand the current crisis once vaccination rates rise, she said.
"It might be different to the help you got before because of the situation, but please know the system is kicking in," Berejiklian said at a televised media conference.
Of 116 people in intensive care in NSW, 102 are not vaccinated. Three new deaths were reported, including a man in his 30s who died at home, taking deaths from the latest outbreak to 79, although the death rate has slowed since last year.
In a video posted on Twitter Wednesday night, the Australian Paramedic Association said paramedics were given a choice to wait in their vehicles with infected people or "wait outside in the freezing rain" due to the rise in patients.

The fast-moving Delta strain has taken the gloss off Australia's early success against the virus that kept its coronavirus numbers relatively low, with some 47,700 cases and 989 deaths. About 32% of people above 16 have been fully vaccinated while just over 54% have had at least one dose.
Besides Sydney, the country's second-largest city, Melbourne, and the capital, Canberra, are also in hard lockdowns, putting more than half of the country's 25 million population under strict stay-at-home orders.
Cases in Victoria, home to Melbourne, surged to 80 on Thursday, up from 45 a day earlier.
The federal government is pushing ahead with the country's reopening plans once vaccination rates reach 70%-80%, but some states have hinted they may delay given the rapid growth of cases in Sydney.
Berejiklian said NSW may reach 70% fully vaccinated by mid-October, and airline Qantas said it was preparing for international travel to resume in December.
Also on Thursday, grocer Woolworths Group reported a surge in annual profit as lockdowns sparked demand for household essentials.

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US Politics / In The Turbulent South China Sea, The Us Navy Bets On A Troubled Warship by admin: 12:45 pm On 8 Aug
In the turbulent South China Sea, the US Navy bets on a troubled warship

When US Vice President Kamala Harris stepped aboard the littoral combat ship USS Tulsa in Singapore on Monday, it put a fresh spotlight on arguably one of the most divisive vessels in the US Navy's fleet.

Depending on who you talk to, littoral combat ships (LCS) are either a naval threat capable of "blowing up every Chinese operation in the South China Sea," or a floating symbol of all the US Navy's most pernicious problems. And while US naval leaders tout the LCS' speed and agility in shallower coastal areas, critics point to its limited armaments and history of mechanical breakdowns.
"The reason we are here is important," Harris told the crew of the Tulsa on Monday night. "Our presence in the Indo-Pacific has a long, long history, including now, of helping to guarantee peace and security, freedom of trade and commerce, freedom of navigation ... and open waterways, and the rules-based international order that has brought so much safety and prosperity to so many."
US Navy leaders say the LCS, which is comparable in size to the more standard corvette class of ships, has an integral role in making that happen.

And they expect the LCS to play an even bigger part as the US faces a more robust Chinese presence in the South China Sea, emphasized by its growing fleet and fortified military installations built by Beijing on manmade islands.
"Beijing continues to coerce, to intimidate, and to make claims to the vast majority of the South China Sea," Harris said in Singapore on Tuesday. She called China's action's "unlawful."
'Distributed lethality tactics'
China claims almost all of the 1.3 million square mile South China Sea as its sovereign territory and says the presence of US warships there are the cause of tensions and instability.
That has not stopped the US Navy from asserting itself in the waterway, where it regularly sends its ships for exercises and so-called Freedom of Navigation operations, which challenge Beijing's claims to disputed islands.

Vice Adm. Bill Merz, who commanded the US Navy's 7th Fleet until June, told an online defense conference earlier this year the Navy has plans to deploy up to eight LCS in the Western Pacific by the end of 2022, including having four operating out of a base in Singapore -- where two are based now -- by the end of this year.
Merz's comments came after one LCS, the USS Gabrielle Giffords, "pretty much owned the southern South China Sea" during operations last year, he said.
"She kept out there pounding away, blowing up every Chinese operation in the South China Sea. It was pretty impressive work," Merz said.
A 7th Fleet spokesperson later clarified the Giffords' effectiveness in the South China Sea, telling CNN in an email that "nothing was actually 'blown up.'"
"It is
a trade term for influence," Cmdr. Reann Mommsen said. "Without going into specifics, USS Gabrielle Giffords presence influenced operations throughout the South China Sea."

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Jokes / Re: Snake And Marriage Lol by Lms(m): 03:09 pm On 8 Aug
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Computers / A Thread For Linux Users by Lms(m): 03:04 pm On 8 Aug
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Health / Re: Benefits Of Avocados: 4 Ways They Are Good For Your Health by Prosper111: 12:19 pm On 8 Aug
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Education / Unn Best Graduating Medical Students Gifted With Ten Thousand Naira [photos] by Siggy.ng: 10:49 am On 8 Aug
University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Enugu state has gifted its best graduating medical student with the sum of Ten thousand naira for a wonderful performance.

In a picture made viral by Siggy.ng, the student can be seen smiling at the camera while holding up a cheque of N10,000.

Nigerians has since reacted to the viral photo, as many think the money is "embarrasing" and not worth taking.

What do you think of this?

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Education / Female Nigerian Graduate Turns To Farming, Shows Off Bountiful Harvests[photos] by Siggy.ng: 10:46 am On 8 Aug
A young hardworking Nigerian lady who graduated from LASU, Suberu Bose Ruth, has been praised online for her farming success. Photos of her harvests shared online showed tomatoes, peppers, and maize in very large quantities.

Bose sells her produce at wholesale to women who take them to different markets for retailing to consumers.

