SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR JANUARY 11, 2017
No crisis in Senate over Ndume’s removal – Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday said there is no crisis in the Senate over the removal of Senator Ali Ndume as Senate Leader.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the Senate in a letter to the Senate President on Tuesday had replaced Ndume with Senator Ahmed Lawan. Speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Saraki said the institution is bigger than every senator. Read more
Army recovers bodies of 15 missing in action soldiers
The Nigerian Army said it had recovered corpses of “one officer and 15 soldiers’’ earlier declared “Missing in Action” during an operation to dislodge the Boko Haram insurgents from Gashigar Area in Borno on Oct. 16, 2016.
The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.- Gen. Lucky Irabor, disclosed this at a weekly review of Operation Rescue Final at Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, on Wednesday, January 11. Read more
Journalist who broke news of WW II dies at 105
The British Newspaper reporter who broke the news of World War ll, Clare Hollingworth has died at age 105.
Hollingworth, who was 27 when she broke the news, was born October 10, 1911, to a middle-class family in the village of Knighton in Leicestershire, England. According to a report on BBC, her father ran a boot factory founded by her grandfather. Read more
Judge’s withdrawal stalls hearing of Ikpeazu’s appeal
The hearing of appeals against the nomination of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu as governorship candidate of the PDP in the 2015 election was on Wednesday at the Supreme Court stalled.
Agency reports that the withdrawal of Justice Amina Augie from the seven-man panel was responsible. Read more
Nigeria grants citizenship to 300 foreign nations
Nigeria has granted her citizenship to more than 300 foreign national, the Federal Government said on Wednesday This was even as Ministry of Water of Resources stated that it inherited 117 abandoned projects from the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan which it said stood at N89 billion. Read more
Airtel, LASG sensitise residents on HIV/AIDS prevention, control
Lagos state government with the support of telecommunication company, Airtel Nigeria has sensitized some residents of the state on Human Immuno Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrom.
The outreach was recently taking to Ilaje community in Costain area of Lagos state (a sub-surb area) in partnership with the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA) to embark on a community-wide awareness campaign targeted. Read more
Nigeria, China signs one China policy
Nigeria and China have signed an agreement upholding one China policy.
Recently, Taiwan officials claimed that it has opened a consulate office in Nigeria, a move which infuriated China.
Wednesday’s signing by Nigeria was seen as the country’s solidarity with China, as the country has recently become one of Nigeria’s most dependable partners. Read more
Fuel scarcity looms as NUPENG declares nationwide strike, shuts down seven flow stations
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has declared a nationwide strike beginning from today. The strike which will affect the flow of petrol to filling stations, has shut down seven crude flow stations in the Niger Delta, a union official said on Wednesday Read more
Immigration Deny Efe Ambrose Big Chance To Impress Celtic Coach In Dubai
Out of favour Celtic defender Efe Ambrose has missed out on a big chance to impress manager Brendan Rodgers after missing out on the team’s trip to Dubai.
Celtic are in Dubai for warm weather camping but the Nigerian was stopped from making the trip with the Scottish side due to immigration issues. Read more
New Deal – Iwobi & Moses Battling To Replace Mikel As Highest Paid Nigerian Player In Europe
The departure of John Obi Mikel from Europe to the Far East means either Alex Iwobi or Victor Moses will in the coming days become Nigeria’s highest paid footballer in Europe.
Mikel was Nigeria’s highest earning player in Europe on £80,000 a week before his move to Chinese side Tianjin Teda, leaving Moses and Iwobi with the chance to take his spot going by reports on talks about a new deal for the duo by their respective clubs. Read more
Enyimba FC adopts Calabar as home ground
Chairman of Enyimba FC of Aba, Abia State, Mr Felix Anyasi-Agwu, says Calabar, the Cross River State capital, would now serve as the home ground of the team.
Addressing reporters at the UJ Esuene Sports Stadium in Calabar on Wednesday, Anyasi-Egwu said this is because the Aba Stadium is undergoing reconstruction. Read more
Florida man, 83, shoots woman searching for her dog
Manatee County Sheriff’s officials said Eugene Matthews opened the door at about 7pm local time on Tuesday and started firing a handgun.
The bullets struck 64-year-old Rebecca Rawson who had stayed in the car parked outside. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Read more
Indian police seize 6,000 stolen turtles in record haul
Indian police have seized more than 6,000 freshwater turtles from poachers who planned to smuggle them out the country.
The live flapshell turtles were found stuffed in sacks near Amethi in Uttar Pradesh state, bound for Kolkata. Read more
Chelsea Manning on Obama’s ‘shortlist’ to commute prison sentence – report
Chelsea Manning, the army soldier who leaked state secrets in 2010 and has been imprisoned longer than any other official leaker in US history, has called on President Obama to show her clemency in the final days of his presidency, saying that this amounts to her last chance for freedom “for a very long time”. Read more
John Kerry says “no question” Russian cyberattacks continuing
The Obama administration claims Russia continues to launch cyberattacks against American targets. In an interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose, Secretary of State John Kerry said there’s “no question about it.”
“And do we assume we do it to them?” Rose asked. “They assume that we do, and they think we do, but not the same kind of thing, no,” Kerry said. Read more
U.S. Border Patrol recruits – wild horses, tamed by prisoners
Long before the desert sun has had a chance to heat the dusty prison yard, some 20 inmates at an Arizona state prison begin quietly tending horses.
The men – many with violent histories – gently manoeuvre bits into the mouths of mustangs still unaccustomed to human touch; they remove caked mud from hooves and tighten girths against bulging bellies. And the horses, which just weeks ago roamed free, mostly comply with what is asked of them. Read more
China Sends Aircraft Carrier Group Through Taiwan Strait
China said Wednesday it was committed to promoting peace and stability in Asia, even as it sent an aircraft carrier battle group through the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions between Beijing and the self-ruled island.
The statement in the preface to a Cabinet report on China’s policies on Asia-Pacific security cooperation follows heated criticism from the U.S., Japan and others over Beijing’s increasingly robust assertions of its maritime claims, particularly in the South China Sea. Read more