Saturday, 10 December 2016

How We Steal ATM Cards From Unsuspecting Owners, Loot Their Accounts (Photo)

The police in Abuja has smashed a syndicate who specialises in stealing ATM cards from bank customers across the country.

The suspected members of the syndicate were identified as David Wuese, Chika Okenyi, Omotayo Bamidele and Akura Godwin.

They were arrested after complaints from members of the public to the Inspector General Police Ibrahim Idris, who deployed his operatives at the Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) to trail and arrest the suspects.

A source disclosed that the syndicate, who confessed to the crime during interrogations, said that they normally stole ATM cards from unsuspecting victims while pretending to help them solve problems at ATMs.

It was gathered that a member of the syndicate would approach an ATM user who was having difficulties with the machine. They would then swap the unsuspecting customer’s ATM card with another one from their own pockets after they must have got the PIN of the ATM card of the unsuspecting customer.

The suspects would then take the stolen ATM card to the nearest ATM machine where they would check the balance in the victim’s account, after which they would then proceed to purchase expensive mobile phones from the account. In other cases, the suspects will also make withdrawals to the limits of the account. The leader of the syndicate, Wuese (27), said in an interview that the syndicate was formed in Markurdi, Benue State from where they took their activities to several states in the country.

He said: “The idea behind our operation was a collective one. I cannot tell who actually brought it. But before then, we had read something similar in the newspapers, and we modified it. “Some of the ATM cards found in our possession were all invalid, and that was what we were using to steal from our victims. “We don’t operate in one state.

We move from one state to the other, and after we had succeeded in stealing a victim’s card, we would take the card to a machine where we would check the balance in the owner’s account. “If the money in it was less than N20,000, we would leave the money and move on to look for other victims. But if the amount in the account was huge, we would withdraw up to the ATM limit, then we would go to any shop where phones are sold and by phones, which we would resell at cheaper prices. 
“Sometimes, we take the ATM cards to night clubs and hotels where we paid with cards. “In our last operation, we bought three Samsung Galaxy Edge for N245,000 each and we sold them for N215,000. We also bought three Blackberry Passport for N130,000 each and sold them for N90,000. 
We bought two Infinix phones for N82,000 each and sold them for N60,000. “I can’t count the number of operations we have done, but we normally share all the money we have made equally. “I have succeeded in buying a Toyota Camry with my own share of our loot, but I don’t know what my friends have done with theirs.

Source: The Nation
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What's Next For Hillary? Latest Moves Indicate Clinton Won't Fade Away

Hillary Clinton’s election defeat had many pundits declaring the Clinton era finally over. But a series of meetings with key Democratic donors and leaders – combined with still-fawning press coverage and even a quirky social media project driven by a longtime aide – are raising questions about what's next.

A return to the speaking circuit? Advocacy work? Assuming the role of elder stateswoman? Or even, a 2020 presidential run?

“I think if she wants to run again, and my guess is she probably does, because they always do, then yes I think she’s doing a good job laying the groundwork,” Brad Bannon, Democratic strategist and CEO of Bannon Communications Research, told FoxNews.com.

A third presidential run -- after two grueling campaigns that both ended in defeat to a rival political sensation who captured the imagination of voters -- could be a stretch for the former secretary of state, senator and first lady.

But after a brief period of reclusion, Clinton is slowly but surely appearing more in public, and in ways that indicate a political and public future of some sort.

One clue that her team wants to keep its cachet with millennials is the viral sensation surrounding pictures of her spotted by her Chappaqua home -- in the woods, at the grocery store and elsewhere. The Twitter account @HRCInTheWild was created to track those appearances; the account was set up by longtime Clinton aide Adam Parkhomenko.

Parkhomenko is no random staffer – he created the Ready for Hillary PAC to draft her to run and was director of grassroots engagement for the 2016 campaign. His Twitter account is littered with personal letters from Clinton and photos with the candidate. Parkhomenko is such a significant player in ClintonWorld that in January The Washington Post published a lengthy profile of him.

