October 18, 2017

*World leaders endorse Buhari’s programmes, efforts – Lai Mohammed * Cases of hepatitis B and C hit 325 million: WHO

*World leaders endorse Buhari’s programmes, efforts – Lai Mohammed * Cases of hepatitis B and C hit 325 million: WHO

SABINEWS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE FOR APRIL 21, 2017

 

World leaders endorse Buhari’s programmes, efforts – Lai Mohammed

The right won by Nigeria to host the United Nation World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) conference in 2018 has been described as ”a global endorsement of programmes and efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration”.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said on Thursday in Addis Ababa that the hosting right reiterated the confidence the global community has in Nigeria. Read more

Cases of hepatitis B and C hit 325 million: WHO

An estimated 325 million people are living with hepatitis B or C and few are aware of their condition, with death tolls from the viruses rising, the UN said Friday.

The World Health Organization’s latest hepatitis report identifies the condition as a grave public health threat that needs an “urgent response.” Read more

Adeosun advises Nigerians on non-oil revenues to drive development

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has advised Nigerians to focus on non-oil revenue growth, tax compliance and budget transparency to drive economic development‎ in the country.

The minister gave the advice on Friday during a Finance Ministers’ meeting convened by the G24 Group at the ongoing IMF/World Bank Spring meetings in Washington DC. She discussed strategies to drive non-oil revenue growth and achieve inclusive growth in Nigeria. Read more

Top Nigerian politician in trouble as EFCC uncovers N6billion in bank accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is considering declaring a former Commissioner of Local Government in Niger State, Kantigi Liman, wanted after a further N2billion was traced to his United Bank for Africa account by the agency.

An EFCC insider told PREMIUM TIMES the discovery brings to N6 billion funds traced to accounts held by the politician and companies linked to him.

The Commission had weeks earlier traced N4billion to two accounts in GTBank, both linked to Mr. Liman. Read more

Osun’s roads, schools have no parallels in Nigeria – NULGE President Khaleel

The President of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel has described the quality of roads and schools being executed by the Osun state government as unprecedented in Nigeria. He said, in terms of quality and network, the roads and schools constructed in Osun have proved to be the best in Nigeria. He commended Governor Rauf Aregbesola-led administration in the state for securing a better future for the state through the provision of developmental infrastructures. Read more

Adeyanju, others arrested for staging peaceful protest against Kanu’s secret trial

The former Head of New Media for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Convener of pro-democracy and good governance group, Concerned Nigerians, Prince Deji Adeyanju has been reportedly arrested by men of the police force in Abuja. In a series of tweets, Friday, the pro-democracy group’s convener revealed, “I am at the Unity Fountain and Officers of The Nigerian police are trying to stop me from entering the Unity Fountain park .” Read more

Navy foils vandals’ attempt to break pipeline

The Nigerian Navy has foiled attempt by pipeline vandals to break pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, which pumps petroleum products from Atlas Cove, Lagos to Mosimi depot, Ogun State recovering 972 drums and 595 jerricans, including four boats. Vanguard gathered that the vandals were sighted in some boats on anchorage in Jegeme community along Badary/Benin Republic route, by a team of naval personnel from the Forward Operating Base , Badagry, at about 5pm, Monday. Read more

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Berger traders helpless as govt demolishes shops

Hundreds of traders and shop owners at the Popular Ojodu Berger Market, Ojodu Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Lagos state are counting their losses, following the demolition of the facility by suspected agents of the state government. When Vanguard visited the site of the demolition yesterday, the traders were seen salvaging their wares from the shops. Read more

Nigeria joins first March for Science protest

Budget cuts and political assaults on science are expected to draw thousands of demonstrators to the streets in more than 500 cities worldwide Saturday for the first March for Science.

