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  • FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons (deported from Saudi Arabia to US)

    05/27/2020 3:52:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Curt Anderson
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint charges Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charge carries a potential 20-year prison term. **SNIP** According to the affidavit, Al-Azhari scouted a number of targets in the Tampa Bay region, including beaches, parks and even the Tampa FBI field...
  • How missed ‘red flags’ helped Nigerian fraud ring ‘Scattered Canary’ bilk Washington’s unemployment system amid coronavirus chaos

    05/25/2020 8:45:47 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 25 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 5/25/2020 | Jim Brunner,  Paul Roberts , Patrick Malone 
    Earlier this spring, as Washington began to pay out enhanced unemployment benefits to tens of thousands of laid-off and furloughed workers, a criminal organization halfway around the world spied an enormous opportunity. A Nigerian fraud ring, dubbed “Scattered Canary” by security researchers, would soon begin siphoning off the benefits, notably the extra $600 a week Congress had added to unemployment checks. Hiding behind a tsunami of legitimate claims, and using personal information likely stolen in past consumer data breaches, the ring and other criminals filed thousands of bogus applications with the state’s Employment Security Department (ESD). By the time the fraud...
  • The Chinese Oil Grab (China is working hard to win oil reserves, you need to overweight on oil)

    10/03/2009 8:48:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 926+ views
    Forbes ^ | 10/3/2009 | Robert Lenzner
    The Chinese government is in a massive resource grab in Africa, which has huge ramifications for natural resource prices, not the least of which will be the cost of imported oil to the U.S., and ultimately the stock market and economy. Beijing's latest foray is trying to buy 6 billion barrels of oil that is already spoken for via leases to Exxon, Chevron , Royal Dutch Shell, and Total SA. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. presently leases 16 oil blocks on what remains of the oil industry's dominant Seven Sisters. It's a monster development, and a dramatic signal of how...
  • How I survived COVID-19, by Nigeria's former presidential spokesman on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe: Another Hydroxycholorquine anecdotal success

    05/17/2020 8:05:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Nation ^ | 05/17/2020 | GBADE OGUNWALE
    The consensus medical opinion is that there is no known cure for COVID-19 for now. However, the rate of recovery among infected persons across the world has been much higher than the fatality rate. As the number of recoveries continued to rise by the day, not a few are anxious to know the type of drugs and medications being used to treat infected persons. One of the lucky survivors of COVID-19, Dr Doyin Okupe, relives his experiences. GBADE OGUNWALE reports.A former presidential spokesman on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe, who has just recovered from the COVID-19 disease shares his experiences...
  • COVID-19: Nigeria's Jigawa State government reveals secret behind mass recovery of patients -- Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin and Zinc

    05/17/2020 7:52:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Daily Post ^ | 05/17/2020 | By Khaleel Muhammad
    Jigawa State has unveiled the secret behind the quick recovery of its COVID-19 patients. Chairman of the State Task Force Committee on COVID-19 in Jigawa State, Dr. Abba Zakari Umar made the disclosure while briefing newsmen over the recent discharge of COVID-19 patients in the State.DAILY POST reported that sixty two coronavirus patients were discharged from the isolation center after receiving treatment for the pandemic. He said the State Task Force Committee on COVID-19 in the state was making progress in handling the cases.Zakari said the patients were treated through the use of Hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, zinc and multivitamins.He added that...
  • Secret Service unearths overseas fraud ring stealing millions in unemployment benefits

    05/16/2020 6:25:47 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 16 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    The Secret Service has detected a large-scale foreign attack on the U.S. unemployment system that is processing record numbers of jobless claims amid the pandemic, according to the New York Times. In a Secret Service memo obtained by the Times, the agency described the attack as a well-organized Nigerian fraud ring that could lead to “potential losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars.” ”We are actively running down every lead we are getting,” Roy Dotson, a special agent who specializes in financial fraud at the Secret Service, said in an interview with investigators obtained by the Times. The attackers...
  • The day the pirates came

    05/13/2020 2:05:03 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 May 2020 | Kevin Ponniah
    But a voyage on an oil tanker in West Africa, in dangerous seas far from home, would turn the young graduate's life upside down. His fate would come to depend on a band of drug-fuelled jungle pirates - and the whims of a mysterious figure called The King. Militant groups with comic book names like the Niger Delta Avengers ... At the age of 27, he finally qualified as a third officer and got a tattoo on his right forearm to celebrate: a little sailing boat bobbing on a cluster of triangles representing the sea, with a large anchor cutting...
  • Nigeria demolishes two hotels for breach of coronavirus lockdown rules: report

