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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

New York based Animal rights groups condemn the use of a bear that performed before a Russian soccer match

New York based Animal rights groups condemn the use of a bear that performed before a Russian soccer match

Animal rights groups have condemned the use of a bear that performed before a Russian soccer match.  

The routine happened before a third-tier match Saturday in the city of Pyatigorsk. TV footage from the game showed the animal being led to the Mashuk-KMV Pyatigorsk club's stadium, clapping at spectators.

The bear, named Tima, also held the ball before handing it over to the referee. The stadium's announcer claimed that the bear will take part in the World Cup's opening ceremony in Moscow in June, but World Cup organizers say that is not true. The club's manager says it was borrowed from a circus.  

The New York-based World Animal Protection group condemned the stunt Monday, saying that it's clear from the footage that "cruel training methods have been used" on the bear.  Rustam Dudov, manager of the Mashuk club which arranged for the bear to perform, told the Sport Express newspaper Monday that the bear was borrowed from a traveling circus which approached the club suggesting that the bear perform before the game. Dudov said the Russian Football Union approved the performance.
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California bans National Guard from following Trump's orders at the Mexican border telling troops not to fly drones or even fix Border Patrol vehicles

California bans National Guard from following Trump

California has rejected Donald Trump's plan for National Guard troops to be deployed to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement.

Two US officials told The Associated Press that California has said its National Guard will not do work too closely tied to immigration enforcement. Donald Trump's order deploying troops to the Mexican border is considered closely tied to immigration, and as such, California has banned its troops from complying. 

The state informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras, to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide "mission support," which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll, according to officials with knowledge of the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.
The stance puts California on a collision course with Donald Trump who has called up but not federalized the National Guard and deployed units to the Mexican border.
Just last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown received praise from President Donald Trump last week after he pledged 400 troops to the Guard's third large-scale border mission since 2006. Brown's commitment allowed Trump to boast support from all four border-state governors.

California bans National Guard from following Trump
California Governor Jerry Brown

However, Brown, a Democrat, based his support on the condition that California's troops have nothing to do with immigration enforcement. He was not specific about jobs his troops would or would not perform or how he would distinguish between immigration-related work and going after criminal gangs and drug and gun smugglers.
California National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Thomas Keegan said Monday that the state was awaiting a formal response from the administration and had no additional details beyond the governor's proposed agreement released last week that includes a ban on immigration enforcement.
Talks between U.S. and California officials about the duties the California troops would perform soured Friday and over the weekend after state authorities told federal officials that they would not participate in vehicle maintenance and the other jobs outlined for an initial phase across the border in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, the U.S. officials said. 
In spite of California's stance, the other border-state governors - all Republicans - have openly embraced Trump's plans.
White House is yet to react to the new move.
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Police arrest suspected kidnappers terrorising residents in Katsina State; some disguised as women in Hijab and Niqab

Police arrest suspected kidnappers terrorising residents in Katsina State; some disguised as women in Hijab and Niqab

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested suspected kidnappers terrorising residents of the state.
Briefing newsmen on Monday, the Command's spokesperson, DSP Gambo Isa, said the four suspects were arrested following a tip off, adding that they were planning to kidnap four-year-old boy.
"On 04/04/2018 at about 18:00hrs, based on a tip off, the Divisional Police Officer, GRA Division Katsina, CSP Garba Isah, succeeded in busting a notorious syndicate of kidnappers terrorizing Katsina state and its environs.
"The DPO received a distress call of unusual movement of two men with one among them wearing Hijab and Niqab covering his body and face like a woman very close to INEC State Headquarters Office, GRA, Katsina. The DPO swiftly swung into action and led a Surveillance team to the area. The following suspects were arrested with Hijab and Niqab.
*Mubarak Babangida, 2, of Dutsen Safe Low Cost *Abubakar Lawal Suleiman, 19, of Kerau qrts, 
*Aliyu Lawal,22, of Adoro Qrts, Katsina and Nura *Abdulhamid alias Bazgi, 22, of Filin Pipes Katsina
"The suspects confessed to be planning to kidnap one Muhammad Rabi’u ‘m’ aged 4yrs, a son to one Alhaji Rabi’u Gide, Katsina state Assistant Accountant General. Investigation into this case in ongoing."

