SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR NOVEMBER 15, 2015
Ebonyi State Gov Orders Retirement Of All Perm Secs
This is contained in a statement signed by the governor’s Principal Secretary, Chief Clement Nweke, and made available to the media on Sunday in Abakaliki.
According to the statement, only the Clerk of the State House of Assembly, Mrs Rose Nwokporo, is exempted from the retirement exercise. Read more
I won’t attend FG’s meeting with govs on TSA – Fayose
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has said he will not attend the meeting called by the Federal Government with State governors on the Treasury Single Account (TSA), pointing out categorically that the State Government was not interested in the TSA policy, which he said was a fraud against Nigeria and its people. Read more
Fayemi Targets 10% GDP From Nigeria’s Solid Minerals
The Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi has hinted that the current government would ensure that Solid Minerals contributes not less than 10 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Products ( GDP).
Speaking in Isan Ekiti, Ekiti State on Sunday, the Minister said the, although the sector currently accounts for a lowly 0.06 of Nigeria’s GDP, the country has good prospect in solid minerals sector, having 44 key minerals in about 350 spots across the 36 States of the federation. Read more
Central China Hit By Rare Winter Floods
No fewer than 181 houses have collapsed and more than 8,600 residents in 92 villages and townships relocated, after a rare flood hit China at the weekend.
Preliminary statistics released by China’s local flood control and drought relief headquarters and published by local news agency disclosed on Sunday that an estimated 110,000 people in the central province of Hunan have been so far affected by rare winter floods. Read more
Presidential Ticket: Niger Delta Activist Blasts Secondus, Demands Apology
A Niger Delta Youth leader cum activist and stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State, Prince Afoke Okporua, has
lambasted the national acting Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, for allegedly describing the 2015 presidential ticket given
to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan as a mistake. Read more
Nigeria inflation down 0.1%, first time since Nov 14
Nigeria’s consumer inflation was 9.3 per cent year on year in October compared with 9.4 per cent in September, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed, marking the first slow down since November 2014.
Food inflation also edged lower in October to 10.1 per cent year-on-year versus 10.2 per cent the previous month. Read more
NASS to make public 2016 budget breakdown
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Sunday said the National Assembly would make public the details of the 2016 budget breakdown.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the President of the Senate on Social Media, Mr Bamikole Omishore, and made available to newsmen in Abuja. Read more
IPOB fires back at Mbaka, says Biafra more than money
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reacted to a recent comment credited to Enugu-based fire-brand catholic priest, Rev Father Ejike Mbaka, where he called on the pro-Biafran youths protesting for the immediate release of Radio Biafra Director and Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, to go back to their businesses as the protests could lead to their death. Read more
Boycott Won’t Stop Ekiti LG Polls, Fayose Insists
The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose , Sunday emphasized that the threat that members of the opposition parties may boycott the proposed local government elections won’t stop the state from doing what is necessary at the third tier of government. Read more
Oshiomhole, a special governor – Falana
Human right activist, Femi Falana, has described Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, as a special governor and one of the best in the country.
Falana said Oshiomhole took over the leadership of Edo State at a time its coffers have been looted and dried up. Read more
Insecurity: AIG Courts Traditional Institutions
The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 12, Tunde Ogunsakin has said the key to ending insurgency in the Northeast and maintaining peace and security in the troubled geopolitical zone is by improving the collaboration between the security agencies and the traditional institutions.
Ogunsakin gave this remark at the weekend during a visit to the palace of the Emir of Fika. The visit was part of his familiarization tour of the Zone 12 Command of the Nigeria Police Force , comprising; Bauchi, Borno and Yobe states. Read more
Osun Won’t Scrap Any Tertiary Institution – Dep Gov
Government of the State of Osun has again debunked the rumours of the alleged plan to scrap some of the tertiary institutions in the state.?
?The deputy governor, Mrs Titilayo Laoye-Tomori stated this at the floor of the state assemble while briefing members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Education over the development in the education sector. Read more
Up to 30 bodies of Paris victims yet to be identified
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday that 103 bodies had been identified from Friday’s attacks in Paris, with 20 to 30 more still awaiting identification.
“They will be (identified) in the coming hours,” said Valls outside the Ecole Militaire where a centre has been set up for the victims’ families. Read more
Yazidis burn Muslim homes in Iraq’s Sinjar
Members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, which was brutally attacked by the Islamic State group, looted and burned Muslim homes in Sinjar after its recapture from the jihadists, witnesses said Sunday.
IS overran the northern town last year, targeting Yazidis — whose faith it considers heretical — in a campaign of massacres, enslavement and rape that the United Nations has described as a possible genocide. Read more
Lebanon arrests 9 over Beirut bombings
Lebanese security forces have arrested nine people, most of them Syrian nationals, over last week’s twin bombings in Beirut that killed 44 people, the interior minister said Sunday.
“Until now the detained include seven Syrians and two Lebanese, one of them a (would-be) suicide bomber and the other a trafficker who smuggled them across the border from Syria,” Interior Minister Nuhad Mashnuq said in a televised press conference. Read more
Passport linked to terrorist complicates Syrian refugee crisis
The Syrian refugee crisis just got worse, due to the Paris attacks.
Now more than ever, since the Syrian war began 4½ years ago, the crisis can be summed up as damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
What made it worse? Sunday’s revelation that at least one of the Paris terrorists who killed more than 120 people on Friday entered Europe as just another face in the crowd — embedded in the current wave of Syrian war refugees. The development appears likely to fire up the security debate over what to do with them. Read more
G20-Merkel says powers stand united to face terrorism
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that the group of 20 leading economies (G20) stood united to face any militant threat.
“We here at the G20 summit are sending a strong message that we are stronger than any form of terrorism,” Merkel said at a G20 leaders’ summit in Turkey, adding that the attacks in Paris were a predominant topic at the meeting. Read more