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*Flood looms in Nigeria as Cameroon releases dam *Jonathan govt-ordered arms yet to arrive – Dasuki

*Flood looms in Nigeria as Cameroon releases dam  *Jonathan govt-ordered arms yet to arrive – Dasuki

 Sabinews Evening News Update for August 6, 2015

Flood looms in Nigeria as Cameroon releases dam

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The National Emergency Management Agency has warned Nigerian states along River Benue of likely impending flood as Cameroonian authorities announce plan to  release excess water from Lagdo Dam.

The safety agency, in a statement on Thursday, said the warning became imperative as a similar exercise in 2012 led to massive flooding and loss of lives and property in Nigerian communities.

It quoted NEMA’s Director General, Muhammad Sidi, as confirming that the Cameroonian authorities in Garuoa would embark on the draining exercise between August and November this year. Read more

Jonathan govt-ordered arms yet to arrive – Dasuki

The immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki(retd.), has said some arms and ammunition, ordered during the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan, have yet to arrive in country.

The former NSA said some elements, whose identities he did not disclose, were frustrating the nation’s efforts to get the critically needed equipment to fight the terror sect, Boko Haram. Read more

Overhaul your clean-up methods, AI urges Shell

Amnesty International has challenged Shell Oil Producing Company to overhaul its clean-up methods and match Federal Government’s new commitment to tackle oil pollution in the Niger Delta by dramatically improving on how it cleans up spills.

The human rights group welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement on a trust fund to pay for the clean-up of the Ogoniland region in the Niger Delta, but noted that if Shell’s ineffective clean-up methods were not fully overhauled, its impact would be limited. Read more

PDP Senate Caucus Briefing The Press

PDP senate caucus press briefing on the activities of DSS holding in Abuja Read more

Court transfers eligibility suit against Raji-Rasaki

The Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti on Thursday transferred the eligibility suit against the Senator Representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Mrs. Fatimat Raji-Rasaki, to Ekiti State High Court for determination.

Justice Isaq Sani gave the judgment in a suit filed through an originating Summons by a senatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Lateef Ajijola. Read more

 

ISIS executes 19 women for refusing sex with militants

ISIS fanatics have brutally executed 19 women who refused to have sex withfighters.

Said Mimousini, a Kurdish official, claimed the women who had been held hostage in Islamic State’s stronghold of Mosul, Iraq, were killed a few days ago.

The official, who is a spokesman for the Kurdish Democratic Party in Mosul told Iraqi News: “The penalty decision came on the background of the refusal to participate in the practice of sexual jihad”. Read more

Man, 40, docked for allegedly dumping toddler at police station

A 40-year-old man, Abdulhamid Yunus, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly dumping a child at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Police Station. The accused who resides at Anifowose in Ikeja, Lagos State, is facing a three count-charge of child abandonment, disorderly conduct and disobedience to lawful order issued by a constituted authority. Read more

Rotary Donates Three Mobile Clinics to Govt for Polio Eradication

The victim of the last confirmed case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in Nigeria, in Rimi Village of Sumaila Local Council of Kano State being carried by Executive Director National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Ado Gana Muhammad, while the Executive Sectary Kano State Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Shehu Abdullahi , and others look on, yesterday, during a courtesy visit by the NPHCDA team to the family Read more

Buhari’s War On Corruption: Nigeria Petroleum Minister Appointment Vital To Overhaul Corrupt Oil Industry

After assuming office in May, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to wage war on corruption in Nigeria’s opaque petroleum sector, and the newly elected leader has taken some steps to keep his promise. Most recently, Buhari announced a new managing director to run Nigeria’s state oil company,sacked its eight executive directors and dissolved the entire corporate board.

But Buhari’s administration still lacks a petroleum minster, one of the most powerful members of the presidential Cabinet. The vacancy could hinder Buhari’s efforts to drive out graft in oil-dependent Nigeria, as his government struggles to recover billions of dollars stolen by oil officials from the nation’s coffers in recent years, experts said. Read more

Nigerian Wants Govt to Tackle U.S. Over Maltreatment

A Nigerian, Jacob Olukunle Ajomale, who was allegedly maltreated by the United States’ Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, by forcefully inserting a tracking device (chip) in his body through his anus, has asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the Nigerian government to drag the United States before the United Nations and other international communities. Read more

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CBN Officially Bans Foreign Currency Cash Deposits in Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has officially barred banks in the country from accepting foreign currency cash deposits into customers’ domiciliary accounts.

The directive was contained in a circular issued by the CBN on Wednesday and signed by the director of trade and exchange, Olakanmi Gbadamosi. Read more

Ikeja Electric upgrades substation

Residents of parts of Lagos will experience power disruption for nine days as Ikeja Electric upgrades the Ijaiye 11kV injection substation located at Ijaiye/Ojokoro in the state, The Punch reports.

The company, in a statement signed by its Head of Communication Strategy, Mr. Pekun Adeyanju, said the upgrade was in line with its continuing quest to enhance service excellence within its network and would commence from Thursday, August 6 to Saturday, August 15. Read more

Gabon deports 500 W’Africans, separates Nigerian from wife, son

No fewer than 500 migrants from West African countries, including Nigerians, who were deported from Gabon, berthed at the National Inland Waterways Authority jetty in Calabar, Cross River State, on Thursday, after four days on the high sea.

One person, whose identity could not be disclosed, allegedly died shortly before the migrants departed Gabon. Read more

Notorious armed robber, ‘Chemical’ killed in Benue

A notorious Benue armed robber who goes by the name Chemical, has been killed by the Police during a gun battle in an attempt to apprehend him and members of his gang.

