SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR NOVEMBER 25, 2016
Omisore suspended by Osun PDP for anti-party activities
Former Deputy Governor of Osun state, Senator Iyiola Omisore has been suspended by a faction of the party in the state.
The suspension of Omisore and other PDP chieftains came as as a result of allegedly engaging in activities that puts the party in bad light. Read more
APC chieftain killed in Owo, Ondo State
Mr Afolabi Olaposi, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Owo, Ondo State, was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday night in Owo.
The Party said in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Abayomi Adesanya, on Friday in Akure that Olaposi was shot dead on his way home after attending a meeting of the party in preparation for the governorship election. Read more
Sixty groups seek registration as new political parties — INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Friday that it had received requests from 60 associations for registration as political parties.
Nick Dazang, the Deputy Director, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, told the News Agency of Nigeria that as soon as the commission was through with the processes, it would meet and take a decision. Read more
Consumers decry high prices of bread
Bread consumers in Hadejia, Jigawa, have expressed concern over persistent hike in prices, amid increasing demand for the commodity.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that prices of bread had gone up by about 50 per cent in the area. Read more
14 ships discharging petroleum products, other commodities, in Lagos
Fourteen ships are currently discharging petroleum products and other commodities at Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Friday.
The document indicated that five of the ships were currently discharging petrol. Read more
NURTW calls for campaign against overloading in rural communities
The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), has urged the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bayelsa to extend its campaign against overloading to the rural communities in the state.
Mr. Abiodun Ibrahim, Union’s branch Chairman, Port Harcourt Line, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa on Friday that taking the campaign to the areas was necessary as it would help to reduce road traffic accidents. Read more
Alleged Bribery: Court throws out fundamental rights suit by SAN
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday, struck out a suit by Mr Godwin Obla (SAN) seeking the enforcement of his rights against alleged unlawful detention.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had preferred a 30-count charge against Obla and a judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia. Read more
Akwa Ibom gov nominates 20 as Commissioners, Special Advisers
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has forwarded the names of 20 persons to the State House of Assembly for appointment as Commissioners and Special Advisers.
The names were read on the floor of the House by the Clerk of the assembly, Mrs Mandu Umoren on Friday at plenary. Read more
NCC to extend telecoms services to 40 million Nigerians in 2017 – Official
The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, says provisions have been made in its 2017 budget to extend telecommunications services to additional 40 million people across the country.
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Umar Dambatta, made this known in Lagos during a sensitisation workshop organised by NCC for law enforcement agencies on telecommunications issues. Read more
Judge’s absence stalls judgment on El-Zakzaky’s suit
Absence of Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday stalled judgment in a suit filed by Shiite leader Ibraheem El-zakzaky for the enforcement of his fundamental rights.
An official of the court, who pleaded anonymity gave Dec. 2 as the new date for the judgment. Read more
How Nigeria can come out of recession – UNILAG VC
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Rahamon Bello has disclosed that the only way for Nigeria to recover from its present economic recession was by sustaining appropriate research into economic activities.
He gave this hint recently while declaring open the 11th Unilag Annual Research Conference and Fair with the theme “Diversification in a Developing Economy: Promoting Academia-Industry collaboration” held at the institution’s main campus. Read more
Medical student bags 19 awards in UNIBEN
One of the 12,808 students who graduated from University of Benin on Saturday grabbed the attention of Nigerians on the internet with his impressive performance.
Pius Ojemolon, a University of Benin medical graduate, bagged 19 awards at his university convocation on Saturday. The awards include school sponsored Best graduating student in pathology, Best graduating student in pharmacology, Best graduating student in community health, Best graduating student in obstetrics and gynaecology, Best graduating student in internal medicine, Best graduating student in surgery, Best graduating student in the School of Medicine and others sponsored by groups and individuals. Read more
Police, INEC: We are ready for Ondo poll
The police and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday declared their readiness to conduct a hitch-free election on Saturday.
Former INEC Acting Chairman, Amina Bala Zakari , said effort would be made to avoid an inconclusive election. Read more
Why we can’t release Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia now –EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to refuse an application by the embattled Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia seeking immediate release from the EFCC custody.
Ofili-Ajumogobia has been in EFCC custody since November 8. Read more
Woman allegedly defrauds friend of 4,500 dollars
A 50-year-old woman, Editha Alimario, who allegedly defrauded her friend of 4,500 dollars, was on Friday brought before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos Island.
Alimario, who is facing a three count of conspiracy, fraud and theft, pleaded not guilty. According to the prosecutor, Insp. Nurudeen Thomas, the accused committed the offences between March 11 and May 30 at Cooper Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Read more
CBN, experts disagree on interest rate
The Central Bank of Nigeria is unlikely to reduce the benchmark interest, investigation has shown. Experts, however, disagree with this position.
Also, as economic recession continues to hit the country, there are indications that more companies will lay off workers by year end. Read more
Kachikwu has eye on shale as OPEC readies cuts
As OPEC prepares for talks on eliminating a global crude glut, Nigeria’s oil minister says he’s more concerned about the potential for U.S. shale suppliers to replace the lost barrels by ramping up their own output, quelling any price rally the producer club might achieve.
“The challenge is less with OPEC and more with the outer forces we don’t control,” Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the country’s minister of state for petroleum, said Thursday in an interview in Tokyo. “The U.S. is beginning to ramp up volumes again.” Read more
Super Eagles Coach : More Foreign-Born Nigerians Will Represent The Country
Super Eagles assistant coach, Imama Amapakabo is optimistic that with the recent impressive display in the national team more foreign born Nigerians will jostle to represent the country.
The Nigeria Professional Football League-winning coach pointed out that this will help improve the healthy challenges in the team. Read more
Rail horror: 31 killed as two trains crash in northern Iran
AT LEAST 31 people were killed today when two passenger trains collided in Iran’s north-central province of Semnan and the death toll is likely to rise, the provincial governor said.
Iranian state television aired footage of four derailed carriages, with two of them on fire.
A spokesman for Iran’s Red Crescent, Mostafa Mortazavi, told the semi-official Fars news agency that firefighters were trying to control the blaze. Read more
‘That’s another piece of trash off the street’: White man shoots black teenager dead in Charleston
A white man who allegedly shot dead a 15-year-old black teenager in South Carolina told investigators: “The way I see it, that’s another piece of trash off the street.”
About 75 friends and family of slain teenager James Means held a candlelit vigil in the city’s east end, near the location where he was shot after exchanging words with William Pulliam. Read more
2 dead, 4 injured in U.S. Thanksgiving Day shooting
Two persons were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Thanksgiving Day football tournament in Kentucky on Thursday.
The shooting occurred at Shawnee Park, where a youth football tournament called the Juice Bowl is held every year on Thanksgiving Day. Read more