The Federal Government of Nigeria has just taken possession of $308million of another Abacha loot that was stashed in the United States of America.
Since the death of former Nigerian Head of State and military dictator, General Sani Abacha, the Nigerian Government has received monies from overseas in excess of $5b allegedly stolen and stored up by the Head of State.
Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC were involved in the latest retrieval from the USA and one of it’s senior officials Mr Olukayode gave a recount of what those from the American side told him:
“Two weeks ago, I was privileged to be on the team that went to recover $308million for Nigeria. They are from Washington.
“You know what the Oyinbos told us when we wanted to sign the treaty? They had the audacity to look into our eyes and said: ‘If you people steal this money again, we will collect it back from you.
“I stood up against them, I said: ‘We are not a corrupt nation. A few people might have stolen money, but Nigeria is not a corrupt nation.‘
“And you know it is not their fault, (they said that) because they have seen recovered loot being looted again.”
Rasheed O.J Olabode the victim is a 27 year old Nigerian photographer who just immigrated to the US, and Christopher Poole, the killer is a 26 year old Nigerian who has been in the US much longer. Both men live in Newark.
The incident occurred on April 26, 2018 at around 10.45am.
Olabode was out running errands with his friends, then he had need for a restroom, since none was around, he went out of the car on the 700 block of South 20th Street and began urinating behind the vehicle.
Next, the assailant Poole, who lives on the block, was angered by the sight of Olabode urinating, walked into his house across the street and picked a gun.
Surveillance footage showed as he walked over to Olabode with the gun and pointed at him, Olabode pleaded with him not to shoot, but he went ahead and shot him in the chest while his friends watched from the car a distance away.
Poole walked away immediately he shot him, then Olabode ran to the car, and his friends flagged down a police officer and called an amblance. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the launch of a Visa policy which he says is going to open Nigeria to the world for business.
The President says the Visa policy will boost tourism, improve Nigeria business environment, foreign direct investments, attract innovation, amongst other benefits.
This policy is coming days after the US placed a Visa ban on Nigerians applying for permanent residency in the United States, stating a number of breeches from the Nigerian Government.
The President’s statement, “Pleased to announce that Nigeria has a new Visa Policy, which I launched today. This new Policy will help improve our business environment, attract FDI, boost tourism, and improve African integration, without compromising national security and our territorial integrity.
“This new Visa Policy will advance our goal of building a globally competitive economy, by helping attract Innovation, and specialized skills and knowledge from abroad, to complement locally available ones. We are sending a message to the world that Nigeria is Open for Business.”
Coronovirus is simply a group of viruses that cause diseases such as diarrhea in mammals, birds, cows, pigs and upper respiratory diseases in chicken. Transmitted to humans, the virus causes respiratory infections which are very deadly.
According to the World Health Organization, Coronaviruses are associated with common cold, pneumonia, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and also affect the gut.
Current Occurrence: The disease has been found in The USA, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, France, Australia, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Macau, Philippines and the UK.
In China where it has recorded the highest cases, more than 1,975 people have been infected with about 54 dying from the virus.
Symptoms: Running nose, cough, sore throat, fever, high temperature.
Transmission: The virus is transmitted from animals to man and it’s first transmission is assumed to be from a snake at the South China seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, China.
The virus is transmitted through droplets of an infected person’s cough or sneeze and also when touching contaminated surfaces such as door handles, tables and hand shakes.
Prevention According To WHO:
Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow.
Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
Thoroughly cook meat and eggs.
No unprotected contact with live or farm animals.
Degree of Fatality: The coronavirus is so deadly that patients may die within two weeks of contacting the virus. A single carrier of the virus who travelled from the Middle East to South Korea infected 186 people and caused 38 deaths.
Currently there is no cure nor vaccine for the virus. Efforts are being made in China, United States and some other countries to create cure for it.
Difference Between a Coronavirus And a Normal Flu Virus:
Although Coronaviruses and flu viruses cause similar symptoms, they are genetically very different.
Professor Neil Ferguson, a disease outbreak scientist at Imperial College London explains the difference, “Flu viruses incubate very rapidly – you tend to get symptoms two to three days after being infected, but coronaviruses take much longer…
flu virus you become immune but there are lots of different viruses circulating. Coronaviruses don’t evolve in the same way as flu with lots of different strains, but equally our body doesn’t generate very good immunity.” he added.
Similar Deadly Viruses In Time Past:
The 1918 Spanish flu or H1N1 virus that killed an estimated 50-100million people.
Asian flu of 1957 that killed about 2million humans.
Hong Kong flu of 1968 with a casualty of 1million people.
The 2009 Swine flu caused by the same H1N1 virus killed about 575,000 people.
American Hollywood superstar Morgan Freeman has joined voices to thousands of celebrities worldwide in condemning President Donald Trump as he make moves to engage Iran in a war.
The Hollywood legend who didn’t take it kindly with the President, condemned the President in the harshest terms via his Twitter handle. He labeled Trump a terrorist, child abuser, racist, scam artist, sexist, coward, liar, crook, and a criminal.
Those are some strong words!
Donald Trump is a TERRORIST Donald Trump is a CHILD ABUSER Donald Trump is a RACIST Donald Trump is a SCAM ARTIST Donald Trump is a SEXIST Donald Trump is a COWARD Donald Trump is a LIAR Donald Trump is a CROOK Donald Trump is a CRIMINAL
Donald Trump is NOT MY PRESIDENT
Recently Trump just sent three thousand US soldiers to the Middle East in preparation for a warfare. He also made a tweet saying that the US has invested trillions of dollars into military equipments and some of that brand new equipments will be sent to Iran.