SABINEWS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE FOR NOVEMBER 23, 2016
Boko Haram Razes Down Another Chibok Village
Boko Haram terrorists has completely burnt down houses and looted foodstuffs with hundreds of people displaced in last weekend attack of Thlaimaklama village in Chibok Local government area of Borno state.
Caretaker Chairman of Chibok Local Government Area of Borno state, Mr Yaga Yarkawa, has lamented on the renewed attacks perpetrated by Boko haram terrorists, insisting that with recent attacks on Thlaimaklama village over the weekend which has forced hundreds of people displaced after burning down houses and looting of foodstuff and livestock, Chibok is now under Boko Haram siege. Read more
Police dismiss 14 for selling arms to criminals
The police authorities have dismissed 14 policemen for selling arms and explosives to militants and kidnappers and for aiding them to perpetrate their nefarious activities across the country. Nine of the dismissed policemen, paraded before journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, were also alleged to have connived with other criminals to engage in cattle rustling and armed robbery in the North-East.
The suspects, who had been stripped of their ranks, include ex-Assistant Superintendent of Police, Yuguda Abbah; ex-Sergeants Habila Sarki, Diphen Nimmyel, Yasan Danda, Abbas Mailalle, Bwanason Tanko, Donan James and ex-Corporals Idris Salisu and Zakari Kofi. Read more
Ondo: Appeal Court to Deliver Judgment in Jegede’s Appeal at Noon
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja will deliver judgment at noon in the appeal filed by Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, seeking to be declared as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo for Saturday’s governorship election. Read more
Agriculture can trigger Nigeria’s economic revival – Ambode
Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday said that the agricultural sector can provide the needed boost for Nigeria’s quest for economic revival, saying that his administration would continue to support the Federal Government initiative to revamp the sector.
FIFA retains Mba as Technical Adviser
World football governing body, FIFA, has retained Nigeria’s Linus Mba as its Technical Adviser in Africa for Refereeing.
Mba is one of the finest ‘Gentlemen of the Whistle’ to have come out of Nigeria. The former FIFA referee is also the NFF Consultant on Refereeing and one of only two Africans retained in that position. Read more
I did not steal 10 iPhones – Seun Egbegbe
Toyin Aimakhu’s ex, Seun Egbegbe who was reported to have stolen ten iPhones at a shop at Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos State has debunked the story saying he was never arrested for stealing. Seun Egbegbe in a satement on Wednesday said the story of him stealing ten iPhones was ‘pretty laughable and better left in the court of public opinion’.
Why I won’t tag Nigeria a corrupt country- Saraki
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has said that he will not tag Nigeria a corrupt country because he prefers to market it.
Saraki, in an interview with the BBC Hausa service, though admitted that there were cases of corruption in the country, but said he would not label Nigeria as such. Read more
Oil firms set to announce new investments in Nigeria’s oil sector – Min of Trade
The minister of Industry, trade and Investments, Okechukwu Enalamah has said that International Oil Companies are set to announce new significant investments into Nigeria’s oil and gas sector to plug the funding gap, following talks by stakeholders on how to revamp that very critical industry, Hellenic Shipping News reports. Read more
Fire outbreak in YABATECH
Fire on Wednesday razed Bakassi Hall, one of the female hostels at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos.
The fire which started at 5:10am razed the hostel top floor before extending to other parts of the building. Read more
Yemen conflict: Air strike ‘kills 12 civilians’ in Hajja
Twelve civilians are reported to have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in north-western Yemen.
Residents and an official said the victims were travelling in a pick-up truck that was targeted in the Hiran district of Hajja province. Read more
Civilians flee East Aleppo as Syrian regime advances
Syrian regime forces pushed deeper into rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Tuesday, forcing some civilians to flee to southern neighbourhoods to escape the onslaught of the assault in its bid of capturing the entire city. Read more
US kills ‘senior al-Qaeda leader’ in Syria
A drone strike has killed a senior figure linked to al-Qaeda in Syria, the US defence department claimed on Tuesday.
The strike, which took place 18 November near Sarmada in north-western Syria, targeted Abu Afghan al-Masri, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said. The militant leader is said to have previously fought in Afghanistan. Read more
Plainclothes policeman stabbed by teenagers in east London
Three boys and a girl in their late teens stabbed a plainclothes police officer three times as he was taking part in a planned operation in east London on Tuesday night, Scotland Yard has said.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information about the attack, which happened in an alleyway near the Bow Bells pub in Bow Road, Bow, just before 9.30pm. The officer was said not to be in a life threatening condition on Wednesday. Read more