SABINEWS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE FOR OCTOBER 26, 2015
FG Files Fresh Charge against Dasuki
Apparently not satisfied with its previous charges, the Federal Government has added a charge of money laundering against the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) at the Federal High Court (FHC) Abuja.
The prosecution counsel, Shuaib Labaran, at the resumed hearing on Monday, filed the fresh charge against Dasuki and also prayed the court to, amongst other things, grant its request for a secret trial, as well as masking the witnesses brought by the Department of State Services (DSS). Read more
Yobe Police Ban Purchase, Use Of Fireworks
YOBE State Police Command has banned the sale and use of fireworks and other explosives in the state during this year’s yuletide, which according to it may constitute threat to the security system.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Gbadegesin J. Toyin, disclosed this in Damaturu. Read more
Yobe IDPs Camps Don’t Lack Food, Water, Says SEMA
Yobe State Emergency Relief Management Agency (SEMA) has said that it has enough food and water in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state.
SEMA was reacting to an allegation that the camps in state suffer insufficient food and Water supply. SEMA Executive Secretary, Musa Idi Jidawa, said over the weekend that the state was serious on the welfare of the IDPs across the state and beyond. Read more
CBN Moves To Ease Importers’ Plight
In a bid to ease the burden of importers that had made commitments to their partners abroad before the June 23, 2015 circular that restricted access to forex for 41 items, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has stated that Letters of Credit established before the date of the circular can now be paid from the interbank forex market.
The CBN stated this in a circular dated October 23, 2015, signed by its Director, Trade and Exchange Department, Olakanmi Gbadamosi, a copy of which was posted on its website at the weekend. Read more
APC Tackles Fayose on Akwa Ibom Tribunal Ruling
The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the comments credited to Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, accusing the APC and President Mahammadu Buhari of meddling in the judicial process as false, “rascally inspired” and maliciously intended.
In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Engr Ita Awak, the party said: “Contrary to the hypocritical posturing of Fayose, it is the PDP and Senator Godswill Akpabio’s puppet regime in Akwa Ibom that should be accused of unwholesomely meddling in the affairs of the tribunals judging by all that has played out so far in both the National Assembly and State House of Assembly and the Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election Petition Tribunals”.Read more
UK Plans To Deport 29,000 Nigerians
The Nigeria High Commission in London says it is worried by the migration and removal policy of the UK Government, which has placed deportation tag on 29,000 Nigerians.
The Acting Nigerian High Commissioner in London, Olukunle Bamgbose, gave the indication in his office when he spoke with State House Correspondents covering Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s visit to London. He said the migration policy came about following the migration crisis created by the troubled regions in the world. Read more
US presidential candidate Carson in call to ban abortion
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson called Sunday for a ban on abortion in nearly all cases, and likened those seeking to terminate their pregnancies to slave owners, in comments certain to spark controversy.
Carson, 64, said it was illogical for mothers to believe they have the right to kill their unborn children. Read more
Asian chief submits FIFA bid
Asia’s football chief Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa has formally submitted his bid for the FIFA presidency, a report said, drastically shaking up the election race for the scandal-plagued world body.
The 49-year-old Bahraini royal registered his bid on Sunday, according to the Bahrain News Agency, a day ahead of the deadline for the February 26 election. Read more
UN envoy calls on Japan to ban extreme child manga porn
A UN special envoy Monday called on Japan to ban cartoon images featuring “extreme” sexualised images of children, after Tokyo last year fell into line with other G7 nations by criminalising possession of child pornography.
Graphic images of paedophilia in manga comic books remain legal under the new law, which came into effect this summer, while books and videos of real children in sexually provocative poses are still widely available — and legal. Read more
Indian suspected of up to 20 murders nabbed in Bali: police
An Indian fugitive wanted over a series of murders in his country has been arrested in Indonesia after decades on the run, police said Monday.
Acting on a tip-off from Australian police, Indonesian authorities detained Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje on Sunday as he arrived in the popular resort island of Bali from Sydney, Bali police spokesman Heri Wiyanto told AFP. Read more
Pricing of Intangible Property (“IP”) rights in Nigeria – Why commercial, fiscal and currency control interests must align
Prior to the introduction of the Income Tax (Transfer pricing) Regulations on 2 August, 2012 (“TP Regulations”) the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) had specific guidelines for recognizing technology transfer agreements between foreign licensors and Nigerian licensees. Read more
Dan Asabe – Tuberculosis Kills 1.5 Million Persons Worldwide Annually
Sokoto State Coordinator of the Tuberculosis Network, Dr. Ayuba Dan-Asabe, on Sunday said about 1.5 million people die from tuberculosis infection across the globe annually.
Dan-Asabe disclosed this at a public lecture on good leadership and the effect of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria on the economic development of Nigeria held at Bodinga Local Government Area of the state. Read more
Fashola, Six Others For Igg Award In Us
The immediate past governor of Lagos State and ministerial nominee, Babatunde Raji Fashola will on Monday be conferred with award by International Crisis Group (ICG), a worldwide conflict prevention group.
Other six exceptional personalities will also be conferred with the awards. Read more
NITDA Says Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Essential For World-Class Smart City
Mr Peter Jack, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has said that multi-stakeholder partnership was essential for world-class smart city.
Jack said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that NITDA had a mandate to develop Information and Communications Technology (ICT) parks in the country. Read more
Union Urges Buhari To Reject Call For Naira Devaluation, Fuel Subsidy Removal
The National Union of Textile and Garment Workers of Nigeria (NUTGWN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reject the call for the devaluation of the naira and removal of fuel subsidy.
The Secretary General of the union, Mr Isa Aremu, made call in a statement made available to the newmen in Kaduna. Read more