    05/13/2020 4:03:18 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13 2020 | David Aaro
    Authorities in Nigeria demolished two hotels in its southern Rivers state on Sunday after they were accused of breaking lockdown rules meant to limit the spread of the coronavirus, according to a report. State Governor Nyesom Wike said the managers of the Edemete Hotel and Prodest Home were arrested after they reportedly disregarded an order that hotels should be closed. He supervised their destruction, adding that people who tested positive for the coronavirus had been found in hotels across the state. Wike didn't say whether anyone who stayed at the demolished hotels had tested positive for the virus, according to...
  • The 'Evil Called Barack Obama' and the Genocidal Slaughter of Nigerian Christians

    04/29/2020 7:54:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Apr 29, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    New allegations concerning the “sheer wickedness” of Obama, Kerry, and Clinton. Not only is Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari behind what several international observers are calling a “genocide” of Christians in his nation—but Barack Hussein Obama played a major role in the Muslim president’s rise to power: these two interconnected accusations are increasingly being made—not by “xenophobic” Americans but Nigerians themselves, including several leaders and officials. Most recently, Femi Fani-Kayode, Nigeria’s former minister of culture and tourism, wrote in a Facebook post: What Obama, John Kerry and Hilary Clinton did to Nigeria by funding and supporting Buhari in the 2015 presidential...
  • God Economics

    04/27/2020 1:21:24 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    My Kingdom Economics are derived through "Thanksgiving"for it was in this manner the waters parted for Moses and the snakebites were of no consequence(I will lift my eyes to the hills) for as The Son Of God is lifted up doors open and miracles begin ! My endowment to Him( Jesus) is you( My children of Light ) and so it is as your love for Us is poured out ," Truly " it is returned flowing down upon your heads pressed down shaken together and flowing over into My very Will. So enter My Courts with Thanksgiving "YES" but...
  • 68-Year-Old Nigerian Woman Gives Birth to Twins

    04/22/2020 4:15:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Face2Face Africa ^ | April 20, 202 | Theodora Aidoo
    Theodora Aidoo is a young woman who is passionate about women-related issues. Her Love: To bring to fore the activities of women making a global impact. This stems from her journalism background from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and Ghana Institute of Journalism. Reports say that was the first time in the country’s history that a 68-year-old primigravida (pregnant for the first time) has given birth to twins following an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, took to Twitter to announce the news. Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, Wasiu Adeyemo, Chairman,...
  • How the ‘Evil Called Barack Obama’ Enabled the Genocide of Nigerian Christians

    04/21/2020 5:57:04 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 21 Apr, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Not only is Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari behind what several international observers are calling a “genocide” of Christians in his nation, but Barack Hussein Obama played a major role in the Muslim president’s rise to power. These two interconnected accusations are increasingly being made -- not by “xenophobic” Americans but Nigerians themselves, including several leaders and officials. Most recently, Femi Fani-Kayode, Nigeria’s former minister of culture and tourism, wrote in a Facebook post: What Obama, John Kerry and Hilary Clinton did to Nigeria by funding and supporting Buhari in the 2015 presidential election and helping Boko Haram in 2014/2015 was...
  • Jussie Smollett and his 'attacker' 'had a sexual relationship and visited a Chicago bathhouse

    04/15/2020 11:18:09 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-15-2015 | Andrew Court and Jennifer Smith
    Jussie Smollett had a sexual relationship with one of the Nigerian brothers who allegedly orchestrated his 'hoax' attack, a new source claims. The anonymous insider told Page Six Wednesday that the Empire star, 37, and his purported 'attacker' Abel Osundairo also visited an upscale Chicago bathhouse together on multiple occasions. 'They used to party together and he [Smollet] had a sexual relationship with [Osundairo]. They went to this affluent Chicago bathhouse multiple times and they had to show ID. It's known as a bathhouse where a lot of affluent black gay men hang out,' the source stated.
  • Jussie Smollett allegedly knew ‘attacker’ from upscale Chicago bathhouse

    04/15/2020 3:21:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 14 2020 | Carlos Greer
    Visits to an upscale Chicago gay bathhouse may prove that embattled “Empire” star Jussie Smollett was more than friends with his alleged attacker Ambimbola “Abel” Osundairo. “They used to party together and he had a sexual relationship with [Abel]. They went to this affluent Chicago bathhouse multiple times and they had to show ID. It’s known as a bathhouse where a lot of affluent black gay men hang out. There should be a record [of their visits],” an insider told Page Six, adding that the bathhouse records may be subpoenaed in Smollett’s upcoming trial on charges of disorderly conduct. Abel...
  • “Exterminate Christians!"

