Sabinews Midday News Update for December 15, 2015
Ex-militants, women take resource control battle to Ijaw deity
The ancient town of Gbekebor in Burutu Local Government of Delta State was abuzz lately as hundreds of ex-militants, elders, women and youths from Bayelsa, Delta, Cross River and Ondo states in the Niger-Delta region thronged the community to worship the Ijaw god of war. Chief Priest, Godday Smith aka General Bounanwei, King of the Forest, led the multitude in this year’s feast, the third since a group of adherents initiated the ceremony. Read more
Police Nab Man Over Stolen Fish In Asaba
The Police detectives at the ‘A’ Division Police Station, Asaba Delta State has arrested a 25 year old man Shadrach Moitie over the alleged theft of 3 cartons of smoked fish recently at the Ogbeogonogo market Asaba.
It was reliably gathered that the suspect had last Thursday allegedly carted away two cartons of smoked fish from a store inside the Ogbeogonogo Market belonging to Mrs. Ifeanyinwa Okolie after his attempt to buy few cartons of smoked fish from the Woman failed. Read more
‘FG should separate commercial activities from regulatory’
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, has advocated the clear separation between commercial and regulatory activities, to ensure efficiency in the petroleum industry. The Senior Manager, CISLAC, Mr. Kolawole Banwo, stated this at an oil and gas sector forum held in Lagos. Read more
Modification of varsity curriculum will check unemployment – Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advocated modification of curriculum of Nigerian universities to include skills acquisition, as a way out of the high rate of graduates’ unemployment in the country.
Obasanjo made the suggestion on Tuesday in Makurdi during a private visit to the Vice- Chancellor, Benue State University ( BSU),Makurdi, Prof. Msugh Kembe. Read more
Abduction: Houseboy Kidnaps His Employer’s 6-year-old Son In Edo
The Edo State Police Command yesterday paraded one Andy Ibojie, 26, for allegedly conspiring with a houseboy to kidnap his madam’s six-year-old son in Okomu town Ovia South West Local Government area of the state.
Also paraded were dismissed police officers, Adedeji Adeleke, 33, Oniyo Musa, 35, Abena John, 33, and Henry Shobowale, 32, paraded for the murder of one Benson Obode on the 21st of May, 2015. Read more
Drogba and NBL to Aid Eye Care in Namibia
Former Ivory Coast national team player, Didier Drogba and Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) on Saturday signed a donation agreement of N$400 000 towards the Ministry of Health and Social Services eye care unit.
Drogba, the Windhoek Lager ambassador, jetted into the county on Thursday for his second visit to Namibia. He was here in November last year for a one-day visit. Read more
WTO Nairobi meeting: A turning point for world trade
The hosting of 10th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Africa, could not have come at a better time. Expectations are high that this meeting will provide fresh impetus to international trade and presents a unique opportunity for Nairobi to be remembered in the annals of multilateral trade negotiations.
The Ministerial Conference, the top decision making organ of WTO, will be held in Nairobi on December 15-18 with over 6,000 delegates expected to descend on the Kenyan capital for the three-day event. Read more
South Africa’s first black woman naval commander calls the shots
Zimasa Mabela grew up under apartheid in a South African village just two hours drive from the ocean, but she was 18 by the time she first saw the sea.
Now, aged 38, she is the first black African woman to command a South African naval vessel. Read more
Ghanaians to pay more for electricity consumption at night
The Ghana Minister of Power, Dr. Kwabena Donkow, says country is exploring a new electricity tariff regime that will see Ghanaians pay more for power consumed during peak periods. That, he explained, aims at discouraging consumers to cut down on their consumption during peak periods, which runs from between 6:00PM and 11:00PM.
He said the ministry is advocating “a differentiation in tariff…where during peak demand period, (6pm -11pm) tariff will be higher and off peak it will be lower so that you can tailor your demand to meet cheaper tariff periods”. Read more
Libyan Peace Agreement being finalized in Rome
International powers met in Rome and stressed on the importance of finalizing the Libyan Peace Agreement on Dec. 16.
They expressed their support to establish a government with a national unity, and pledged economic and security support for the chaotic country to restore stability as security has worsened since the establishment Daesh in Libya. Read more