*INEC declares Bayelsa election inconclusive *Appeal Court sacks Senator Uche Ekwunife, orders fresh election

*INEC declares Bayelsa election inconclusive *Appeal Court sacks Senator Uche Ekwunife, orders fresh election

SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR DECEMBER 7, 2015

INEC declares Bayelsa election inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has cancelled the election in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area in the Saturday’s Bayelsa State governorship election.

INEC said the decision was taken because of violence, the abduction of electoral officials and ballot box snatching. More details soon. Read more

Appeal Court sacks Senator Uche Ekwunife, orders fresh election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu on Monday nullified the election of Senator Uche Ekwunife of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) following an appeal brought before it by the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Victor Umeh.

Ekwunife  represented Anambra Central Senatorial District. Read more

Bayelsa: Election in Southern Ijaw cancelled

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday cancelled the voting in Saturday’s governorship election in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa State.

Reports said INEC is expected to officially announce the decision soon. The commission, according to the reports, took the decision to council election in the area because of violence, abduction of electoral officials and ballot box snatching. Read more

Buhari presides over FEC

President Muhammadu on Monday presided over the first Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting after last month’s inauguration of the cabinet.

Before the meeting started at about 3:00pm, the President sworn in two permanent secretaries, Olakunle Bamgbose and Mahmud Dutse. Read more

 

Kibo antiballistic cabins make entry into Nigeria

  1. Glentos, a company based in Thessaloniki in Greece has introduced Kibo bullet guarding facilities into the Nigeria market.

In a statement, George Olufemi Ati-John, the company representative in Nigeria, said that Kibo antiballistic cabins is designed for the protection of guards, police and other security personnel who guard buildings, critical infrastructure, military sites, banks oil companies and private individuals, etc. Read more

Nigeria needs off-grid solution to power problems – Okonjo-Iweala

Former Minister for Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said the solution to Nigeria’s power problem lies in off-grid initiatives that are climate friendly which also promotes sustainable development.

Okonjo-Iweala who spoke at the Conference of Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, (UNFCCC) in Paris, said Nigeria needs to get the private sector involved in the power sector but must look at renewable and off-grid solutions like the solar power generation. Read more

APC’s Yinka Ajayi Defeats Kayode Oduoye Again

The Court of Appeal sitting in Akure this morning dismissed the petition filed by Kayode Oduoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, against the election of Yinka Ajayi of the All Progressives Congress into the House of Representatives.

All the issues raised were resolved against the petitioner and in favour of the respondent Ajayi, thus the latter’s election was affirmed by the Court of Appeal. Read more

Boy, 16, charged with defiling two minors

A 16-year-old boy, who allegedly defiled two minors, was on Monday docked before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

The accused, a student, who lives at Oke-Ira, Ogba, a suburb of Lagos, is facing four counts bordering on defilement and assault. The prosecutor, Sgt. Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the offences were committed on November 12 at the accused’s residence. Read more

Osinbajo, Sultan, Tinubu arrive for Ooni’s inauguration

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo ( SAN); National Leader of the All Progressives Congres, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar are some of the important personalities who have arrived for the presentation of staff of office to the new Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II.

Other important personalities present are: Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode; Ogun State Governor,  Senator Ibikunle Amosun. Read more

Two men docked over alleged theft of N26.4m

A 38-year-old man, Emeka Egbuonu, was on Monday docked at an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for alleged theft of N26.4 million. The accused, whose address was not given, is facing a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, burglary, malicious damage and breach of peace.

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Innocent Odugbo told the court that the accused committed the alleged offences sometime in September 2010, at No. 13/17, Breadfruit St., Lagos Island, Lagos. He alleged that the accused broke into a warehouse, a property of one Mr Chukwujekwu Akubueze and stole goods worth N26. 4million. Read more

Kibo antiballistic cabins make entry into Nigeria

  1. Glentos, a company based in Thessaloniki in Greece has introduced Kibo bullet guarding facilities into the Nigeria market.

In a statement, George Olufemi Ati-John, the company representative in Nigeria, said that Kibo antiballistic cabins is designed for the protection of guards, police and other security personnel who guard buildings, critical infrastructure, military sites, banks oil companies and private individuals, etc.