Chemical, the gang leader, reportedly died in the course of the shootout. Some were arrested unhurt, while others are still struggling with bullet wounds. Read more

Pakistan hangs 200 inmates since lifting death penalty moratorium

Pakistan has hanged 200 death row prisoners since lifting a six-year moratorium on executions late 2014, officials said Thursday.

“The 200 mark was reached yesterday,” an official at the Interior Ministry said, wishing not to be named. Read more

Lightning grounds Zamfara Radio Station

Zamfara State Radio Station has gone off the air following a lightning that destroyed the transmitter of the state.

The Managing Director of the station, Malam Nuhu Anka,told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that incident occurred on Monday, adding that the station’s power generation plant, was also affected. Read more

Zamfara governor loses chief of staff

Zamfara State Government has announced the death of the newly-appointed Chief of Staff to the governor, Alhaji Dahiru Zubairu.

A statement by Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi, and made available to newsmen in Gusau on Thursday said 49-year-old Zubairu died after a brief illness at his Kaduna residence on Wednesday night. Read more

UNICEF links 55% of child mortality to malnutrition

UNICEF said on Thursday that 55 per cent of child mortality in Nigeria was associated with malnutrition.

Mr Arjan de WAGT, UNICEF Chief Nutritionist, said this at the opening of a two-day media dialogue on Nutrition and Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) in Kano.

Read more

Experts say FG’s earnings from crude oil to diminish soon

Some experts in the nation’s oil and gas sector say the Federal Government’s earnings from crude oil will diminished in the next couple of years.

They made the assertion in their presentations at the ongoing Society of Petroleum Engineers Conference and Exhibitions in Lagos which began on Wednesday. Read more

Jonathan govt-ordered arms yet to arrive – Dasuki

The immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki(retd.), has said some arms and ammunition, ordered during the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan, have yet to arrive in country.

The former NSA said some elements, whose identities he did not disclose, were frustrating the nation’s efforts to get the critically needed equipment to fight the terror sect, Boko Haram. Read more

 

 

Women protest continued detention of Rivers REC in Bayelsa

Scores of women from states in the Niger Delta on Thursday protested the continued detention and harassment of the Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mrs. Gesila Khan.

The women who protested in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, said the incaceration of Khan was an affront to mothers and women, alleging that men of the Department of State Security had been harassing the REC. Read more

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Bank Rogues Jailed 91 Years for N114.6m Fraud

Justice Ibrahim Mairiga of the Kebbi State High Court has convicted Suleiman Ibrahim Musa, Bilyaminu Usman and Lawal Suleiman on a 16-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery, theft and criminal breach of trust brought against them by the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and sentenced them to 91 years in prison.

The convicts, who are former members of staff of FinBank Plc (acquired by First City Monument Bank Plc in 2011), Birnin-Kebbi branch in Kebbi State, were first arraigned on July 21, 2010, and had pleaded not guilty to the charges. Read more

Obasanjo pledges support to kinsmen to get new monarch

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has pledged his support to the kingmakers of Ibogun Town in Ifo Local Government areas of Ogun State to install an acceptable ruler was in the his town.

Obasanjo who hails from the town gave the assurance, Thursday, during the Council of Chiefs’ courtesy visit on him at his hilltop residence in Abeokuta. Read more

Ogoniland: Reps back Buhari’s plan to implement UNEP report

The House of Representatives on Thursday, declared support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to begin the process of implementing the United Nations’ Environmental Programme Report on the clean up of Ogoni Land in the Niger Delta region.

The House noted that the report, which detailed the “environmental degradation” of Ogoni Land, was released four years ago. Read more

Address religious, ethnic divisions, MOSOP tells Buhari

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People has charged President Mohammadu Buhari to begin the process of national healing and reconciliation.

MOSOP gave this charge in a letter addressed to Buhari on Thursday, lamenting that the issue of national reconciliation had not taken off after his second coming as the leader of the country.

It said in the letter titled ‘Before Ogoni is Forgotten Again’, that Nigeria was currently divided along regional and ethnic lines, noting that only the process of a national reconciliation would remove such division.

The letter signed by the MOSOP President, Mr. Legborsi Pyagbara, and seven others, maintained that such step would heal the wounds and bitterness caused by election campaigns and gross violation of human and environmental rights of abused and dispossessed communities. Read more

Ugwuanyi To Probe Abandoned SUBEB Projects In Enugu

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has set up an eight-man administrative committee for completion of abandoned State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) projects in the state.

Inaugurating the administrative committee headed by the Deputy Governor, Lolo Cecilia Ezeilo,

The governor warned that any government official, contractor or group of persons found to have contributed to the poor condition of some primary schools under the Universal Basic Education Board in the state would face the full wrath of the law. Read more

Cultists slit husband’s throat, call wife to carry corpse

When a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Ekpenyong, left their abode in Ibafo, Ogun State, to visit their mother -in-law in Lagos, little did they know that it would lead to the tragic end of the bread winner of the family.

Police sources said the couple left their home  on July 25, 2015, and went straight to Shomolu area of Lagos where their mother-in law resides.  While middle-aged Kubirat Ekpenyong, stayed with the mother in-law, her husband, Meshack, 41, stayed with a friend at Ago-Owu street in Bariga.  Read more

Buhari welcomes three new ambassadors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday  received the letters of credence of three new ambassadors to Nigeria.

According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the new ambassadors were – Mr. Andrezj Dycha of Poland; Mr. Stanislas Kamanzi of Rwanda and Mr. Stephane De Loeckeras of Belgium. Read more

Enugu moves to take possession of Nnamani’s properties

The Enugu State government has moved to take possession of properties seized from its former governor, Chimaroke Nnamani, but forfeited to the Federal government through a Federal High Court order.

To this end, the government has approved the appointment of a law firm to engage the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the federal government with a view to returning the right of possession to the state government. ‎ Read more

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