October 24, 2017

*Buhari will still balance his appointments – Adesina *IGP redeploys Mbu, 18 others

*Buhari will still balance his appointments – Adesina *IGP redeploys Mbu, 18 others

Sabinews Evening News Update for August 28, 2015

Buhari will still balance his appointments – Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Friday assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari’s political appointments will balance out very soon.

Adesina spoke while featuring on a radio programme, Political Platform, on RayPower 100.5FM, monitored by our correspondent. He was reacting to criticisms that have trailed the President’s appointments, which are believed to favour the Northern part of the country. Read more

IGP redeploys Mbu, 18 others

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, Friday approved the redeployment of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2, Lagos, Mbu Joseph Mbu and 18 others to various states across the federation. Mbu has been redeployed to Police Staff College, Jos, as Commandant. Arase also redeployed 49 ‎Commissioners of Police to various states. Read more

Atiku’s Daughter Donates Salaries

The daughter of  former Vice President Atiku Abubakar,   Dr Fatima Atiku  has donated her salaries and allowances as commissioner towards healthcare development in the state

Dr Fatima disclosed this to Journalists at the Government House Yola, Adamawa state on Friday shortly after taking Oath of office amidst 20 others. The former Vice-President’s daughter ,who is to serve as the commissioner of the Ministry of Health thanked the governor for the opportunity given  to her and the 21 others to render service to the state. Read more

FG hails compensation of Centenary City landowners

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he welcomed an assurance from the management of the Centenary City Plc that all the original inhabitants of the site have been fully compensated.

A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, quoted the President as speaking after being briefed by the Chairman of the company’s board of directors, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.) and members of its management team. Read more

Oil steady after bounce back

Oil prices steadied on Friday after bouncing back from six-and-a-half-year lows on recovering equities markets, strong US economic growth and news of low crude supplies from Nigeria, Reuters reported. Read more

Chad sentences 10 Boko Haram members to death – sources

Chad has sentenced 10 members of Nigeria-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram to death on terrorism charges, judicial sources said on Friday.

“They are all sentenced to death,” said one of the sources. Chad’s capital N’Djamena, less than 100 kilometres from the Nigerian border, was hit by a series of suicide bombings in June and July that killed more than 40 people. Read more

Shell shuts down 2 key pipelines over leaks, sabotage

Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell has shut down two key supply pipelines in Nigeria because of leaks and sabotage and declared a “force majeure” on crude oil exports.

Shell’s subsidiary in Nigeria SPDC said in a statement the force majeure became effective from Thursday “following the shutdown of both the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) and Nembe Creek Trunkline (NCTL).” The two pipelines take crude to the Bonny Light exports terminal, one of Nigeria’s main oil terminals. Read more

Italian lesbian author gets papal blessing

Pope Francis has sent his blessing to a lesbian author of children’s books dealing with same-sex families, wishing her and her wife well in their work, it emerged on Friday.

As Vatican officials scrambled to clarify that the message was simply a standard courtesy which did not signal any change in Church teaching on the subject, the author told AFP she had been pleasantly surprised to have received such a positive response. Read more

Germany call up Liverpool’s Can for key qualifers

Liverpool’s uncapped defender Emre Can was on Friday called up to the Germany squad for the world champions’ forthcoming key Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Scotland.

Germany host Group D leaders Poland in Frankfurt next Friday, with the Germans just one point behind in the table, then face third-placed Scotland in Glasgow on September 7. Read more

Mourinho eager to add to Chelsea squad before window shuts

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Jose Mourinho has said he would like to add one more player to his Chelsea squad before the end of the transfer window.

The reigning Premier League champions had a £38 million ($58 million, 52 million euros) bid for Everton defender John Stones rejected, despite the centre-back submitting a transfer request. Read more

Greece sets vote for Sept 20 as Syriza leads polls

Greece geared up Friday for a snap election next month, with an opinion poll showing leftist party Syriza ahead despite a wave of defections over the country’s massive new bailout.

The state-run ANA news agency said President Prokopis Pavlopoulous had signed a decree dissolving parliament and confirming the widely-expected date of September 20 for the crisis-hit country’s fifth election in six years. Read more

Brazil enters recession in second quarter

razil has fallen back into recession, deepening the gloom in the world’s seventh largest economy already battered by falling commodity prices, political crisis and a corruption scandal.

In the second quarter of this year, gross domestic product slipped 1.9 percent, according to official figures released Friday. Read more

Police launch probe against protester for ‘insulting’ Merkel

German police said Friday they have launched a criminal probe against a female protester who hurled insults at Chancellor Angela Merkel during her visit to a refugee shelter.

The woman, who has not been named, can be seen shouting “bitch” at Merkel in a video on YouTube, tabloid Bild reported. Read more

Qaeda lashes 10 in Yemen for blasphemy, alcohol

Al-Qaeda militants in southeastern Yemen have publicly flogged 10 men in a new sign of their growing control over the lawless region, witnesses and an official said Friday.