A young Nigerian lady, Suberu Bose Ruth, has been celebrated online for contributing to the food need of the nation. In a Facebook post by Petra Akinti Onyegbule, it was revealed that Bose graduated with a degree in history and international studies from Lagos State University (LASU).

The hardworking graduate has been a farmer since 2015 and always grows crops like cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, maize in large quantities to be sold

In her conversation with Siggy.ng, the woman revealed that she sells wholesale to market traders who come to her farm. Bose is very hardworking Alongside her farming endeavor, Bose also has a non-governmental organization called Farm Advocacy and Rural Development Centre, an outfit that seeks to fight poverty through agriculture.

Siggy.ng said she is very proud of the hard work the LASU graduate has put into farming over the years. Many Nigerians took to her comment section to praise her. In a separate post, Bose showcased more photos of her harvest.

siggy.ng/female-nigerian-graduate-turns-to-farming-shows-off-bountiful-harvests/

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Education / Re: "relocating To Canada Is A Huge Achievement" - Nigerians by Uche: 04:32 am On 8 Aug
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Health / Re: Benefits Of Avocados: 4 Ways They Are Good For Your Health by Redxy: 11:37 pm On 8 Aug
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Jokes / Snake And Marriage Lol by Admin: 04:47 pm On 8 Aug
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Jokes / Snake And Marriage by Admin: 04:46 pm On 8 Aug
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Crime / Abba Kyari: Miyetti Allah Accuses Fbi Of Conniving With Southern Leaders by admin: 05:23 pm On 8 Aug

*****Says NEF has failed in its main responsibility of protecting the interest of the North.
****Accuses Southern Leaders of conniving with the FBI To Pull Kyari Down
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The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, (MACBAN) has condemned the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) for failing to speak up against the arrest warrant on Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, by the FBI

According to the National President of MACBAN, Dr Garus Gololo, at the weekend in Abuja, “it is a shame that the Northern Elders Forum and other groups in the region would fold their hands and watch while sons of the north who have distinguished themselves in different fields are constantly being persecuted and maligned at the height of their careers.”

He regretted that while the US and some elements in the South of Nigeria have connived to persecute “shining stars from the region, stakeholders in the north have remained silent amid the crisis.

Gololo also condemned allegations of Human Rights abuses against former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buraitai, adding that “once they see that you’re a shining star, and that you’re from the North, they will want to finish you completely.”

“The United States is the most dis-honest country in the world. What they are doing to Kyari, they did it to Al Gore.

Let him stand firmly and defend himself because he is Nigeria’s future Inspector General of Police, and he mustn’t allow himself to be rattled,” the MACBAN National President insisted.

independent.ng/abba-kyari-miyetti-allah-tackles-northern-elders-for-silence/

Business/Investments / Rare 'double Eagle' Gold Coin Sells For A Record $18.9m by admin: 06:40 pm On 6 Jun
One of the last gold coins ever struck for circulation in the US sold for a record $18.9 million in New York on Tuesday.
The exceptionally rare 1933 "Double Eagle" is now the most valuable coin ever to appear at auction, almost doubling the previous world record, according to Sotheby's, which organized the sale.
Featuring Liberty on one side, and an eagle in flight on the other, the coin has a face value of $20. The 1933 edition of the "Double Eagle" never entered circulation, and nearly all of them were returned to the US government and melted down.
Only a handful of the coins were spared this fate, and a small number entered the market. But in 1944, a Secret Service investigation declared that any of them found in collectors' hands would be considered stolen, according to Sotheby's.

The specimen sold on Tuesday is the only one that can be legally possessed by a private individual, following a legal battle between the United States Treasury and a former owner. The sale marks the second time it has broken the auction record for a coin, having last done so in 2002, when it fetched $7.6 million.

The coin was one of three valuable items put up for sale by the shoe designer Stuart Weitzman. The other two -- a stamp from a former British colony and a sheet of US postage stamps printed with a unique error -- also attracted bids in the millions of dollars.
The oldest of them, a 165-year-old One-Cent Magenta, had been described by Sotheby's as the world's "most famous" stamp. Hailing from British Guiana, now known as Guyana, it sold for $8.3 million.

At the time of its creation, the colony's stamps were all imported from Britain. But a shortage in 1855 prompted British Guiana's postmaster to commission a new series from a local newspaper printer, according to Sotheby's. The specimen sold on Tuesday is the only one known to have survived

The last of Weitzman's three items -- which Sotheby's had collectively dubbed the "Three Treasures" -- was a sheet of the very first US airmail stamps, dating back to 1918

The stamps are famous for an unusual mistake: Due a to a printing error, images of a plane on the front of the stamps appear upside down.
Known as "Inverted Jennies," a reference to the nickname of the airplane featured in the design, only 100 of the stamps were produced before the error was discovered. The block of four stamps sold for $4.9 million to set a new auction record for a US philatelic item.
"Today's sale marked a historic moment in the history of stamp and coin collecting -- and one that I think will not be surpassed for a long time, if ever," said global head of books and manuscripts at Sotheby's, Richard Austin, said in a press release.
Collector Weitzman meanwhile said in a press statement that it had "been an honor to be a custodian of these three legendary treasures."
"I started coin collecting to pass the time in a full leg cast at the age of 12, and later became interested in stamps when my older brother left behind the stamp book he'd started when he went to college. The passion for collecting took root immediately, and today truly marked the culmination of a life's work," he said, adding that proceeds from the sale will "help support a number of charitable causes and educational endeavors that are near and dear to me."

