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Israel says it hit Iranian military targets in Syria

The Israeli army said on Thursday it hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight, accusing Tehran of launching rocket and missile attack towards its forces in the occupied Golan Heights. "The (Israeli military) has struck dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria," Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus told journalists. He said they targeted intelligence, logistics, storage and vehicles as well as the origin of the rockets. The Israeli military also said that it had destroyed some Syrian military targets. A Syrian radar installation was destroyed in the attack, Syrian state news agency SANA cited a military source as saying. "This is the first time that Israel has directly accused Iran of attacking it from within Syrian territory since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011," Al Jazeera correspondent Harry Fawcett said from Jerusalem. "The question is whether that will be a deterrent or whether it could invite further escalation from…
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Assured beauty! Davido's boo Chioma Rowland shares beautiful new photos

Chioma is out here serving some serious beauty goals and we are here for it! Davido's girlfriend, Chioma Avril Rowland is still trending on social media as the lady of the hour. Just recently, Davido announced that she got a multi-million endorsement deal for her own cooking show. Well, not only is she an amazing chef, Chioma is also a beauty to behold. Little wonder why Davido can't see any other woman except her. She recently shared stunning new photos of herself on her Instagram page. From these photos, it is clear to see that the beautiful 23-year-old prefers a rather toned down look as she rocked the skin light makeup elegantl


NIGERIA NOT YOUR CONQUERED TERRITORY, OHANAEZE TELLS NORTHERN LEADERS.

Ohanaeze, which condemned the northern leaders’ opposition to calls for the restructuring of Nigeria, insisted that “all sections of the country are joint and equal partners.” Addressing journalists after a National Executive Committee meeting at Ohanaeze Secretariat in Enugu, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, said northern leaders were acting as if Nigeria was their conquered territory. Ohanaeze was particularly miffed at the rejection of the recommendations of the 2014 constitutional conference by a group of northern leaders, led by Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu. “Some northern leaders, in their utterances, give the impression that our nation is their conquered territory. God forbid! “We should all be joint and equal partners in a common bid to build a united, virile and strong country. “Not too long ago, a group of northern leaders met in Abuja and through their spokesperson, Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu, made very strong views on the national discourse. “They first of …

NIA, SGF PROBE: OSINBAJO PANEL SUBMITS REPORT TODAY.

On the report of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s panel investigating the suspended Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has affirmed that the panel would submit its report today. When asked about the progress of the panel after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, he said: “Well, you know the presidential committee that is investigating the NIA and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation is supposed to make submission by tomorrow. “So, it is preemptive now to discuss anything considering the fact that the committee is under the chairmanship of the vice president who is supposed to brief the president in that respect and the schedule for the committee’s assignment has not elapsed. “So, it will be preemptive to speak about the commi…

Buhari should address Nigerians to douse tension – AIED

A non-governmental organization, Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED), has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation in a live and interactive broadcast to douse tension across the country over the state of his health. In a statement signed by its Director of Research &Publicity, Comrade O’Seun John, the group stated that the request has become expedient in light of rumours and counter rumours ranging from incapacitation, disorientation and even death. According to AIED, the cacophony of defenses, which more than often have turned out to be false, is doing more harm than good to waning goodwill left in the Buhari’s administration. AIED said: “Today, the fragile fabric of peace and unity of our great country, Nigeria, is on the vestiges of ruin. The continuous non-appearance of President Muhammadu Buhari from sworn duties and the reports of cabal infiltration of the seat of power is not only worrisome but negates the tenets of democratic rule. “Fro…

NIGERIA OWES CHINA $3.22BN —NBS.

The Federal Government of Nigeria’ indebtedness to China stood at $3.22bn at the end of December 2016, according to a report released on Tuesday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). This is part of the total foreign debt stock of both the federal and state government which was put at $11.41bn by the bureau.
The domestic debt of the two tiers of government stood at N14.02trn at the end of December 2016. A breakdown of the foreign debt shows that $7.99bn was multilateral; $198.25m was bilateral (ADB) and $3.22bn from the Exim Bank of China credited to the Federal Government. According to the report, “Total FGN debt accounted for 68.72 per cent of Nigeria’s total foreign debt while all the states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) accounted for the remaining 31.28 per cent.
“Similarly, total FGN debt accounted 78.89 per cent of Nigeria’s total domestic debt while all states and the FCT accounted for the 21.11 per cent balance.” The report added that of the Federal Government’s…