November 24, 2017

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* Pupil threatens to sue JAMB for withholding his result (Punch) * Police arrest 18-year-old boy in connection with London tube bombing (Punch)

* Pupil threatens to sue JAMB for withholding his result (Punch)  * Police arrest 18-year-old boy in connection with London tube bombing (Punch)

SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

 

Pupil threatens to sue JAMB for withholding his result (Punch)

A 16-year-old Bayelsa State pupil, Nengimote Loko, has threatened to sue the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board over the alleged seizure of his May 2017 examinations result conducted by the board. Loko is a former pupil of Nembe National Grammar School, Bayelsa. The pupil is said to be brilliant and boasts of various awards, including the best student from secondary schools in Nembe area of the state. He recently won cash prize and a laptop in a competition organised by Bayelsa-based Nengi James Foundation. Read more

Police arrest 18-year-old boy in connection with London tube bombing (Punch)

Armed police are this afternoon raiding a house in Surrey hours after arresting the 18-year-old man believed to have planted the Parsons Green bomb. One nearby resident told MailOnline that officers had found a bomb at the site in Sunbury-on-Thames after ‘around 60 people’ were evacuated from their homes. Earlier today police apprehended a suspect in the ‘port area’ of Dover as it was thought he was attempting to flee the country. Read more

Role Banks need to play in helping President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration – Osinbajo (NTA)

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has urged financial institutions to uphold a high level of integrity and forthrightness in the discharge of their duties. Prof. Osinbajo made this remark when a delegation from the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) paid a courtesy call on him at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Osinbajo said financial institutions have a crucial role to play in helping the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to fight corruption, as well as in improving the country’s economy. Read more

Police rescue 3 abducted officers in Zamfara (Guardian)

The Zamfara Police Command said it had rescued three police officers of the command abducted by unidentified gunmen from their station in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.

The State’s Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Shaba Alkali confirmed that the officers had been rescue by the police in Gusau on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that unidentified gunmen had on Sept. 4, attacked the police outpost in Keta village in Tsafe Local Government Area and abducted the three police officers. Read more

Listen Nigeria! A revelation for the future!(Vanguard)

There is a declared war over Nigeria. But the Nigerian people are fighting the wrong battle. As the hidden foe dazes the people, they rush out, guess in the air, look around but would see no one. So confusion, frustration, anger and suspicion have multiplied that neighbors are no longer neighbors but suspects and foes. But the real foe goes untouched meanwhile. This has caused deep erosion of mistrust and apathy between people and people, land and land. The enemy is a master of intrigue. Using peoples’ own weaknesses and strength against them. Intellectuals and mediocre are fooled alike in this game. The rich and the poor all groan alike. The erosion created wide gully between people and people, and between land and land. The need of the hour is a BRIDGE. Read more

Stop using children as suicide bombers, UNICEF tells Boko Haram (Punch)

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on Boko Haram sect to stop the recruitment and use of children as suicide bombers in the North-East. UNICEF also called on all parties in the conflict to respect international child rights laws. The UNICEF’s Country Representative, Mr Mohamed Fall, made the call after the official signing of Action Plan Agreement against recruitment of children between the organisation and Borno State Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF). The Action Plan Agreement was signed by the UNICEF, Borno State Government and CJTF, in Maiduguri. Read more

UNICEF urges Boko Haram to stop using children as suicide bombers (Guardian)

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on Boko Haram sect to stop the recruitment and use of children as suicide bombers in the North-East. UNICEF also called on all parties in the conflict to respect international child right laws. The UNICEF’s Country Representative, Mr Mohamed Fall, made the call after the official signing of Action Plan Agreement against recruitment of children between the organisation and Borno State Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF). Read more

Onnoghen Urges Judicial Officers To Keep To Rules (PremiumTimes)

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has advised judicial officers to strictly abide by their oath of office, the provisions of the country’s constitution and laws for improved justice delivery. “The applications of these guiding rules can help guarantee the rule of law in the country,’’ he said.

Mr. Onnoghen made the remarks after swearing in Justice Abdu Kafarati as the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court on Saturday in Abuja. Read more

‘We must support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’ (Vanguard)

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Borno, has called on people of the state to eschew acts capable of disrupting the peaceful co-existence in the country. Mr Danladi Emmanuel, NOA’s Information Officer, made the call in a statement issued on Saturday in Maiduguri. Emmanuel said the call became necessary in view of the recent breach of peace by some parts of the country. “We should not engage in actions that would undermine the unity and progress of the nation. “We must support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, which focused on promoting unity, peace and progress of the country,“ he said. Read more

Navy holds route march, assures Cross River residents of safety (Vanguard)

