*Nigeria fully committed to peace in Africa – Buhari *Afenifere Leader Withdraws Resignation Letter

*Nigeria fully committed to peace in Africa – Buhari *Afenifere Leader Withdraws Resignation Letter

SABINEWS NEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR NOVEMBER 4, 2015

Nigeria fully committed to peace in Africa – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said all efforts to achieve political stability and maintain peace in Africa will continue to receive Nigeria’s full support.

Buhari made the remark while speaking at an audience with Special Envoys of President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said under his leadership, Nigeria will remain at the forefront of efforts to achieve enduring peace, security and progress in all African nations. Read more

Afenifere Leader Withdraws Resignation Letter

The National Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Wednesday withdrew his letter of resignation from being the leader of the group.

He took the decision to withdraw the letter at a meeting held in his Ijapo, Akure residence. Read more

Nigeria fully committed to peace in Africa – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said all efforts to achieve political stability and maintain peace in Africa will continue to receive Nigeria’s full support.

Buhari made the remark while speaking at an audience with Special Envoys of President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said under his leadership, Nigeria will remain at the forefront of efforts to achieve enduring peace, security and progress in all African nations. Read more

Yenagoa stands still as Dickson tours communities

Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, stood still on Wednesday, as Governor Seriake Dickson, took his campaign to Ovom, Swali, Onopa, Amarata and various communities in the metropolis.

Indigenes and other residents of the communities in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state, trooped out to receive the governor and his supporters. Read more

Court bars FRCN from interfering with Stanbic IBTC operations

Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday barred the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria from interfering with or impeding the normal operational activities of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc and its subsidiaries.

The judge also restrained the council from molesting or inviting the entire members of the board of directors of the plaintiff for interrogation. Read more

Nigeria fully committed to peace in Africa – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said all efforts to achieve political stability and maintain peace in Africa will continue to receive Nigeria’s full support.

Buhari made the remark while speaking at an audience with Special Envoys of President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said under his leadership, Nigeria will remain at the forefront of efforts to achieve enduring peace, security and progress in all African nations. Read more

Afghanistan orders probe after young girl stoned to death

Afghanistan’s president Wednesday ordered a probe into the fatal stoning of a young woman in a Taliban-controlled area after she was accused of adultery, a savage punishment that sparked nationwide outrage.

The woman, identified as Rokhsana and believed to be aged between 19 and 21, had been forced to marry and was accused of adultery after she tried eloping with another man, officials said. “President Ashraf Ghani calls the stoning of a girl in Ghor province extra-judicial, un-Islamic and criminal, condemning it in the strongest terms,” a statement from his office said. Read more

Measles: 1.6m Children For Immunization In Bauchi

About 1.6 million children will be immunized against measles in Bauchi State during the five days measles follow up campaign for Novermber 2015.

Bauchi State Coordinator of the Emergency Operation Centre, A Dada, disclosed this during a one-day Orientation Programme for Journalists on Planned Measles Campaign for November 2015 organized by the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency. Read more

Rivers Govt To Cater For Flood Victims In Ahoada West, Other LGs

Rivers State government has established a framework to cater for the needs of flood victims in Ahoada West and Ogba/Ndoni /Egbema local government areas of the state.

The state government has already taken preliminary measures by supplying the first phase of relief materials to affected persons in the affected local government areas. Read more

SEPA To Otti: Don’t Appeal Tribunal Judgement

The South East Progressives Assembly (SEPA) has urged the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) ,Dr. Alex Otti, to shun the idea of appealing the ruling of Justice Usman Bwala-led Abia State Governorship Tribunal which dismissed his petition for failure to substantiate his allegations against the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a statement titled “Why Otti Should Not Appeal Against Abia Tribunal Judgement” signed by the president of SEPA, Ebere Uzoukwa, the group urged Otti “to dramatize his campaign mantra which says, “Abia First” at this very crucial moment by joining hands with his brother to rediscover the state in terms development”. Read more

Burning Of Illegal Refineries: Reps Begin Investigation Of Niger-Delta JTF

The House of Representatives, Tuesday announced the commencement of investigation into activities of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger- Delta area over the burning and destruction of equipment seized from illegal refineries operators.