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Health / Benefits Of Avocados: 4 Ways They Are Good For Your Health by admin: 08:59 pm On 6 Jun
Avocados have become an increasingly popular food in recent years, with people blending the creamy fruit in their smoothies or slicing it to layer on top of toast.

This green fruit has become a true staple in kitchens around the world -- and for good reason. Avocados deliver a variety of health benefits and are a versatile ingredient when cooking, said CNN nutrition contributor Lisa Drayer.
She uses the fatty fruit in soups, dips and even chocolate truffles. Depending on how you bake with it, avocados can be an excellent fat substitute that won't make your desserts taste like an avocado, she noted.
They are chock-full of nutrients and can be a beneficial part of a balanced diet. These are four ways avocados are good for your health:

1. They are a great source of potassium

A 100-gram (3.5-ounce) serving of avocado contains 485 milligrams (0.02 ounces) of potassium, according to the US Department of Agriculture. In comparison, a banana has 358 milligrams (0.01 ounces) of potassium per 100 grams.
The mineral helps regulate nerve function and move nutrients into cells while taking away waste, according to the US National Library of Medicine.
Potassium also works to combat high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. High levels of sodium can increase blood pressure, the CDC said, and potassium allows more sodium to leave the body through our urine. This in turn lowers our blood pressure, the American Heart Association said.

2. They're packed with monounsaturated fats

Monounsaturated fats are fat molecules with one unsaturated carbon bond, Drayer said. In simple terms, it's an unsaturated fat that works to lower LDL cholesterol without affecting the good HDL cholesterol, she added.
When you have too much LDL cholesterol, it hardens along the edges of your arteries and narrows them, according to the Mayo Clinic. This reduces blood flow through the arteries, which can cause blood clots and other medical complications.

3. They are also high in fiber
Avocados have nearly 7 grams (0.25 ounces) of fiber per 100 grams (3.5 ounces), according to the USDA.
Foods with more fiber tend to keep you satiated longer than low-fiber foods do, the Mayo Clinic said. This makes avocados a great choice for people who are watching their weight, according to the Mayo Clinic.

4. Avocados are rich in folate


The bottom line
Avocados are a great source of nutrients, and they can help lower LDL cholesterol. Plus, they can keep you satisfied longer.
Like other high-fat foods, avocados are calorically dense, meaning there are a lot of calories per gram. A serving of 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of avocado clocks in at 160 calories, according to the USDA.

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World Politics / Microsoft Removed 'tank Man' Images On Tiananmen Square's Anniversary by admin: 07:51 pm On 6 Jun
Microsoft removed 'Tank Man' images on Tiananmen Square's anniversary

Microsoft blocked images and videos around the world of "Tank Man," the unidentified protester during China's brutal crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.

The photos were taken down globally from Bing, Microsoft's search engine, Friday — the 32nd anniversary of the event. A Microsoft (MSFT) spokesman said they were taken offline by mistake, attributing the removal to "human error." The images reappeared around the world — outside of China — on Saturday.
Bing, unlike its major competitors including Google (GOOGL), operates within mainland China. That means Microsoft is forced to censor search results for Chinese users, according to Chinese law — particularly images and information about the Tiananmen Square protests and the killings that ensued. China's internet censorship typically ramps up in the weeks leading to the event's anniversary.
Hundreds of people were killed on June 4, 1989, in Tiananmen Square. The massacre made headlines around the world — as did iconic images such as "Tank Man" defying the troops on the square.

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Crime / Fulani Seized Our Farms, Killed, Raped, Kidnapped Us In Oyo by admin: 11:23 am On 1 Jan

How Fulani seized our farms, raped our women, kidnapped and killed our people – Convener, Igangan Development Advocates, Oladokun

The Convener of the Igangan Development Advocates, Mr Oladiran Oladokun, who is also a farmer, tells OLUFEMI OLANIYI the genesis of the crisis in Igangan and other parts of Ibarapaland, Oyo State and suggests the way out of it

Can you trace the genesis of the herdsmen crisis in Igangan?

The crisis has been going on for years and what happened last week, I think, was a reaction to the agelong issues of oppression of the host community by the Fulani herdsmen. The Fulani way of life and the culture of dominating and oppressing their hosts caused the problem. They have committed a lot of atrocities against our people, I mean the indigenes of Igangan and even the entire Ibarapaland.

What are the atrocities?

They started with frequent plundering of farms. It became so bad that at least three or four cases of farm destruction would be reported at the police station everyday. The people are farmers and destroying their only means of livelihood is like killing them. This has been going on for more than 15 years and people became used to it.

At what point did kidnapping come in?

I think they realised that they could make huge money quickly with kidnapping and that was when they introduced kidnapping and armed robbery. Seriki Salihu Abdukadir has been fingered to be behind some wicked acts against the indigenes on many occasions. Anytime any offence was committed, the Seriki would be the one defending the arrested Fulani.

Offences like what?

Offences like farm plundering, rape, kidnapping and so on, Seriki would be the one defending the Fulani that were caught. He would be the one who would make sure that they were not prosecuted. He would throw his weight behind those arrested. Seriki and his sons were the ones accusing Amotekun of killing his people when they came to some settlements to fight kidnappers. That happened recently.

Are you saying he compromised the police to let the offenders go scot-free?