The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy, on Saturday said it was committed to its constitutional role of providing security for all residents in Cross River. Rear Adm. Victor Adedipe, Flag Officer Commanding the command, made the disclosure at the end of the command’s third quarter route march in Calabar. Adedipe said that the route march was a routine exercise organised by the Naval Headquarters and geared towards ascertaining the physical fitness and mental alertness of the personnel. Read more

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Customs generates N17 bn revenue in Kaduna zone (Vanguard)

The Assistant Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service, Zone B, Kaduna, Aminu Dahiru, said on Saturday that the zone had generated N17 billion revenue from January to August. Dahiru said in Minna that the figure represents 73.4 percent of the revenue target for the zone this year. “Our zonal revenue target is N24 billion and so far, we have achieved 73.4 per cent of the revenue figure. “This is made possible because of the commitment of the personnel to duty and concrete measures to ensure diligence in collecting revenue due to government. Read more

TSA: NUBIFIE appeals to FG to inject funds into financial system( SUN)

The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to inject funds into the financial system. Mr Musa Danjuma, NUBIFIE President, said this in Lagos at the 7th Quadrennial Delegates Conference of the union.

According to him, government should plough back some of the revenue saved through the Treasury Single Account Policy (TSA) to critical sectors of the economy. He said that the union was in support of the TSA policy, but the financial sector had witnessed various interventions that had impacted on economic and social status of workers. Read more

Police rescue three officers in Zamfara 12 days after abduction (Punch)

The Zamfara Police Command said it has rescued three police officers of the command abducted by unidentified gunmen from their station in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state. The state’s Commissioner of Police,  Shaba Alkali, confirmed that the officers were rescued by the police in Gusau on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that unidentified gunmen had, on September 4, attacked the police outpost in Keta village in Tsafe Local Government Area and abducted the three police officers. Read more

Wife battering crashes 5-year-old marriage in Ibadan (Vanguard)

Mr Admola Odunade, the President of Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Friday put an end to a five-year-old marriage between Nafisat and her husband, Wasiu Balogun, citing wife battering and lack of care. Odunade held that the court cannot watch while Nafisat and Wasiu continue to live like rat and cat. “In the interest of peaceful co-existence, the union between Nafisat and Wasiu has ceased to be henceforth,” he said. The court awarded the custody of the four-year-old child of the union to Nafisat, while Wasu was ordered to pay a monthly feeding allowance of N5, 000 for the child. Read more

Ajibade, Efih start as Nigeria name starting XI for WCQ Vs Tanzania (Allnigeriasoccer)

Falconets head coach Christopher Danjuma has unveiled the 11 players that will start against Tanzania at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium today. The game is a 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier, first round, first leg tie in Benin City. Kickoff is at 4pm.The former Super Falcons boss, has decided to pair skipper Oluwakemi Famuditi and Glory Ogbonna in the centre of defence.In attack, Anam Imo will form a pacy, deadly strikeforce with Chinyere Igboamalu and Rasheedat Ajibade. Read more

Man City hit Watford for six as Aguero bags treble (Punch)

A Sergio Aguero hat-trick helped Manchester City to record their highest victory under Pep Guardiola as they crushed Watford 6-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Aguero was in sublime form to help City move to the top of the Premier League and avoid a hangover from European success at Feyenoord in midweek. City were anxious to end their relatively poor record in Premier League games which followed Champions League fixtures last season. Read more

Dembele injured in first Barca league start (Punch)

Ousmane Dembele’s full La Liga debut with Barcelona following a 105 million-euro ($125 million) move from Borussia Dortmund lasted just 29 minutes as the Frenchman pulled up with a hamstring injury. “Dembele has a hamstring injury in his left leg, more tests are needed to find out the extent of the injury,” Barcelona said via the club’s Twitter account. The 20-year-old missed most of pre-season as he went on strike from training at Dortmund in an attempt to force through his move to the Camp Nou. Read more

Lewandowski scores twice in Bayern romp (Punch)

Robert Lewandowski netted twice on his 100th Bundesliga appearance for Bayern Munich who brushed off their internal strife with a 4-0 hammering of Mainz on Saturday. Lewandowski has now netted 82 goals for Munich amidst reports he wants to join Real Madrid next season, but Bayern chairman Uli Hoeness laughed off the claim by Spanish newspaper AS. “It’s not April 1,” the Bayern boss told broadcaster Sport1. The rout left Bayern second in Germany’s top flight, a point behind Hanover 96, who claimed the lead after four games with a 2-0 win over Hamburg on Friday. Read more

Tevez scores but Shenhua thrashed in Shanghai derby (Punch)

“Overweight” Carlos Tevez climbed off the bench and scored just his third Chinese league goal but could not prevent Shanghai Shenhua getting hammered 6-1 at rivals Shanghai SIPG on Saturday. The 33-year-old Argentine, among the best-paid players in the world on a reported $850,000 a week, was not expected to feature at all after new Shenhua boss Wu Jingui said in the week Tevez was overweight. But on Friday, Wu, who took over when Gus Poyet quit on Monday, said Tevez had been putting in extra training of his own accord to lose the bulk and praised his improved attitude. Read more

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North Korea vows to complete nuclear weapons program (Time)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country is nearing its goal of “equilibrium” in military force with the United States, as the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the North’s “highly provocative” ballistic missile launch over Japan on Friday.

