Sabinews Evening News Update for April 24, 2015
Lagos State rescues 62 abandoned babies
The Lagos State Government on Friday said it rescued no fewer than 62 babies abandoned across the state in the last one year.
Dr. Adesegun Oshinyinka, the Permanent Secretary in the Office of Youths and Social Development, gave the figure at a news conference in Ikeja. Read more
Oronto Douglas to be buried May 2nd
Funeral rites for the late Oronto Natei Douglas, former Senior Special Adviser to the President on Research, Documentation, and Strategy, who died at the State House Clinic, Abuja on Thursday, April 9, 2015 has been released by the family.
The high point of the six-day programme is his burial on Saturday, May 2 at the St Mark’s Anglican Church Premises, Okoroba, Nembe LGA of Bayelsa State at 2:30pm. Read more
Lagos State cancels restriction on movement for April’s sanitation exercise
The Lagos State Government on Friday said there would be no restriction of movement from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the monthly sanitation on Saturday.
The state usually imposed restriction on the last Saturday of every month to enable the residents of the state to clean their environment. Read more
LAWMA deploys 1000 workers to clear waterways of debris
The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Friday said it had deployed 1,000 of its workers to clear the waterways of Water Hyacinth and other debris obstructing water transportation.
The Managing Director, Mr Ola Oresanya, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the clearance also included boats and ships wreckages and refuse on the waterways. Read more
President Jonathan and Buhari holds closed door meeting
President Goodluck Jonathan and the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), are currently meeting behind closed-doors. Read more
UNILAG graduates 10,600 for convocation
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Rahamon Bello, on Friday said that 125 of its 10,600 graduating students for the 2014 session had finished in the First Class Division.
Bello said at the convocation media briefing in Lagos that the event for the award of degrees, higher degrees, Diploma, certificates and prizes, would hold from April 27 to April 30. Read more
Nigerian and nine others await execution in Indonesia
Indonesia has asked Nigeria and three other countries to send representatives to a maximum security prison ahead of the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, although an official 72-hour notice of execution has not been given yet.
To face the firing squad for drug trafficking are nationals from Nigeria, Australia, Brazil and France and the case has strained relations between the governments of those nations and Indonesia, Reuters says. Read more
Ministry commends President Jonathan for signing bio-safety bill into law
The Federal Ministry of Environment, on Friday in Abuja, commended President Goodluck Jonathan for signing the Bio-safety Bill into Law.
Mr Rufus Ebegba, the Deputy Director, Bio-safety and Head of Bio-safety Unit in the ministry, gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Read more
Bishop Kukah urges Buhari to restore public confidence in government
Rev. Mathew Kukah, the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese,has called on the President-elect, retired Maj.-Gen.
Muhammadu Buhari, to restore public confidence in governance when he assumes power on May 29.
Kukah gave the advice on Friday in Abakaliki while delivering a convocation lecture at the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. Read more
US student carries out fake bomb attack to ask girl to prom
A high school student in the US has been suspended after strapping a fake bomb to his waist for his “promposal”.
Ibrahim Ahmad wore the mocked-up suicide belt in a bid try and win a date with classmate Rilea Wilson in the state of Washington. Read more
Vietnam protests to Canada over ‘boat people’ commemoration
Vietnam’s government rebuked Canada on Friday after the Canadian Senate passed a bill to commemorate the acceptance of 60,000 “boat people” who sought refuge in the wake of the communist takeover of South Vietnam 40 years ago.
Vietnam’s foreign ministry said it had summoned Canada’s ambassador to denounce the move by the Senate to officially mark April 30 as “Journey to Freedom Day”. Read more
Scots family stuck in Yemen in evacuation plea
A British family stuck in war-torn Yemen today launched a desperate plea to be evacuated to the UK.
Louise Henderson, 49, moved to the country 27 years ago and worked as a teacher at the International School in the capital until the presence of armed militias forced it to close. Read more
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