It may not be like that but he has influence. It may not be in the police in the state alone. I believe he has influence above (Abuja). What can a commissioner of police do if he or she is given an order by the superior? We don’t know who he is connected to but he has strong connection and influence.

You mentioned rape among the crimes allegedly committed by herdsmen. Was there any time this happened?

We have had many rape cases, but I cannot go on and be mentioning their names because it will reopen their wounds. There was a woman that was raped in Igangan by Fulani. There are cases of attack, killings and many atrocities being committed against the people. Those criminals are always shielded.

My brother, Sola Akintola was attacked on his farm by herdsmen. He went to his farm with labourers and they harvested cassava in large quantities. After they had loaded some pickup vans, he waited behind for the vehicles to come back and load the remaining. While he was there on the farm alone, the herdsmen came with a large number of cattle and he asked them to take their cattle to another part to feed them but they insisted that their animals would be fed with the cassava he harvested and was waiting to be transported to the market. Can you believe that? He resisted them and they attacked him. Their swords could not harm him so they started beating him with their rods and clubs until they battered the hand he was using to defend his head.

Why did he not report the case to the police?

He did. The police saw that he could die if he was not treated immediately so they wrote down his name and asked him to go to hospital. After that, the police came from the area command to arrest those who attacked him because he knows them. The police said they would arrest him on a particular date at Kara market, they came but could not arrest him. The case was attempted murder but they could not arrest the suspects.

How?

They came and he went with the policemen to where Konga, the master of those who attacked him was. The policemen could not arrest him because the Fulani came out with weapons. The policemen had to go back. If you are an indigene of the place and your brother narrowly survived such a vicious attack and nothing was done to the criminals, will that not discourage you from going to the farm? We have two Serikis: Seriki Ego who is the Seriki Bororo and Seriki Salihu. Bororo is just a sub-ethnic Fulani group, but there is nothing that happens among the Fulani that Seriki Salihu is not aware of. When our own farm was destroyed, it was Seriki’s son that came to defend the Fulani men that did it.

But why do you think he allegedly defends criminal herdsmen?

I think it’s against their culture to point out criminals among them or anyone that does anything wrong. Seriki has never done that. He has never condemned criminality among the Fulani. He will always defend them and this makes us to believe he knows about everything happening.

But Seriki said those perpetrating crimes were not his people. He said some people come from Zamfara State, Kebbi State and other areas. …

Wherever a Fulani man comes from, they are his brothers. The Fulani will come and attach themselves to those here. They won’t come and be living there without the knowledge of Seriki. Even if a Fulani man comes and acquires land from our people, Seriki will still be involved; so he cannot say the Fulani come from Zamfara and he doesn’t know them.

The Oyo State House of Assembly passed an anti-open grazing bill. Do you think this will stop the crisis when it is signed into law?

Yes, it will, but I don’t know why the governor has not signed it into law. The bill is still just like a proposal despite its passage by the lawmakers until the governor signs it and makes it a law. Whatever is delaying it should be quickly resolved and let it become operational. They should deploy security personnel to enforce the law and they should be well equipped for the job. After that anybody that violates the law should be arrested and prosecuted.

Is Igangan a border community?

It is not. But it has a very large amount of uncultivated forest and the Fulani migrate through the bush most times. If you know how to manoeuvre like them, you can get to the Benin Republic from the bush there. But if you go on the road, there are many communities you will get to within Nigeria.

Is there a mining site in Igangan?

I am not aware of any mining site in Igangan. But if there is, it could be an illegal mining site. If you are referring to what Seriki said, it is his way of shifting blame. He is very skilful at that but he can no longer fool us.

How did Sunday Igboho come to the scene?

I believe the atrocities being committed by the herdsmen got to him and he came. He came to find out and went to visit the traditional rulers and they told him that they were tired of the wickedness of these people and helpless. They asked for his help against the killing, raping, kidnapping and destruction of farms by Fulani people. It was a clarion call sent to Chief Sunday Igboho because the government failed to listen to us. He did not just go to visit Seriki, he asked for permission and he was given.

You accused the government of not listening to your people. Have you reported the problem in the area to the state government?

We have informed the government of the security problem several times. In 2019, I personally submitted a letter to the governor and I copied the speaker of the House of Assembly, and I also sent copies to the lawmaker from our constituency Hon. B.T. Ojedokun. That was in July 2019. Before the gruesome murder of Dr Fatai in December 2020, we took another step and submitted another letter to let the government know what is happening to our people. Some of those leaders believed that what we were saying was exaggerated and this showed in the broadcast by the governor. We staged a protest after Dr Aborode was killed.

Who killed Dr Aborode?

From reports from eyewitnesses including his manager and all what had happened before then, Fulani herdsmen killed him.

Why?

He owns a very large expanse of land which he used for agricultural purposes. The farm is very large and the Fulani are not comfortable with this. One thing the Fulani here hate most is seeing land owners cultivating their land. They would do everything to send you out. They want to drive out all farmers from their farms and that is why we have been crying out but our cry was not heeded. So seeing Dr Fatai Aborode owning such a large farm is a big headache to them. They know that such will motivate other indigenes to go back to cultivate their land but they detest this. It will shock you that as they are driving away our people from the land, they are taking over the land and cultivating it. But it is interesting that when they plant, a single cow will not stray to eat anything on their farm. So, you will now realise that the daily destruction of our farms is deliberate. They drive our people out by destroying their farms and attacking them and they are taking over. They plant and bring their produce to the market for us to buy.

