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  • US spy chiefs see China as vanguard of anti-West crusade

    05/15/2022 5:01:52 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 17 replies
    More and more the United States views Russia’s war on Ukraine as a pivotal episode in a global contest that pits Washington not only against Moscow but against a group of active adversaries – with China at the group’s core. At a briefing convened by the US Senate’s Armed Services Committee last week, China shared top billing with Russia and the conflict in Ukraine as a talking point. In particular, attention centered on China’s military plans vis-a-vis a possible takeover of Taiwan. The two top intelligence agency heads – civilian and military – put China atop a list of four...
  • Nigerian state curfew after demonstrations surrounding the death of a student (Christian Lynched By Muslims)

    05/14/2022 10:27:48 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    NOS News Netherlands ^ | 5/15/2022 | NOS News
    A curfew has been imposed in the Nigerian state of Sokoto for at least 24 hours. The reason is a demonstration by hundreds of residents against the arrest of two students, who are allegedly involved in the death of a fellow student. Christian Deborah Samuel was lynched on Thursday by a mob of students from Shehu Shagari University in Sokoto for allegedly making blashphemous comments on Islam and the prophet Mohammed in a WhatsApp group. Images of the lynching were then distributed via social media, in which at least two perpetrators were recognizable in the picture. They were arrested on...
  • Monkeypox case confirmed in England

    05/07/2022 7:58:38 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 13 replies
    UK Health Security Agency ^ | 5/7/22 | UK Health Security Agency
    The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) can confirm an individual has been diagnosed with monkeypox in England.
  • Russia’s arms sales could go to zero over Ukraine

    05/03/2022 6:09:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Asia Times ^ | March 8, 2022 | Stephen Bryen
    The poor performance of Russian equipment deployed in the Ukraine war is bound to be giving global buyers second thoughts.How can it be that a large Russian army attacking force, capable of causing untold destruction, is being checkmated and systematically devastated by Ukraine’s military, in particular its special forces?And what impact will this have on the Russian army and its industrial backbone, the Russian companies that build the tanks, armored personnel carriers, mobile air defenses and aircraft including fixed-wing and helicopters ­– all of which have suffered extreme losses in the conflict?Russia’s exports consist of various commodities, most prominently wheat,...
  • Huge blast at illegal oil refinery in Nigeria kills scores of people, including children

    04/24/2022 11:49:27 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    cnn ^ | 4-24-22 | Nimi Princewill and Eyad Kourdi
    Women and children are among the scores of people killed in an explosion at an illegal oil refinery in a border town in southern Nigeria, authorities say. "The fire occurred in an illegal bunkering site situated at the boundary between Rivers State and Imo State," the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) said in a statement sent to CNN on Sunday. It said the fire had led "to the death of men, women and children in the hundreds," adding that the remains of some victims "were burnt beyond recognition." According to local media reports, emergency response teams have counted...
  • Explosion at Nigerian illegal oil refinery kills over 100

    04/24/2022 3:26:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/23/22 | Tife Owolabi
    YENAGAO, Nigeria (Reuters) - More than 100 people were killed overnight in an explosion at an illegal oil refining depot on the border of Nigeria’s Rivers and Imo states, a local government official and an environmental group said on Saturday. “The fire outbreak occurred at an illegal bunkering site and it affected over 100 people who were burnt beyond recognition,” the state commissioner for petroleum resources, Goodluck Opiah, said. The bunkering site was in the Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area of Imo state in the Abaezi forest that straddles the border of the two states. Unemployment and poverty in the oil-producing...
  • Terrorists Kill 50 Christians and Abduct 100, Including Priest [Nigeria]

    04/01/2022 6:31:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    ABUJA, Nigeria, March 28, 2022 (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen on Thursday (March 24) killed an estimated 50 Christians and abducted a Catholic priest in attacks on communities in an area of Kaduna state, Nigeria, area sources said. In late-night attacks on 10 predominantly Christian communities of Giwa County, herdsmen and others also took about 100 people captive and burned down a church building, area residents said. “They also burned houses, stores and killed animals,” resident Nuhu Musa told Morning Star News by text message. “These attacks continued and lasted up to the morning of Friday, 25 March. They...
  • Nebraska US Rep. Fortenberry found guilty in campaign probe

