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Akeem ReachnaijaNovember 13, 2018
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A neo-Nazi couple await sentencing after been convicted of being part of a terrorist group and also naming baby after Adolf Hitler.

Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, were found guilty of being members of the extreme right-wing organisation National Action, which was banned in 2016, Yahoo News UK has reported.

The jury at Birmingham Crown Court was told the couple, from Waltham Gardens, Banbury, Oxfordshire, had given their child the middle name “Adolf”, which self-confessed racist Thomas said in evidence was in “admiration” of Hitler.

Photographs recovered from their home showed Thomas cradling his newborn son while wearing the hooded white robes of a Ku Klux Klansman.

A third defendant – a leading member in National Action’s Midlands’ chapter, warehouse worker Daniel Bogunovic, 27, of Crown Hills Rise, Leicester – was also convicted of being a National Action member.

Former Amazon security guard Thomas and Patatas, a photographer originally from Portugal, were found guilty after a seven-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

Jurors were told Bogunovic already had a conviction from earlier this year for stirring up racial hatred after being part of a group that plastered Aston University, in Birmingham, with the group’s offensive stickers.

Thomas, a twice-failed Army applicant, was also convicted of having a terrorist manual, namely the Anarchist’s Cookbook, which contained instructions on making “viable” bombs.

The Crown’s case was that after being banned by the government in December 2016, National Action simply “shed one skin for another” and “rebranded”.

Thomas, Patatas and Bogunovic will be sentenced on December 14.

Items found in their home


wife’s Black Sun Tattoo


Patatas is pictured with Thomas’s close friend Darren Fletcher, who is awaiting sentence after admitting being part of National Action at the beginning of court proceedings


Akeem ReachnaijaNovember 9, 2018
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An equipment that was recently purchased to aid the take-off and landing of aircraft has been stolen at the Benin Airport, Edo State, South-South Nigeria, the state government said, Premium Times reports

“The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has condemned the theft of part of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) being installed at the Benin Airport,” a statement issued on Thursday by the Edo State Government House, Benin, said.

The Benin Airport is owned and operated by the federal government.

The equipment, according to the statement, were bought a few days ago by the state government to enable aircraft take off and land at the airport on 24 hours basis.

The statement said:

“The Instrument Landing System (ILS) is a radio navigation system which provides aircraft with horizontal and vertical guidance before and during landing.”

It added:

“Some equipment in the Glide Slope, a component of the ILS, which provides the vertical guidance was stolen while facilities at the localiser component were intact.”

A disappointed Mr Obaseki, who was on a tour of the facility at the airport, is said to have directed the Nigerian intelligence service, the State Security Service (SSS) to immediately investigate and fish out those behind the theft.

“I assured Edo people that our Airport will render 24-hour services and we have been working on that with the relevant federal government agencies to see how we can get the necessary equipment in place to allow this happen,” the governor was quoted as saying in a meeting with a senior official of the Nigerian Airforce, before he inspected the facilities at the airport.

“We have been able to secure the ILS and the necessary equipment, we also have an agreement to put runway lights so that planes can be guided to land at night.

“Work has started but there is little incident as some of the equipment bought last week have been stolen. We have brought in security agencies to investigate and get the culprits arrested and ensure the work proceeds as desired.

“Our goal is to ensure that before the harmattan season, the Benin Airport will be ready to function as a 24/7 Airport and more importantly, have the landing system to navigate flights even in bad weather,” Mr Obaseki said.

Officials of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the National Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) accompanied the governor on the facility tour.


Akeem ReachnaijaNovember 9, 2018
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Hundreds of buffaloes have drowned in a river on the border between Botswana and Namibia.

Early investigations suggest the herd was being chased by lions and ran into the river, say Botswana authorities.

A local lodge owner told the BBC that it looks like the buffaloes then got stuck because the bank on the other side of the river was too high and that they panicked and stampeded.

He has never heard of such a large group of buffaloes drowning before.

The authorities in Botswana estimate that roughly 400 buffaloes died.

People living in the area collected the buffaloes and took them home to eat.

The river flows through the Chobe National Park, a major tourist attraction known for its huge numbers of elephants, giraffe, sable and buffalo.
Mr Micheletti told the BBC that he heard the lions roaring a lot on Tuesday night. When he went down to the river on Wednesday morning he saw hundreds of dead buffaloes.

Simone Micheletti, who owns a lodge on the Namibian side of the river, said that the herd was unusually large – at roughly 1,000 buffaloes.

Mr Micheletti told the BBC that he heard the lions roaring a lot on Tuesday night. When he went down to the river on Wednesday morning he saw hundreds of dead buffaloes.

He added that it was cloudy on Tuesday night so he suspects the clouds blocked the moonlight, meaning the buffaloes couldn’t see.


