SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR APRIL 1, 2016
Recruitment of 10,000 policemen will address youth unemployment -Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari said the recruitment of 10,000 policemen would address the challenge of youth unemployment in the country.
The president made the disclosure at a ceremonial parade to mark the 2016 Police Week in Abuja on Friday. Read more
FRSC recorded 98 crashes, 77 deaths, during Easter break – Oyeyemi
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Friday confirmed that it recorded 98 road crashes nationwide during the Easter holidays.
The commission’s Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, made the announcement in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the operations of the Easter holidays.
He said the commission recorded 77 deaths while it apprehended 6,223 traffic offenders nationwide. Read more
Nigeria’s International Celebrities
Nigerian born, US citizen, Ike Edeani bought his first I-phone in 2011 to download the new social media app, Instagram. Little did he know that the app would launch his photography career.
After graduation from Kent State University, Edeani worked as a designer at CCS Architecture. He was co-founder and creative director at Task; an art director at Triple Design and a photographer at Wantful. Read more
NSCDC deploys 100 operatives to protect solid minerals
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Bayelsa State Command, has deployed no fewer than 100 fully armed operatives to protect solid minerals in the state.
The corps personnel are to work in concert with Licensed Mineral Operators of the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals to tackle all forms of illegal mining activities in the state. Read more
Aisha Buhari seeks more empowerment for women
The Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has tasked Nigerians in the Diaspora to join in the effort to provide sustainable empowerment for women.
Aisha Buhari stated this while declaring open, an exhibition put together by the Empowerment Support Initiative, ESI, which is a non-governmental organization championed by the Wife of the Minister of Transportation, Judith Amaechi as part of activities marking the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women held at the UN headquarters in New York. Read more
Okei-Odumakin Loves Her History Channel
Looking at Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, her gentle mien, frail body build and soft-speaking nature would almost combine to betray the rather huge name she has made for herself in the area of human rights activism in Nigeria and the world over. Okei-Odumakin is by every measure, one of the most prominent and resilient Nigerian women rights activists. She is the president of the rights groups Women Arise for Change Initiative and the Campaign for Democracy (CD). Read more
Chief Imam backs Buhari on budget
The Chief Imam of Bida Road Central Mosque in Kaduna, Malam Mohammad Nafi’u, on Friday supported the stand of President Muhammad Buhari not to assent to the 2016 budget without scrutinising its content. Nafi’u said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that it would be “huge mistake for the President to assent to the budget blindly.” “President Buhari should not be in a hurry to assent to it, he should carefully study the budget so that padding issue would also be avoided.” Read more
Cameroon Military Hospital Overwhelmed With Wounded Soldiers
The military hospital in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde, is overwhelmed with wounded Cameroon and Chadian troops of the regional force currently working to rout Boko Haram from its strongholds in Nigeria and border areas. The hospital has a capacity of 200 beds, but about two times the number are seeking medical attention there.
Martin Chengwa says he collapsed after six members of his 10-person unit were killed during raids on the town of Achgachia that straddles the border with Nigeria. The 26-year-old Cameroonian soldier was rushed to the military hospital in Yaounde. Read more
Donald Trump in talks with Republican leaders after broken pledge
Republican pace-setter Donald Trump has held talks with party leaders as tensions grow over his loyalty and policies in his presidential bid.
His meeting at the Republican National Committee (RNC) in Washington lasted 30 minutes but details were scant. Earlier in the week, Mr Trump said he would not back the eventual Republican candidate, breaking an RNC pledge he signed in the autumn. Read more
Indonesia ‘may blacklist Leonardo DiCaprio over palm oil comments’
Indonesia says it may ban Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio from returning over his comments on rainforests being cleared for palm oil plantations.
Mr DiCaprio entered Indonesia on a tourist visa and on Sunday visited Gunung Leuser National Park in Aceh. Read more
In new push, U.S. military trains dozens of Syrian fighters
The U.S. military said on Friday it had started training “dozens” of Syrian opposition fighters to battle the Islamic State as part of a revamped program that aims to avoid mistakes that doomed its first training effort in Turkey last year. Read more
China doesn’t like April Fools’ Day because it spreads too many rumours
China’s government has warned its citizens to ignore “the so-called Western April Fool’s Day” because it does not fit with the country’s values.
The Xinhua News Agency, the state-controlled voicepiece for the country’s Communist Party, said it hoped “rumours” would not be spread by people celebrating the first day of April. Read more
Obama urges patience for Iran’s reintegration into global economy
US President Barack Obama said on Friday it will take time for Iran to rejoin the global economy, as the country’s leadership and citizens express unease that a sanctions windfall has been slow to materialize.
“It will take time for Iran to reintegrate into the global economy, but Iran is already beginning to see the benefit of this deal,” Obama said at a meeting of world powers in Washington. Read more