The action of the JTF was said to have aggravated environmental hazards in the area which has been grappling with environmental degradation for decades. Read more

New Head of Service Appointed in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has appointed Mrs. Ekereobong M. Akpan as the new Head of Service for the state civil service.

The new Head of Service who, until her recent appointment, was the Permanent Secretary, Hospitals Management Board, takes over from Mrs. Cecilia Udoessien. Akpan, who is the immediate past Deputy Dean, College of Permanent Secretaries in the state, resumes office from November 1, 2015. Read more

Ooni-designate to End Seclusion Rites at Obatala Shrine

The 21 days’ seclusion rites being performed for the new Ooni-designate of Ife may  end in Obatala shrine, THISDAY investigation has revealed.

It was gathered that the new monarch would worship Obatala for five days before the conclusion of the seclusion rites. However, it was not known if the five days will be between the 21 days he will spend in Ilofi or after, as only the Isoro men could comment on it. Read more

FG, AATF Commission Confined Field Trial Facility for Genetically Improved Rice Production

The Federal Government, and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), on Wednesday commissioned Nigeria’s first Confined Field Trial (CFT) facility for the production of a genetically improved African rice variety.
It is known as Nitrogen-Use Efficient, Water-Use Efficient and Salt Tolerant (NEWEST) rice and is aimed at addressing the country’s  food challenge.

The Acting Head of Service (HoS) of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, who was represented by Mr. Abayomi Oguntunde, Director, Bio-Resources Technology, Federal Ministry of Science Technology, and the Executive Director, AATF, Mr. Dennis Kyetere who spoke at the National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI), in Badeggi, Niger state, averred that the project is aimed at increasing food productivity in the continent and in Nigeria in particular. Read more

LASG shuts 6 firms over N18.73m tax liabilities

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) on Wednesday sealed six companies for failure to remit N18.73 million personal income taxes of their workers to the state government. The Assistant Head of Distrain Unit of the LIRS, Mrs Oluwalomona Ekosanmi, disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos after an enforcement exercise.

Ekosanmi, who led the enforcement team, said that the affected companies had tax liabilities of between 12 months and six years. Ekosanmi urged firms operating in the state to regularly remit personal income taxes of their workers to the service to avoid any embarrassment and disruption that would come with distrain. Read more

Measles Vaccination – Bauchi Targets 1.6 Million Children

About 1.6 million children between the ages of Nine to 59 months are to be immunised against measles in Bauchi State.

This was disclosed by the Bauchi state Coordinator of the Emergency Operation Centre at an interactive seesion with Journalists in Bauchi Tuesday. Read more

Medical Doctors Strike: Osun Assembly Intervention Calms Frayed Nerves

Osun state House of Assembly has prevailed on the striking medical and dental officers to suspend their strike.

At a meeting with the executive of the medical officers under the aegis of Osun State Association of Medical and Dental Officers (OSAMDO), the house leadership led by the Speaker, Honourable Najeem Salaam, said it would support the officers to get their dues. Read more

Abortion cases in Nigeria increase by 640,000 – Study

Despite being highly restricted, the cases of abortion in Nigeria between 1996 and 2012 increased by 640,000, a new study conducted by researchers at the Guttmacher Institute and the University of Ibadan has shown.

The study which is titled, ‘The incidence of abortion in Nigeria,’ revealed that 1.25 million abortions were performed in Nigeria in 2012, in contrast with 610,000 abortions estimated to have occurred in the country in 1996. Read more

NDLEA impounds bullion vans with Indian hemp in Ogun

The men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Ogun State command, have impounded two purposely-built bullion  vans and a Ford bus loaded with bags and parcels of Cannabis Sativa popularly known as Indian hemp.

The two vans, with number plates, FKJ 731 XQ and LSR 837 XR respectively, were impounded in Ijebu Igbo area of the state, where the suspects had abandoned them. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

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