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Rex Tillerson fired. Can it get any worse?

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Rex Tillerson once called Donald Trump a “fucking moron”. Releasing him now, the president only confirmed the diagnosis of his former subordinate. But for Poland it can be a good decision.

It was hard to come up with a worse time to release his secretary of state. Shortly after the great historical plans for meeting Trump with Kim Jong-un were announced with great fanfare. The day after Tillerson loudly – against the White House stand – he supported the British prime minister in accusing Russia of a chemical attack on Sergei Skripal.

For a president who fights against being accused of being a Russian puppet and accusations of total chaos in administration, dismissal of Rex’s Tillerson – suddenly and without the knowledge released by the president’s tweet – confuses on political idiocy.

Still, no one will be crying in Washington after Tillerson. According to an almost universal opinion, Rex Tillerson was not a good secretary of state. According to some, he could even be the worst boss in the history of US diplomacy. He came to the ministry almost against himself (he was the president of the oil giant Exxon Mobil), knowing only about the oil business and completely disorganized the work of American diplomacy. During the first months of Trump’s presidency, America’s partners – including Poland – wanting to talk to Washington, often had no one to call. The State Department was heavily depleted, demoralized and cleared.

Tillerson was one of Trump’s more independent form in administration (he called him “debil” publicly), but he was isolated and his position publicly challenged. The former oilman was also considered one of the pigeons, holding back Trump’s most warlike instincts, especially when it comes to his plans for North Korea. There was a rumor that along with other “adults” in the administration – the head of the Pentagon James Mattis and secretary of the treasury, Steve Mnuchin – created a “suicide pact”: if one of them is released, the others will also give up.

Nevertheless, his ministry operated in a certain part as a separate state. It was said that Tillerson was speaking on his own behalf, but not Trump. In some less significant situations, as in the case of the last scandals with Poland, he had almost a free hand. Therefore, when President Duda did not answer his phone, the consequences turned out to be significant.

Does this mean that his resignation is good news for those in Warsaw? Not necessarily. His successor, former Congressman and CIA head Mike Pompeo, has the opinion of “plasticine” in Washington. As the head of the CIA he was supposedly liked by his subordinates, because he knew his place in the line: he knew he had little knowledge, so he let them go according to what they wanted. Not that he does not have his own views. He is considered one of the greatest hawks, mainly against Iran (which also means strong pro-Israelism) and North Korea, but also towards Russia.

Therefore, from the perspective of Poland, in the end, everything can break down to what extent the president himself will be interested in the diplomacy department. If for some reason Trump finds a willingness to deal with diplomacy, it can come in our favor, if only because of the similarities in the perception of the world between him and the rulers in Warsaw. If, as in the CIA, professional diplomats, brought up in the ethos of respect for Western values, take control, Poland may not be so easy. Although in fact, until the crisis with Israel is overcome – much more important than the US for the USA, especially for this administration, nothing will help us.

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AKWA IBOM CHRISTMAS CAROLS FESTIVAL RETURNS AT THE UYO TOWNSHIP STADIUM

The Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival is set for this year and is slated to hold on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Uyo Township Stadium, along Udo Umana Street, Uyo by 6pm prompt.

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Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival  2018

The Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival 2018 is set for this year and is slated to hold on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Uyo Township Stadium, along Udo Umana Street, Uyo by 6pm prompt. The theme for this year’s Carol Festival is “LET THE PEOPLE SAY AMEN”. The festival, which has had ten (10) previous editions, is a carnival of songs of praise at Christmas, hosted by the Akwa Ibom State Government in worship to the Almighty God and to foster unity among Akwa Ibom people.

 Carols 2018

The Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival 2018 will feature international gospel artistes like the multiple award winning Nicole Mullen, gospel saxophonist Angela Christie and stirring vocalist Elsie William. Other special appearances include phenomenal Nigerian artistes like the award winning Gospel sensations Eben, Preye, Mercy Chinwo, James Okon, the Midnight Crew, Hope David, Aity Dennis, Uduak Akpan, David Gospel, Pat Ekwere and the legendary phenomenon, Bongus Ikwue.