Parkhomenko told FoxNews.com the Twitter account has nothing to do with the campaign, which he says wound down in November. He says instead it was a request from supporters and he happily obliged.

“These photos have put a huge smile on her supporters' face and I think it has really pushed them to get back up and keep going after a devastating presidential loss. It has been incredible to watch the account grow,” he said.

If, as Parkhomenko says, it is a response to supporters, then it has been wildly successful. The account, which had only been up for a few weeks, has over 27,000 followers on Twitter as well as countless likes and retweets, as well as corresponding accounts on Facebook and Instagram.

Saturday Night Live even did a light sketch on the “in the wild” phenomenon. Meanwhile, days after Vanity Fair described Clinton’s appearances a move “from Presidential Candidate to Wandering Folk Hero,” the New York Times used similar language Sunday, calling her “a new folk hero in a familiar face” for some Americans.

“After the knock-down, drag-out battle of the campaign, the images suggest she has, unexpectedly, found peace,” the piece reads.

Clinton indeed continues to enjoy favorable press coverage despite her upset defeat. Even as Time magazine declared Donald Trump its person of the year this week, the write-up on Clinton in the same edition compared her to “an American Moses.”

Clinton's team also has not exited the limelight quietly.

Campaign manager Robby Mook last week blamed the loss in part on FBI Director James Comey’s decision to re-open the probe into Clinton’s use of a private email server. Meanwhile, Jennifer Palmieri, the campaign’s director of communication, accused Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway of having given a platform to white supremacists, and followed it up with a barbed op-ed in The Washington Post, calling on the Trump campaign to “own up” to how it won. (Conway told "Fox & Friends" on Friday that "a little self-awareness would do for a team that is blaming everybody but themselves.")

Clinton herself drew attention Wednesday to what she called an “epidemic” of so-called “fake news” – which some pundits and supporters have claimed contributed to her defeat. It also was blamed for a gunman visiting a D.C. pizza restaurant over the weekend looking for answers on a Clinton-related conspiracy theory.

"It’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences," Clinton said in a speech at the Capitol.

Clinton was in D.C. to pay tribute to retiring Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. While Reid is stepping down from his role, he is likely to remain as an elder statesman whose 2020 endorsement would hold value. Additionally, The New York Post reported Wednesday that Clinton is set to throw a party next week to thank her millionaire donors.

Some strategists believe the actions may point to at least a consideration of a run in 2020.

“It’s the Potomac Fever -- if you get close to being president, you can’t get the smell off, and you’re always going to want to do it again,” Bannon said.

Parkhomenko said whatever Clinton chooses to do, “her supporters will be there to support her and help amplify her message. As we can see, she never sits still and I can't imagine she will not remain active in whatever she way she thinks she can continue to have the most impact for good.”

Clinton’s lead in the popular vote, which supporters have been touting, gives her camp an argument that Clinton at least wasn’t rejected by voters in a McGovern-like defeat, and if Trump’s presidency stumbles, a do-over of 2016 may appeal to some. However, Bannon warned such a call could turn off many Democratic Party activists.

“While I’m sure Clinton is thinking that way, I’m not sure it’s going to work,” he said. “With both [Vice President Joe] Biden and Clinton, they’re going to be pretty old by then, and what I’m hearing in conversations I’ve had with people in the Democratic Party is everyone really wants a new face.”

Source: foxnews.com
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ISIS Shows Off Its Gold Market In Mosul Area Of Iraq (Photos)

Here are photos released by the Islamic State terror group, ISIS showing its Gold Market in Mosul area as Iraqi military closes down on the troubled region.

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Strange But True Story That Happened At Ikeja, Lagos 3 Days Ago

According to Twitter user @Ola_Ope who shared the story said it happened at Ikeja, Lagos 3 days ago.

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We are sure you read down to this point, lol....Good morning, how was your night?
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My Super Falcons Statement Was Taken Out Of Context - Solomon Dalung

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung, has reacted to the outrage his statement that the Federal Government did not expect the Super Falcons to win the just-concluded CAF African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon sparked.

According to Dalung, he was taken out of context.

