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Full-blown energy crisis

Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources said Nigeria is currently going through a full-blown energy crisis, and could experience this for a long time if it fails to articulate a sound policy framework that focuses intensely on its gas sector yesterday in Abuja.Kachikwu, in his ministerial address at the 11th edition of the international conference and exhibition organised by the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) in Abuja, explained the country’s continued dependence on oil a…

Chidi Lloyd Campaign Director General of Tonye Cole

All Progressives Congress in Rivers State governorship candidate, Arch.Tonye Dele Cole appoints Hon. Chidi Julius Lloyd, former member of Rivers State House of Assembly representing Emohua constituency who doubles as the then leader of the 7th Assembly. As the Director General of his Campaign organization for the 2019 General election.

Flash floods kill 13 in southwest France after major rainfall

The storm left behind overturned cars, damaged roads and collapsed houses. It's believed to be the worst flood in the area since 1891.In Trebes, the flood waters reached 23 feet deep. This type of weather is unusual in France in October, but meteorologists say warmer ocean water ahead of Tropical Storm Leslie could be to blame. Leslie has already passed over Portugal and Spain.One of the victims was a nun who got swept away by floodwaters. Some residents were trapped on roofs awaiting rescu…

The princely bubble has burst

Only a few weeks ago, with U.S.-Turkey relations on ‎the rocks over the detention of Pastor ‎Andrew Brunson, it seemed like Saudi Arabia was poised to be the country on which the United States ‎plans to base its regional policy.‎But when it comes to the Middle East, a few weeks ‎may as well be an eternity. Brunson’s release over ‎the weekend has put Ankara back in Washington’s good ‎graces, while the murder of exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul ‎has placed…

US Envoy on Iran to Visit India, Europe to Promote Pushing Back on Regime

US Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook will be in India and Europe next week to promote the American push back against the Iranian threat.“During this trip, Special Representative Hook will engage our allies and partners on our shared need to counter the entirety of the Iranian regime’s destructive behavior in the Middle East and in their own neighborhoods,” according to the State Department.In India, Hook and Assistant Secretary of Stat…

South African Former Chancellor Pik Botha Passed

Former South African Foreign Minister Pik Botha died today at 86 after a long illness, according to his relatives.South African President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his condolences over the death of Botha, whom he recalled for joining the first democratic cabinet in the country and for his support for the transition. In a message on his death at the age of 86, who was chancellor for 17 years in the apartheid regime, Ramaphosa recalled that Botha was Minister of Energy during the first two years (…

Explosions in Assad’s Military Academy

A large explosion shook the neighborhood of Hamdaniyah in West Aleppo,the explosion was the result of a terrorist attack with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG).Providing an opportunity to take acloser look into the incident. Footage from the scene, together with satellite imagery, suggested that the SANA conclusion was questionable.The explosion took place on the Military Academy and was larger than a single shot from an RPG. If the reporting was accurate, the RPG shot was extremely accurate and…

Prosecutor pushes for legal change after clergy abuse report

Pennsylvania's top prosecutor is appealing to legislators to change state law so that criminal and civil cases can be pursued in court in decades-old clergy abuse cases. Philadelphia where Bill Cosby was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.A state grand jury in August found that some 300 Roman Catholic priests had sexually abused children in cases going back decades and that church leaders systematically covered it up.The Pennsylvania House has voted to give child sex abuse vic…

Trump administration plans crackdown on protests outside White House

Donald Trump has frequently and falsely crowed about the idea of so-called paid protesters,including most recently the sexual assault survivors who confronted senators in the lead up to the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation. Now his administration may be trying to turn that concept on its head, by requiring citizens to pay to be able to protest, among other affronts to the first amendment.Under the proposal introduced by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in August, the administration is looking to close…

Man In Coma After Mixed Breed Bulldog Bites Off Genitals

A man in Scotland is in a coma after a bulldog bit off his genitals, The incident happened in a flat on Haddington's High Street in East Lothian. When emergency services arrived at the scene, they discovered the man lying unconscious in a pool of blood. it is believed that the 22-year-old lost his penis and both testicles in the attack.the man was rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he was induced into a coma. The Olde English Bulldogge, a healthier and more active mix of the English…