SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR JANUARY 25, 2017
Ondo Senator wants corruption ‘legalised and liberalised’
A Nigerian senator has asked the country’s senate to legalise corruption, in spite of it being one of the major problems confronting one of Africa’s largest economy.
Senator Yele Omogunwa (APC-Ondo South) spoke during plenary on Wednesday while contributing to the upper chamber’s debate on the 2017 budget. Read more
Dasuki Trial Adjourned To March 2017
The trial of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and four others in the alleged money laundering and breach of trust charges has been adjourned to March 16 and 17, 2017.
It was adjourned by Justice Baba Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court for continuation of trial in the alleged N2bn public fund diversion scandal involving Acacia Holding and Reliance Rferal Hospital Limited. Read more
18 abandoned babies recovered in 4 months in one local government
Eighteen babies have been recovered in Funtua town, Katsina State, in the last four months, an official has disclosed.
Ibrahim Nasir, Director of Education and Social Services, Funtua Local Government Area, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Funtua on Wednesday, that some babies were found in dustbins. Read more
BBNaija is proudly Nigerian -MultiChoice
Video entertainment provider, MultiChoice Nigeria, has explained its decision for filming the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality show in South Africa. A statement issued by the company said the decision was informed by the desire to deliver the same high quality production that its subscribers are accustomed to on its platforms.
“It is with this commitment in mind that a decision was taken to stage the show in the fully-equipped Big Brother House located in South Africa. Read more
Portugal’s Sines awaits fresh NLNG cargo
REN’s Sines LNG import terminal on Portugal’s Atlantic coast is scheduled to receive a cargo of liquefied natural gas next week, LNG World News reports.
According to the data provided by the Port of Sines, the 175,000-cbm carrier LNG Port-Harcourt II departed Nigeria LNG facility on Bonny Island and is set to dock at the terminal on February 1. Read more
Nigeria’s power sector is a walking corpse – Elumelu
Chairman of Transcorp Group and United Bank for Africa (UBA), Tony Elumelu, believes that Nigeria’s power sector is a walking corpse, and it may collapse soon if no urgent action is taken, The Sun reports.
Speaking to CNBC Africa, Elumelu said; “the agency of government that has responsibility for making sure that this sector delivers on its potential is not doing well enough. Read more
Prosecution witness absence stalls Nyako’s trial
The absence of a prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of former Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako, over alleged N40 billion fraud, stalled hearing in the matter at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday.
At the resumed hearing, the prosecuting counsel, Mr. A.O. Atolagbe told Justice Okon Abang that the proceedings for the day was to get the response of the defence on the admissibility or otherwise of some documents. Read more
ICPC recovers 40 vehicles from directors, others
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) on Wednesday handed over 40 vehicles it recovered from retired directors and assistant directors of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.
One of the directors carted away five vehicles after his retirement. Read more
I’m proud of winning AFCON record – Enyeama
Former Nigeria international goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has said he is immensely proud of his record at the AFCON, where he has won a medal in all editions he played.
Enyeama won AFCON bronze medal thrice, in 2004, 2006 and 2010, before he led Nigeria to win gold in 2013. The ex-Super Eagles captain also admitted that playing at the AFCON is difficult and different ball game. Read more
MFM FC set to settle scores in Southwest Derby
The Adamsingba Stadium will once again come alive this afternoon as Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan host Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club in a Nigeria
Professional Football League (NPFL) encounter tagged the “Southwest Derby”. After their emphatic 4-0 win over Lobi Stars on Sunday, MFM FC moved to 4th position on the NPFL log with six points from a possible nine, while the hosts who lost 2-1 to Kano Pillars Read more
Enugu Rangers to begin production of bread, other confectioneries
Rangers International FC, Enugu has revealed that it will start rolling out its branded bread called “Rangers Bread’’ and other flour confectionery products in Enugu metropolis. Rangers’ Marketing Manager, Ignatius Okafor, made the disclosure to newsmen in Enugu. Read more
Real Madrid defender the latest player to agree big money move to China
Pepe has become the latest player to agree a big money move to China, with The Sun claiming he’s set to pen a £248,000 per week deal.
Hebei China Fortune are set to land the defender, with rumours of a big offer coming in for the long serving Real Madrid player for some time – and now they seem to have come to pass. Read more
Manchester United FC transfer news: Lazio star Felipe Anderson set for summer move away from Serie A club
Former Manchester United target Felipe Anderson could depart Lazio this summer.
According to reports in Italy, the Brazilian playmaker is unsettled at the Serie A club and they are willing to sell him for a sum in the region of £42m. United’s initial interest came two summers ago and, although they couldn’t bring Anderson to Old Trafford then, this latest news could revive their hopes. Read more
FIFA 17 ULTIMATE TEAM: FUT TEAM OF THE WEEK 19, IN-FORM PLAYER STATS REVEALED
Wayne Rooney earned a purple hero card as he made the reserves in the latest Team of the Week in FIFA 17’s Ultimate Team. The team also featured the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Sergio Ramos and Paulo Dybala.
Lewandowski is the highest-rated player in the starting XI after rising to 93, with Ramos close behind at 91. EA Sports shared the team on WednesdayRead more
Aleppo Girl With Viral Twitter Feed Writes Heartbreaking Letter to President Trump
The young Syrian girl who gained an international following for tweeting about conditions in Aleppo has written an open letter to President Donald Trump, calling on the new president to “save the children and people of Syria.”
Bana Alabed, 7, fled Aleppo with her family in December and now lives in Turkey. While her family adjusts to their new life, Trump is considering his stance on Syria, and reportedly plans to sign executive orders temporarily banning refugees from Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African nations from entering the U.S., according to Reuters. Read more
Mass hanging as Kuwait government executes seven people
Seven people have been hanged at Kuwait’s central prison, the country’s state news agency has said.
Five men and two women from five nations were hanged for offences including murder, kidnapping and rape, KUNA reported. Read more
Students given huge dose of caffeine in botched experiment, court hears
Two students were left fighting for their lives after they were each given 300 coffee cups-worth of caffeine in a botched university science experiment.
Sports science students Alex Rossetta and Luke Parkin had volunteered to take part in a Northumbria University test that aimed to measure the effect of caffeine on exercise. Read more
Trump must not turn back clock on torture
President Trump is set to reverse President Obama’s ban on secret CIA prisons, a key feature of the Bush-era torture and rendition program, according to today’s New York Times.
The report emerged on the same day that UK Prime Minister Theresa May was asked to make clear to Mr Trump that Britain would never again facilitate torture by the US. Read more
Netherlands government to counter Trump abortion funding ban
The Netherlands is to set up an international fund to support abortion services hit by President Donald Trump’s order to cut US foreign aid. Lilianne Ploumen, a Dutch minister, said it would set up “a well-financed fund” to allow other governments, businesses and charities to donate.
The Netherlands would do everything in its power to help women “remain in control of their own bodies”, she said. President Trump ordered a ban on US aid to support abortion services overseas. For decades, it has been the case that no US money can be spent on overseas abortions. Read more