Dalung spoke when President Muhammadu Buhari granted audience to the Senator Kabir Gaya-led delegation organising the National Youth Open Water Swimming Competition.

The minister said the government was committed to paying the outstanding entitlements of the players.
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Kerry Washington Flaunts Post-baby Body As She Steps Out With Husband (Photos)

Kerry Washington looked stunning as she stepped out for the first time after her son's birth to attend the Ambassadors for Humanity Gala Benefiting USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles on Thursday.The actress displayed her post-baby body as she sat beside her husband, former NFL player beau, who she married in 2013.

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Uniuyo, Akwa Ibom Mourn Dead NYSC Member Ukeme Monday (Photos)

The faculty of Engineering students, University of Uyo Friday held a procession in honour of Ukeme Asuquo Monday who died during the ongoing NYSC Orientation exercise at Zamfara State. Ukeme Monday was a first class graduate and overall best graduating student of the university of Uyo in the 2010 matriculating set. Later in the day, the students in the company of the Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on students matters Miss Otobong Aquila visited the diseased compound at Etinan, Akwa Ibom State.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Students Affairs was accompanied by the President Faculty of Engineering Comrade Bassey Bassey Friday and other student leaders and friends of the departed brother Uk Engine as he was fondly called.

When the guests were about to depart, Ukeme's Grandmother and his Mother said:
Grandmother:

"Ukeme You promised that you will bring students to my burial and that the compound will not be enough to contain guest and well wishers. Oh Ukeme, I won't be able to stay alive and see you lowered six feet below the ground. Ooooooo dead I was the one that was supposed to die".
Mother:

"Ukeme you promised me that when you return from NYSC that you will take total care of me and take me to the best hospital for treatment. Hmmmmmm i know you are not the one they are talking about. You're not dead you only went for service I'm expecting you when your service year is over".
His mother told guests who came to mourn with them to greet Ukeme and also inform him that the mother is expecting him back Home sound and healthy.

Ukeme had promised his mother that he would renovate their house as soon as he completed his studies.
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Nana Akufo-Addo Wins Ghana Presidential Election, President John Mahama Concedes Defeat

Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party has won Ghana’s presidential election with an absolute majority over President John Mahama.

The results showed the opposition candidate winning 53.27 percent of the vote and Mahama with 44.93 percent.

Akufo-Addo said on Twitter that Mahama had called him "congratulating me on winning the 2016 Presidential Election".


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Donald Trump Insulted A Union Leader On Twitter, Then His Phone Started To Ring

President-elect Donald Trump spoke at a Carrier plant in Indiana on Dec. 1, and lauded his input into their decision not to move production jobs to a Mexico plant. "It's hard to negotiate when the plant is built," he said, "What are we going to do with the plant? Rent it, sell it, knock it down, I don't care." (Video: The Washington Post / Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Chuck Jones uses a flip phone, so he didn’t see the tweet. His friend of 36 years called him Wednesday night and said: The president-elect is smearing you on Twitter.

Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2016
If United Steelworkers 1999 was any good, they would have kept those jobs in Indiana. Spend more time working-less time talking. Reduce dues— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2016

Jones, a union leader in Indianapolis, represents the Carrier workers whose jobs Donald Trump has pledged to save. He said the sudden attention from the country’s next leader didn’t feel real.


“My first thought was, ‘Well, that’s not very nice,’ ” he told The Washington Post on Wednesday night. “Then, 'Well, I might not sleep much tonight.' "

Jones, president of the United Steelworkers Local 1999, told The Post on Tuesday that he believed Trump had lied to the Carrier workers last week when he visited the Indianapolis plant. On a makeshift stage in a conference room, Trump had applauded United Technologies, Carrier’s parent company, for cutting a deal with him and agreeing to keep 1,100 jobs that were slated to move to Mexico in America’s heartland.

Jones said Trump got that figure wrong.