So, the Fulani grow crops apart from breeding cattle?

They do. They produce crops in large quantities after driving away our people. If you have a farm near theirs, you won’t harvest it. Their cattle will destroy everything.

They are not indigenes of Igangan. How did they get land in the area?

Our people are hospitable like other Yoruba. They gave some of them a piece of land to just build their huts because we are hospitable but our hospitality is working against us now. Some who don’t cultivate their land inheritance would give it to the Fulani to use but they are regretting it now.

My father before he died could no longer go to the farm because of these Fulani people. Nobody could go and farm there and the land was left fallow for about 15 years before my brothers and I decided to go back to farming. The land is left uncultivated for a long time and the Fulani would start growing crops there. When they were challenged they would plead with you that they just needed a small portion of it to grow things to feed their families. After a while, they would make sure they did not allow you to return there again even if you want to start cultivating it.

At times, the Fulani would offer money to some people and they would buy land . That also happens.

The Miyetti Allah has said the country should be restructured and they would go their ways. Are you in support of this?

We welcome restructuring of Nigeria and we believe that will be a permanent solution to this crisis and some other problems. If Miyetti Allah is saying Fulani should go their way, it is will be good riddance to bad rubbish. We are hospitable in Yorubaland and it will surprise you that there are some Fulani that are still living with us in this town despite the Friday crisis. They move about without fear because those ones are not our problem but the Seriki and his followers.

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Weird News / "i Can't Settle For Less. If You Don't Have Money Back Off" - Nigerian Woman by admin: 07:59 am On 1 Jan



A young Nigerian woman has been dragged by members of a Facebook group after she warned men who don't have money to stay away from her, NaijaCover Reports.

She stated this shortly after another young woman was insulted on the popular group yesterday for searching for a rich man to take care of her.

'Hmm me I can't settle for less. If u don't hv money my brother back off. Nobody should come and attack me I've said my own"

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Entertainment / Tanya Roberts Dies At 65 by admin: 07:53 am On 1 Jan

Charlie’s Angels actress and Bond girl, Tanya Roberts, has died on Sunday at the age of 65.

TMZ reports that Tanya collapsed on returning from walking her dogs on Christmas Eve. She was rushed to a hospital where she was placed on a ventilator before she died.

The cause of her death has not been revealed, however, it is said to be non-COVID-19 related.

“I’m devastated. She was brilliant and beautiful and I feel like a light has been taken away. To say she was an angel would be at the top of the list. She was the sweetest person you’d ever meet and had a huge heart. She loved her fans, and I don’t think she realized how much she meant to them,” her longtime friend Mike Pingel told The Hollywood Reporter.

Tanya who starred as Stacey Sutton in the James Bond movie ‘A View to a Kill,’ recently opened up about the fear she had about starring as a Bond girl.

“I sort of felt like every girl who’d ever been a Bond girl had seen their career go nowhere, so I was a little cautious,” Roberts told the Daily Mail in 2015.

“I remember I said to my agent, ‘No one ever works after they get a Bond movie’ and they said to me, ‘Are you kidding? Glen Close would do it if she could,” she added.

After her role in ‘A View To Kill’, Tanya went on to star in ‘Body Slam’ in 1987 and ‘Night Eyes’ in 1990.

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Education / "relocating To Canada Is A Huge Achievement" - Nigerians by admin: 11:56 am On 1 Jan


As of recent, many Nigerians can be seen on Twitter celebrating their escape from Nigeria as some acknowledged relocation as a 'great achievement':

Goodbye Nigeria, the evil you have done is enough.

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Sports / Athlético Madrid, Diego Costa Agree To Terminate Contract by Admin: 06:49 pm On 12 Dec 2020

Agreement with @diegocosta for the termination of his contract.
The club wishes the striker the best of luck in the next stage of his professional career.

The striker, who asked to leave the club for personal reasons, signed the termination of his contract that ran until June 30, 2021.
Atlético de Madrid and Diego Costa have reached an agreement for the termination of the striker's contract, which was to end on June 30, 2021. The striker asked to leave the club for personal reasons a few days ago and on Tuesday signed the termination of his contract.

Since he arrived at our club in 2006 at age just 17, the forward played 215 official matches in two stages, scoring 83 goals and providing 36 assists. During his time at Atlético de Madrid, he won one LaLiga title (2013-14), one Copa del Rey (2013), one Europa League (2018) and two UEFA Super Cups (2010 and 2018).

The club thanks Diego Costa for his dedication during these years and wishes him well in the next stage of his professional career.


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US Politics / Kinzinger: Trump's Refusal To Sign Relief Bill by admin: 11:30 pm On 12 Dec 2020
Republican Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Sunday that President Donald Trump's refusal to sign a $900 billion relief package Congress passed last week and allow critical benefits to lapse for millions of jobless Americans "shows the chaos of the whole thing."

Kinzinger is one of several members of the President's party urging him to sign the bill in the final days of his presidency to deliver much-needed aid to Americans ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.
"We passed it because this was the agreed upon number," Kinzinger, an outspoken critic of Trump, told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" Sunday of the bipartisan package.
The Covid-19 relief legislation, which had arrived at Mar-a-Lago by Friday to await Trump's signature, would extend the number of weeks people can stay on two key pandemic unemployment programs and increase weekly benefits by $300 for all through mid-March.
During negotiations with Congress, Trump largely sat on the sidelines but after the relief package's passage last week, the President has complained that the provision included to give up to $600 in direct payments to jobless individuals who qualify is not enough. Trump wants to send out $2,000 stimulus checks.

Kinzinger, who dismissed Trump's baseless claims about electoral fraud earlier this month and warned his Republican colleagues of dire consequences if they failed to do the same, took issue with Trump's inability to speak up sooner about the $2,000 checks.

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Sports / Ronaldo Wins Globe Soccer 2001-2020 Player Of The Century Award by admin: 11:15 pm On 12 Dec 2020

OFFICIAL: Ronaldo wins Globe Soccer 2001-2020 Player of the Century award

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Leo Messi and Mohamed Salah to win the Globe Soccer Awards’ Player of the Century, while Bayern Munich’s Hans Flick has won the Coach of the Year award ahead of Gian Piero Gasperini.

The Juventus forward, a five-time Balon d'or winner, smiled on stage in Dubai as he was named the greatest football player from 2001 to 2020.

His latest trophy follows a successful for few weeks for the Portuguese talisman, after he was awarded the Golden Foot award, which was first introduced in 2003, for players aged 28 or above and can only be won by a recipient once in their career.

Despite only being 20 years into the current century, Ronaldo was not the only individual to be celebrated with an award spanning across the 100-year period.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola won the coach of the century award, following his emphatic reigns in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich before his move to the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes picked up one of the stranger accolades of the ceremony, with the agent of the century trophy.

Ronaldo's former club Real Madrid were labelled as the club of the century, after winning five Champions League titles and seven LaLiga's during the last 20 years.

Other award winners at the ceremony included Champions League winners Bayern Munich, who won the club of the year award for 2020.

The 35-year-old Ronaldo has shown no signs of ageing after he scored a huge 44 goals for club and country in 2020.

Only Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski scored more than the former Real Madrid and Manchester United attacker.

Ronaldo's rival Lionel Messi, who was snubbed at the awards ceremony, fell short of the pair with just 26 goals for Barcelona and Argentina this year.

The Old Lady's frontman has also been making a mark on a more domestic level, after he became just the fourth player in Serie A history to score at least 33 goals in a calendar year after finding the net twice against Parma on December 19.
Ronaldo scored once in each half to see Juventus win 4-0 and move level on points with Inter and one adrift of leaders AC Milan.

Ronaldo's contribution has equalled that of former Juventus forward Omar Sivori from 1961 - who scored the joint-third most goals in a single year behind Gunnar Nordahl in 1950 and Felice Borel in 1933.

Lewandowski wins the 2020 Globe Soccer Player of the Year award

Real Madrid named Globe Soccer Club of the Century

Bayern win the 2020 Globe Soccer Club of the Year

Guardiola wins Globe Soccer Coach of the Century

Hansi Flick wins the 2020 Globe Soccer Coach of the Year

Source: twitter.com/Globe_Soccer/status/1343229389018955783?s=20

World Politics / Practised Nepotism Like Buhari by Admin: 07:21 am On 12 Dec 2020
Matthew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism.
In his Christmas message on Friday, the bishop said there could have been a coup if a non-northern Muslim president does a fraction of what Buhari did.

He accused the president of institutionalising northern hegemony by “reducing others in public life to second-class status”.

“This government owes the nation an explanation as to where it is headed as we seem to journey into darkness,” he said.

"The spilling of this blood must be related to a more sinister plot that is beyond our comprehension. Are we going to remain hogtied by these evil men or are they gradually becoming part of a larger plot to seal the fate of our country?

“President Buhari deliberately sacrificed the dreams of those who voted for him to what seemed like a programme to stratify and institutionalise northern hegemony. He has pursued this self-defeating and alienating policy at the expense of greater national cohesion.

“Every honest Nigerian knows that there is no way any non-Northern Muslim President could have done a fraction of what President Buhari has done by his nepotism and gotten away with it.

“There would have been a military coup a long time ago or we would have been at war. The President may have concluded that Christians will do nothing and will live with these actions.

“He may be right and we Christians cannot feel sorry that we have no pool of violence to draw from or threaten our country. However, God does not sleep. We can see from the inexplicable dilemma of his North.”

www.thecable.ng/kukah-there-could-have-been-coup-if-a-non-northern-president-practised-nepotism-like-buhari

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US Politics / Here's What Happens If Trump Doesn't Sign The $900 Billion Relief Package by admin: 08:02 am On 12 Dec 2020
Though Congress has passed a $900 billion Covid relief package, millions of Americans are in danger of losing important benefits just after the holidays if President Donald Trump continues to refuse to sign the bill.

The legislation would extend two pandemic unemployment programs and provide the jobless with a $300 weekly federal boost through mid-March. It would send direct payments of up $600 per person. It would reopen the Paycheck Protection Program so that some of the hardest-hit small businesses can apply for a second loan.
The package, which would be the second-largest relief deal after the $2 trillion CARES Act that Congress approved in March, also would extend eviction protection and enhance food stamp benefits.
Here's what's at risk if the bill isn't signed:

As part of the historic broadening of jobless benefits under the CARES Act, lawmakers created three programs to help out-of-work Americans. While the $600 payment enhancement lasted only through July, the other two expire just after Christmas.
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program allows independent contractors, the self-employed and gig workers to qualify for payments. It also opens up the program to those who can't work because of the pandemic, including if they or family members are ill or quarantining or if their children's schools are closed.
Some 9.3 million people filed claims under this program in early December, according to the latest Department of Labor data.
Also, Congress created the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, which provides an additional 13 weeks of federally paid benefits to those who run out of state payments, which typically last 26 weeks. Nearly 4.8 million long-term unemployed workers were in this program earlier this month, according to the Department of Labor.
If these two key programs lapse, payments would end for more than 12 million Americans, according to an analysis by The Century Foundation.
But even if Trump signs the legislation, it would still take a few weeks for state unemployment agencies to reprogram their computers to continue these two programs and to add the new $300 weekly federal boost, said Michele Evermore, senior policy analyst for the National Employment Law Project. They first would have to receive guidance from the Department of Labor with the new rules.
While the benefits would be retroactive, the jobless would be left without any payments until their states are ready.
Eviction protection
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order that went into effect in September temporarily halted evictions through the end of the year. The order, which was spurred by an executive measure Trump signed over the summer, applies to renters who meet certain income requirements, have experienced significant losses of income and have made their best efforts to find rental assistance and pay their rent.
Since the order does not cancel or freeze rent, all of a tenant's back rent will be due January 1 if the moratorium is allowed to expire. Without rent relief or an extension of the protection, many struggling renters will again face eviction.

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World Politics / Olisa Metuh Freed From Prison(nigeria) by Admin: 09:10 pm On 12 Dec 2020

Crime / Kankara Schoolboys: Ransom Was Paid To Secure Our Release by admin: 12:34 pm On 12 Dec 2020

Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolboys Say Ransom Was Paid, Tell of Beatings

KATSINA, Nigeria — It was on the third day in captivity that the Lawal brothers thought they would be executed.

Exhausted and hungry, their bare feet lacerated after long marches at gunpoint through a dense forest with more than 300 abducted schoolmates, 16-year-old Anas and 17-year-old Buhari were ordered by their kidnappers to answer a question.

“Is your family poor?” said one of the gunmen, much of his face masked by a turban. “If they are, we will kill you now. They won’t be able to afford the ransom,” he said.

The brothers, whose father, Abubakar Lawal, is a construction-industry consultant with an income of $100 a month—middle class by the region’s standards—said nothing and stared at the ground.

“We thought they would kill us there and then,” said Anas.

“That was the scariest part. We thought we’d never see our family again,” said his older brother, who is named after Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari.

Three days later, the Lawals were among the 344 students from the all-boys Kankara Government Science School who were released, a happy ending to a terrifying week in which they endured beatings, threats and deprivations at the hands of their kidnappers. Jihadist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the abduction.

Three boys said in interviews that the kidnappers told them a ransom had been paid for their release. A person familiar with the kidnappers’ talks with the government said a sizable sum had been paid for the boys’ freedom.

During their captivity, according to interviews with eight of the freed students, boys as young as 13 were forced to eat raw potatoes and bitter kalgo leaves to survive. They were seldom allowed rest, sleeping on rocky ground home to snakes and scorpions. They threw themselves on the forest floor to avoid being spotted by military jets their captors said would bomb them.

After six nights in captivity, the students were handed to security agents on the night of Dec. 17, some 80 miles from their school, in the neighboring state of Zamfara.

The release prompted outpourings of joy and relief across Africa’s most populous nation after fears the boys would become long-term hostages of Boko Haram.

The mass abduction — the largest such kidnapping in Nigerian history — came six years after Boko Haram seized 276 schoolgirls in the town of Chibok, igniting the global #BringBackOurGirls campaign. Those hostages were in custody for three years until 103 were freed for a ransom that people involved said included the exchange, mediated by Switzerland, of five imprisoned militants and 3 million euros, equivalent today to $3.66 million.

Yet the Kankara kidnapping was resolved within a week, following a secret deal, the details of which remain a mystery.

Government officials denied paying ransom and said the kidnappers released the schoolboys because the military had surrounded them.

However, three boys said their kidnappers told them they were initially paid 30 million naira, equivalent to around $76,000, but decided not to release the boys because they had demanded 344 million naira—1 per head.

“They threatened to release only 30 of us when the 30 million initial ransom was paid,” said 16-year-old Yinusa Idris. “They even took 30 of us away on motorcycles ready to release,” he said.

Imran Yakubu, a 17-year-old, said the kidnappers told them: “One million naira must be paid per each student…or we will recruit or kill you.”

None of the boys said they saw money changing hands. A person familiar with the negotiations said a ransom was transferred in three batches.

A spokesman for the federal government said: “The information we have is that not a dime was paid in ransom, and we have no reason to doubt the authenticity of the information.”

A spokesman for Zamfara’s state government said it paid no ransom but couldn’t tell if ransom was paid by other persons who participated in the negotiations.

A ransom payment would signal the increasing integration of criminality and terrorism in the region. On Saturday, less than 24 hours after the Kankara boys were reunited with their parents, Katsina police said that 84 students had been kidnapped before being freed after a fierce gun duel. On Friday, in neighboring Borno state, 35 people were abducted on a highway by Boko Haram, the state government said.

The Kankara kidnapping is also raising fears about the evolution of Boko Haram, which has expanded from its base in northeast Nigeria to ally itself with bandit groups in the northwest. Nigeria’s government says Boko Haram wasn’t involved in the kidnapping and only released the fake video claims of responsibility to seek relevance.

Some analysts say the group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, who released two audio clips and a video claiming responsibility for the boys’ kidnapping, has a lucrative new business model: using his infamy to raise the cost of ransom payments in return for a percentage cut.