    03/24/2022 8:30:55 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 25 replies
    ApePee "news" ^ | March 24, 2022 | Brian melley
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was convicted Thursday on charges that he lied to federal authorities about an illegal $30,000 contribution to his campaign from a foreign billionaire at a 2016 Los Angeles fundraiser. A federal jury in LA deliberated about two hours before finding the nine-term Republican guilty of one count of falsifying and concealing material facts and two counts of making false statements. Fortenberry was charged after sitting for two interviews with FBI agents who were investigating the donor, Gilbert Chagoury, a Nigerian billionaire of Lebanese descent. Fortenberry showed no emotion as the...
  • 'My Nigerian great-grandfather sold slaves'

    03/11/2022 12:21:14 PM PST · by grundle · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 July 2020 | Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
    My great-grandfather, Nwaubani Ogogo Oriaku, was what I prefer to call a businessman, from the Igbo ethnic group of south-eastern Nigeria. He dealt in a number of goods, including tobacco and palm produce. He also sold human beings. "He had agents who captured slaves from different places and brought them to him," my father told me. Nwaubani Ogogo's slaves were sold through the ports of Calabar and Bonny in the south of what is today known as Nigeria. People from ethnic groups along the coast, such as the Efik and Ijaw, usually acted as stevedores for the white merchants and...
  • VIDEO: "Nigeria Is Safe, No One Has Harmed Me" – White Man Says As He Advises Other To Visit

    02/11/2022 3:54:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    GISTMANIA ^ | 11-02-2022
    While carrying the Nigerian flag, a white man touring the country informed the people of the world that the country is safe. In the trending clip, the tourist standing near a waterfall in Ekiti is heard declaring that, contrary to popular belief that Nigeria is a dangerous place, the white man Nigeria is a secure place where he has not been assaulted during his visit. ADVERTISING In his words: “Welcome to Nigeria. As you can see, a lot of people don’t think that Nigeria is the safest country but that is not at all true. I am here in beautiful...
  • Suspected [Muslim] Fulanis Kill 22 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

    02/06/2022 5:10:40 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed four Christians in Plateau state on Saturday (Jan. 22), after 18 Christians were slain in another area of the state on Jan. 11, sources said. In the two attacks, eight other Christians were reported wounded, and in one village 24 homes were burned down. The armed assailants ambushed Christians in Dong village, on the outskirts of Jos in Jos North County, on Saturday (Jan. 22) at about 6 p.m., killing four and wounding two others, area resident Rejoice Johnson said. “Dong, our community, has constantly been attacked by armed Muslim...
  • Oil tanker capable of carrying 2 million barrels explodes off coast of Nigeria

    02/03/2022 9:47:46 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 3, 2022 | Anthony Blair,
    Dramatic video shows the immense ship ablaze with thick black smoke pouring into the sky as it appears to be sinking into the sea. None of the ship’s 10 crew members on board at the time of the explosion have been accounted for, according to the oil firm which owns the ship. Reports claim the Trinity Spirit exploded on Thursday morning at the Ukpokiti oil field close to the River Niger delta near the Escravos terminal in Nigeria. The cause of the explosion is still being investigated, according to Ikemefuna Okafor, chief executive of Shebah Exploration & Production Company Ltd...
  • BREAKING! Nigeria: Muslims murder twelve Christians in jihad massacre as they left church

    12/22/2021 11:37:05 AM PST · by JerusalemOne · 9 replies
    NEWSRAEL ^ | Dec 22, 2021 | NEWSRAEL
    You would hear about this all over the establishment media if the roles were reversed, which they would not be and should not be. But you will likely hear about this only here. “ISWAP Terrorists Kill 12 Christians in Borno State, Nigeria,” Morning Star News, December 21, 2021: ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Terrorists with the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Sunday (Dec. 19) killed 12 Christians in an attack in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria, sources said. The Islamic extremist militants attacked the predominantly Christian village of Kilangal, Askira-Uba County, in the afternoon, shortly after residents were...
  • U.S. Throws Nigerian Christians to the Wolves