The Post's Fact Checker took a closer look at the claims President-elect Donald Trump made during a speech in Indiana on Dec. 1, about the deal to keep jobs at a Carrier plant there that were due to be shipped to Mexico. (Video: Jenny Starrs/Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Carrier, he said, had agreed to preserve 800 production jobs in Indiana. (Carrier confirmed that number.) The union leader said Trump appeared to be taking credit for rescuing 350 engineering positions that were never scheduled to leave. Five hundred fifty of his members, he said, were still losing their jobs. And the company was still collecting millions of dollars in tax breaks.

In return for downsizing its move south of the border, United Technologies would receive $7 million in tax credits from Indiana, to be paid in $700,000 installments each year for 10 years. Carrier, on top of that, has agreed to invest $16 million in its Indiana operation. United Technologies, meanwhile, still plans to shuttle 700 factory jobs from Huntington, Ind., to Monterrey, Mexico.

Jones, who said the union wasn't involved in the negotiations, said he's working to lift his members' spirits. He said he didn't have time to worry about Trump.

“He needs to worry about getting his Cabinet filled,” he said, “and leave me the hell alone.”

Representatives for Trump did not respond to The Post's requests for comment.

Over the past two decades, the United States has lost about 4.5 million manufacturing jobs, a consequence economists ascribe to trade and automation. Jones said he has fought to keep work on U.S. soil, bargaining repeatedly with Carrier and Rexnord, another Indianapolis plant that plans to relocate jobs to Mexico.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence tweeted his support for Jones earlier this year:

Appreciate the chance to meet w/ Chuck Jones & hardworking men of Local 1999 about our efforts to save Carrier jobs pic.twitter.com/jAzV4DO4PY— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) March 2, 2016

Half an hour after Trump tweeted about Jones on Wednesday, the union leader's phone began to ring and kept ringing, he said. One voice asked: What kind of car do you drive? Another said: We’re coming for you.

He wasn’t sure how these people found his number.

“Nothing that says they’re gonna kill me, but, you know, you better keep your eye on your kids,” Jones said later on MSNBC. “We know what car you drive. Things along those lines.”

“I’ve been doing this job for 30 years, and I’ve heard everything from people who want to burn my house down or shoot me,” he added. “So I take it with a grain of salt and I don’t put a lot of faith in that, and I’m not concerned about it and I’m not getting anybody involved. I can deal with people that make stupid statements and move on.”

Brett Voorhies, president of the Indiana State AFL-CIO, called Jones after Trump’s tweet caught his eye. Jones, he said, had just left his office in Indianapolis, where he manages the needs of about 3,000 union members.

“This guy makes pennies for what he does,” Voorhies said. “What he has to put up with is just crazy. Now he’s just got the president-elect smearing him on Twitter.” 

Source: washingtonpost.com
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Friday, 9 December 2016

Nigerian Couple Imitate Barack Obama & Wife Michelle For Their Pre Wedding Photos

A drunk-in-love Nigerian couple, Ibiso and Olaniyi are trending online after deciding to take their pre-wedding shoot to a whole new level by imitating president Barack Obama and his lovely wife Michelle ahead of their wedding.

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Wisconsin Elections Commission: Recount 82% Complete; Hillary Clinton Gains 61 Votes On President-elect Trump

Wisconsin’s presidential election recount is nearly complete.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission reported Thursday, December 8th that more than 82 percent of the vote had been counted by the close of business on Wednesday, and that Democrat Hillary Clinton had gained just 61 votes on Republican Donald Trump.

President-elect Trump won the state by more than 22,000 votes.

Here is Thursday’s update from the Elections Commission:

47 of 72 counties have now completed the recount.

Approximately 82 percent of ballots have been recounted.

Trump/Pence originally led Clinton/Kaine by 22,177. So far, not including the City of Milwaukee, Clinton/Kaine have gained 61 more votes than Trump/Pence, but still trail.

Including the December 7 results, Trump/Pence are up 495 votes, Clinton/Kaine are up 556 votes, Castle/Bradley are up 20 votes, Johnson/Weld are up 63 votes, Stein/Baraka are up 64 votes, Moorehead/Lilly are up 8 votes, and De la Fuente/Steinberg are up 15 votes.

Important Note: The changes in vote totals do not include the City of Milwaukee, which has reported partial numbers for individual reporting units (wards or combinations of wards) because it is recounting absentee ballots separately. Milwaukee is included in the 82 percent completed.