Organizers insist that the demonstrations — anchored by a major rally in Washington on Earth Day, April 22 — are not aimed specifically at US President Donald Trump or any political party. Rather, they say, the goal is to defend the vital role of evidence and scientific research when formulating public policies, and to speak out against travel restrictions that prevent the free flow of information and expertise. Read more

Osimhen Inching Closer To Pro Debut, Wolfsburg Announce He’s Making Progress

Nigeria U20 international Victor Osimhen is inching closer to his professional debut, with Wolfsburg announcing that the striker is making progress in his recovery.

The former Golden Eaglets sensation had to undergo surgery in February, but resumed training with the Bundesliga club last week. Read more

Hannover Striker Bazee Suffering From Hoffa Syndrome, Unlikely To Make Nigeria 

Noah Bazee is unlikely to make his competitive debut for the Super Eagles in their African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in June.

Sportbuzzer has reported that Bazee is not suffering from an initially suspected mucus inflammation in the knee, but Hoffa-Kastert syndrome, and an operation has not been ruled out in the coming weeks Read more

Manchester United offer condolences after Nigerian fans are electrocuted while watching Europa League win over Anderlecht

Manchester United have sent their sympathies after Nigerian football fans were electrocuted while watching Manchester United play on Thursday night.

Nigerian police say the fans were killed while watching the Europa League game between United and Anderlecht in the city of Calabar.

United sent their condolences, tweeting: ‘Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria, yesterday.’ Read more

Syria still has chemical weapons says U.S. defense secretary

The Syrian government has retained an unspecified amount of chemical weapons and dispersed its aircraft following a U.S. cruise missile attack earlier this month, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Friday.

Mattis spoke alongside his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman, as part of a tour of the Middle East, and addressed reports that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still had a significant amount of chemical weapons. Read more

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Children in reported Mary vision to be made saints

The Syrian government has retained an unspecified amount of chemical weapons and dispersed its aircraft following a U.S. cruise missile attack earlier this month, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Friday.

Mattis spoke alongside his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman, as part of a tour of the Middle East, and addressed reports that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still had a significant amount of chemical weapons. Read more

Children in reported Mary vision to be made saints

Two shepherd children believed to have seen a vision of Mary in Portugal 100 years ago are going to be made saints by the pope.

Pope Francis will canonise Francisco Marto and his sister Jacinta Marto on 13th May when he visits the site where the reported apparition occurred. Read more

Gunman attacks regional Russian security service office, kills two – FSB

Russia’s Federal Security Service said on Friday that a gunman had burst into one of its regional offices in the far east of the country and opened fire, killing one of its employees and a visitor.

The incident happened at an FSB office in the Khabarovsk region, which is close to China, and another visitor was injured in the attack. The FSB, the successor organisation to the Soviet KGB, said the attacker had been killed. Read more

Evacuations of Besieged Syria Towns Continue after 48-Hour Halt

The evacuation of Syrian civilians and fighters from four besieged towns, part of a Qatari-mediated swap deal between the warring sides, resumed on Friday after a two-day halt, regime media and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Five buses carrying rebels and their relatives from towns in Zabadani and surrounding areas near the capital Damascus left a transit point outside Aleppo city where they had been waiting to cross into rebel territory in Idlib province in the northwest, regime media said. Read more

US banks led by Goldman Sachs gain in Russian capital markets revival

Wall Street lenders, led by Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, are among investment banks in Moscow benefitting from a revival in the Russian capital markets, bne IntelliNews can reveal.

Fees from Russian dealmaking in equities, bonds, loans and mergers surged by 32% in the year to April 20 compared with the same period a year ago, according to analysis by New York-based Freeman & Co with underlying data provided by Thomson Reuters. Read more

Analyst Who Predicted Trump’s Ascendancy Bets on Le Pen Win

Don’t bank on a relief rally in the euro area anytime soon.

Markets are underpricing the prospect of Marine Le Pen emerging victorious in the French election as a sea of undecided voters throws into sharp relief pronounced apathy for center-leftist Emmanuel Macron — the front-runner by a whisker — and the backlash against the European Union project. Read more

 

 

 

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