SABINEWS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE FOR NOVEMBER 15, 2016
Shi’ites insists on Kaduna- Zaria trek today
Members of the Shi’ites sect insited yesterday that in spite of the incident in Kano, they would go ahead with a walk to Zaria from Kaduna today.
The coordinator of the walk, Sheikh Nasir Mansur, said: “The Arbaeen trek is a religious duty incumbent on all supporters of the holy household of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as a sign of solidarity. Read more
Buhari mourns Sultan Dasuki
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Dasuki family, the government and people of Sokoto State on the death of the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki.
Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. Read more
Nigeria: Hunger crisis could kill 200 children per day
Two hundred children could die every day from hunger in northeastern Nigeria as a result of the ongoing conflict in the country, a humanitarian agency has warned.
Up to half of all children under the age of five are acutely malnourished, international charity Save the Children said on Monday, after screening the health of boys and girls in the region between June and October in 2016. Read more
NIGERIANS TOLD TO HELP A CHILD WITH A BOOK
The Senior Pastor, Trinity House, Pastor Itua Ighodalo has thrown his weight behind a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that is championing the course of getting reading books for millions of Nigerian children that don’t have reading books.
The NGO, Young African Bookworms- was at the pastor’s church on Sunday for the flag-off of the initiative. Read more
WhatsApp introduces video calling feature
With excitement, WhatsApp is announcing its latest feature – WhatsApp video calling. In the next couple of days, the instant messaging app’s over one billion users will be able to make video calls across iOS, Windows and Android platforms. Read more
Iran condemns killing of Muslims in Nigeria’s Kano
Bahram Qasemi described the measure as a ‘worrisome and unacceptable action’.
He further condemned repetition of such actions to kill Muslims at a peaceful religious gathering which had caused no threat and aggression. Read more
ICC ‘Analyzing’ Shi’ite Zaria Massacre
The International Criminal Court has for the first time acknowledged that it is looking into the infamous Zaria massacre of December 2015 in Kaduna, Nigeria, acting on its jurisdiction to try crimes that contravene the Rome Statute.
The Court’s position was contained in a report emanating from the Office of the Prosecutor, titled ‘Report on Preliminary Examination Activities 2016’. Read more
Buhari policies are anti-Igbo – MASSOB
The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has described the policies of President Muhammadu Buhari as anti-Igbos.
This was as the separatist movement claimed that its threat to organise an internal revolution against leaders of the South East zone forced some Igbo Senators to meet with the President recently. Read more
Trump adviser reckons he didn’t say Muslims would be banned from US
He talked about it, put it in a statement on his official campaign website and then tweeted a link to it.
But now Donald Trump’s former campaign manager has denied the president elect ever said that Muslims should be banned from entering the US. Read more
Biden and Obama memes are making everyone feel better about the US election
At least one good thing has come out of the week since America went to the polls – an avalanche of Joe Biden memes.
If you’ve been anywhere on the internet in the last seven days, you’ve probably seen images of the coolest vice-president around with his BFF Barack Obama. Read more
Russian teenagers livestream shootout with police before shooting themselves
Two teenagers on the run from their parents live-streamed a shootout with police before taking their own lives.