Fulan Nasrullah, a terrorism analyst who worked on the mediation to free the Chibok girls and other kidnappings, says Shekau—Africa’s most-wanted terrorist, with a $7 million U.S. bounty on his head—has found a lucrative new niche. “The kidnappers tried to ransom the boys for peanuts until Shekau got involved,” he said.

Shortly after 10 p.m. on Dec. 11, the Lawal brothers had just finished cleaning their sleeping quarters ahead of a dorm inspection the following morning when they heard gunfire. Several boys jumped from their rusting iron bed frames and the room became full of panicked chatter.

“We were all confused,” Buhari said.

“We should run,” he heard one voice say. “No, it’s vigilantes,” said another, referring to the civilian militia that often patrolled the area at night.

Then another volley of gunfire erupted, closer and louder, followed by the sound of voices barking instructions.

Anas joined the group of boys streaming out of the dormitory and toward the compound’s cement walls. There were more than 100 armed men in the school courtyard. They were shining bright flashlights and streaming into the pastel-colored buildings. “Gather here. We are soldiers,” they said. “We are soldiers.”

In the melee, Buhari and Anas lost each other.

The armed men told the hundreds of boys gathered in the unlit courtyard that they had been deployed for the school’s protection and that the students needed to follow them. Anyone who refused would be shot.

“We knew then they were not soldiers, but kidnappers,” Anas said.

The gunmen, some on foot, others on motorcycles, ordered the boys to walk in a long column, hitting anyone who walked too slowly with a whip or rifle B*tt.

By midnight, the hostages had entered the “Rugu” the sprawling forest that stretches over four of Nigeria’s 36 states. The brothers still had no idea if their sibling was among those kidnapped. “I couldn’t see Anas anywhere,” Buhari said. “I didn’t know if anything had happened to him.”

The boys walked until 5 a.m., hacking their way deeper into the forest, then were allowed to rest on rocks for an hour until they were ordered to move again. Almost all of them walked barefoot: They had had no time to grab their sandals.

In the daylight, the hostages got a better look at their captors. Many were also teenagers and some said they too had been kidnapped, and conscripted.

On the third day, the Lawal brothers saw each other again. “We rushed to hug and said we wouldn’t be separated again,” said Buhari.

“From then on we stuck together,” Anas said.

At one point, when the guards were looking at the sky, two students close to the back of the convoy tried to slip away. The hostages were all told to halt so they could watch their classmates be punished.

"The older one’s hands were tied to a tree and he was beaten,” Buhari said. “Water was poured on his body in the early morning so that he could feel the freezing cold.”

Some of the boys heard their captors discussing the details of the negotiations with representatives of the Zamfara state government.

On Thursday morning, a commander told them, “Tonight, you can sleep at your parents’ house.”

The kidnappers had a final message for their captives: If they went back to school, they’d kidnap them again.

Within hours, the boys were handed to security agents in a forest clearing and hoisted onto trucks bound for home. Buhari and Anas sat next to one another, relieved but saying little.

Now home in their father’s cream-colored three-room house, the brothers have agreed they won’t go back to the Kankara Government Science Secondary School.

“We don’t want a repeat of that experience,” Buhari said. “I am calling on my namesake, Nigeria’s president, to help us find another school, where we can study in peace.”

www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/kidnappednigerianschoolboys-say-ransom-was-paid-tell-of-beatings-11608747119

World Politics / Jubilations As Ikpeazu Orders Payment Of Salary To All Abia Workers by admin: 12:16 pm On 12 Dec 2020


Jubilations As Gov. Ikpeazu Orders 'Payment Of Salary' To All Abia Workers

By Wisdom Nwedene

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has ordered payment of salary to all the State workers, Igbere TV reports.

Ikpeazu while making this known via a statement made available to IGBERE TV, said
additional 1 or 2 months arrears will be paid to the Health Management Board (HMB), secondary school, teachers, College of Education and ABSUTH.

According to him, the payment of arrears will continue in January 2021.

Ikpeazu, however, insisted that staff verification using BVN & bank details must happen before these funds are released to real & authenticated staff only.

The statement reads in parts,

"The issue of wage bill management is a knotty problem in our clime especially with regard to agencies & parastatals who ordinarily are supposed to be self sustaining in terms of revenue generation & prompt service delivery! However the reality is that these agencies indulge in over staffing & poor fiscal procedures leading to bloated wages which their subventions cannot carry!"

"But in the spirit of a new Abia, we've decided to embark on a systematic replacement of managers of these agencies found wanting in the discharge of their duties, while we support strategies aimed at improving IGR!"

"Meanwhile, I've ordered the payment of salary to ALL Abia workers starting from yesterday, the 21st while additional 1 or 2 months arrears will be paid to the Health Management Board (HMB), secondary school, teachers, College of Education and ABSUTH ! The payment of arrears will continue in January 2021."

"However, I insist that staff verification using BVN & bank detailsmust happen before these funds are released to real & authenticated staff only. We must arrest the bleeding!!!"

"It is important to underline the fact that all the workers in our ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), making up more than 70% of our State workforce, received December 2020 salary yesterday. Our focus is now to solve the issues around our state parastatals that ordinarily should make revenue and use same to pay their workers."

Source: igberetvnews.com/1376408/jubilations-gov-ikpeazu-orders-payment-salary-abia-workers/

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