Akeem ReachnaijaNovember 9, 2018
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What pops into your mind when thinking about modern architecture and their architects? Sleek lines, mind-blowing structures, and the hip, uber-modern creator of it all. Well, that is not the case for some of these crazy buildings. Surely, the creators of Basket House, Gag Building or the Conch dwelling weren’t your usual modern-day architects.

1. Mind House (Barcelona, Spain)

2. The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland)

3. Stone House (Guimarães, Portugal)

4. Lotus Temple (Delhi, India)

5. Cathedral of Brasilia (Brazil)

6. La Pedrera (Barcelona, Spain)

7. Atomium (Brussels, Belgium)

8. Museum of Contemporary Art (Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

9. Kansas City Library (Missouri, USA)

10. Low impact woodland house (Wales, UK)

11. Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain)

12. Rotating Tower, (Dubai, UAE)
Have you ever seen a building in motion that changes its shape? Sounds unbelievable but not to Dr. David Fisher. This building will never appear the same twice.

It is fantastic, but you will have the choice of waking up to sunrise in your bedroom and enjoying sunsets over the ocean at dinner.

In addition to being such an incredible engineering miracle it will produce energy for itself and even for other buildings because it will have wind turbines fitted between each rotating floor (picture 2). So an 80-story building will have up to 79 wind turbines, making it a true green power plant.


Akeem ReachnaijaNovember 6, 2018
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Dana Air has assured its guests of its commitment towards ensuring that they do not bear the impact of the imminent strike action by the Nigerian Labour Congress scheduled to commence on 6th of November, 2018.

The airline in a statement signed by it Media and Communications Manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, said the airline will available to reschedule or reroute its passengers at no cost to the passengers.

The airline rued the inconvenience of the likely effects of flight disruption on its passengers and the huge loss of income on its part, however appealed to the Federal Government and the organized labour to find a middle ground and resolve the issue in the overall interest of Nigerians and the economy.

‘While we regret the inconveniences on the part of our guests who are already on our scheduled flights for the week, and the likely loss of income on our part, we appeal to the Federal Government and the Nigerian Labour Congress to find a middle ground and resolve the issue in the overall interest of Nigerians and the economy.’’

‘At Dana Air, the comfort of our guest is paramount and we will be available on Phone, Mail, and on all our social media handles including WhatsApp (07051190363) to attend to all requests from our guests.’’


Akeem ReachnaijaNovember 4, 2018
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Some Nigerians were seen on the scrambling for ‘Made in Ghana Garri’ at the ongoing Lagos International Trade Fair.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the product, which was neatly packaged in a 125 grammes sachet and labeled “Crispy Gari Mix’’, was on display at Ghana stand at the Fair.

The product was mixed with groundnut and sugar and was being sold for N170 per 125g at the stand.

NAN reports that many Nigerians were seen waiting patiently for their turns to buy and taste the Garri packed in an attractive blue and white sachets.

The Commodity Manager, Mr Ernest Boateng, said he was highly impressed with the sale within two days of showcasing the product in Nigeria.

“I am surprised at the high patronage between yesterday and today, amongst other product we brought for sale, this one sells more,’’ he said.

Mr Oshodi Tunde, one of the buyers who was seen eating the product directly from the pack, advised Nigerians to copy the innovative idea.

“Nigerians should make use of this idea by packaging Garri with sugar and groundnut for sale too.

“We should stop looking for white collar jobs and try to do something meaningful with our country’s resources,’’ he said.

(NAN)


Akeem ReachnaijaNovember 2, 2018
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Italy’s Matteo Salvini, is launching a remigration plan, towards his final goal, a safer Italy.

Already the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Salvini has almost completely ended illegal immigration via the sea and has combatted the illegal immigration business and human trafficking NGOs.

Now a budget of 12 million euros has been allocated by Italy’s government to remigrate illegals coming from places such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria and Ivory Coast. Half of the costs will be covered by the EU.

With the recent security administrative order, the new plan will facilitate the work of Italy’s security forces in removing illegals and remigration them back to their countries of origin.

A well organised lawful remigration programme is the only answer to the problems and instability caused by ‘multiculturalism’ and irresponsible border laws allowing uncontrolled mass immigration from third-world countries, according to the Interior Minister.

According to Voice of Europe, Salvini proves again why he continues to poll as the most popular politician in Italy’s history by keeping immigration promises he made on the campaign trail.


Akeem ReachnaijaNovember 1, 2018
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Canada is prioritizing the deportation of asylum seekers who walked across the border from the United States illegally.

More than 36,000 people have walked into Canada from the United States to file refugee claims since January 2017, many saying they feared U.S. President Donald Trump’s election promise and policy to crack down on illegal immigration.

The influx has thrown the Canadian asylum system into turmoil and caused a political uproar in a country accustomed to picking and choosing its newcomers.