Putin Denies Democrat email Hack But Praises Leak

Russia’s president on Friday denied Moscow was behind an email hack that embarrassed White House hopeful Hillary Clinton but said it was important the information got into the public domain.

“I don’t know anything about it, and on a state level Russia has never done this,” Vladimir Putin told Bloomberg News in an interview aired Friday.

Hacked emails leaked by WikiLeaks in July revealed that party leaders had sought to undermine the primary campaign of Clinton’s rival Bernie Sanders and US officials said Russia was behind the release.

Putin slammed the accusations as attempts to “distract the public’s attention from the essence of the problem by raising some minor issues connected with the search for who did it.”

“The important thing is the content that was given to the public,” he said.

Clinton’s rival Donald Trump has made no secret of his admiration for Putin, leading some to conjecture the Kremlin strongman was working to put the real estate billionaire in the White House.



Bangladesh Praises Military On Boko Haram

The Bangladesh Armed Forces yesterday praised the military for its success in combating insurgency in the country.

Bangladesh said it would adopt the same strategy in combating insurgency and criminality.

A team from Bangladesh National Defence College on a geo-strategic study tour to Nigeria visited the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.

The leader of the delegation, Rear Admiral Anwarul Islam, said the dramatic way in which the Nigerian military routed the deadly Boko Haram in the last one year was worthy of praise.

He noted that the Nigerian Armed Forces are known for their contributions to peace support operations worldwide.

Rear Admiral Islam observed that Bangladesh has a lot to learn from the Nigerian, and hailed the CDS for his leadership direction.

Admiral Islam applauded the Armed Forces for degrading the Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeast and tackling other criminalities.

He solicited cordial military bilateral relations with Nigeria.

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Okorocha Praises Wife For Building Skills Acquisition Centres

Wife of Imo State governor,  Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha, has been commended for embarking on projects that touch the lives of the people of the state, especially the unemployed, indigent widows and orphans in the society,  by building and commissioning skills acquisition centres in the state.

Handing down the commendation during the commissioning ceremony and first matriculation of students of the newly built ultra-modern skills acquisition centres in the three senatorial zones of Owerri, Orlu and Okigwe christened “Nneoma Skills Acquisition Centre”, the State governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, said that if only the previous wives of former governors had done the same,  unemployment in the society would have been reduced.

Describing the construction of the centres as a step in the right direction in view of the nation’s prevalent disturbing economic climate, the governor expressed the desire to link them with the relevant department of the State Polytechnic so as to design requisite certificates that would be awarded to the students when they graduate.

According to him, “Education alone is not just preparation for life, but it is life itself. The best form of education is that which allows one to develop the talent inside thereby making oneself his/ her own boss. This great initiative needs  not to be re-emphasized. It calls for all and sundry to support the first lady of Imo State”.
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Buhari Showers Praises On Tinubu At 64

As the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola TInubu marks his 64th birthday, tomorrow, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari has praised his (Tinubu) doggedness, forthrightness, generosity and diligence.

In his birthday message to Tinubu, President Buhari remarked that Tinubu’s rising political profile since he was elected a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1992 “is a testimony to his forthrightness, diligence and doggedness, the same qualities that had endeared him to the electorate and given him all-round success as a private sector worker, a businessman and two-term Governor of Lagos State.”

Buhari also commended Tinubu’s visionary leadership style, especially for “creating a formidable opposition party in Nigeria that worked vigorously within a short period to oust a party that had been in power for 16 years”.

The President assured Tinubu that his patriotism and commitment to democracy and good governance, and his generous spirit will always be remembered and appreciated by generations of Nigerians. He prayed that the Almighty God will grant the Asiwaju long life, good health, wisdom and prosperity as he steadfastly supports efforts to promote the development of Nigeria.

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Watch VP Osinbajo Singing Praises To God On His Birthday

Today marks the birthday anniversary of Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and he wowed us by publicly showing gratitude to God by singing songs of praise. He posted his gratitude on Facebook and captioned:

Thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts and wishes. I am deeply humbled by your thoughtful gestures!

Special thanks to God Almighty who has brought me this far.

Watch his special rendition below: