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White widowHas British ‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite, suspected to be the leader of the Islamic terrorists that attacked Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday September 21st, been killed?
It was claimed yesterday that the terror attack in Kenya was being led by Samantha, the widow of one of the 7/7 bombers, Jermaine Lindsay, who with 3 others killed 52 people in a series of co-ordinated suicide attacks in London using the public transport system during the morning rush hour in 2005.

Soldiers said a white woman wearing a veil was shouting orders to gunmen in Arabic during the bloody massacre inside the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday.

Nigerias rich_listTHE Forbes Magazine has declared Aliko Dangote as the world’s richest African in the world, just as the world’s richest black woman, Folorunsho Alakija, is conspicuously missing in the magazine ranking of the 21 richest Nigerians.

Alakija, an oil tycoon and fashion designer, reportedly worth at least $3.2 billion edged out African American Oprah Winfrey, worth more than $2.7 billion, in Forbes 2012 list of richest black people.

However, Forbes said the value of shares held in quoted companies, size and market share of their companies, number of companies they own and its assumed value and the impact of the companies on the Nigerian economy were the yardstick used in compiling the new list.

Makaziwe Mandela__Tukwini_Mandela_pose_with_Mandela_Wines_PHOTO_Wilfredo_LeeSouth Africa’s iconic political freedom fighter is about to become the Toast of Brooklyn.

The “Toast” is Bed-Stuy’s annual wine and food festival, and this year it will begin on a sober note as its founders pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.

Mandela’s daughter, Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, and his granddaughter, Tukwini Mandela, will be in town to accept an award on behalf of the ailing 95-year-old leader, who spearheaded the struggle to abolish South Africa’s repressive apartheid policies and later served as the country’s first black president.

The Mandelas will also promote House of Mandela Wines, a company they launched earlier this year, helping to ensure that the festival uncorks in high spirits.

former-chairman-economic-and-financial-crimes-commission-mrs.-farida-waziriA former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mrs. Farida Waziri, on Wednesday described as “blatant falsehood,” the claim by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo that she was recommended for the EFCC job by convicted former Delta State Governor, James Ibori.

Expressing surprise that a man who has been twice a Nigerian leader would “descend so low to peddle falsehood,” Waziri warned Obasanjo to respect his age or else she would “open up on him.”

“I will like to warn that those who live in glass houses don’t throw stones and as such Obasanjo should not allow me open up on him. Respectable elder statesmen act and speak with decorum”, she said in a statement personally signed by her.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:51

US interventions ‘alarming’ – Putin

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vladimir-putinIt is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts has become commonplace for the US, President Vladimir Putin said in an editorial for The New York Times. Putin however has welcomed Barack Obama’s decision to develop a compromise on Syria.

In a lengthy piece titled A Plea for Caution from Russia, the President reminded that the United Nations was created as a universal instrument of preventing devastating wars.

“No one wants the United Nations to suffer the fate of the League of Nations, which collapsed because it lacked real leverage,” Putin wrote. “This is possible if influential countries bypass the United Nations and take military action without Security Council authorization.”

kiteThis amazing little patch keeps mosquitoes away without any toxic chemicals

If you are anything like us, you spent a fair bit of time outside over the weekend and are now cursing the mosquitoes that bit up your legs. Because right now, your only options for escaping from these suckers are lighting citronella candles that are useless or spraying terrifying chemicals all over your body. But a group of scientists have come up with a new technology that involves no toxic chemicals and may actually work.

It’s a tiny little patch called Kite that uses non-toxic compounds to screw with mosquitoes’ sense of smell — which is what the mosquito uses to sense where tasty humans are. “If it can’t find you, it can’t bite you,” one researcher explains.

iphone-goldThe Federal Government has ordered 53 custom made goldplated iPhones from a United Kingdom-based company, Gold and Co, to commemorate the country’s 53rd independence anniversary on October 1.

A Bristol-born businessman based in Dubai, Mr. Amjad Ali, who runs the luxury goods firm, disclosed this in an interview with The Independent of London.

He said Nigeria had joined his growing list of clients which include royal families, governments and minted customers across Russia, China and the Middle East who have ordered the gold-plated devices that cost up to £50,000 (N12.2m); meaning that the potential bill for Nigeria could be up to N649m.

president-goodluck-jonathan-with-mark -zuckerbergNigeria has overtaken South Africa to become Facebook’s largest user base in Sub Saharan Africa with over 11 million users. For many years, the number of Nigerians on the social networking site significantly lagged behind the number of South Africans on the site. However, this trend has rapidly reversed in recent times with the number of Nigerians on Facebook exceeding the number of South Africans on Facebook by over 2 million people.

With about 9.4 million users, South Africa is the second most populous country for Facebook in Sub Saharan Africa. Egypt is the most populous Facebook country in Africa as a whole with over 16.8 million users.

syria-conflictAn important document being censored by the US press and many popular grobal media. Gotten off the BNP

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013 13:48

US Police kills ex-Mandela bodyguard

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Norman OosterbroekMiami - A bodyguard to the stars known as the “Dutch Giant” was killed by US police on Monday night under bizarre circumstances.

According to an article by Mail Online Norman Oosterbroek, 43, died after being tasered in his neighbour’s house.

Oosterbroek was allegedly found stark naked on Markus and Christiane Jung’s property in Miami.

“When police arrived they found Oosterbroek allegedly pounding a neighbour with one hand while gobbling suspected drugs with the other,” the Miami Herald reported.

According to the report, officers said they saw Oosterbroek ingest an unknown substance during the fight before he violently resisted arrest.

President Jonathan_with_President_Uhuru_KenyattaPresident Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians living in Kenya that he would do all possible to put an end to the challenges of intimidation, harassment, discrimination and extortion by Kenyan security operatives.

The President gave the assurance on Thursday night in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, during an interactive session with the Nigerian community as part of activities lined up for his three day state visit to Kenya.

Responding to several complaints from representatives of the Nigerian community relating to the illegal deportation and maltreatment of Nigerians by Kenyan authorities the President assured them that his government was aware of the development and it was one of the major issues to be addressed through the state visit.

``We are aware that there were issues and that is why we are here to see how we can work with the government of Kenya to solve the issues raised.

Russian President_Vladmir_PutinPresident Vladimir Putin gave warning that Russia would stand with Syria if America launches military strikes against the country.

Russia has been Syria's biggest arms supplier, signing a contract to deliver the S300 air defence system. Some components of this advanced defensive shield are understood to have been delivered, although whether Russia has supplied everything is unclear.

In recent weeks, the Russian navy has also sent three warships to the eastern Mediterranean, near the Syrian coast, where it maintains a base at the port of Tartous. Russian reports suggest that a fourth vessel, carrying a "special cargo", is now heading to the area.