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*Falae: Court Remands Five Suspected Kidnappers *Dickson Sets Up Alamieyeseigha’s Burial Committee

*Falae: Court Remands Five Suspected Kidnappers *Dickson Sets Up Alamieyeseigha’s Burial Committee

Sabinews Evening News Update for October 15, 2015

Falae: Court Remands Five Suspected Kidnappers

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An Akure High Court Thursday ordered that five suspected kidnappers of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olui Falae, be remanded at Olokuta prison custody.
The suspects that were arraigned amidst tight security were  Abubakar Auta, Bello Jannu, Umaru Ibarahim, Masahudu Muhammed and Idris Lawal.

Justice William Rotimi Olamide issued the order for the remand of the suspects.
The suspects were arraigned on five count charge bordering on counselling one  another for the purpose of kidnapping and abducting, aiding and abetting, kidnapping, conspiracy and armed robbery. Read more

Dickson Sets Up Alamieyeseigha’s Burial Committee

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has set up a committee comprising over 20 persons to plan the burial arrangements for the late Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, first civilian governor of the state.

According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Dickson constituted the committee on Wednesday during an enlarged State Executive Council emergency meeting at Government House, Yenagoa. Read more

Niger Imposes State of Emergency on Diffa

Niger Republic has imposed a state of emergency on the South-Eastern region of Diffa where 40 people were killed in recent attacks blamed on the Insurgent group Boko Haram.

A statement by the Nigerien Authorities on Thursday said that the 15-day state of emergency would allow authorities to beef up security, impose a curfew and restrict the movement of goods and people. Read more

NSCDC Seals 80 Illegal Private Security Companies In 10 Months

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command, on Thursday said it had shut 80 illegal private security guard companies in 10 months.

The NSCDC State Commandant, Mr Gabriel Abafi, who made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen at the command, said the companies were closed for operating with expired licences. Read more

Reps Beam Searchlight on Activities of Foreign NGOs in N/East

The House of Representatives has expressed worry at the seemingly unchecked influx of foreign Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) into the North-East region of Nigeria, noting that it portends a security risk if their activities are not scrutinized.

The newly created Committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Refugees and Initiatives on North East Zone, would therefore beam its searchlight into their activities, following reports that at least four foreign NGOs commence activities in the region on a weekly basis. Read more

Politicians express divergent views on ministerial screening

Some politicians in the Lagos area on Thursday expressed mixed reactions to the ongoing screening of ministerial nominees by the Senate.

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While some praised the exercise as impressive, a few others noted that there was room for improvements.

Some others noted that if portfolios had been attached to the names of the nominees; it could have provided better impetus for the type of questions being posed to the nominees by the senators. Read more

China slaps one-year ban on imports of African ivory hunting trophies

China slapped a one-year ban on African ivory hunting trophy imports, the state forestry authority said on Thursday ahead of a trip by President Xi Jinping to Britain, where members of the royal family have urged China to crack down on the ivory trade.

Conservationists say China’s growing appetite for contraband ivory imports, which are turned into jewels and ornaments, has fuelled a surge in poaching in Africa. Read more

Ebola survivors can harbour virus in semen for at least 9 months – Experts

Ebola virus can exist in the semen of male survivors of the disease for at least nine months after their initial infection appears, much longer than previously thought, scientists said.

In preliminary results that raised questions about how and when the epidemic might be brought to an end, researchers said they did not know if the traces of virus that were discovered were live or potentially infectious. Read more

Pele says FIFA scandal won’t destroy beautiful game

Pele described the corruption crisis engulfing FIFA as “a shame” Thursday but stopped short of backing a new president for the scandal-hit organisation.

The Brazilian legend said football was still the “beautiful game” and could not be destroyed by those running its governing body. Read more

NYSC extends service period of 30 corps members in Ebonyi

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has extended the service period of 30 corps members in Ebonyi as a punitive measure for violating regulations governing the scheme.

The NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mrs Gladys Mbachi, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Abakaliki during the passing-out parade ceremony of the corps members. Read more

Burkina Faso to hold presidential, legislative elections on Nov. 29 — Govt

Burkina Faso’s government has set Nov. 29 as new date for presidential and legislative elections, seeking to get transition to democracy back on track in the wake of failed one-week coup in September.

A statement by the government on Thursday said the decision was reached during cabinet meeting. Read more

Politicians Express Divergent Views On Ministerial Screening

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Some politicians in the Lagos area on Thursday expressed mixed reactions to the ongoing screening of ministerial nominees by the Senate.

While some praised the exercise as impressive, a few others noted that there was room for improvements. Some others noted that if portfolios had been attached to the names of the nominees; it could have provided better impetus for the type of questions being posed to the nominees  Read more

Group urges FG To Take ‘Affirmative action’ To Develop Agric Sector

The Tanzanian Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM) has advised the Federal Government to take positive steps to develop the agriculture sector.

Juma said that the government could use the principles of Ecological Organic Agriculture to prevent the encroachment of the Sahara desert on especially the Northern states of the federation. “I would advise the Nigerian government to put an affirmative action, using the resources they are getting from the oil and invest in something that is sustainable. Read more

Commissioner: Lagos Assembly Confirms Ambode’s Nominees

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday confirmed all the nominees for Lagos State Executive Council presented by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
The House, after adopting the report of the 16-man ad-hoc committee set up to screen the nominees, declared all the nominees as fit and proper persons to occupy the executive council.
The House also declared that all the nominees satisfied the provisions of Sections 106 and 107 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the relevant provisions for confirmation as members of the state executive council. Read more

 

Nigeria Receives $6bln In Foreign Direct Investments Annually

Nigeria receives an average of six billion dollars in Direct Foreign Investments (FDI) inflow annually.

Mr Amos Sakaba, a Director in Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC), disclosed this in Lagos at a media chat organised by Olisa Agbakoba Legal Services.

He said that the statistics on FDI inflow showed that Nigeria still ranked as one of the leading FDI destinations in the world. Read more

Ooni Second In Command, Obalufe, Dies At 83

Uncertainty further pervaded the selection process of new Ooni of Ife following the reported demise of Obalufe, Oba Solomon Folorunsho Omisakin.

Omisakin, who is the second in command to Ooni of Ife and leader of Ife kingmakers, passed on in the early hours of Thursday. He was said to been on sick bed when late Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II passed on at a London Hospital, after a brief illness. Read more

 

 

 

 

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