Welcome to Soul 2 Soul Mates Blog: December 2016

Monday, 26 December 2016

Fayose approves severance package for ex-council chiefs, councilors

Ekiti State Government on Monday approved the payment N140m severance package to ex- public office holders in the state.

However, the approval covers only those at the local government level.

The Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, disclosed these in a statement in Ado Ekiti.

Borno State: Over 3,000 people return to Damasak

Following the clearance of Boko Haram terrorists stronghold in Sambisa forest and confidence-building visit to celebrate the Yuletide period with troops in Operation LAFIYA DOLE by the hierarchy of the Nigerian Army led by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, over 3,000 refugees and internally displaced persons returned to Damasak town, Mobbar Local

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Bar Refaeli keeps her post baby body under wraps in stylish military green winter coat as she steps out in Madrid


She’s wasted no time in showcasing her athletic post-pregnancy body, just two months after welcoming her first child with husband Adi Ezra.

HOW ‘CAMP ZERO’ IN SAMBISA FOREST WAS CAPTURED

No fewer than 4,200 officers of the Nigerian Army, Air Force and other special forces took part in the operation to uproot the Boko Haram terrorists from their Sambisa Forest bastion, some officers close to the operations told our correspondent yesterday.

Fire guts Nigerian Breweries Lagos office

An early morning fire on Sunday gutted Nigerian Breweries at Orile Iganmu area of Lagos State.


The cause of the fire had yet to be ascertained as of press time but it was gathered that fire fighters have arrived the area to put out the fire.

I’m not cut out for politics – 2face Idibia

Those expecting to see popular and beloved singer, 2face Idibia, soliciting for votes cap in hand, may be in for the proverbial wait for Godot.

Hearts failed to land ex-Nigeria assistant coach because of $5000 monthly salary

Hearts of Oak failed to land former Super Eagles assistant coach Jean-Francois Loscuito for their head coach job because the trainer was demanding $5000 monthly salary, Ghanasoccernet.com understands.

FG to re-open two major roads in Borno after Boko Haram defeat

The Federal Government will formally re-open two major roads in Borno later today following the total defeat of Boko Haram in the North-East by the Nigerian military.

Plateau governor urges citizens to rekindle spirit of togetherness

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged citizens of the state to use the Christmas celebration to rekindle the spirit of togetherness and shared value of community life.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

The AKIDA platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Kaduna State has raised alarm over recent developments in the party and the recurring killings in some parts of the state.



The APC AKIDA in a press statement signed by its’ Publicity Secretary, Murtala Abubakar, said, “We are deeply concerned over the course in our party, which events are taking, and we make these comments after careful and responsible assessment of all issues at our disposal.

Obama explains U.S. rejection of Trump’s veto advice on UN’s Israel/Palestinian Resolution

New York – Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has explained why his administration rejected incoming President Donald Trump’s advice on the Friday’s UN Security Council’s resolution on Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in a statement issued on Friday, said that the U.S. action was predicated on preserving the possibility of a two-State solution to the protracted Israeli-Palestine conflict.
Trump had on Thursday, pressured the U.S. to veto the Security Council’s Resolution initially sponsored by Egypt.
Following the pressure that Trump also reportedly put on the sponsor of the resolution, Egypt withdrew it and the vote was consequently delayed till Friday.
However, the resolution was put forward on Friday by Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela and the 15-member Council adopted the resolution by a vote of 14 in favour and with one abstention – the U.S., which abstained from voting rather than veto the resolution.
“Today, the U.S. acted with one primary objective in mind: to preserve the possibility of the two state solution, which every U.S. administration for decades has agreed is the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Buratai salutes soldiers for insurgency fight

The Chief of Army staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has commended the efforts and sacrifices of gallant officers and men of the Nigerian Army currently engaged in the counter-insurgency operations in the North East and other operations across the country and abroad.