The Officiating Minister at this year’s Carols Festival will be a special guest Minister, the Founder and Lead Pastor of House on The Rock, Pastor Paul Adefarasin. The Choirs performing at this year’s edition are the host choir, the Akwa Ibom State Government Choir, the Schubert Chorale, Abuja, Harmonious Chorale and the Voices of Triumph from Ghana as they all join the globally recognized group of singers, that was awarded the Largest group of Carol Singers in the World by the Guinness Book of World Records, to render Carols in an awe-inspiring way on the occasion.

The Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival which is a Christian gathering will help strengthen the bond of unity in the State as well as create a conducive ambience for spiritual growth and peaceful co-existence among groups in the State and beyond, as this year’s edition calls out to people of all walks of life from around the world to join in an evening of praise and worship.

This is the 11th edition of the Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival  —  the fourth in the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel and this festival will be shown live on global broadcast media such as DSTV (on Africa Magic and dedicated channels), AIT, Channels TV and AKBC. To know more about the Carols festival, visit our website on http://www.akcarolsfest.com and plan to attend this grand festival.

God bless Akwa Ibom State
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria

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Horror in Ukana as Woman’s arms cut off at Akpabio’s house during illegal registration

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Woman’s arms cut off at Akpabio’s house during illegal registration… abandoned to her fate
She was one of the women called to Senator Godswill Akapbio’s house in Ukana for what many present called an illegal registration exercise. She was promised a little over three thousand and like others who may not have known what they were being invited to do, she went innocently, the attraction being the measly three thousand naira she was promised.
“We were shocked when we saw people engaging in what I believe was an illegal registration exercise. There were machines all over the place, and Godswill Akpabio who had just returned from a trip outside the State was seen dishing out instructions. Some of us left the house shortly after we discovered they were asking us to register for the APC. We told them we already are card-carrying members of the PDP and that we couldn’t not sell our conscience. As that innocent lady made to leave, the gate at Senator Akpabio’s house slammed against her and her arm was cut off immediately. She started crying and writhing in pains, but to our shock, the security officers pushed her out of the house while blood was dripping all over her. I have never seen such inhumanity to a fellow person. Goodwill Akpabio was notified but he refused to come to the woman’s assistance. We had to pull our little resources to take the woman to the hospital. This is so sad. And it leaves me wondering: is this the kind of change Akpabio’s APC is bringing to Akwa Ibom: wickedness, horror and terror? May God not allow the counsel of the wicked to prevail. Akwa Ibom people must tell Godswill akpabio: no more blood-letting, enough!

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Germany officially introduces the third sex.

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In the German register of civil status records, an additional option will appear next to the male and female gender. You will be able to choose  “divers”, meaning “different” or “non-identical”.

The German government cabinet has proposed amendments to the law on the register of civil status records. Under it, intersexual people will be able to choose the third password in the “sex” section in the future. Until now, it was only possible to leave this column unfulfilled by employees of the civil registry office. According to the German Ministry of Interior, this option will still be retained.

German Cabinet approves third gender option

Judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal

The draft amendment to the act, which will have to be approved by the parliament, is based on the ruling of the Federal Constitutional Court of 2017. It states that the existing provisions on marital status contain provisions allowing to recognize them as a violation of the fundamental right to protection and development of their own personality and violation of the prohibition of discrimination against someone on grounds of gender. The judges therefore asked for the possibility of introducing a “positive gender entry”.

The parliamentary secretary of state in the German Ministry of the Interior, Günter Krings ( CDU ), pointed out that the Federal Constitutional Court called on the legislator to meet the conditions enabling the implementation of the proposed changes by the end of this year. For this reason, it became necessary to introduce in the draft amendment to the aforementioned Act new provisions, but it does not need to be associated with the reform of the law regarding transgender people.

There will be a reform of the act

The Minister for Family Affairs Franziska Giffey ( SPD ) announced, however, that in the autumn the procedure for transsexuality should also begin. In her opinion, the regulations that have been binding until now “just do not match the spirit of our times”.

Justice Minister Katarina Barley (SPD) declared for her part that “nobody can be discriminated against in any way because of their gender identity”.

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