Sabinews Midday News Update for June 29, 2015
1,100 Nigerians in Indian Jails –Envoy
No fewer than 1,100 Nigerians are currently serving various prison terms in India
The Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria, Amb. Ajjampur Ghanashyam, who stated this added that Nigeria and his country will soon sign Prisoners Transfer Agreement.
This, he added, will allow prisoners of the two countries to return to their home countries to serve their jail terms. Read more
Garissa University staff ordered to report back to the institution
The Principal of Garissa University College (GUC) has ordered all administrative and support staff that had relocated to Moi University main Campus in Eldoret to report back to Garissa with immediate effect.
Through an internal memo, the employees of the University College are advised to report to the acting Deputy Principal Finance Administration and Planning by 1st July to resume duties in their departments. Read more
Fenerbache New Coach Wants Emenike To Stay Put
Fenerbahce new coach Vitor Pereira has said he wants Nigeria international striker Emmanuel Emenike to stay put at the Turkish club.
A close confidant of the Nigeria striker told only AfricanFootball.com that after the showdown meeting with the player, the coach showed interest in working with the AFCON 2013 top scorer in the coming season at Fenerbahce. Read more
11 Killed As Chadian Police Raid Boko Haram
Eleven people were killed on Monday June 29, 2015 morning, after the Chadian police launched an operation against the Boko Haram terrorists in the capital, N’Djamena.
The AFP quoted Chadian police as saying that “Five officers, five Boko Haram elements and one police informant” died in the raid. Read more
Buhari condemns Borno, Yobe attacks, vows to end Boko Haram insurgency
President Muhammadu Buhari has again vowed to end terrorism in Nigeria.
He said this in reaction the latest terrorist attacks on Borno and Yobe communities by Boko Haram.
In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Malam Garba Shehu, the President said he was deeply touched by the mindless incidents of violence on innocent people during the month of Ramadan. Read more
Gunmen Kill Patience Jonathan’s Ex-Security Chief
Unknown gunmen have killed the Principal Security Officer to the former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, Tamuno Jacob Igbomie.
The body of Igbomie, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), found in his Honda Accord car last Friday June 26, 2015 along the Airport Road, Abuja. Read more
Ambode plans construction of 10–lane Lagos-Ijebu Ode expressway
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed possibility for the construction of a 10 -lane expressway that would run from Ikorodu axis in Lagos through Itoikin, Epe to Ijebu Ode in Ogun State.
Ambode made the remarks at an interactive session at the weekend, saying his administration would give priority attention to infrastructural development in the state. Read more
S Africa to strengthen trade relations in Caribbean
International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers on Monday set off on an official visit to five Caribbean countries, aimed at underscoring the cordial relations South Africa enjoys with the governments and people of Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Haiti. Print Send to Friend 0 0 These countries, together with other member States of the Caribbean Community, remained important partners in South Africa’s ongoing endeavour to build and sustain South–South linkages. Read more
Greek worries push oil to three-week low
Oil fell more than $1 to below $62 a barrel on Monday, its lowest in three weeks, as Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls, causing investors to flee from riskier assets and darkening the demand outlook.
The European Central Bank froze funding support to Greece’s banks after bail-out talks between the government and foreign creditors broke down at the weekend, leaving Athens with little choice but to shut the system to keep lenders from collapsing. Read more
Greek banks closed as EU holds firm on debt
The country is also imposing restrictions on bank withdrawals following a recommendation by the Bank of Greece.
The move came after two days of long lines forming at ATMs across the country, following Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ sudden decision to call a referendum on creditor proposals for Greek reforms in return for vital bailout funds. Read more
Israel stops activists trying to breach Gaza blockade
Israel’s navy intercepted a Swedish vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of Gaza early Monday and was redirecting it to an Israeli port, the military and the activists said.
CBS Radio News correspondent Robert Berger reports the Israeli navy says it seized a boat carrying 18 international activists. Commandos boarded the vessel and forced it to sail to an Israeli port. No one was hurt and three other boats in the flotilla turned back. Read more
Isis ‘executed’ scores of children in a year of its ‘caliphate’
Isis fighters have killed 74 children, part of more than 3,000 people the group has ‘executed’ in areas of Syria it has held over the course of a year, according to a report by a group monitoring the Syria conflict.
Isis has carried out 3,027 execution killings in a year, according to the report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Read more
Summit amid Syria border tension
Turkey is holding a security meeting amid reports that president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pushing for the creation of a buffer zone along the border with Syria.
Mr Erdogan is chairing a regular National Security Council meeting, days after he vowed to prevent the establishment of a Kurdish state in northern Syria following advances by Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State militants. Read more
Brazil’s prison system faces ‘profound deterioration’ if youth crime law passes
Brazil’s justice minister has described his country’s violent and overcrowded prison system as “terrible” and warned that it will only get worse if congress votes this week to lower the age of criminal responsibility.
José Eduardo Cardozo ordered the early publication of a justice ministry report on prison overcrowding ahead of a vote on Tuesday over legislation which would reduce the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16 for serious offences involving violence. Read more
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