SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR MAY 11, 2016
FG removes subsidy, fuel to sell for 145 per litre
The federal government on Wednesday removed the subsidy petrol. Following its removal fuel will now sell for N145 per litre. Read more
Shell closes Bonny terminal over alleged attack on Nembe pipeline
Dutch oil giant Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary on Wednesday said it has declared force majeure on Bonny Light crude exports following a leak on a key pipeline. The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) said the measure came into effect on Tuesday at 1100 GMT, as the leak had shut the Nembe Creek Trunk line, pending repairs. Read more
Bayelsa PDP elects 32 officers as new executives
The Peoples Democratic Party, Bayelsa State chapter, has elected 32 persons as the new executives of the party in the state. The new executives were elected in Yenagoa on Tuesday evening during the party’s state congress.
The Congress Committee Chairman, Mr. Edwin Anayo, said that the 32 executives included the party’s chairman, deputy, secretary, women leader, youth leader, among others.
Anoyo described the congress election as “peaceful” and commended the delegates from 105 wards in Bayelsa. Read more
Nigeria is “fantastically corrupt”, Buhari admits
President Mohammadu has admitted that his country, Nigeria “is fantastically corrupt,” giving credence to the words of British Prime Minister, David Cameron who shared such as a joke with Queen Elizabeth 11 before television cameras. The president also stated that he would not demand any apology from Camerom from making the comment, saying that he was more interested in the repatriation of stolen assets by Nigerians stashed abroad including the United Kingdom, saying “I need something tangible”. Read more
Nigerians are less tolerant of corruption, corrupt people than before- Lai Mohammed
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said on Tuesday in Kaduna that the support of the judiciary was key to winning the war against corruption. Mohammed said this at the second Town Hall meeting held in Kaduna organised to speak directly to Nigerians about the achievements, challenges and upcoming programmes of the government. Read more
Oyeyemi louds FRSC’s re-certification
The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi has congratulated staff and stakeholders of the FRSC on the recent re-certification of the by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria in Quality Management System Certification (ISO 9001:2008).
He said the revalidation is the outcome of the collective contributions of all the staff. Read more
Buhari should cancel his trip to UK, says CDHR
The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights on Wednesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to cancel his visit to the United Kingdom, as a protest against the diplomatic gaffe by the country’s Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Cameron had been caught on camera telling Queen Elizabeth II that Nigeria and Afghanistan are fantastically corrupt and possibly two of the most corrupt countries in the world. Read more
Lagos intensifies effort on Light Up Lagos Project
The Lagos State government is intensifying effort in lighting up all Lagos major highways and streets. The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Mr. Muslim Olohuntele Folami on Wednesday, said this in a statement.
He said aside the completed and ongoing road projects across the metropolis, the State Government has also embarked on the Light Up Lagos Project which is fast spreading across major highways and streets as well as construction of bridges, flyovers as well as equipping the Police and other security agencies. Read more
Two men in court over theft of church property
Two men, who allegedly stole iron rods worth N180,000 belonging to a church, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on charges of conspiracy and stealing. The accused: Bidemi Akinniyi, 32, and Nurudeen Oyetuga, 26, whose occupations and addresses were not stated, however pleaded not guilty. Read more
Herdsmen with ak47 walk free as Mechanic remanded for being in possession of gun
Despite the recent and constant massacre and attack on innocent people by Herdsmen who go about with sophisticated weapons such as ak47 and machetes, both the security operatives and the judiciary are yet to bring to full justice the perpetrators of these heinous crimes. However, an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Wednesday remanded in prison custody a mechanic, Gbenga Adeoyo, for allegedly being in possession of a double-barrel gun with one life-cartridge. Read more
Shell declares force majeure on Nigeria’s Bonny Light exports
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd has declared force majeure on exports of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s reference crude oil grade.
The oil major, in a statement on Wednesday signed by its spokesperson, Mr. Bamidele Odugbesan, said the force majeure took effect by 12pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Read more
Dickson summons community leaders over insecurity in Bayelsa
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has strongly condemned the recent unprovoked attacks and killing of security personnel in the state and other parts of the Niger Delta.
Recently, four naval ratings were killed in Nembe creek and three soldiers attached to the Joint Force, Operation Pulo Shield, were killed in Foropa community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state. Read more
Adegboruwa denies fraud charge, faults arrest
Activist-lawyer Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa Wednesday denied the allegation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he dealt in a forfeited property based on a court order.
He said there could not have been a freezing order on the property because the substantive case had been dismissed. Read more
13-year-old Native American’s petition to stop oil pipeline reaches 80,000 signatures
A group of Native American teenagers in North Dakota arecampaigning to stop a large oil company from building a pipeline through their land.
13-year-old Anna Lee Rain Yellowhammer and thirty young people who live near the Missouri river launched a petition to prevent Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners from constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would transport 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day across four states, from North Dakota to Illinois. Read more
Teacher leaves inspirational notes for pupils taking exams
Ateacher has been widely praised after photos of notes she left for her primary-age students ahead of an exam went viral on social media.
Chandni Langford teaches a class of 10- and 11-year-olds at Evergreen Avenue Elementary School in Woodbury, New Jersey. She wrote the messages directly on her pupils desks on Monday morning, as the pupils prepared to embark on a high-pressure fortnight of testing. Read more
Anglican Church leaders take action as Pacific islands are lost to climate change
The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has agreed to implement a “clear resilience strategy” as it loses islands to rising sea levels.
It agreed the measures at the Province’s General Synod on the back of scientific research which has found five islands and two villages have been lost to climate change in the South Pacific since 1935. Read more
Latest Sanders and Trump victories change little in primary race
Tuesday’s primaries in West Virginia and Nebraska were never going to be a huge event in the electoral calendar. The contests only had a total of 107 delegates available – 37 for the Democrats and 34 for the Republicans in West Virginia, and 36 in Nebraska’s Republican primary. So, despite all the bravado of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders’ victory statements, the candidates know that little has changed: Americans will probably still be faced with the choice of Trump or Hillary Clinton this November. Read more
German station suspect sent to psychiatric hospital
A man suspected of killing one person and wounding three others in a knife attack at a German train station has been sent to a psychiatric hospital. A medical expert concluded that the 27-year-old German was mentally ill, police and prosecutors said in a statement. Read more