SABINEWS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE FOR DECEMBER 10, 2015
Bayelsa Killings : Ben Bruce vows to drag perpetrators to ICC
The lawmaker representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Ben Murray Bruce, has vowed to drag perpetrators of violence during the Bayelsa governorship election that led to the death of at least four peoples to the International Criminal Court, Hague, stressing that citizens have a right to vote for any candidate of their choice in any election without coercion or intimidation. Read more
Bongo festival to the rescue of Igbo culture
Bongo is a musical instrument in Igbo cultural heritage that cannot be ignored in the Eastern part of Nigeria. It signifies a lot in the historical development of Igbo land. It serves as a symbol of strength, strong voice, announcement of great passages, events and entertainment. Bongo Festival is a festivity of music, arts and culture, which will bring to the fore the cultural heritage of the eastern region of Nigeria. Read more
Bayelsa APC supporters protest poll cancellation
Hundreds of aggrieved supporters of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday threw Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, into pandemonium as they protested the cancellation of the result of the state governorship election from the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.
The protesters, comprising youths, women and persons with disabilities, gathered at the party secretariat in Yenagoa, from where they marched to the state office of the Independent National Electoral Commission on Swali Road. Read more
Sierra Leone: Ebola Outbreak Exposed, Directed Health Ministry, Health Minister Admits
Top officials at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation have confirmed that the Ebola outbreak exposed lapses in the ministry and at the same time directed them as to how to tackle any future epidemic.
In a meeting on Monday at the conference room of the ministry, Dr. Abubakar Fofanah, Health and Sanitation Minister, said the outbreak of the deadly Ebola did expose the lapses in his ministry, as well as direct officials as to what should be done for any future outbreak. Read more
Ghana: International Flights Have Not Been Cancelled – Civil Aviation
Domestic airline operators in the country are being forced to cancel scheduled flights as a result of bad weather.
Ghana’s harmattan season, which comes with cold and dryness particularly in the mornings, started becoming visible on Tuesday, December 1. Read more
Gold goes nowhere as narrow range seen before Fed decision
Gold is going nowhere as investors expect trading within tight ranges before next week’s Federal Reserve meeting forecast to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006.
Traders are already pricing in 78% odds that borrowing costs will be increased at the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on December 15-16, a decision that would damp the allure of the metal because it doesn’t pay interest. Gold prices, which touched a five-year low last week, have seen smaller swings in recent days. Read more
Egypt is ready to substitute all banned Turkish food imports in Russia — minister
Egypt and other countries are ready to substitute Turkish products, which are banned for import to Russia from January 1, 2016, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told reporters on Thursday. Read more
Trump dropped as business ambassador for Scotland
The Scottish government sacked US presidential hopeful Donald Trump as a business ambassador and a university revoked his honorary degree on Wednesday after he called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.
A petition to bar the Republican frontrunner from Britain reached more than 358,000 signatures amid an outcry over comments by the tycoon, who owns golf courses in Scotland and has family links to the country. Read more
Newspaper boss, aide to ex-PM detained for alleged fraud Newspaper boss, aide to ex-PM detained for alleged fraud
Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have detained an aide to a former prime minister and a newspaper director on charges of taking part in a massive real-estate fraud involving a Romanian prince.
Prosecutors detained businessman Remus Truica, the former head of Cabinet of ex-Premier Adrian Nastase, Thursday on charges of setting up a criminal group in 2006 that fraudulently acquired 170,000 square meters (1.8 million square feet) of state-owned land for Prince Paul, causing damages of 136 million euros ($150 million). Read more
One-hour London to New York flights could become reality with supersonic jet
A jet which can fly at 5,500km per hour could be in development – making the duration of an Atlantic crossing about an hour.