SABINEWS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE FOR MAY 18, 2016
NLC kicks off strike in Abuja
The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has commenced its nationwide strike in protest of the government’s increase of petrol price and electricity tariffs. The congress wants both tariffs reversed, and has vowed an indefinite strike from Wednesday until the government accedes to the demands. A last minute dialogue on Tuesday to forestall to industrial action broke down after the government said it could only consider raising salaries and other measures to cushion the impact of the fuel price hike. Read more
CCB Chairman Abducted by Gunmen in Military Uniform
The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Mr. Sam Saba, was abducted by unknown gunmen who were dressed in military uniforms along Kaduna- Abuja road on Monday night. A highly placed source told New Telegraph that Saba was flagged down by the kidnapers around 8p.m. and the bureau chairman stopped for them, thinking the abductors were security men. Read more
Impersonation: Fake Lawyer In Police Net In Ogun
A 47-year-old man has been apprehended by the Ogun State Police Command for parading himself as a lawyer without the requisite qualification.Ayodele Balogun, from Otta in Ado Odo Otta local government area of Ogun State, until his arrest had been parading himself as a lawyer in the area. Read more ?
Illegality: NAFDAC Destroys Fake Alcoholic Beverages Production In Rivers
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has smashed a criminal rings that specialize in illegal production of different brands of fake alcoholic beverages inside the Mile 3 Market in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Troops clear Njima camp in Sambisa, kill 15 terrorists
In continuation of the Nigerian Military’s special clearance and rescue operations otherwise known as Operation Crackdown, troops of 7 Division have on Tuesday, cleared Boko Haram terrorists out of their Njimia camp within Sambisa forest. Read more
COPE suggests Mbeki and Motlanthe probe Zuma’s bond
The Congress of the People (COPE) suggested on Wednesday that the ANC rope in two former presidents and two former speakers of Parliament to get to the truth about President Jacob Zuma’s bond.COPE‚ whose three MPs are boycotting the legislature over misgivings about Zuma’s legitimacy‚ said it “believes that Mr Zuma is continuing to mislead Parliament about the mammoth Nkandla expenditure” Read more ?
Trump, Clinton tied in New Hampshire poll
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are running neck and neck in New Hampshire, according to the results of a WBUR poll surveying likely general election voters released Wednesday.
Clinton earned 44 percent support, while Trump finished with 42 percent, giving the former secretary of state a slim advantage within the margin of error of more than 4 points. Read more ?
Scenes of horror’ in Sirte as IS executes dozens
Islamic State militants “unlawfully” executed dozens of people in Libya’s Sirte, an international human rights organisation claimed on Wednesday.
The group’s Libya-affiliate inflicted “severe hardship” on the people of Sirte, killing 49 people by decapitation and shooting others for several crimes including blasphemy, sorcery and spying, the Human Rights Watch report said. Read more
Apple Taps Indian Software Talent, Opens Design and Development Lab
Apple will set up a software laboratory in India to help Indian startups and developers working on the company’s iOS platform, Apple said hours after Chief Executive Tim Cook began his first official visit to the country. Cook arrived late on Tuesday, and will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other officials, later in the week. Apple is expected to announce several more initiatives during his trip. Read more ?
Mitsubishi Motors Fuel-Economy Scandal Leads to President’s Resignation
Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s president will resign in June to take responsibility for the fuel-economy scandal that is currently embroiling the auto maker, it said Wednesday.
President and Chief Operating Officer Tetsuro Aikawa, along with Executive Vice President Ryugo Nakao, will step down in June when Mitsubishi holds its annual shareholders’ meeting, the company said. Read more ?
Thais celebrate Leicester City’s Premier League success
English football team Leicester City are in Bangkok, hosted by their Thai billionaire owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, to celebrate their historic Premier League win.The team had been predicted to be relegated at the start of the season, but defied all expectations to claim the trophy. Read more