August 15, 2018

* ‘Kill at sight’, Gov. Yari orders security agents in Zamfara (Vanguard) * Delta flight catches fire on runway after making emergency landing (Independent)

*  ‘Kill at sight’, Gov. Yari orders security agents in Zamfara (Vanguard)          *  Delta flight catches fire on runway after making emergency landing (Independent)

SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE MARCH 30, 2018

 

‘Kill at sight’, Gov. Yari orders security agents in Zamfara (Vanguard)

Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state on Friday directed security agents to shoot and kill anyone caught carrying firearms in the state. Yari gave the order in Anka when he visited the emir to condole with the emirate over the killing of over 30 persons by gunmen in Bawan Daji village of Anka local government area of the state. He said “this is an order from the president and from the governor of the state.” According to him, “we cannot continue to watch criminals as a parallel government, doing what they want and carrying sophisticated firearms, maiming and killing innocent citizens in the state.” The governor further directed for the disbandment of five communities and the removal of the village and district heads of the affected communities in the emirate with immediate effect as they were accused of harbouring bandits. Read more

Delta flight catches fire on runway after making emergency landing (Independent)

A Delta flight caught fire shortly after landing at an airport in Atlanta, the airline has confirmed.  The plane was on its way to Quito, Ecuador, but suffered a mechanical problem shortly after take-off from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and was forced to return. The Federal Aviation Authority said the brakes locked up upon landing. Footage from a passenger on another flight showed the plane’s landing gear on fire. “Plane on fire on the runway at Atlanta Airport,” Ronnie Fernando wrote on Twitter. “Speculation as to what it was… looked kinda significant.” The plane, which had 199 people on board, was towed back to the gate where the blaze was extinguished. Read more

FG names names, issues list of treasury looters (SUN)

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Friday released what it said was list of those who allegedly looted the country’s treasury under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) administration. Addressing journalists Friday in Lagos, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said it decided to release the list in response to the challenge threw at it by the PDP on Thursday. This is as he insisted that the party’s apology would only be meaningful to Nigerians if the alleged looters returned all that they looted. “Well, I am sure they know that the treasury was looted dry under their watch,” the Minister said. “Yet they decided to grandstand. This shows the hollowness of their apology to Nigerians. Read more

I am grateful to those investing in Nigeria – Buhari (Guardian)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday expressed appreciation to foreign and local investors that agreed to commit their investment into Nigeria, aimed at boosting the country’s economy. Buhari, who unveiled a plaque to commemorate his visit to the Eko Atlantic City project, expressed his appreciation to investors after being shown round the project by Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State. He said that their investment had helped to provide employment for Nigerians, reducing the rate of unemployment in the country. Read more

President Buhari returns to Abuja, attends in-law’s wedding (Vanguard)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday returned to Abuja after a 2-day working visit to Lagos state where he inaugurated some projects and also attended the 10th Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Colloquium. Newsmen report that on his return, Buhari went straight to the National Mosque Abuja where he performed the 2-Raka’at Juma’at prayer. The President also witnessed the wedding fatiha of Hamza Ahmed and Hadiza Jika which was performed immediately after the prayer session at the mosque. Read more

Easter: Atiku urges Nigerians to emulate virtues of Christ (Vanguard)

Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state on Friday directed security agents to shoot and kill anyone caught carrying firearms in the state. Yari gave the order in Anka when he visited the emir to condole with the emirate over the killing of over 30 persons by gunmen in Bawan Daji village of Anka local government area of the state. He said “this is an order from the president and from the governor of the state.” According to him, “we cannot continue to watch criminals as a parallel government, doing what they want and carrying sophisticated firearms, maiming and killing innocent citizens in the state.” Read more

There is hope for Nigeria – Makarfi (Nation)

The former Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi said on Friday that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are everlasting reminders that it is possible for Nigeria to overcome its difficulties and embrace great virtues. Makarfi, in his Easter message, emphasized that despite various challenges, there is still hope for Nigeria. In a statement by his spokesman, Alhaji Mukhtar Zubair Sirajo, the former Kaduna State governor asked all Nigerians to eschew bitterness and embrace the spiritual legacies of Jesus Christ that can immensely facilitate Nigeria’s peace and progress. He said: “Warm felicitations and greetings to the Nigerian Christian community, and indeed all Nigerians on this auspicious occasion of the Easter celebrations in memory of the legendary spirit of sacrifice and selflessness espoused and exhibited by Jesus Christ.” Read more

Abike speaks on Martin Luther King’s Award (NTA)

Below is a press statement from the SSA to the president on Foreign Affairs, Abike Dabiri signed by her Media aide, Abdulrahman Balogun; “Our attention has been drawn to obviously fake online news reports on the visit of some members of the MLK family to Nigeria. The members, led by the Matriarch of MLK, Naomi Barbara King, were in Nigeria as part of the activities initiated to celebrate a low- key Black History Month in Nigeria as part of deepening partnership between Africa and its Diaspora. Read more

Easter: Secondus calls for prayer for democracy to survive in Nigeria (Vanguard)

