SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR MAY 10, 2016
INEC chairman appoints three aides
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Tuesday in Abuja, announced the appointment of three aides.
The commission stated this in its bulletin, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent. Read more
Lalong Signs 2016 Appropriation Bill into Law
Plateau state governor, Mr Simon Lalong, on Tuesday signed the N146 billion 2016 appropriation bill into law. The budget tagged “Rescue and Hope” is made up of a recurrent expenditure of N73 billion, while the capital expenditure is also N73 billion. Read more
MTN supports 2016 Katsina Economic & Investment Summit
The management of MTN Nigeria has expressed delight in supporting the Katsina State Economic and investment Summit holding from May 9-11 2016. Tagged the ‘Katsina State Economic and Investment Summit 2016,’ the summit is a demonstration of the State Government’s efforts to diversify the economy and to achieve the objectives of its policy thrust on private sector partnership, job creation, and entrepreneurial promotion through generation of viable investments in the state. Read more
David Cameron To Queen: ‘Nigeria Is Fantastically Corrupt’
David Cameron has branded Nigeria and Afghanistan as “possibly two of the most corrupt countries in the world” in an on-air broadcast.
The British leader’s comments came as he was speaking to the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Conservative cabinet minister Chris Grayling and the Queen, during a reception in Buckingham Palace to mark her 90th birthday today (May 10). Read more
Rosabon celebrates 23 years, empowers women
As part of programmes to mark its 23rd anniversary, Nigeria’s award winning non-banking finance institution, Rosabon Financial Services has entered into a strategic partnership with a non government organisation, NGO Mamamoni, to empower 23 women with soft grants and capacity building.
This is part of Rosabon’s efforts at encouraging women empowerment and promoting indigenous production. The women who are involved in various crafts including farming, fashion designing, soap making, fish farming and other chemical productions got the grant to further expand their businesses. Read more
Boko Haram: Bishop hinges Nigeria’s progress on spiritual cleansing
The Presiding Bishop of Victory Chapel International, Bishop Mike Bamidele, has said Nigeria may not come out of its problems unless government is serious about the sanctity of human life.
The cleric, who said this at a press conference heralding the celebration of Pentecost Day coming up May 16th stressed that many innocent lives were wasted by the Boko Haram and many were still being wasted by the rampaging herdsmen. Read more
Nigeria’s Temitope joins Ugandan basketball club
Former Nigerian national basketball team player Ahmed Temitope has joined Uganda’s league side Pemba Warriors.
Brian Gumisiriza, Pemba Warriors’ team manager, told Xinhua on Tuesday that they signed Temitope and expected him to bring experience to the team as it battles to win the league title. Read more
Community Carpets Chevron for Allegedly Disobeying Court Order
The people of oil-rich Bisangbene community in Ekeremor Local Government of Bayelsa State and the management of Chevron Nigeria Limited are at loggerheads following the oil major’s refusal to obey a court judgment that restrains it from having any negotiation, interaction or meetings with the executive members of Dodo River Communities Forum on behalf of Bisangbene community. Read more
Electricity generation picking up after Niger Delta attack, says Fashola
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,said that power generation was picking up after last week vandalism of power stations in the Niger Delta.
He announced this while addressing newsmen after inspecting facilities at Shiroro Hydro Power Station (SHPS) in Shiroro Local Government Areas of Niger on Tuesday. Fashola said there was a slight increase of three megawatts from the previous week drop to 2005 megawatts in the country. Read more
Ogoni Clean-up Shouldn’t Be Another Political Declaration, Buhari Advised
The Environmental Management Association of Nigeria (EMAN) has called on the Federal Government to ensure that the planned clean-up of Ogoni land in Rivers State sees the light of the day and not another political statement to calm the people of the area.
Briefing newsmen in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, on Tuesday, the National President of EMAN, Dr Emmanuel Ating, said the clean-up of the area was long overdue and should not be allowed to suffer the same fate like previous exercises. Read more
2016: PDP Gov Aspirant Promises Women-friendly Govt
Edo state governorship aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, has promised to run a women- friendly administration if given the party’s ticket.
He added that it was about time for the party to decide if it wanted to remain in opposition or take over government from the APC in the state. Read more
Kwara Assembly wants Yekini immortalised
The Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday urged the state government to immortalise Rasheed Yekini, the late Soccer giant in view of his contributions to sport development in the country.
The House made the call in its resolution after adopting a call to that effect by the House Leader, Hassan Oyeleke. Read more
Ondo Varsity Reduces Reparation Fee
The management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, has reduced the N25,000 reparation fee earlier charged in respect of the April 9 students’ violent protest to N15,000.
The reduction was disclosed by the Registrar of the institution, Sunday Ayeerun, in a statement issued by the university. Read more
Prosecutors handed file on Cliff Richard allegations
Prosecutors are considering whether to bring charges against veteran entertainer and Christian Sir Cliff Richard over alleged historical sex abuse.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that it will “carefully consider” the file of evidence passed on by South Yorkshire Police to see if there is a realistic prospect of conviction. Read more
Tensions growing in South China Sea dispute
Regional tensions continue to grow as China builds artificial islands in the South China Sea. CNN’s Ivan Watson has the details. Read more
Annulment in Brazil impeachment process reversed
The rollercoaster ride that is the impeachment process against PresidentDilma Rousseff took another hairpin turn after the acting speaker of the lower chamber of Congress reversed his own decision from just hours earlier that would have plunged the process into uncertainty.
The reversal by Waldir Maranhao puts the impeachment process back on track, a day after he sparked chaos and sowed further discord among Brazil’s fractious political class by annulling an April 17 vote by the Chamber of Deputies for impeachment. Read more
Bomb attack on police vehicle in Turkey’s Diyarbakir kills three – sources
A car bomb killed three people and wounded 45 when it struck a police vehicle on Tuesday in Diyarbakir, the main city in southeastern Turkey where security forces are trying to crush a Kurdish militant insurgency, the governor’s office said.
Explosives in the vehicle were detonated from a distance as an armoured police van passed, wounding 12 police officers, the governor’s office said. A Reuters witness heard a big explosion in the city centre, followed by ambulance sirens. Black smoke rose over the site and debris was scattered along a wide avenue. Read more
Illegal selfie lands man in court where photo was taken
Be careful where you snap that selfie. A 32-year-old man has been ordered to pay $274.72 because he took a selfie in a York, England, courtroom.
All courts in England and Wales have notices in their corridors and waiting areas, warning that it is illegal to take photos inside the court building. Read more