SABINEWS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE FOR DECEMBER 16, 2015
Army/Shiite clash: NHRC sets up probe panel
The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, yesterday, said it had constituted a Special Investigative Panel to probe circumstances that led to the bloody clash between the Nigerian Army and the Shiite Muslim sect. Read more
Chelsea board considers Mourinho future
Jose Mourinho’s future as Chelsea manager is in suspense over his failure to lift the team out of their alarming slump, according to British press reports on Wednesday.
The Daily Mail said that the Chelsea board was due to meet to discuss Mourinho’s position on Wednesday, while the Daily Telegraph claimed the club’s hierarchy was drawing up a list of potential replacements. Read more
Ogun harps in modern teaching techniques
Ogun State Government has charged the educational institutions in the State to introduce modern techniques of imparting more knowledge in their students.
The Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota gave the advice when she visited some schools and Zonal Education Offices in Ogun East Senatorial District of the State. Read more
AAU appoints Bursar
Authorities of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma in Edo State has appointed Mr. Lawrence Okekhigbemen Esene as the substantive bursar of the university.
The appointment, according to a press statement signed by the university spokesman, Chris Adamaigbo, took effect from December 1, 2015. Read more
Rector assures freshers of reward at TV College
The Provost of the Television College, Jos, Ms. Halima Bewell has assured its newly admitted students that the college has reward for best performing students of the college by placing them on scholarship.
The Rector therefore encouraged the new intake to strive to be the best in their various courses so as to earn the scholarship. Read more
Government should review curriculum to tackle unemployment – Expert
Lead Strategist of Crescita Consult, Mr. Segun Akiode has called for a review of the education curriculum to tackle massive unemployment in the country. About 20.3 million Nigerians are unemployed.
Akiode spoke at the launch of his book titled ‘Corporate Misfit,’ in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. He lamented that jobs are available but young graduates and job seekers are unemployed because of their inability to fit into a job. Read more
Fed Govt reverts varsity to college
THE Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Prof. Emmanuel Kucha, has said that federal government has reverted the Federal University of Health Sciences approved by immediate past administration in Otukpo, Benue State to a college of medicine at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi (UAM). Read more
Ex- Babcock VC defends fee hike
Former Vice Chancellor (VC) of Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, Prof. Kayode Makinde, has reacted to public’s claims that Babcock University’s education is too expensive.
Speaking with journalists at a luncheon in the university, he said the nation’s economic state and BU’s determination not to compromise standards were factors affecting the hike in fees. Read more
Getting past China’s internet firewall at the World Internet Conference
Delegates at the World Internet Conference in Zhejiang province have been given special passes to help them circumvent the country’s firewall.
The country has been criticised for its strict internet regulations, blocking major sites and censoring posts. Read more
Polls open for Egypt’s last day of parliamentary elections
Poll stations opened on Wednesday for the electoral run-offs of 13 MPs in four electoral districts, marking the last day of Egypt’s parliamentary polls.
The run-offs took place in two districts in Upper Egypt’s Beni Suef, and one in each of the Mediterranean governorates of Beheira and Alexandria, on 14 and 15 December for Egyptians abroad and 15 and 16 December within Egypt. Read more
UAE and Egypt sign MoU on tourism
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, and Hisham Zaazou, Egyptian Minister of Tourism, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to enhance and strengthen ties between the two countries and improve bilateral cooperation in the field of tourism. Read more
South Africans march against Jacob Zuma
The latest protests are a reaction to him sacking two finance ministers last week, further damaging confidence in the economy.
This comes on top of claims of widespread corruption, recent student protests and a succession battle in the governing African National Congress. Read more
Donald Trump’s Fight Against Windfarm Defeated by the U.K. Supreme Court
Donald Trump’s bid to stop the development of an offshore wind farm close to a golf course he owns in Scotland has been defeated in the U.K’s Supreme Court.
Over two years ago, Trump challenged the Scottish government’s plan to build 11 turbines within sight of his multi-million dollar golf development, the Menie Estate, north of Aberdeen. Read more
Germany will be ‘extremely helpful’ to UK on EU reform – official
Germany is ready to be “extremely helpful” to British Prime Minister David Cameron in his renegotiation of Britain’s membership of the European Union, a senior German government official said on Wednesday.
“The German government has a very great interest that Great Britain remains a member of the EU and in allowing Cameron to run a successful campaign,” the official said ahead of an EU summit this week, which is expected to lay the foundations for an agreement on EU Read more
Justin Trudeau pledges reconciliation in Canada after Aboriginal abuse
Justin Trudeau has pledged to work towards full reconciliation with Canadian Aboriginals as he accepted a final report on the abuses of the government’s now-defunct system of residential schools for indigenous children. Read more