The National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has urged Nigerians to use the period of Easter to reflect on the situation in the country and pray for the survival of Nigeria’s democracy. Secondus made the call in an Easter message issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Ike Abonyi, on Friday in Abuja. He said that the nation’s democracy since 1999 had been under heavy stress and needed all hands to be on the deck to survive. The chairman said Nigeria’s democracy required only truth and sincerity of purpose from critical stakeholders to survive. He urged leaders to stand up for the truth and save the country from deteriorating. Read more

Police arrest alleged notorious cultist in Lagos (Nation)

An alleged notorious cultist, Kanmi alias Father and one Samuel Alami have been arrested by police in Lagos. The suspects were arrested at about 5:00 p.m. on Thursday at Hassan Street, Ilasamaja, where they allegedly engaged in battle with a rival cult member. According to the police, cult related violence had resumed in the neighbourhood following Kanmi’s release from prison. Kanmi tried to machete his victim but was apprehended by undercover policemen who got a tip-off on their plot. The Spokesman of the state police command, Chike Oti, a Superintendent of Police (SP), confirmed the arrest of the suspects. He said a locally made pistol loaded with two magazines was recovered from him. Read more

Zlatan departure a big loss for European soccer – Mourinho (Nation)

European soccer has lost a “huge player” in Zlatan Ibrahimovic but the striker will raise the level of the game in the U.S following his move to LA Galaxy, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. Ibrahimovic last week ended a short but successful stint at United where he won the League Cup and the Europa League. The striker has become the latest high-profile player to move to the MLS, following the likes of David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Thierry Henry and Frank Lampard. Mourinho used his news conference ahead of Saturday’s English Premier League game against Swansea City to pay tribute to the talismanic Swedish forward who he previously coached at Inter Milan. Read more

Its good bye to hanky-panky declares Balotelli (Nation)

Mario Balotelli of the ‘Why Always Me’ fame has told whoever cares to listen that old things have passed away and that he has become a new improved and matured fellow that can be relied upon. He made the submission after he was left out of the Azzuris friendly with the Three Lions of England that ended 1-1 at the Wimbley on Tuesday. Balotelli has admitted he was surprised he did not get a call-up to the Italy squad and assured whoever will be taking over the job permanently that he’s ‘matured’. The Nice striker was overlooked for Italy’s recent friendlies against Argentina and England over the international break with caretaker boss Luigi Di Biagio preferring the options of Ciro Immobile, Andrea Belotti and Patrick Cutrone. Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo BLASTS team-mate because of Lionel Messi comment (Express)

Young midfielder Federico Valverde, currently on loan at Deportivo La Coruna from Real Madrid, had dealt a blow to Ronaldo’s ego. The 19-year-old was quizzed on who he thinks is the best player in the world and he opted for fellow South American Messi. However, word got around to his team-mate Ronaldo who gave him a grilling for his answer. That is according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, who say the Portugal international was furious with the public comment which hit all of the Spanish headlines this week. Read more

Talking points from weigh-in between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker (Skysports)

Anthony Joshua’s weigh-in result is a calculated plot to deprive Joseph Parker of his biggest hope to win Saturday’s fight, writes James Dielhenn. The goal for the travelling fighter was to find Joshua inside his comfort zone, unconcerned with his steadily increasing muscle mass and susceptible to tiring. Instead, a newly-improved Joshua stood just marginally heavier than Parker whose claim to possess a speed advantage will now be thoroughly examined. Joshua was two pounds shy of a stone lighter than his last fight, against Carlos Takam, which was the second consecutive time he weighed-in at his career-heaviest. Read more

Texas woman jailed for 5 years for ‘accidental’ voter fraud (BBC)

A Texas judge has sentenced a woman to five years in prison after she voted in the 2016 election despite having been convicted of a serious crime. Crystal Mason, 43, was found guilty of tax fraud in 2011, and was free on probation when she cast her ballot. She failed to convince the judge she did not know that as an ex-convict, she had lost her right to vote. It is estimated that more than six million convicted US men and women were prohibited from voting in 2016. In Texas, convicts can have their voting rights restored after they have completed their full sentence, including probation. Read more

Prize of €1m offered in international competition to find ways of combating rising tide of racism, antisemitism and xenophobia (Independent)

The “alarming rise in racism, antisemitism and xenophobia” in Europe has led to a leading international think tank offering a €1m (£900,000) prize in a competition to find effective and innovative ways to counter intolerance. The growth of right and left-wing political extremism and the radicalisation of large numbers of young Muslims is now a clear and present threat to liberal and secular values and needs to be urgently confronted, according to the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR). Read more

U.N. envoy says difficulties remain in Macedonia name dispute (Reuters)

The United Nations mediator seeking to end a long-running dispute over Macedonia’s name, said on Friday difficult issues remained and talks with Greek and Macedonian officials would continue. Greece has contested Macedonia’s name since it broke away from the former Yugoslavia in 1991, arguing it implied a claim on Greece’s own region of Macedonia as well as its history. U.N. envoy Matthew Nimetz brokered a deal in 1995 allowing the Balkan state to join the U.N under the temporary designation “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, but talks since have failed to settle on a permanent name acceptable to both sides. Read more

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