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*Gov Ganduje declares war on Kwankwaso *ISIS recruitment: “Beware of those who arrange visas” – NIS warns

*Gov Ganduje declares war on Kwankwaso *ISIS recruitment: “Beware of those who arrange visas” – NIS warns

Sabinews Midday News Update for August 10, 2015

Gov Ganduje declares war on Kwankwaso

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The cold war between Kano State  governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has  degenerated to full blown hostility  following  the threat by the former to exposed the latter’s stewardship in office.

Ganduje, who went for broke when he hosted the leadership of Kano  students  abroad under the aegis of General Association of Northern Nigeria Students, based in Egypt, alleged the distortion   of the state scholarship programme. Read more

ISIS recruitment: “Beware of those who arrange visas” – NIS warns Nigerians

The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, yesterday said there is a syndicate in Nigeria that recruits young Nigerians for the terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq, Syria, ISIS.

NIS disclosed that the syndicate process travelling documents and visas for those it had recruited for ISIS.

It said ISIS’s strategy was promising youth a way out of the unemployment in the country. Read more

Lagos Fire Service recovers bodies of traditional chief, woman from wells

The Lagos State Fire and Safety Service says it has recovered the bodies of two people including a sexagenarian and traditional chief from two wells in the state.

The Director of the service, Mr Rasaq Fadipe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that the incidents occurred at Idimu in Alimosho area of Lagos and Imota near Epe.

He gave the names of the dead as 63-year-old Otunba Adeoye Lasisi and 50-year-old woman, Amoke Adeokun. Read more

 

Unpaid Salaries: Aregbesola to give account at Osun lawmakers, stakeholders’ conference

Lawmakers from Osun in both the National and State Assemblies will tomorrow hold a stakeholders conference with a view to proffering means of tackling the financial challenges facing the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state.

Addressing a press conference in Osogbo weekend, the chairperson of the lawmakers under the eagis of Osun Legislators’ Forum , Mrs Ayo Omidiran said Osun was in dire straits and needed to be salvaged.  Read more

Thousands of Ebola survivors face severe pain, possible blindness – Experts

Some global health experts said thousands of West Africans who survived the Ebola virus infection were suffering chronic conditions such as serious joint pain and eye inflammation that could lead to blindness.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said that the Ebola survivors who fought off the most severe bouts of infection were the most likely to suffer ongoing medical problems. Read more

SERAP urges Buhari to intervene, stop threat of eviction of

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his “good offices and leadership to urgently intervene and stop force eviction of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in WASU IDP camp in Apo District of Abuja or any other camps across the country.”

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In the letter dated 7 August 2015 and signed by SERAP executive director Adetokunbo Mumuni the organisation expressed “serious concern that several internally displaced persons (IDPs) in WASU IDP camp in Apo District of Abuja face forced eviction, following an eviction notice by the owner of the estate they had taken refuge. We are concerned that unless you urgently intervene, the IDPs involved may be rendered homeless and destitute and left without water, food or other critical assistance.” Read more

Anti-Houthi fighters ‘seize Zinjibar city in Yemen’

Fighters backed by the Arab military coalition have reportedly seized the key city of Zinjibar in southern Yemen, dealing another major blow to the dominant Houthi rebel group.

The capital city of Abyan province on the Arabian Sea had been a major focus of forces battling the Houthis. It is the fourth regional capital they have won since taking control of the port of Aden last month.

The successful drive to take Zinjibar on Saturday was launched from the northern and southern sides of the city, military sources told the AFP news agency. Read more

Iraq PM cancels VP, dep PM positions

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi has issued a decree cancelling the country’s deputy president positions and deputy PM positions.

Abbadi held a meeting on Friday evening with a number of experts and advisers to discuss the administrative and financial reforms in his new bid to tackle corruption in the country. Read more

Venezuela patients resort to pet medications

Kevin Blanco got a life-saving kidney transplant 15 years ago, but the chronic shortages gripping crisis-hit Venezuela have put his life at risk again.

Faced with the disappearance of prednisone and CellCept, the drugs he needs to take every day to keep his immune system from attacking his kidney as a foreign object, Blanco had to resort to taking veterinary versions designed for pets. Read more

Venezuela patients resort to pet medications

Kevin Blanco got a life-saving kidney transplant 15 years ago, but the chronic shortages gripping crisis-hit Venezuela have put his life at risk again.

Faced with the disappearance of prednisone and CellCept, the drugs he needs to take every day to keep his immune system from attacking his kidney as a foreign object, Blanco had to resort to taking veterinary versions designed for pets.

“It’s a bit humiliating,” he said as he brandished a bright pink box of prednisone with a picture of a dog on it, which costs 90 times more than the human version because it does not benefit from government price controls. Read more

Anti-Houthi fighters ‘seize Zinjibar city in Yemen’

Fighters backed by the Arab military coalition have reportedly seized the key city of Zinjibar in southern Yemen, dealing another major blow to the dominant Houthi rebel group.

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The capital city of Abyan province on the Arabian Sea had been a major focus of forces battling the Houthis. It is the fourth regional capital they have won since taking control of the port of Aden last month.

The successful drive to take Zinjibar on Saturday was launched from the northern and southern sides of the city, military sources told the AFP news agency. Read more

Governor’s wife urges NGOs to sustain people-oriented programmes

Dr Amina Bello, wife of Niger Governor, has called on non-governmental organisations to sustain their support for the less privileged members of the society.

She made the call on Sunday during the inauguration of the 29th District Chairman, and executives of the Inner Wheel District 913, Nigeria in Bida Local Government Areas of Niger. Read more

Greece, creditors seen closing in on third bailout accord

Greece and its creditors were to resume talks in Athens on Sunday with both sides indicating that the terms of a third bailout will be finalised in short order.

The finance and economy ministers, Euclid Tsakalotos and Giorgos Stathakis, were to go back into the talks with the ECB, the International Monetary Fund and the European Stability Mechanism at 2:00 pm (1100 GMT). Read more

Mali seeks answers after deadly hotel siege

Malian authorities Sunday sought to identify the perpetrators of a hotel siege in the central town of Sevare that ended with the deaths of at least 12 people including five UN workers.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the assault, which began early Friday when gunmen burst into the Hotel Byblos, which is frequented by expatriates. Read more

Soldier, two militants killed in Kashmir gun battles

An Indian soldier and two suspected militants were killed in Kashmir in two separate gun battles along the de facto border that divides the restive territory between India and Pakistan, police said Sunday.

The two militants died when a group of suspected armed rebels crossed the border into India and were intercepted by soldiers, triggering a gun battle in Keran, 150 kilometres (90 miles) northwest of Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar. Read more

Sri Lanka’s ex-leader defends son over murder claim

Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapakse Sunday denied his son was involved in the controversial death of a national rugby player as a magistrate ordered a fresh investigation.

Police said the body of rugby star Wasim Thajudeen will be exhumed Monday for forensic tests after allegations that authorities covered up the investigation during Rajapakse’s regime. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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