Libyan plane hijackers were carrying fake guns and grenades

The two men who hijacked a passenger plane with 117 people on board were carrying fake guns and grenades.
The Libyan pair, Suhah Mussa and Ahmed Ali, eventually surrendered peacefully but not before they had diverted a domestic flight to Malta on Friday.

California man fights DUI charge for driving under influence of caffeine

Caffeine may be the “nootropic” brain drug of choice in Silicon Valley, but an hour’s drive north in Solano County, California, the stimulant could get you charged with driving under the influence.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Christmas Where It’s Hot

Australia — Our Christmas smells like pine needles and chlorine. My children help decorate the traditional tree at their grandparents’ house, then run outside to leap into the swimming pool. They sun themselves in the humid air of an Australian summer.

Did Russia Just Test a Weapon in Space?

On Dec. 16, the Russian military reportedly tested what appears to be an anti-satellite weapon—a rocket that can boost into low orbit and smash into enemy spacecraft.

Man's e-cigarette explodes in his pocket while riding on a bus

A man was taken to a Californian hospital after an e-cigarette exploded in his pocket while riding on a bus.

Witnesses said the man was trying to use the device on the bus, but was asked to stop by the driver.

Britain and Japan sign nuclear energy cooperation agreement

Britain and Japan have signed an agreement that significantly expands cooperation in the nuclear energy sector and paves the way Japanese companies to construct nuclear plants in the UK.


It also covers cooperation in the areas of decommissioning and decontamination and it is anticipated that the deal will give British companies with advanced technologies greater access to projects at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, where three of the six reactors suffered melt-downs after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.
Britain and Japan have signed an agreement that significantly expands cooperation in the nuclear

Friday, 16 December 2016

They were like WILD ANIMALS' Migrant mob beat workmates SENSELESS in horror beach attack

A RAMPAGING mob of African migrants beat two men senseless during a horrifying attack on a beach.

One of the victims of the savage assault, identified only as Andrew, described his attackers “animals”.

The terrifying ordeal unfolded when the gang of African teenagers began destroying fencing outside the St Kilda Life Saving Club on the famous Melbourne beach, Australia.

Donald Trump’s national security pick said president Obama lied about his race

'It is the biggest con I think I’ve ever seen,’ said Ms Crowley, referring to Mr Obama's ethnicity as an African American
Donald Trump’s pick for senior director of strategic communications for the National Security Council said president Barack Obama lied about his race and it was "the biggest con she had ever seen".

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Philippines jails at 'breaking point' amid Duterte's drugs war

There have been more than 40,000 drug-related arrests since a crackdown was launched by President Duterte earlier this year.
Prison officers in the Philippines are concerned that jail overcrowding as a result of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody drug war is pushing the system to breaking point.

Why the Civil Service is desperate to know what Brexit means

With only a few months to go until Theresa May triggers Article 50, the civil service urgently needs to be told how to prepare for both the negotiations process and life outside the EU.

Yesterday, David Davis MP repeated his desire for talks to complete within the two year period and result in a “smooth and orderly” Brexit. But there is work to do if he wants to deliver on these promises and avoid a “cliff-edge”.

Progress has been made. The new Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU) is up and running, with currently over 300 staff driving cross-Whitehall boards and working groups.

It is acting as a beefed up co-ordination unit, extracting information from departmental teams to provide Theresa May with options that will inform the UK’s negotiating position.

With DExEU in a co-ordinating role, Whitehall departments are providing the analysis, expertise and horsepower behind much of the Brexit work. But their contributions are hindered by the opacity of the process they are feeding in to.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

AWCON 2016: Super Falcons beats Cameroon 1-0, they are Champions for the 8th time.


Super Falcons of Nigeria has won the 10th Edition of African Women’s Cup of Nation, AWCON after beating Cameroon 1-0 in Yaounde. Nigeria by this victory has now clinched the AWCON title for a record eight times.

Friday, 2 December 2016

An illegal oil vessel arrestsed at the point of discharge - EFCC

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested an oil vessel off-loading products suspected to be Automated Gas Oil, AGO, along Eagle Island in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.