The deadline for the recount to be completed is Monday, December 12th.

A hearing in federal court was scheduled for Friday, December 9th on a lawsuit filed by a President-elect Doanld Trump voter and two pro-Trump super PACs seeking an end to the recount.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein requested the recount and is paying for it.

She is also pressing for one in Pennsylvania and pursued one in Michigan that was halted prematurely on Wednesday.

Source: fox6now.com
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South Korean President, Park Geun-hye Impeached

South Korean first female President, Park Geun-hye, who sparked a nationwide protest after she was accused of using her position to influence and give financial benefits to her friend, Choi Soon-Sil, has been impeached by the Parliament.

The motion to impeach her was passed by 234 votes in favour of her impeachment against 53 votes who were against the impeachment. The number of votes reveals that some members of her party voted in favour of her impeachment. Following her impeachment, her authority as a president has been passed down to the prime minister, Hwang Kyo-ahn.

After the votes, Park went on national television to apologize for the chaos she has caused 

"I created this national chaos with my carelessness". she said

However, her case would be taken before the Constitutional court who have only 180 days to make a decision. If at least six out the court's nine judges approves the decision, she would be stripped down of her position and another election will be held within 60 days
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MUSIC PREMIERE: Tally – "Wai'Yo" + "Turn It Up" (Prod. By Monlee)

Tally returns with something quite different. He Infused a solid foundation on the country’s current state on mind. He titled this song“Wai'Yo”. Its not just fantastic but also has a strong message, talking about all the happenings within the country at this time.
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Lagos Commemorates 2016 World Human Rights Day

Lagos State Government will on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 commemorate the World Human Rights Day 2016.

The theme of this year’s celebration is “The Fundamental Human Rights of Nigerian Youths” and the event will take place at the Chapel of Christ the Light Hall, Secretariat, Alausa, at 9 am.

December 10 of a every year is set aside as the World Human Right’s Day to mark the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly as an annual event to celebrate the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration that each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to his/her fundamental human rights.

Some of the highlights for this year’s celebration include essay competition for private and public schools, Human Rights debate finale, presentation by the Lagos Attorney-General/Commissioner for Justice Mr. Adeniji Kazeem and a keynote address by the Guest of Honour, Mrs. Funke Agbor [SAN] on "Fundamental Human Rights of Youths in Nigeria'.

BOLA AKINGBADE
DPA-JUSTICE
9/12/16
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Over 14,200 Benue Youths Are Currently Living With HIV/AIDS

Indications emerged, yesterday, that over 14,200 Benue youths are infected and currently living with the dreaded HIV/AIDS. President of the Association of Young People Living with HIV/AIDS, APYIN, Fabian Tor, made this known at the 2016 World AIDS Day celebration in Makurdi with the theme, Hands on for HIV prevention.

Tor said: “The development is a serious issue but our members are committed to ensuring that the virus does not move from us to another, or from one person to the other. “In fact, we are working hard to ensure that anti-retroviral drugs get to our members, that the virus is suppressed and that the infected live happily.”

In his speech, Country Director, United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, Dr. Camara Bilali, said the world body identified Benue State as one of the states with high prevalence rate of the virus.

Represented by Mrs. Ashir Wende, Project Manager, World Bank Assisted HIV/AIDS Programme Development Project, Benue Office said: “The UNAIDS would continue to lead and inspire the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.”

“The UNAIDS is well positioned to provide necessary technical assistance to ensure that 90% of people living with HIV know their status, 90% of those diagnosed with HIV are accessing sustained anti-retroviral treatment, ART, and 90% of those on ART achieve durable viral suppression.”

Governor Samuel Ortom, who was represented by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, Dr. Cecilia Ojabo, in his speech, assured that his administration would continue to partner relevant agencies to stem prevalence of the virus in the state. Executive Secretary of Benue State Agency for the Control of AIDS, BENSACA, Dr. Dura Gideon, said the fight against the virus was a collective responsibility, if the fight must be won.
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