SABINEWS MIDDAY NEWS FOR MARCH 28, 2016
‘Creation of grazing areas will cause more crisis’
The commissioner ministry of Agriculture Taraba state Dr. David Ishaya said the state government is yet to be informed on the decision of the federal government to create Cattle Ranches and Grazing areas in Nigeria. The commissioner who spoke to Vanguard Newspaper on phone disclosed that the communication on creation of grazing areas and cattle ranches has not reach to the state government in any form. Read more
Army appeals for information on kidnapped office
The Nigerian Army on Monday appealed to Nigerians with useful information that can lead to the rescue of its kidnapped officer Colonel Samaila Inusa to make such available to any military formation.
According to the Nigerian Army Acting Director of Public Relations Colonel Sani Usman, the kidnapped officer who is serving in the Nigerian Army School of Infantry Jaji was abducted around Kamazo near NNPC Junction, Kaduna at about 7.30pm on Saturday 26 March, 2016. Read more
Rivers people not interested in emergency rule – PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, declared on Sunday that the people of Rivers State are not ready to welcome an emergency rule in the state.
The state Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Samuel Nwanosike, while speaking with The Punch condemned the call by the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state for a state of emergency. Nwanosike noted that the “pockets of violence” being experienced in some parts of the state was not enough for the APC to call for the installation of a state of emergency in Rivers. Read more
Arewa Youths Berate Tinubu Over Kachikwu
Northern youths under the auspices of Arewa Intergrity Youth Forum have taken a swipe at Sen. Bola Tinubu over comments berating the Minister of State for Petroleum, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu concerning the on going fuel crisis in the nation.
The group while addressing newsmen in Abuja today, expressed their support for the ongoing reforms in the oil sector noting that the advent of Kachikwu has cleansed the oil sector of hawks which have over the years held the sector hostage. Read more
Nigerians Demand Release of #RiversRerun Results With #INECReleaseRiversResults
Nigerians are demanding for results of the parliamentary rerun election in Rivers State. The obviously aggrieved Nigerians took to Twitter, to ask The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to release the remaining results for the March 19 election. Read more
Troops kill 25 Boko Haram members in Iza, rescue hostages
Troops of the Nigeria Army yesterday killed 25 Boko Haram members during a mop up operation of the terrorist hideouts in parts of Borno State.
Disclosing this in a statement, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Col Sani Usman also stated that some 18 villagers held hostage by the sect members were rescued by the troops. Read more
APC demands Kachikwu’s resignation over comment on fuel scarcity
Following the recent comment of the Minister of Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu saying he was not a magician to end the current fuel scarcity, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked the Minister to resign his position from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
APC National Vice Chairman, South-south, Prince Hilliard Eta, in a statement in Abuja said the Minister’s comment is an indication that he was incapable of running the ministry assigned to him and unable to provide workable solution to the current fuel scarcity in the country. Read more
CBN denies helping Aisha Buhari deal in forex
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has refuted claims by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that it assisted the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari in forex trading.
The apex bank appealed to politicians to allow it concentrate on its work and avoid dragging it into mudslinging attempts for whatever gain. Denying the accusation, the spokesperson of CBN, Isaac Okoroafor while speaking with Vanguard, said the claim was, “not only ridiculous but laughable.” Read more
3 Charged With Terrorist Activities in Belgium; Death Toll Rises to 35
Three men have been charged in Belgium with participation in the activities of a terrorist group, the federal prosecutor’s office announced on Monday, as the death toll for the attacks in Brussels last week rose to 35.
The men, who were identified only as Yassine A., Mohamed B. and Aboubaker O., were arrested on Sunday in police raids in and around Brussels. A fourth man arrested on Sunday was released without charges. Read more
Malaysia’s Immigrant Worker Debate
On a recent weekend excursion out of the city, I stopped for coffee at a cluster of roadside shops selling refreshments for travelers heading to the jungle-shrouded highlands that form the spine of Malaysia. A young man was sweeping the small yard outside the outbuilding that housed the restrooms; he was the janitor and handyman, he said, but he was wary when I tried to strike up a conversation.
He was from Bangladesh, he told me, and had been in Malaysia for three years. He was called Yunus, but there was no way I could tell if that was his real name. Read more
Mother Angelica dies aged 92
Mother Angelica, the nun who founded one of the world’s biggest Christian media networks, has died at the age of 92.
The famous sister founded Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in a monastery garage in 1981, which now broadcasts daily to more than 250 million people around the world. Born Rita Rizzo to a poor family in Canton, Ohio in 1923, she said she decided to become a nun when God healed her of severe recurring stomach pain. Read more
Yemen war: Rebels and Saudi-led coalition swap prisoners
The Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen say they have swapped prisoners.
Both sides said nine Saudis were exchanged for 109 rebel fighters. The latest swap comes ahead of a planned ceasefire and renewed peace talks set for next month. Read more