Read more

Subsidy on kerosene should be stopped – NLPGA

The Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA) on Monday advised the Federal Government to stop what it called the “kerosene subsidy racket”. The association alleged that the subsidy racket had gulped over N1.7 trillion in six years. Dayo Adesina, the President of the association, told newsmen in Lagos that the amount being used by government to subsidise kerosene s could be used to encourage the use of cooking gas. Read more

All 51 Ooni’s Of Ile-Ife in history

1ST ODUDUWA
2ND OSANGANGAN OBAMAKIN
3RD OGUN
4TH OBALUFONO GBOGBODIRIN 5TH OBALUFON ALAYEMORE
6TH ORANMIYAN
7TH AYETISE
8TH LAJAMISAN
9TH LAJODOOGUN
10TH LAFOGIDO Read more

Money laundering: Ex-Gov Sule Lamido’s son, Aminu loses appeal

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna on Monday, December 7 dismissed the appeal of Aminu Sule Lamido, the 34 year old son of former Jigawa State governor, Alhaji  Sule Lamido, against the decision of the Federal High Court, Kano which found him guilty of the charge of money laundering brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Aminu Sule Lamido was arrested on the 11th of December 2012 by operatives of the EFCC, at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport on his way to Egypt for failure to declare the sum of $40,000 in the Customs Currency Declaration Form after initially declaring the statutory $10,000 to the Nigeria Custom Service. Read more

Lake Chad: climate change fosters terrorism

“Lake Chad is dying.” President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger was peremptory in his speech at the opening of the Paris Climate Conference on Monday, November 30. He was seconded by his counterparts from Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon, all neighboring countries around Lake Chad. Once, the landlocked lake measured more than 25,000 square kilometers (9,700 square miles). Now it covers just 1,500 square kilometers (580 square miles). Droughts in the 1970s and 1980s caused Lake Chad to dry up almost completely, reducing reservoirs and putting the livelihood of millions at risk. Read more

Smoke inhalation kills one Egyptian worker, injures other in Jordan

An Egyptian worker died and another was wounded on Monday after inhaling smoke from firewood they were burning in their home in Karak, Jordan.

Jordan Civil Defense said both workers were taken to the Karak hospital, adding that the other worker was only slightly wounded.

Jordan has been going through a cold snap over the past few days, the temperature only starting to warm up Sunday evening. Read more

Expelled Cairo University students file for readmission

Thirty-four students who were expelled from the University of Cairo have requested readmission and are willing to sign “declarations of repentance”, according to University of Cairo spokesperson Fathi Abbas.

“Two of them were accepted so far,” Abbas said on Monday, adding that they signed affidavits saying they would no longer take part in violent demonstrations. “The university is a place for education and not political activities.” Read more

Turkey summons Russian ambassador over missile launcher

Images published in Turkish media appeared to show the Russian on deck, resting the launcher on his shoulder.

Relations between the two countries have deteriorated sharply since Turkey last month shot down a Russian fighter jet, which it said was in its airspace. The Russian jet pilot was killed. Turkey has expressed outrage over the images of the alleged rocket launcher. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called the incident a “provocation”. Read more

Iran made 53 arrests linked to IS since 2014

Iran has arrested 53 suspects and shut down 132 websites linked to the Islamic State group since April 2014, the country’s cyber police chief said Monday according to state media.

“The cyber police has been identifying and removing web pages exclusively owned by Daesh or people who in some way supported them and advocated their ideologies,” Brigadier General Kamal Hadian, using the Arabic acronym for IS, was quoted by official news agency IRNA as saying. Read more

British parents of Sandy Hook victim call for greater gun control

A British couple whose son was killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre almost three years ago has joined other bereaved parents in calling for an end to the sale of automatic assault rifles.

Nicole and Ian Hockley’s son Dylan, aged six, was one of 20 children and six staff to die when disturbed loner Adam Lanza opened fire at the Connecticut school with a Bushmaster AR-15. Read more

Yemen president replaces assassinated Aden governor

Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi named a new governor for second city Aden on Monday to replace Jaafar Saad who was killed in a car bomb claimed by the Islamic State group.

Hadi appointed Aidarus al-Zubaidi, the leader of the pro-government Popular Resistance militia in Daleh province, according to a presidential decree. Read more

These Three Researchers Are Leading The Way In The Fight Against HIV

In the 1980s, when AIDS started ravaging communities around the world, many people reacted to the disease with panic. With no cure and little information about the illness, there was a climate of fear similar to last year’s outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. “There [were] a lot of people who felt they did not know about the epidemic and they were afraid,” James Bunn, one of the co-founders of World AIDS Day, told National Public Radio. “And they were right to be afraid because of the things that they were hearing.” Bunn said sick people “were being ostracized by their families. They were being evicted from their homes because they were sick and dying.” Read more

Yemen peace talks to be held on Dec 15 in Switzerland: UN mediator

Warring parties in Yemen have agreed to peace talks in Switzerland beginning on December 15, when a temporary ceasefire will likely be in place, the UN envoy to the country said Monday.

The United Nations Yemen envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said three delegations had agreed to come to the talks, likely to be held outside of Geneva. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

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