The men were whipped in Al-Shihr, a coastal town in Hadramawt province, after being summarily convicted of insulting God and consuming alcohol and drugs, the official said. Read more

Liverpool face tricky Europa League group                                             

Five-time European champions Liverpool face a stern test of their continental experience after drawing former domestic champions Bordeaux of France and Rubin Kazan of Russia when the Europa League group phase draw was made on Friday.

Brendan Rodgers’ Premier League giants will also take on Sion of Switzerland after 12 groups of four teams were pulled out of the hat at the UEFA-hosted draw in Monaco. Read more

17 years jail for organiser of liberal Russian MP’s murder

A Russian court on Friday sentenced the organiser of the 1998 killing of prominent opposition politician Galina Starovoitova to 17 years in prison.

Saint Petersburg’s Oktyabrsky district court sentenced former lawmaker Mikhail Glushchenko to 17 years in a tough-regime prison colony for organising Starovoitova’s murder almost two decades ago. Read more

Student shot dead at US University

A student died early Friday after being shot at a US university in the state of Georgia, in an altercation that triggered a temporary lockdown of the campus.

Christopher Starks, a junior from the Atlanta metropolitan area, died at a local hospital following an “altercation” late Thursday at Savannah State University’s student union building, the school said. Read more

FG mourns Nigeria’s envoy to US

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed sadness over the death of Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Adebowale Adefuye who passed away on Thursday at a hospital in the United States.

The ministry in a statement on Friday mourned Adefuye and expressed the condolences of the Permanent Secretary, Amb. Bulus Lolo, and the entire officer Corps and workers to the family of the deceased. It prayed that the Almighty grants them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Read more

Forensic expert alleges non-human prints in A’Ibom gov poll

One of the forensic experts, who testified before the Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Abuja has alleged that out of the 140,832 finger prints on ballot papers, scanned and analysed, no fewer than 100,000 were non-human prints.

The witness said this while testifying before in the tribunal, which is sitting on the petition filed by the state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the April 11 poll, Mr. Umana Umana, and the APC, challenging the declaration of Governor Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the April election. Read more

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Petrol bomb hits another refugee home in Germany

German police said unknown assailants attacked a refugee home early Friday in Salzhemmendorf, near Hanover, with a petrol bomb setting carpet and mattress ablaze.

The former school in the village of Salzhemmendorf, near Hanover, served as home to more than 30 refugees. Police Spokesman, Jens Petersen, said the incendiary device was thrown through a closed window into a flat in the former school building. Read more

Indian firms indicate interest in Nigerian markets

Representatives of not less than 100 Indian companies on Friday said that more Indian companies and investors were willing to take advantage of Nigeria’s huge investment environment.

The representatives spoke differently to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on the sidelines of a
seminar on Nigeria and India’s investment opportunities, attended by no less than 100 Indian companies. According to them, Nigeria currently has the largest population and market in Africa that will continue to attract foreign investors and companies. Read more

Nigeria MPC Members Slam Central Bank’s Policies on the Naira

Two members of Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee criticized the central bank’s attempts to prop up the naira by restricting access to dollars, while others said the regulator should allow a more flexible exchange rate.

Chibuike Uche questioned the legality of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s June decision to stop importers of around 40 items, including rice, furniture and toothpicks, accessing official foreign-exchange markets. Doyin Salami said the measure would slow economic growth and that foreign investors were confused by the central bank’s attempts to defend the naira since March. Read more

Fayose Appoints 72-Yr Old Carpenter As Council Boss

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State Friday appointed a 72-year old Carpenter and illiterate, Mr Olatunde Afolayan as the caretaker chairman of Moba Local Government.

Fayose, also sworn in members of the State Independent Electoral Commission, headed by a retired Chief Judge of the State, Justice Kayode Bamisile , to be able to conduct local government elections before the end of the year. Read more

Forensic expert alleges non-human prints in A’Ibom gov poll

One of the forensic experts, who testified before the Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Abuja has alleged that out of the 140,832 finger prints on ballot papers, scanned and analysed, no fewer than 100,000 were non-human prints.

The witness said this while testifying before in the tribunal, which is sitting on the petition filed by the state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the April 11 poll, Mr. Umana Umana, and the APC, challenging the declaration of Governor Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the April election. Read more

 

20 Die in Ebonyi Motor Accident

About 20 persons were reportedly dead in a ghastly motor accident in Ezillo along Abakaliki-Enugu expressway on Friday afternoon.

Details of the incident were sketchy at press time but THISDAY gathered that 20 persons died on the spot, while there was no ambulance to rush other victims to the hospital. Read more

Ohanaeze Youths Slam Buhari over lopsided Appointments

The youth wing of Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) Friday slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over the lopsided appointments he has so far made since assumption of office, saying that it has become crystal clear that Buhari “is pursuing ethnic agenda”.

The OYC, which is the youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio-cultural organization expressed its “deep anger” in a statement jointly signed by its president, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and national public relations officer, Hon. Obinna Adibe. The angry reaction was provoked by the announcement of Engr Babachir David Lawal from Adamawa state as SGF and Alhaji Abba Kyari for the position of chief of staff to the president. Read more

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