SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Troops arrest another terrorist kingpin in Borno
The Nigerian Army on Monday said it had arrested another suspected Boko Haram terrorist kingpin, Mr John Trankil, at Kasuwar Shanu area of Maiduguri.
Col. Tukur Gusau, the Media Coordinator, Operation Lafiya Dole, said this in a statement in Maiduguri. Read more
Oshiomhole performed badly in seven years – PDP
The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has described the performance of the administration of Governor Adams Oshiomhole as abysmal, since its inception in 2008.
The State Chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih, who spoke in Benin during a press briefing on Oshiomhole’s seven years in office, noted that contrary to the testimonies of the All Progressives Congress and its supporters, the governor had failed to live up to the aspirations of the people in different sectors. Read more
Boko Haram scare: Lagos schools cancel morning assemblies, gates shut
Education authorities in Lagos state may have directed schools not to hold normal early morning assembly sessions because of fear of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.
Some teachers in public schools in the state told our correspondent that principals and head teachers have stopped morning assemblies and have instructed that the exercise be held in individual classrooms. Read more
We’ll stop Biafra agitators – Army
The Nigerian Army, on Monday, warned pro-Biafra agitators that it was ready to suppress insurrection, whenever the need arises.
The army made it clear that it was prepared to check the activities of the secessionists, which it described as its “legally mandated role”, should it be required to do so. Read more
Police kill four suspects in gun battle, parade 39
OPERATIVES of the Rivers State Police Command have killed three suspected kidnappers and one armed robber during a gun duel in Port Harcourt, the state capital. The suspects were killed during the raid of criminal hideouts between the months of October and November by policemen attached to the state police command. Read more
Villagers kill four suspected cattle thieves in Katsina
Four suspected cattle rustlers have been killed by villagers in Kankara Local Government area of Katsina State.
The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the suspects were killed at Santar Na’ade village where another villager was also killed on Saturday. Read more
Dangote quits board of flour-producing subsidiary
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote and three other directors resigned from the board of Dangote Flour Mills on Monday as majority owner Tiger Brands cut funding support to its struggling Nigerian division.
South Africa’s Tiger Brands said it was “currently exploring various alternatives with regard to its investment in Dangote Flour Mills, which also announced a change of name to Tiger Branded Consumer Goods Plc. Read more
Enugu State Workers Protest Non Release Of Bailout Funds
In a statement jointly signed on Monday by its Chairman and Secretary, Comrade Igbokwe Chukwuma Igbokwe and Comrade Theo O. Obasiani, The Joint Public Service Negotiating Council of Enugu State, has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to release the approved bailout fund for Enugu State.
The Union said the immediate release of the bailout fund was necessary to enable the State offset the arrears of salaries for non-permanent staff, pension and subventions for government parastatals, boards and agencies. Read more
Court Remands 35-year-old Man For Alleged Armed Robbery
An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the remand of one 35-year-old Yusuf Abdulazeez, in prison custody over alleged armed robbery.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Bamikole Olasunkanmi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Nov. 12 at Ikole-Ekiti. Read more
NNPC stations to operate 24-hrs
Motorists faced hard times as the fuel crisis situation continued across the country over the weekend with long queues witnessed in almost all the petrol stations selling the products, Vanguardreports.
The situation was worsened by the fact that a number of the petrol stations were shut due to attendants claiming that they did not have any products. Motorists therefore besieged the few petrol stations that were selling the product, spending between four and six hours on queues in some cases. Read more
Peace Returns To Oil Rich Ugborodo Community
TEARS of joy flowed freely last Saturday at the Ode-Ugborodo Town Hall of Ugborodo community in Warri South-West council area of Delta State when brothers formerly torn apart by internal feud gathered for a final reconciliation meeting facilitated by Pa. JOS Ayomike in company of the only two recognised leaders of the town, Olaja-Orori Benson Omadeli and Eghare-Aja, Pa. Wellington Ojoghor. Read more
2yrs after Iyayi’s death, ASUU tasks Buhari on 2009 agreement
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has expressed displeasure that two years after its former President, Professor Festus Iyayi was killed by a government convoy in Kogi State, the Federal Government was yet to fully implement the 2009 ASUU/FGN agreement. Iyayi, a former ASUU President was killed on November 12, 2013, in an auto-crash with convoy of Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, while on his way to attend an emergency ASUU meeting to suspend the six-month old ASUU strike in 2013. Read more
‘NLC Query of N25bn Consultancy Fee Vindicates Fayose on TSA’
The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Kola Oluwawole, Monday said the demand by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) that the Federal Government should probe the issues surrounding the N25 billion consultancy fee paid on Single Treasury Account vindicated Governor Ayodele Fayose’s position on the contentious issue. Read more
Buhari launches 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem
President Mohammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja said that Nigerians and visitors to the country may be required to wear the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem as pass for entry into all government establishments. The president stated this at the launching of the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem at the council chamber of the presidential Villa. Read more
Rooney offers condolences to Paris victims
England captain Wayne Rooney expressed his condolences on Monday in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday that left 129 people dead and over 300 injured.
“On behalf of the players we’d like to give our condolences,” Rooney told a press conference at England’s team hotel in Watford, north of London, ahead of Tuesday’s friendly against France at Wembley. Read more
Lalong promises strong, independent judiary
Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau on Monday promised to provide adequate support toward a strong, independent and effective judiciary.
Lalong made the promise at the 2015/2016 legal year celebration in Jos. Read more
Ibadan stands still for HID Awolowo
Residents of Ibadan, Oyo State, trooped out on Monday to honour the late Hannah Idowu Dideolu (HID) Awolowo who was brought to the city in convoys of motorcades.
HID Awolowo died on September 19 at the age of 99. Read more