*Shekarau declares support for Buhari’s anti graft war *LASG embarks on tax war

*Shekarau declares support for Buhari’s anti graft war *LASG embarks on tax war

SABINEWS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE FOR NOVEMBER 6, 2015

Shekarau declares support for Buhari’s anti graft war

The immediate past Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has expressed his support for the anti-corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Shekarau made this known while speaking with newsmen in Kano on Friday on the occasion of his 60th birthday. Shekarau, who is also a former governor of Kano State, said he was in support of the Federal Government’s fight against corruption. Read more

LASG embarks on tax war

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, LIRS, during the week 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  in Lagos after an enforcement exercise. Read more

Brace up for financial hardship – Dickson tells Bayelsans

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, while reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that the nation was in a difficult financial situation, has urged people of the state to prepare for harsh financial era in the state.

The governor made the call at a meeting with the newly appointed Special Advisers at the Government House, Yenagoa, and was contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, on Thursday. Read more

Random musing on Buhari’s maiden Council of State

THE  front page of Vanguard of Thursday, the 22nd October 2015, carried a picture of the members who attended the maiden Council of State meeting held in Abuja, five months after President Muhammadu Buhari, PMB, was sworn in as our President.

PMB, thus, became the first Nigerian democratically elected President to rule the country for almost six months as a Sole Administrator, to have successfully laid the precedence for another to rule Nigeria for as long as they may desire in the  future, without Ministers. A president who met “an empty treasury” would have been expected to do things differently to begin the work of rebuilding the economy. Read more

Rapists on the loose in Ekiti

Just as the preponderance of rape and other gender based violence are eliciting concern among security agencies and gender movements across the country, facts are beginning to emerge on why the menace that is debasing womanhood are on the upward swing, despite much legislation put in place to check the scourge. Read more

Reluctant financial firms worsen Nigeria’s power issues

Dolapo Kukoyi, a partner at Detail Commercial Solicitors in Lagos has decried Nigerian financial firms’ lack of support of energy projects as it was hindering the provision of power, CAJnews reports.

Kukoyi, also said that currently, the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trader and other government entities were not willing to provide the guarantees which investors would still require in the early days whilst liquidity issues of the distribution companies are being resolved. Read more

Israelis decry Netanyahu’s choice for media spokesman

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under fire for nominating a new spokesman who has in the past derided the country’s much-admired president, made snarky remarks about US leaders and voiced support for Jewish hardliners.

The nomination of Ran Baratz, founding editor of a conservative news site, sparked an uproar in Israel on Thursday. Read more

Challenges Are Tools Used By God To Sharpen Christians – Okowa

Delta State GovernorSenator Ifeanyi Okowa, has stated that trials and challenges are veritable tools used by God to shapen Christians to conform to the Image of Christ Jesus.

The governor who said this yesterday (5-11-15) while declaring open the 3- Day 2015 Asaba Regional Convention of the Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship explained that a great disservice has been done to this generation of Christians who reject the concept of Christian suffering and embraced the doctrine that only promotes a life of ease, comfort and prosperity. Read more

Your inability to govern Nigeria is clear, resign now – PDP to Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to resign as the country’s President for admitting that the nation is broke.

The party said the comment was a clear manifestation of inability to lead the country. PDP described Buhari’s lamentation as “annoying”, wondering why he was looking for excuses after boasting to the whole world that he will fix Nigeria. Read more

Transition Committees For LGs An Aberration, Says Okowa

Unlike his predecessor, Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has described transition committees for local government councils as undemocratic, an aberration and should not be condoned especially, in Delta State.
The Governor spoke Thursday when he received reports of the 2014 local government elections from the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC), kicking against its setting up. Read more

I don’t like watching football – Neymar

Barcelona star Neymar claims he does not like watching football when he’s not playing but admits he is enjoying life at Camp Nou after a strong start to the season.

The Brazil international has scored eight goals in his last six games for Luis Enrique’s side, who are level on points with Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. Read more

S’Africa police probe genital mutilator over wife’s murder

A Danish national accused of mutilating several women and keeping their removed clitorises in his freezer is also suspected of involvement in the killing of his wife, South African police said Friday. Peter Frederiksen, a 63-year-old gun shop owner, was arrested in the central city of Bloemfontein in September after his wife Anna Matseliso Molise told police that he assaulted her and mutilated her genitals. Read more

Saudi FM holds Syria, Yemen talks in Oman

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has held talks in Oman, a traditional mediator in the region, on the conflicts in Syria and Yemen where Riyadh has taken sides.

Jubeir and his Omani counterpart Yussef bin Alawi reviewed “the situation in Syria and Yemen and means of strengthening cooperation” among the six Arab states in the Gulf, the Saudi foreign minister said late Thursday after their meeting in Muscat. Read more

South Africa police probe Frederiksen over wife’s murder

A Danish national accused of mutilating several women and keeping their removed clitorises in his freezer is also suspected of involvement in the killing of his wife, South African police said Friday.

Peter Frederiksen, a 63-year-old gun shop owner, was arrested in the central city of Bloemfontein in September after his wife Anna Matseliso Molise told police that he assaulted her and mutilated her genitals. Read more

South Africa police probe Frederiksen over wife’s murder

A Danish national accused of mutilating several women and keeping their removed clitorises in his freezer is also suspected of involvement in the killing of his wife, South African police said Friday.

Peter Frederiksen, a 63-year-old gun shop owner, was arrested in the central city of Bloemfontein in September after his wife Anna Matseliso Molise told police that he assaulted her and mutilated her genitals. Read more

Turkey detains 20 IS suspects in Antalya ahead of G20

Turkish police have detained 20 Islamic State suspects in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya, barely 10 days ahead of a G20 summit being attended by world leaders there, local media reported Friday.

Turkey has been on the hunt for IS extremists since twin bombings on a peace rally in Ankara on October 10 that killed 102 people and wounded around 500, the worst such attack in the country’s history. Read more

Cech backs Arsenal to recover, Mourinho gets welcome boost

Petr Cech insists shell-shocked Arsenal will make amends for their Champions League meltdown by winning this weekend’s north London derby, while troubled Jose Mourinho has received a welcome boost from midweek hero Willian ahead of Chelsea’s tricky trip to Stoke.

Arsene Wenger’s side suffered a potentially fatal blow to their chances of making the last 16 in Europe’s elite club competition after crashing to a dismal 5-1 loss against Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Read more

Burundi ‘conflict’ warning: Crisis Group

After months of violence, troubled Burundi risks sliding into civil war, a leading think tank has warned, issuing a “conflict alert” after a string of battles between gunmen.

“Burundi again faces the possibility of mass atrocities and civil war,” the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG) warned in a report issued late Thursday. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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