SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE DECEMBER 8, 2018
Buhari appoints 9 perm secs
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of nine new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. The appointment was announced in a statement signed by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita. The list of the successful Federal Permanent Secretaries and their states of origin are as follows: “Dr Bakari Wadinga, (Adamawa State), Dr M.K. Dikwa, (Borno State), Dr Ajani Magdalene N. Olor, (Delta State), Umakhihe Ernest Afolabi, (Edo State), Mbaeri Maurice Nnamdi, (Imo State), Babatunde Lawal, (Lagos State). “Engr. Festus Yusuf Narai Daudu, (Nasarawa State), Abel Olumuyiwa Enitan, (Osun State) and Dr Musa Hanafi Moriki, (Zamfara State). He said that the swearing-in and assignment of portfolios would be announced in due course.
Nigerian govt lying about Boko Haram ‘defeat’; terrorists controlling territories – APC Reps
The claim by the Buhari administration that normalcy has been restored to the north east of the country is a “lie”, the chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Humanitarian Affairs, Sani Mohammed, has said. The lawmaker, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said the region has “failed”, and he feared such failure could affect other parts of the country. Mr Mohammed spoke while briefing his colleagues on his experience after visiting some states in the region. A video of the speech was published by Oak TV.
Anti-graft Award: Buhari congratulate Nuhu Ribadu
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the former Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, for winning the Anti-Corruption Lifetime Achievement Award. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ribadu was conferred with award at an event organised by the prestigious Sheikh Tamin Bin Hamad Al Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence (ACE) Award 2018, during its third annual ceremony in Malaysia on Friday.
Ooni to host African International Art and Craft Festival in America
The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, South West Nigeria, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II will next week lead hundreds of stakeholders from the art and craft sector to the maiden edition of his TellAfrica International Art and Craft Festival (TIAF 2018). This first of its kind festival of art and craft is a three(3)-day international event slated to hold from Friday 14th to Monday 17th December 2018 at two different cities of Baltimore MD and Rockaway NY in the United States of America
Why there’s improved air safety in Nigeria, says AIB boss
The Commissioner for the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Mr Akin Olateru, says the aviation sector has recorded no major air crash for over three years because of the synergy and effective collaboration among the agencies. Olateru made the assertion at the 47th Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) in Lagos on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other agencies in the sector are the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency.
Atiku meets with Wike, Tambuwal, Ekweremadu, PDP leaders again in PH
The Presidential Candidate of the PDP and Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Sokoto State Governor Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal and other PDP leaders met on Saturday at the Rivers State Government House, Port-Harcourt. This is the second meeting Atiku is having with the governors and party leaders within two days.
‘Why Delta State needs a female governor’
Governorship candidate of the Change Advocacy Party in Delta State, Comrade Gloria Okolugbo, has said that it was time for a female to rule the oil rich state. Comrade Okolugbo said she was concerned about the high level for poverty and youth unemployment despite the rich resources of the state. Okolugbo spoke to newsmen at the Benin Airport while returning from Niger State where she went to consult with former Nigeria’s President, General Ibrahim Babaginda.
Adoration family alleges assassination attack on Fr. Mbaka
The Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, on Saturday alleged of an assassination attempt against its director, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka. This is coming amidst controversies generated by Mbaka’s message last Sunday, which has attracted wide criticisms, including from the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria. In a statement signed by Signed Chief Aka Emmanuel, President, National Adoration Family, Chief Okolo Godwin, President, Adoration Fathers’ Associations World Wide, Mrs Ann Aligwe,-President, Adoration Mothers’ Association World Wide, Chukwu Agoziem, President, Adoration Youths’ Association World Wide and Barr Ike Maximus Ugwuoke- Media Chief, they said Fr. Mbaka was shot in Enugu, the State capital.
Panic as tanker driver, conductor stab mortuary operator to death in Rivers
An unidentified tanker driver, and his conductor have stabbed a mortuary operator, Anele Wagbara, to death in Rivers State. The incident happened Friday night at Rumuosi Community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the suspect believed to be a northerner had killed the victim following an argument. A source, who simply identified himself as Jonathan, told Vanguard that argument ensued when the tanker driver parked his vehicle in front of the mortuary.
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah provides conclusive proof that he’s no one-season wonder with Bournemouth demolition job
Cometh the hour, cometh the man – don’t they say? That man is, of course, once again Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian’s pace and movement throughout the game caused Bournemouth’s defence all manner of untold problems. Any time he was near the ball, whether that be running in behind, creating chances for Liverpool or scoring his hat-trick the Cherries simply could not cope on a drizzly day at the Vitality Stadium. He netted in the first-half after a fierce Roberto Firmino volley was parried by Begovic into his path. That was his 10th goal of the season.
Huawei arrest: China demands Canada free Meng Wanzhou
China has demanded that Canada release the arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou or face consequences. Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng had summoned the Canadian ambassador and lodged a “strong protest”, a statement said. The ministry described Ms Meng’s arrest as “extremely nasty”. Ms Meng, Huawei’s chief financial officer and daughter of the firm’s founder, is accused of breaking US sanctions on Iran. She was held in Vancouver last Saturday and faces extradition to the US, where she could be jailed for up to 30 years if found guilty.
Stampede in Italy Nightclub Killed 6 People and Injured 59
A stampede at a rap concert in an overcrowded disco in central Italy killed five young teenagers and a woman who had accompanied her daughter to the event early Saturday, police said, adding that 59 people were injured. Video broadcast on state TV RaiNews24 showed scores of teenagers rushing out of a door and surging toward a low railing or wall near the exit of the Lanterna Azzurra (Blue Lantern) in the town of Corinaldo, near Ancona on the Adriatic coast. The barrier then appeared to give way, and a cascade of teenagers tumbled over it, falling on top of each other.
Uber Allegedly Files for IPO in Step with Lyft
Ride hailing. It’s revolutionised the way many of us think about and use taxi’s and as much as both Uber and Lyft have somewhat distanced themselves from the “taxi” business due to entrenched interests and historical licencing regimes, everyone knows that’s basically what they are and what they’re competing with. Both firms are somewhat racing against time to hit public markets, Uber perhaps more so than Lyft since it accepted a Softbank (TYO:9984) investment that carried a proviso that it must file for an IPO by the 30th of September 2019 or lift restrictions on shareholder stock transfers. So the filing is now out of the way for both companies and the first of many major hurdles has been successfully negotiated.