The North’s official Korean Central News Agency carried Kim’s comments on Saturday — a day after U.S. and South Korean militaries detected the missile launch from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. Read more

British Virgin Islands: ‘Knocked down, but Not Knocked Out’ by Irma (Nytimes)

This little island draws boats from all around the globe to its powdery beaches and ebullient bar scene. Thousands of visitors come for the boisterous New Year’s Eve celebration at Foxy’s — a wooden beachside bar decorated with the license plates and flags that visitors have left behind since the 1960s.

But after Hurricane Irma’s winds annihilated many of the homes here on Jost Van Dyke, one of the British Virgin Islands, Foxy’s Tamarind Bar and Restaurant has become something else entirely: the island’s de facto command center and lifeline. Read more

DR Congo security forces shoot dead Burundi ‘refugees’ (BBC)

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shot dead more than 30 refugees who were protesting against plans to send some home to Burundi, activists say.

Many more refugees were injured during the incident in the eastern town of Kamanyola, it has been claimed. The group are said to have overrun a prison where a number of Burundians were being held for deportation. However, official accounts of what happened contradict each other. Read more

Philippines’ Duterte asks head of human rights agency – ‘Are you a paedophile?’ (Reuters)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday asked the head of the country’s Commission on Human Rights (CHR) if he was a paedophile for focusing on the killing of teenagers in the government’s bloody war on drugs. Duterte also suggested to lawmakers using CHR’s proposed 678 million pesos budget to buy the police body cameras if they don’t want to restore funding for the agency, which he has clashed with repeatedly over his anti-drugs campaign. The CHR requested a budget of 1.72 billion pesos for 2018, but the government proposed 678 million instead. Duterte’s allies in the lower house of Congress then voted to allocate it just 1,000 pesos ($20), in what critics of the drugs war said was retaliation for its efforts to investigate thousands of killings in the past 15 months, including those of two teenagers in August. Read more

British journalist died from drowning after ‘crocodile attack’ (Skynews)

Paul McClean, 24, who worked for the Financial Times, was found on Friday in a coastal village lagoon a day after he went missing. According to reports, Mr McClean was holidaying in Sri Lanka with friends and authorities believe he was dragged away by a crocodile after he stepped into the lagoon about 220 miles east of the capital Colombo. The post-mortem examination found he drowned after being bitten on his right leg, but it did not confirm if it was a crocodile that grabbed him, said a police official who saw the report. Read more

Four killed in M5 crash in south Gloucestershire (Guardian)

At least four people have died after a crash involving several vehicles, including a lorry, on the M5 motorway in south Gloucestershire, Avon and Somerset police said. The force said the collision happened between junction 16 near Almondsbury in south Gloucestershire and junction 14 near Falfield. “Sadly, at least four people have died,” police said. The motorway is closed in both directions after the crash, which happened at about 230pm on Saturday. Read more

Rape accusations against Italian Police dismay Florence (Nytimes)

As a group of American students studying abroad followed their professor on a field trip through an exquisite Renaissance palazzo, an Italian television reporter around the corner offered viewers a different kind of tour.

In the apartment building where two of the students’ classmates lived, he dramatically pointed to the elevator and staircase where, the two students say, two uniformed members of the country’s iconic Carabinieri police force raped them in the predawn hours of Sept. 7. Read more

North Korea vows to complete nuclear weapons program (Nytimes)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country is nearing its goal of “equilibrium” in military force with the United States, as the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the North’s “highly provocative” ballistic missile launch over Japan on Friday. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency carried Kim’s comments on Saturday — a day after U.S. and South Korean militaries detected the missile launch from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. It traveled 3,700 kilometers (2,300 miles) as it passed over the Japanese island of Hokkaido before landing in the northern Pacific Ocean. It was the country’s longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile. Read more

Deir Ezzor: Relief in parts of Syrian city after 3-year ISIS siege is broken (CNN)

A massive dust cloud engulfed the Russian army chopper as we touched down on the landing zone. The fine sand made it impossible to see as we walked away from the helicopter. When it departed and the dust cleared, we could see several dozen Syrian government soldiers and Russian special forces, their faces covered by masks, holding their guns. This was our welcome in Deir Ezzor, a former ISIS stronghold where the terror group besieged two Syrian government enclaves in the city’s west for more than three years until its ouster about two weeks ago. Read more

 

 

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