SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR MAY 14, 2016
Fuel Price Hike: Labour Gives FG 3-Day Ultimatum
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on Saturday gave the federal government a 3-day ultimatum to reverse the petroleum pump price of N145 to N86.50 or risk grounding of the whole country Wednesday, 18th May, 2016. Read more
Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian Troops in Sambisa
Nigerian troops engaged in the ongoing Operation Crackdown in the North East have repelled Boko Haram attacks inside Sambisa forest and arrested another terrorist kingpin.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, disclosed that the troops of 21 Brigade and a rugged team of Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) while on harbour inside the infamous forest for refitting, came unde terrorists’ attack about 1.45am on Saturday. Read more
Imasuen denies sharing N700m Jonathan’s campaign fund in Edo
Former Deputy Governor of Edo State, Lucky Imasuen, has denied involvement in the collection of N700million from Fidelity Bank to execute the presidential campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Imasuen and the Campaign Director of President Jonathan in the state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu were quizzed on Tuesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Port Harcourt for their alleged role in the money sharing bazaar. Read more
Army repels Boko Haram early morning attack in Sambisa forest
The Nigerian Army said on Saturday that its troops repelled an early morning attack by Boko Haram terrorists while on harbour inside the Sambisa forest. Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, in a statement issued in Abuja, said the troops comprised elements of 21 Brigade and the Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) on `Operation Crack Down.’ Read more
10,289 candidates jostle for admission into Lagos model colleges
No fewer than 10,289 candidates on Saturday sat for the Lagos State 2016 screening test into the 15 Junior Model Colleges and Upgraded Secondary Schools in 28 centres across the state. Mr Adesina Odeyemi, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, disclosed this to newsmen after monitoring the exercise. Odeyemi was accompanied by the Director, Lagos State Examinations Board, Mr Oluwafemi Hassan to monitor the examinations across the state. Read more
Buhari lauds international community for its stabilisation efforts in West Africa
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Abuja lauded the international community for its efforts at ensuring economic and political stability in the West African sub-region. The President extolled the international community at a joint news conference with President Francois Hollande of France after a closed-door meeting at the Presidential Villa. Read more
Sheriff not member of PDP – Babatope
In this interview with GBENRO ADEOYE, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Minister of Transportation, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, says the internal wrangling in the party could affect its chances in the next general elections
Your party has zoned its national chairmanship to the North. What do you make of that?
It is not a bad idea; no. Taking the national chairmanship of the party to the North is not a bad idea as long as whoever is selected from the North is not from the North-East. And if we are going to go to the North-East, I must say it must not be Ali Modu Sheriff. Read more
Security issue has been harrowing, Buhari admits
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday admitted that the issue of security in Nigeria and in the world had been more harrowing.
He regretted that technology had also been contributing to deteriorating security situation across the globe. Read more
Ebun Adegboruwa Condemns FG’s Alleged Attempt to Stifle Opposition, Fuel Price Hike
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun – Olu Adegboruwa, has condemned what he described as the attempt by the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government to stifle and intimidate opposing views. Read more
Nigeria, A World Leader – U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Antony Blinken
The U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Antony Blinken on Friday described Nigeria as a world leader in the fight against terrorism.
Mr. Blinken who praised Nigeria’s anti-terrorism stance, spoke to State House Correspondents after a visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Friday. Read more
Mexican military personnel acquitted of killing 15 gang suspects
A Mexican judge has acquitted three military personnel of the extrajudicial killing of 15 suspected gang members during a confrontation in June 2014, the attorney general’s office said late on Friday.
The clash took place in Tlatlaya on the southern fringes of the State of Mexico, which borders the violence-plagued states of Guerrero and Michoacan. Read more
Former UN climate change chief to face trial for sexual harassment of employees
A court in Delhi has ruled that Rajendra Pachauri, the former chairman of a Nobel prize-winning UN panel on climate change, will stand trial on charges of stalking and sexual harassment of a former employee.
A 29-year-old former employee of The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri), based in the Indian capital, filed a police report against Pachauri last year. She said Pachauri, who led the organisation, had made inappropriate advances soon after she joined in 2013. Read moreabuse-trial?
At least two dead and 50 arrested after mass brawl in Moscow cemetery
At least two people are dead and dozens more injured after a mass brawl more than a hundred strong inside a Russian cemetery. More than 50 people have been arrested after mass violence erupted in the 200-hectare Khovanskoye cemetery, in Moscow’s south-west outskirts. Read more
Private importers key for Nigeria’s fuel supply – Tinubu
Wale Tinubu, chief executive officer of Oando Plc, a Nigerian energy company with interests in oil exploration, gas distribution and fuel retailing has said that Nigeria needs private fuel importers to restore stable supply and end months of shortages, Bloomberg reports.
“There are shortfalls and those shortfalls can only be fixed if the private sector is allowed to go back to its traditional role of providing 50 percent of the requirement of the nation,” Tinubu said Friday in an interview at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda. Read more