    12/18/2021 3:57:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 18, 2021 | Kathryn Lopez
    Imagine knowing that the very act of going to a religious service would likely result in violence and death. In Nigeria, churches have been sent warning letters instructing them to shut down or face "ferocious" attacks. That's some Christmas card! In a perhaps not unrelated event, just before Thanksgiving, as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was set to arrive in Nigeria as part of his tour of Africa, the country was cruelly and infuriatingly de-listed from the roster of Countries of Particular Concern for Religious Freedom by the U.S. State Department. Christians in Nigeria rightfully feel abandoned by the...
  • Russia Vetoes Attempt to Link Climate Change to UN Security Council’s ‘Peace and Security’ Mandate

    "An attempt by the U.N. Security Council to pass what would have been the first-ever standalone resolution linking climate change and the council’s primary mandate of maintaining international peace and security was torpedoed Monday by Russia. Russia used its veto power to kill the resolution drafted by Ireland and Niger. India also voted “no” while China abstained. ..."
  • VIDEO Report: The Aftermath of a Massacre in Nigeria

    12/13/2021 9:04:12 PM PST · by NewsRael · 7 replies
    newsrael ^ | Dec 14, 2021 | Newsrael
    12/10/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Today, I want to share with you footage from the aftermath of an attack in Nigeria. In this attack, 10 Christians were killed when a mob of 500 Fulani militants swept into their village. You would assume that an attack of this scale would elicit a response from the Nigerian government. However, attacks of this nature have been ongoing for the past 20 years and the silence is deafening. While the government claims to be doing its best to curb the violence, the reality paints a different picture of a Muslim-led government allowing...
  • Nigerian leader ‘distressed’ after 23 travelers slain on bus

    12/08/2021 9:53:34 PM PST · by Texan4Life · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/8/2021 | CHINEDU ASADU
    At least 23 travelers have been killed in northwest Nigeria in an attack by the same armed groups blamed for killing thousands this year in Africa’s most populous country. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said he is “very distressed” over the attack that occurred Monday.
  • CNN’s Don Lemon Allegedly Sent Jussie Smollett Texts Informing Him of Police Investigation

    12/07/2021 12:34:57 PM PST · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 12/7/2021 | Paul Bois
    CNN anchor Don Lemon allegedly sent disgraced actor Jussie Smollett texts during the Chicago Police Department’s investigation of his alleged hoax hate crime. Testifying at his own trial on Monday, the former Empire star Jussie Smollett reportedly said under oath that he received a text message from Don Lemon informing him that Chicago police did not believe his account of what happened the night he claimed to have been the victim of a hate crime by two white Trump supporters. According to the Daily Mail, Smollett’s remark “was presented and then struck from the record.” “He said things began to...
  • Nigerian sentenced to prison in a nearly $1.9M money laundering scheme

    11/23/2021 1:26:51 PM PST · by lightman · 15 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 23 November A.D. 2021 | John Beauge
    WILLIAMSPORT – More than seven years in prison and then likely deportation is the fate of a Nigerian citizen who with his wife admitted laundering nearly $1.9 million obtained by making false pleas for money on social media. Jabin Godspower Okpako, 36, of Sayre, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann to 7 years, 3 months in prison followed by three years’ supervised release. Deportation proceedings likely will prevent him from serving his supervised release, court officials said. Earlier this year Okpako and his wife, Christin Bradley Okpako, 54, of Sayre, a U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty...
  • Monkeypox case confirmed in Maryland, says CDC

    11/17/2021 4:54:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Just the News ^ | 11/17/2021 | Colton Salaz
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday confirmed that a rare case of monkeypox has been found in a human in Maryland. According to the CDC press release, a person contracted the virus while traveling to Nigeria, and brought it back to the U.S.