SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR DECEMBER 28, 2015
Jonathan’s govt provoked soldiers into mutiny —Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has accused the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan of deliberately provoking Nigerian soldiers into mutiny by its actions and turning round to arrest and prosecute the soldiers.
He said the past administration, while fighting terrorists, sent soldiers to the battlefield without arms and ammunition. Read more
Suicide Bombers attack Madagali, Maiduguri
Brig.-Gen Victor Ezugwu, Brigade Commander, 28 Task Force Brigade, Mubi, has confirmed that two female suicide bombers on Monday detonated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Madagali village in Adamawa.
“Two female suicide bombers struck at a motor park in Madagali and detonated their devices and we lost some beloved country men,” he said. Read more Apprehension in Maiduguri as Female Suicide Bombers on the Prowl
Residents of Maiduguri are living in fear as the deadly Boko Haram sect have unleashed female suicide bombers on the town.
Over 60 persons have been killed in attacks by the insurgents in the last 24 hours on the town. Many of the attacks were from female suicide bombers planted by the insurgents in the town after confrontations with the military. Read more
INTERPOL Arrests Over 500 For Phone, Email Scams
More than 500 people have been arrested and 15 call centres shut down in an INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting multi-million dollar phone and email scams across the world.
Involving 23 countries, Operation First Light 2015 resulted in a series of raids across the region with the largest in Indonesia where police arrested 245 Chinese and Taiwanese individuals, and in Cambodia where 168 Chinese nationals were taken into custody. Read more
Street trade booms as carnival Calabar comes to climax
The residents of Calabar have cashed in on the final day of Carnival Calabar to make brisk businesses, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
NAN survey in parts of the city shows that residents have converted all available spaces along the Carnival routes to business arena displaying various items. Read more
Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri with female suicide bombers
The terrorist sect, Boko Haram has left people in troubled Maiduguri anxious and frightened after unleashing female suicide bombers on the Borno State capital.
Over 60 persons have been killed in attacks by the insurgents in the last 24 hours on the town. Read more
Probe Maku for deceiving Nigerians about release of Chibok girls, Al-Makura
Gov. Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa State has called for the probe of the failure of Mr Labaran Maku to rescue the Chibok girls as the supervising Minister of Defence in the last administration. This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity ,Alhaji Tukur Ahmed, on Sunday in Lafia . Read more
Man electrocuted trying to steal electric cable
An unidentified middle age man was electrocuted at the early hours of Sunday while trying to steal electric cable at a power supply installation in Kaduna. The incident happened at Accra Crescent by LEA Primary School, Unguwar Rimi. The traditional ruler of teh area, Dan Iyar Unguwar Rimi, Alhaji Muhammad Gidado, confirmed the incident. Read more
Nigeria’s 4 refineries to produce 10m litres of PMS daily – Kachikwu
The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, said the nation’s refineries had been repositioned to produce not less than 10 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, per day. Kachikwu stated this on Sunday during his official visit to Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC Read more
Buhari is resolute to diversify economy – Adamu
Sen. Abdullahi Adamu (APC Nasarawa West) says President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to diversify the country’s economy. He spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Monday, noting that the present administration had said it on many occasions that Nigeria could no longer depend on oil and gas based economy. Read more
A look back at Ebola
The past year has been a roller coaster ride for West Africa, with Ebola coming and going and coming and going, and then coming once again. But now, after nearly two years battling the deadly virus, the region finally seems to be Ebola-free. None of the three countries most affected – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – has had an active case since mid-November. Read more
Egypt’s stocks remain in red on Monday
Egypt’s stocks closed slightly down on Monday as benchmark index, EGX30, slipped 0.07 percent to register 6,744 points.
Out of 156 securities that were listed, 48 shares gained and 65 declined in a session that saw a daily turnover of LE393 million. Read more
6 shot, wounded in drive-by attack
Police are investigating an incident in which six men were shot on the front lawn of a house in Cape Town’s Lavender Hill this weekend.
Spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said on Monday that the men were shot and wounded outside a house in Chapel Street. Read more
Attackers kill 3 policemen in Indonesia’s Papua province
Officials say about 15 gunmen have attacked a police station in Indonesia’s restive Papua province, killing three officers and wounding two others.
Local police spokesman Col. Patrige Renwarin said the assailants attacked the station in Sinak town in the mountainous district of Puncak late Sunday while the victims were watching television. Read more
Greek police arrest Briton wanted for cocaine trafficking
Police in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki say they have arrested a man wanted in Britain on suspicion of running a large cocaine trafficking ring.
A police statement Monday said the suspect, Simon Dutton, 39, was arrested in a Thessaloniki hotel on a European arrest warrant. Read more