Sabinews Midday News Update for May 9, 2015
Man stabs girlfriend to death in Bayelsa, attempts suicide
Tragedy struck yesterday at the Agudama suburb of Yenagoa the Bayelsa State capital when a man in his late thirties stabbed his girlfriend to death and attempted to kill himself by drinking poisonous substance suspected to be sniper.
The deceased identified as Rita Abalorun, aged 35, was reportedly stabbed with a knife by her boy friend simply known as James. Read more
Corrupt Officials In Buhari’s Govt Will Be Jailed – Momoh
The former Minister of Information and Culture, Prince Tony Momoh, has stated that the incoming government led by Gen Muhammedu Buhari (rtd), will not tolerate corruption, adding that elected officials who are found compromising their position will be jailed.
Momoh, who was spoke during the maiden meeting of the One Voice Nigeria (OVN)-Discourse/Leadership Colloquium, recently stated that the Buhari administration will follow fully, the rule of law and would not in anyway tolerate any one compromising his position. Read more
80-yr old grandma in prison over land matter
Residents of Abule-Foli village in Igando-Orudu area of Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos got what they did not bargain for, recently, when a combined team of uniformed and plain-clothed policemen stormed their village and arrested 22 of them. Among those arrested was Alhaja Baseratu Balogun, an 80-year-old grandmother
Incidentally, both the octogenarian and other suspects were thrown into a waiting truck after the heavily armed policemen who arrived around 10pm combed the area. However, in spite of pleas by lawyers and other well-meaning Nigerians for the suspects to be granted bail, the investigating police officers flatly objected Read more
Bauchi NLC threatens strike over unpaid salaries
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Bauchi State chapter has threatened to embark on an indefinite strike over inability of the state government to pay the two months salaries owe to workers in the state.
According to the statement signed by the State Chairman, Mallam Hashimu Gital, the union gave state government six-day ultimatum to settle all unpaid salaries or face industrial action. Read more
Police Pledges Continuous Support To Sports Development
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has pledged its continuous support to the development of sports in the country. The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police and the head of the force’s sports department, CP Sani Muhammed, has assured that the force will continue to support and contribute immensely to the development of sport in Nigeria.
Muhammed, who gave the assurance while speaking to the media in Abuja during the week, boasted that Team Nigeria will spring surprises at the 11th edition of the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville later this year and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio di Janeiro, Brazil. Read more
Disabled workers beg Jonathan to sign bill
National coordinating Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Civil Service Staff with Disabilities (FCSSWD) Alhaji Iliasu O. Abdul-Rauf has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the bill of persons living with disabilities. He said it was important for the Jonathan to sign the bill into an act for a glorious conclusion of the job he started.
“I appeal to Mr. President that the glory will not be taken by another person. He has seriously worked towards this bill. We are appealing to him to conclude what he started,” Alhaji Iliasu said while addressing newsmen after an extra ordinary general meeting of federal workers with disabilities cooperative society in Abuja. Read more
30 killed in Iraq jail break
Up to 30 people were killed when the Iraqi security forces thwarted a jail-break of more than 150 detainees held for terrorism charges in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala, a provincial security source said on Saturday.
The attempt started when a group of detainees took the gun of a guard during his tour late on Friday night in the jail of the police headquarters in the city of Khalis, just west of the provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. Read more
I don’t want to succeed Muazu- Imoke
Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State has denied having any interest in taking over from Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Touching down at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar yesterday from Abuja, Imoke said it was all rumour in the media. Read more
We Are Ready For Handover, Says Amaechi
Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, has expressed the readiness of his administration to handover on May 29.
Amaechi, who dismissed rumours that he would not be handing over the reins of governance on the date, wondered what he would be doing in office after May 29. Read more
NWC Lawlessness Kills Pdp – Adamawa Ex-Governor
The former Acting governor of Adamawa state and Nigeria Ambassador to Tunisia Mr. James Barka,has blamed the collapsed of his former party
the People’s Democratic Party [PDP] on what he described as lawlessness of the National Working Committee [NWC] of the party.
Barka who spoke to The Guardian yesterday in Yola accused the Alhaji Adamu Muazu, led leadership of reducing the party to a lawless organization that did not have respect for the rule of law. Read more
Police Rescues Kidnapped Niger Deputy Governor’s Younger Brother
Niger State Police Command has said that it has rescued, Alhaji Yakubu Ibeto, the younger brother of the state’s Deputy Governor, Hon. Ahmed Musa Ibeto, who was kidnapped last weekend by some gunmen in his house at Ibeto, in Magama Local Council of the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olusola E. Amore disclosed this in Minna on Thursday evening shortly after he commissioned a Gymnasium donated by the Senior Officers of the Command. Read more
Secondary schools students clash after WAEC in Ogun
Pandemonium broke out in Abeokuta when Secondary Schools Students clashed after writing the Senior Secondary Examination, otherwise known as West Africa Examination Council,WAEC.
The clash was between students of Lafenwa High School and Premier Grammar School who allegedly threw caution into the wind shortly after the external examination. Read more
NAFDAC raises alarm over quality of packaged water
HE National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has expressed concern that over 95 percent of packaged water producers in the country lacked mini water laboratories to check the quality of their products.
This was made known yesterday by NAFDAC’s Principal Consultant and Head of Emani Global Network, Mr. Emmanuel Osiegbu, at the flag off of the agency’s Annual Water Monitoring Exercise, held in Makurdi, Benue state capital. Read more
Jonathan govt, PDP was all about filling their stomachs – Keyamo
The first thought that would have come to many Nigerians on reading the newspaper headlines on Thursday, April 30, must have been to wonder if their president actually said those words or if he was quoted out of context.
“Those people (PDP members) running and those already cross carpeting”, President Goodluck Jonathan was reported to have said, “will come back on an empty stomach because they (APC leaders) will touch the primary members of their party, before they get to you. They know you are coming because you are hungry. Before it will get to you, the food will be gone.” Read more
Acting I-G raises 16 teams to enforce ban on road blocks
The acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase yesterday disclosed that the force has deployed 16 teams across the geo-political zones in the country to enforce the ban on road blocks.
He made the disclosure at the headquarters of the Lagos State Police Command in Ikeja, Lagos State during his maiden visit as the IGP.
Arase, who described the road blocks as point of corruption and nuisance to the public, threatened to deal with his subordinates in whose domains road blocks are found. Read more
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