SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR MARCH 24, 2016
Boko Haram Abducts 16 women in Adamawa
Suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist gang have abducted about 14 women and two girls in Sabongari village in Madagali Local Government of Adamawa state.
A security source disclosed that the women were abducted on Wednesday in a forest near Sabongari while they were fetching firewood.
The source said the women abducted were in company of two local vigilante operatives before their abduction, adding that while they were busy searching for firewood they were overwhelmed by gunmen and abducted to an unknown destination. Read more
NEMA Calls for Deployment of More Medical Personnel to IDP Camps
The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani Sidi has called for deployment of more medical doctors and others health personnel to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps to improve their healthcare. Sidi, according to the statement signed yesterday by the Senior Information Officer, NEMA, Mr. Sani Datti, stated this when he led a team of Health Policy specialists and Clinicians for an on the spot Health needs assessment and strategy appraisal at IDP camps in Maiduguri, Borno State. Read more
Man, step son arrested in Bayelsa over secret burial of wife
A 53 year old man, Seimukumo Agnaju and his step son, Larry Godsgift, aged 16 have been arrested by the Anti Vice Squad of the Nigerian Police ove true alleged mysterious death and secret burial of his wife at the Akenpai suburb of Yenagoa Bayelsa State. Read more
FCT Minister Promises Criminals Hard Times
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, launched the Abuja City Watch patrol bikes on Thursday, promising criminals and traffic rules violators hard times. The 10 new high capacity speed bikes were provided by the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, to provide effective security surveillance in the Abuja metropolis. Read more
Reducing Maternal, Child Mortality in Nigeria
One of the most overwhelming misfortunes that have endured throughout history is the death of a woman during pregnancy and labour. This adversity is one that comes with so much disappointment and carries a huge burden of grief, pain and heartbreak. The menace of maternal deaths is one that is aggressively damaging to numerous households, terminating innocent lives and resulting in alarming unwarranted and preventable deaths. Read more
Motorists in Lagos decry lack of petrol in most filling stations
Some motorists in Lagos on Thursday decried the scarcity of petrol in most filling stations in the metropolis, saying it will affect those travelling for Easter holidays.
In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, they appealed to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure adequate supply of petrol to filling stations. Read more
Borno with Highest Cases of Syphilis, Says Expert
The Head of Prevention, Department of Public Health and HIV/AIDS Division, Ministry of Health, Dr. Chukwuma Anyaike, has disclosed that recent findings from a national survey on serial prevalence of Syphilis in the country indicates that Borno State remains the state with highest cases of Syphilis.
The findings, according to him, revealed that the rate of syphilis nationwide as at 2005 was 1.5 per cent and dropped to 0.7 per cent in 2014. Read more
NAICOM Approves 2015 Audited Accounts Of Seven Insurance Firms
Only 12 out of the existing 58 insurance firms have submitted their audited financial reports for 2015 to the National Insurance Commission (NAICON), the Commission’s Director of Supervision, Nicholas Opara has said.
He said seven out of the 12 companies have received approval of the commission while two have been reviewed and their letter of adjustment written. According to him, the commission is yet to work on the account of Continental Reinsurance, which was the last company to submit among the 12. Read more
Marie Stopes Rolls out Mobile Technologies in Nigeria
Marie Stopes has announced that it was introducing new digital capabilities into its customer and beneficiaries’ interactions in Nigeria.
A number of critical Marie Stopes’ contraceptives and other family planning supplies shall be individually marked with tracking and traceability technology to enable customers and beneficiaries electronically log in and register them after receipt or purchase, using text messaging or smartphone apps. Read more
Nigerian troops Kill 5 terrorists, rescue 180 hostages and their cattle
In continuation of the ongoing clearance operations of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists at the various sectors of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on 24 March, troops of 7 Division Garrison and 112 Battalion, assisted by some Civilian JTF. Read more
Former Bosnian Serb leader convicted of genocide, sentenced to 40 years in prison
Forrmer Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzicwas found guilty Thursday of genocide in the 44-month siege of Sarajevo during the 1990s, and nine other war crimes, according to wire reports about Karadzic’s trial before a United Nations war crimes tribunal in Europe.
Some 8,000 Muslims died during the siege. Karadzic, 70, was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Read more
Yemeni authorities jail Jewish man over airlifted Torah
A Jewish man has been jailed in Yemen after being accused of helping smuggle an 800-year-old Torah scroll out of the country into Israel this week.
The JC understands that as well as the Orthodox Jew, a Muslim airport worker was also arrested and accused of deliberately letting a rabbi from the community pass through security with the historical artefact – which Yemeni lawmakers consider to be the property of the country. Read more
Nobel Panel Condemns Iranian Death Warrant Against Salman Rushdie 27 Years Later
The Swedish Academy, which selects the winners of the Nobel Prize in literature, has condemned an Iranian death warrant against British writer Salman Rushdie, 27 years after it was pronounced.
Two members quit the academy in 1989 after it refused to condemn Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini’s fatwa against Rushdie for allegedly blaspheming Islam in his book “The Satanic Verses.” Citing its code against political involvement, the academy issued a statement defending free expression but without explicitly supporting Rushdie. Read more
Obama speaks of U.S. role in Argentina’s ‘dirty war’
President Obama Thursday wrapped up a two-day trip to Argentina by visiting a memorial to the thousands of people killed and disappeared during that country’s “dirty war,” on the 40th anniversary of the coup that started it.
Obama used his visit to announce his plan to declassify new military and intelligence records that document the human rights violations from 1976 to 1983. Read more
US indicts seven Iranians for hacking
The United States on Thursday unsealed computer hacking charges against seven Iranians working for firms linked to the Iranian government, accusing them of hacking dozens of American banks and the controls of a major New York dam.
The defendants were employed by computer security companies that performed work on behalf of Tehran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps, the indictment said. Read more