Police arrest suspected kidnappers terrorising residents in Katsina State; some disguised as women in Hijab and Niqab

In a similar development, the command arrested armed robbery and kidnapping suspect at DanmusaLocal Government Area of the state.
"On 09/03/2018 at about 14:00hrs, based on a tip off, the Command succeeded in arresting one Gambo Lawal ‘m” aged 26yrs of Danmusa LGA of Katsina state.  Nemesis caught up with him, when he and other members of his syndicate (now at large) were planning to kidnap one Alhaji Mustapha Kabir ‘m’ of Dogon Gida Qrts, Danmusa LGA, Katsina state.  Several SIM cards used in the commission of the offence were recovered from him during police investigation.  Suspect has confessed to the crime and other similar armed robbery/Kidnapping incidents in the area.  Effort is on top gear to arrest other members of his syndicate"

Police arrest suspected kidnappers terrorising residents in Katsina State; some disguised as women in Hijab and Niqab

Isa said the last four suspects were arrested in Kafur Local Government Area of the state. The suspects, through a phone call,  threatened to kidnap and kill one Haruna Bello and Yusuf if they refused to pay a ransom of three million Naira.
"The Command succeeded in busting a syndicate of armed robbery/Kidnap for ransom syndicate at Kafur LGA of Katsina state.  On the 01/03/2018 the complainants one Haruna Bello and Nuhu Yusuf all ‘m’ of Gozaki village, Kafur LGA of Katsina state reported that, they were threatened through telephone calls, by unknown persons that they  will be kidnapped and killed if they did not send the sum of Three Million Naira (N3,000,000:00K).  Consequently, they paid three hundred thousand to the hoodlums with the promise to pay the balance later in order to avoid been kidnapped or killed. Thereafter, they reported the matter to DPO Kafur and immediately the Command’s Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)  swung into action, traced and arrested the following suspects in connection with the case:
*Joshua Yohanna ‘m’ aged 22yrs 
*Musa Ibrahim ‘m’ alias “KAMFANI” aged 25yrs
*Nafiu Umar ‘m’ aged 32yrs
*Kabir Lawal ‘m’ aged 28yrs all of Kafur LGA Katsina state.

The suspects have confessed to the offence. SIM cards used in the commission of the offence and other incriminating evidence were recovered from their possession during police search. They were found to be the ones terrorizing Kafur and Danja LGAs of Katsina state.
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Shiite members, police officers clash in Abuja(photos/videos)

Shiite members, police officers clash in Abuja(photos/videos)

There is currentlly tension in Maitama, Abuja following a clash between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria aka Shiites and the police. Photos and videos of the shiite members attacking a police van has surfaced online.
The Shiite members are demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, his wife and other members of their group who have been in military detention since December 2015 following the bloody clash between the group and the military in Kaduna state.
The Islamic sect members reportedly got angry when the police tried to stop them from staging a protest atbthe Unity Fountain few days after the security agents granted approval for another Islamic sect, Tajjiniyya, to gather and celebrate their leader, Shehu Ibrahim Inyass Maulud 2018 at Eagle Square over the weekend. The Shiite members believe they are being marginalised by the security agents.
Gunshots were fired during the clash. 
See videos and photos from the scene below:
Shiite members, police officers clash in Abuja(photos/videos)Shiite members, police officers clash in Abuja(photos/videos)





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Young Instagram model poses in diapers on her page...to get likes! (Photos)

Young Instagram model poses in diapers on her page...to get likes! (Photos)

What won't people do for likes on social media? A young American Instagram model who goes by the name, Tee took to her page to share photos of herself posing in diapers, and wrote:
"Aw man! I lost my period! It came for one day and then left. Maybe it’s coming tomorrow. Maybe my cycle is off. Maybe I’m pregnant. What do y’all think," she captioned one of the photos.

Young Instagram model poses in diapers on her page...to get likes! (Photos)Young Instagram model poses in diapers on her page...to get likes! (Photos)
See more photos of Tee below.
Young Instagram model poses in diapers on her page...to get likes! (Photos)Young Instagram model poses in diapers on her page...to get likes! (Photos)Young Instagram model poses in diapers on her page...to get likes! (Photos)
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Photos: Shiite members stage protest in Abuja

Photos: Shiite members stage protest in Abuja



Barely 24 hours after their clash with policemen in Abuja, members of the Islamic Movement of Niveria aka Shiites, today staged a protest in Wuse, Abuja demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim Elzakzaky, who has been in detention since December 2015. See more photos below 