    04/09/2020 7:04:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Apr 9, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Muslim persecution of Christians that occurred in just one month. Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.   Reprinted from the Gatestone Institute. The following are some of the abuses Muslims inflicted on Christians, categorized by theme, throughout the month of January, 2020: The Slaughter of Christians in Nigeria During several separate incidents, militant Muslims—whether Fulani herdsmen, Boko Haram, or generic terrorists—continued to attack and massacre several Christians. As one example, on Friday, January 17, Muslim Fulani tribesmen on motorbikes raided a Christian village at a time they knew people were congregating at the village square...
  • He Simply "Hates Christians": The Persecution of Christians:

    03/29/2020 11:39:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | March 29,2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Boko Haram... released another execution video. In it, a masked Muslim child holding a pistol appears standing behind a bound and kneeling hostage, later identified as Ropvil Daciya Dalep, a 22-year-old Christian... kidnapped on January 9 while traveling to his university, where he majored in biology. After chanting in Arabic and launching into an anti-Christian diatribe, the Muslim child proceeds to shoot Ropvil several times in the back of the head. — Independent Catholic News, January 23, 2020; Nigeria.[snip]After Muhammad 'Awad, 32, was arrested and questioned as to why he tried to murder Rafiq Karam, 56, he confessed that he...
  • An Envoy for Nigeria to Address Persecution of Christians

    03/24/2020 8:20:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | March 24, 2020 | Brian McNicoll
    When Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari visited Washington in the spring of 2018, President Trump told him to put a stop to attacks on religious freedom, specifically “the burning of churches and the killing and persecution of Christians” by radical Muslims in his country. Things got better for a few months for Nigeria’s Christian community, which makes up about 40 percent of the 200 million people living in Nigeria.But the level of commitment has slipped, and activists in both Nigeria and the United States have concluded it is time for President Trump to step up the pressure on Buhari’s government to...
  • Soul business[charismatic caucus]

    03/19/2020 6:11:48 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    I AM Infinity , I was with your ancestors allowing you to Be. Realize your existence, your every breath, Heart beat and Soul I hold in my very Hand that is My Spirit. I created you, I know you. I AM your existence and The Truth that watches over you. Your Yes to this saving grace of who I AM FOR YOU IS YOUR GIFT OF SALVATION. Your awakening comes as you receive I AM your Source Your Love Your Savior Your Provider Life and this world can not save your soul and this is who you are ! You...
  • Nigeria records chloroquine poisoning after Trump endorses it for coronavirus treatment (CNN Narrative)

    03/23/2020 7:31:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | 03 23 2020 | Stephanie Busari and Bukola Adebayo
    Health officials in Nigeria have issued a warning over chloroquine after they said three people in the country overdosed on the drug, in the wake of President Trump's comments about using it to treat coronavirus. A Lagos state official told CNN that three people were hospitalized in the city after taking the drug. Officials later issued a statement cautioning against using chloroquine for Covid-19 treatment. US President Donald Trump claimed at a White House briefing last week that the Food and Drug Administration had approved the "very powerful" drug chloroquine to treat coronavirus. "It's shown very encouraging -- very, very...
  • Nigerian Government Shuts Chinese Restaurant for Discriminating Against Nigerians

    03/20/2020 4:46:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Face2Face Africa ^ | Cletus Ukpong | March 14, 2020
    Nigerian authorities Saturday shut down a Chinese restaurant in Lagos over its alleged discriminatory policy against Nigerian citizens. The restaurant, identified as Haufei, is located at 33 Aboyade Cole, Victoria Island. The facility also houses a supermarket also owned and operated by the Chinese nationals. The restaurant owners, it is alleged, do not sell food and drinks to Nigerians. Nigerians are said not to have been allowed to buy from the supermarket as well. The operatives of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) shut down the restaurant and the supermarket after secretly collating evidence of their alleged discriminatory...