SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR DECEMBER 25, 2015
Deceased killer cop to be dismissed posthumously – Lagos CP
A police Sergeant, Stephen James who shot himself after killing three men at the weekend in Lagos would be dismissed posthumously.
This disclosure was made by the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, while condemning the actions of the cop. It was gathered that James at about 4pm on Saturday in the Ketu area of the state, ambushed and killed three men, including two siblings for admonishing him to behave appropriately at a drinking spot. Read more
FG To Involve EFCC, DSS In Prosecution Of Pipeline Vandals
The Managing Director, Petroleum Products and Marketing Company (PPMC), Mrs Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, says the Federal Government will involve some security agencies in prosecuting pipeline vandals.
Ogbue disclosed this on Sunday during a visit to Mosinmi Depot and Ajebo pipeline in Obafemi Owode local government area of Ogun.
She listed the security agencies to be involved as the Police, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Department of State Services (DSS). Read more
Dogara condoles with Lamido, CBN governor on mothers’ death
The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has commiserated with the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Barkindo Musdafa, on the death of his mother, Hajiya Sa’adatu Musdafa.
Dogara also comisserated with Mr Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, on the passing away of his mother, Mrs Alice Emefiele. Read more
‘The real issues Garba Shehu should address’
So, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, picked up his pen a day after Christians celebrated Christmas and finding nothing worthwhile to report from Aso Rock, decided to write instead about how the anti-corruption war is in actuality a political onslaught against the only party that can keep the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on its toes for now. Read more
Fire guts Baboko market in Ilorin
Goods worth millions of naira were destroyed by a fire, which gutted the Baboko Market in Illorin, the Kwara State capital just after midnight on Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 20 shops were completely razed by the inferno which lasted several hours. Read more
Al Ghurair, UAE’s Business Mogul, to Invest in Nigeria’s Infrastructure, Mining, Others
Nigeria’s foreign direct investment (FDI) is about to receive a boost as one of the leading United Arab Emirates’ business moguls, Sheikh Abdullah Ahmed Al Ghurair, has indicated interest in different sectors of the Nigerian economy.
A source, who revealed this to THISDAY, noted that Al Ghurair, who is the chairman of Al Ghurair Investment, is planning to invest massively in the oil and gas, power, financial sectors as well as the agriculture and mining sectors, and Infrastructure. Read more
Fire razes petroleum jelly company in Jos
A midnight inferno on Boxing Day, razed a petroleum jelly industry, Bowlis Industries Nigeria Limited, located at the Rafin-Pa area of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The inferno destroyed goods worth more than N80m at the company, which manufacturers of Vowles and Realine Pomade (Jelly) and perfumes. Read more
Diversion of petroleum products attracts N150 fine per liter in Kano State
Marketers caught diverting petroleum products in Kano State will henceforth pay a fine of N150 per litre of the diverted product. Alhaji Rabiu Bako, Chairman of The Task Force on Distribution of Petroleum Products in the state, said this during a news conference on Sunday in Kano. Read more
Boki LG constructs 26km road
The Boki Local Government Council of Cross River has embarked on the construction of a 26 kilometer earth road linking Boki East and Boki West.
Mr Abubakar Ewa, the Chairman of the council, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Boki on Sunday. Read more
Import licences: Cost of agricultural products imported from EU
The import bill of agricultural and food-processing products imported from the European Union (EU) subject to import licences, is expected to cost USD1 billion in 2016, including 700 million for products under quota and 300 million for those exempted from customs duties, but not subject to limited quantities, the Ministry of Trade told APS.
In fact, agricultural and food-processing products imported from the European Union and subject to import quotas represent about 92% of this entire category of products purchased from this area. Read more
Egypt’s stocks closed down on Sunday
Egypt’s stocks closed down on Sunday as benchmark index, EGX30, dropped 0.93 percent to register 6,749 points.
Out of 164 securities that were listed, 60 shares gained and 69 declined in a session that saw a daily turnover of LE407.2 million.
Market bellwether, Commercial International Bank (CIB), dipped 1.51 percent to LE35.51 per share. Read more
NORTH AFRICAN AL-QAIDA SAYS TOP FIGURE KILLED IN AMBUSH
The North African affiliate of al-Qaida says one of its leading figures has been killed in an ambush by Algerian soldiers.
Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, says that Abu al-Hassan Rachid al-Bulaydi, head of the Sharia Committee, was killed on Friday “as a result of an insidious ambush by the apostates,” according to a statement translated by the SITE Intelligence Group. Read more
‘Untreatable’ strain of gonorrhoea breaks out across the north of England
An “untreatable” strain of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhoea has broken out across the north of England.
England’s chief medical officer has warned that the resistant strain could become untreatable after the outbreak started in Leeds. The ‘super gonorrhea’ has seen further cases surface in Oldham, Macclesfield and Scunthorpe, with some patients reporting having sexual partners from other areas of England. Read more
Israeli ministers approve new restrictions on dovish groups
Israeli Cabinet ministers have given preliminary approval to a bill that would impose restrictions on nonprofit groups that receive foreign funding, drawing accusations it’s meant to crack down on government critics.
The bill, proposed by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, was approved on Sunday. It would affect organizations that receive more than half their funding from a foreign government. Read more
Rouhani: Islam’s image has been ‘tarnished’ by Isis
Islam’s image has been tarnished by the violence of extremist groups such as Isis, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.
“It is our greatest duty today to correct the image of Islam in world public opinion,” President Rouhani said during a conference on Islamic unity, in Tehran. “We must remove Islam’s negative image from today’s cyber and real space.” Most “violence, terror and massacres, unfortunately, take place in the Islamic world,” he said. Read more
At least 11 killed in Texas tornadoes as storms slam central U.S.
At least 11 people were killed in the Dallas area from a storm system packing torrential rains and unleashing a string of tornadoes that toppled homes, cut power lines and snarled transport for people returning from the Christmas holidays.
The worst-hit area was in Garland, northeast of Dallas, where eight people were killed, cars blown off highways and homes flattened, officials said on Sunday. Read more