Photos: Shiite members stage protest in AbujaPhotos: Shiite members stage protest in AbujaPhotos: Shiite members stage protest in Abuja
Photos: Shiite members stage protest in Abuja

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Facebook spent more than $8.8 million on CEO Mark Zuckerberg's security and personal travel last year

Facebook spent more than $8.8 million on CEO Mark Zuckerberg

A proxy statement revealed that social media giant, Facebook spent more than $8.8million last year on CEO Mark Zuckerberg's security and personal travel just last year.
Zuckerberg's travel expenses and security detail were included in a report for the United States Security and Exchange Commission before the company's annual shareholders meeting next month. The report showed that $8.8million was used for Zuckerberg's travel and security in 2017 alone. That was on top of the $1 Zuckerberg earned as his salary for the year. 
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg takes only $1 as his official salary. Most of his income comes from his Facebook stock which is worth almost $24billion. 

Facebook spent more than $8.8 million on CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Out of the $8.8million, spent on Zuckerberg's travel in 2017, $7.3 million was used for personal security costs and $1.5million was used to travel by a private plane.  
"Because of the high visibility of our company, our compensation & governance committee has authorized an 'overall security program' for Mr Zuckerberg to address safety concerns due to specific threats to his safety arising directly as a result of his position as our founder, Chairman, and CEO," the company wrote in its report. 
"We require these security measures for the company's benefit because of the importance of Mr Zuckerberg to Facebook, and we believe that the costs of this overall security program are appropriate and necessary."
As opposed to Facebook, Amazon spent $1.6million on CEO Jeff Bezos' travel in 2016, USA Today reported. But Bezos also received an annual salary of $81,840. The company has yet to release its 2017 report.  Also, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, only spent $317,325 on his personal security in 2017. 
"This is the largest amount I’ve seen in the five years I’ve been looking at the Fortune 100 studies," Dan Marcec, Equilar's director of content and communications, said to the Washington Post in regards to Zuckerberg's 2017 figure.
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Four policemen killed by gunmen in Benue, 11 others missing (graphic photos)

 Four policemen killed by gunmen in Benue, 11 others missing (graphic photos)

Four police officers were killed and about 11 others are still missing after some gunmen, laid an ambush on police officers in Benue State on Sunday, April 15.
The attack occurred when the police officers were on a patrol from Anyibe to Ayilamo in Logo LGA of the state. One police vehicle was set ablaze, while some houses were also burned down during the attack.

 Four policemen killed by gunmen in Benue, 11 others missing (graphic photos)

Spokesperson for the Benue State Police Command, Moses Yamu, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday said that additional forces had been deployed to track down the murderous gang.
“Sadly, at the moment, four casualties have been suffered by the Police. Additional reinforcement including the Air Asset of the Police deployed by the Inspector General of Police is in pursuit of the murderous gang. They shall definitely be apprehended with their weapons of destruction and made to face the full wrath of the law,” the police statement read in part." said Yamu.

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 Four policemen killed by gunmen in Benue, 11 others missing (graphic photos)

 Four policemen killed by gunmen in Benue, 11 others missing (graphic photos)

 Four policemen killed by gunmen in Benue, 11 others missing (graphic photos)

 Four policemen killed by gunmen in Benue, 11 others missing (graphic photos)

 Four policemen killed by gunmen in Benue, 11 others missing (graphic photos)

 Four policemen killed by gunmen in Benue, 11 others missing (graphic photos)
 Four policemen killed by gunmen in Benue, 11 others missing (graphic photos)
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Photo: Police arrest female suicide bomber in Maiduguri

Photo:?Police arrest female suicide bomber in Maiduguri

On Tuesday, the Borno  Police Command confirmed the arrest of a female suicide bomber at the Bakassi Internally Displaced (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri.  

According to a statement by Edet Okon, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Maiduguri, the suicide bomber was arrested by men of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team, on Tuesday at about 6: 50 a.m. while lurking around the Internally Displaced Persons  (IDPs) camp.  

He said that policemen condoned off the area, diffused the bomb and apprehended the suspect. The police spokesman added that the suspect is in police custody.  Okon said: “on Tuesday,  at about 6:50 a.m.,  a female suicide bomber was sighted behind Bakassi IDP camp in Maiduguri metropolis. On sighting the bomber, conventional policemen alongside the EOD team swung into action and cordoned the area, to prevent escape of the bomber into the city. The suspect, one Zara Idriss was rendered safe, arrested and is now in custody”.  

Okon called on members of the public to go about their normal activities without fear and to report any suspicious movement in their localities to security agencies. He reiterated the command’s commitments to protect lives and property in the state.
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Gold case containing the 'heart' of the only woman to ever be crowned queen of France has been stolen

Gold case containing the

According to The Telegraph daily, a 16th-century gold case containing the heart of the only woman to be crowned queen of France twice has been stolen.  

The British newspaper said that the 15.24-cm oval reliquary containing the heart of Anne of Brittany was stolen by robbers, who broke in through a window of the Thomas-Dobree Museum in the western French city of Nantes over the weekend.  

The queen was buried at Saint Denis near Paris when she died in 1514, but her heart was stored in her family tomb in Nantes to show her loyalty to Brittany. The reliquary, topped by a gold crown with nine lilies, the royal motif, is considered a masterpiece.  

It had been on display at the museum for more than 130 years. The theft has created outrage among the public.  Philippe Grosvalet, president of the Loire-Atlantique department which owns the museum, said thieves had “attacked our common heritage”, stealing an item “of inestimable value.”
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Nigerians react to the appointment of Festus Keyamo as President Buhari's spokesperson for the 2019 election

Nigerians react to the appointment of Festus Keyamo as President Buhari

Today, Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Festus Keyamo announced that he has appointed the Director, Strategic Communications for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign.

The announcement was made in a letter sent to Keyamo which was signed by the organization's director general, Rotimi Amaechi. The letter reads;

Within minutes of his announcement, Festus Keyamo became a trending topic on social media as Nigerians express their disbelief, anger and some support...
I have nothing against Festus Keyamo, SAN. I am happy his hustle has paid off. But if you hold yourself out as a human rights lawyer, you can't accept the position of Spokesman for the campaign of a Govt famed for rights abuses. Light & darkness have nothing in common. Simple.
I endorse FESTUS KEYAMO as the Official Spokesperson for the Buhari Osinbanjo Campaign in the 2019 Presidential Election.
Flash: For selling his soul to the devil and displaying brazen stupidity, Buhari has finally rewarded Senior Advocate of No-Conscience Festus Keyamo by appointing him as spokesperson for his 2019 campaign.
Festus Keyamo rode on Gani Fawehinmi's fame as one of his disciples,& today he's the spokesperson for the re election of Buhari, a man disobeying court orders & violating human rights. He's now in support of everything Gani fought against. Not surprised,Judas also betrayed Jesus.
APC football Club are presenting the baddest team for 2019 World cup,

Rotimi Amaechi as captain
Festus keyamo (SAN) as central defender.
Bola Tinubu as player coach.
Festus Keyamo, appointed as the Director, Strategic Communications (spokesman) for the President Buhari's forthcoming Presidential Campaign.

Now you know his support for Buhari wasn't based on performance but on his personal interest.
Congratulations sir @fkeyamo
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President Buhari Appoints Festus Keyamo As Spokesperson For Reelection Campaign
I always wondered why there was a sudden increase in the frequency & intensity of Festus Keyamo's criticism of the Jonathan admin & PDP. Just found my answer
Festus Keyamo has just been offered appointment as a Director in President Buhari's Campaign Organisation. Life is testing him now. Like others, we shall see how he'll come out on the other side. I wish him well.
Buhari with his NEPA cert, has a SAN as Vice President, while illegally detaining two political prisoners without trial;
he has now appointed Festus Keyamo (SAN) ,to defend it; how do we convince our children to go to school after this?
Being educated in Nigeria is overrated😞
I thought Festus Keyamo was going to fill up the shoes of late Gani Fawehinmi (SAN). We might as well look else where! Father, we pray for Genuine, young, un-recycled leaders for 2019. "Festus Keyamo"
There was this great respect & expectation I used to give lawyers who become SAN, after seeing Festus Keyamo & his disdain for rule of law, his unguided statements & the summersault in his interpretation of the constitution, I shudder.

I lowered my expectations ever since.
Little wonder chief Festus Keyamo has been so vocal in sycophancies. He had a target.
If you feel betrayed by Festus Keyamo, just see it as useful education. Now you know better than to abandon your civic duties to professional activists that you oddly expected sainthood from.

Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN appointed as the Director, Strategic Communications (Official Spokesperson) for the President’s 2019 Presidential Campaign.

I thought he was a human right lawyer! Seems we all have our price.. ..but what do I know. 🚢🚢🚢
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