*EFCC boss visits Aso Rock *Buhari is humiliating judges, says Adegboruwa

*EFCC boss visits Aso Rock *Buhari is humiliating judges, says Adegboruwa

SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR JANUARY 7, 2015

EFCC boss visits Aso Rock

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

That was the second time in 24 hours that Magu would be sighted in the Presidential Villa since he was named as replacement for Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde in acting capacity. Read more

Buhari is humiliating judges, says Adegboruwa

Human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of humiliating Nigerian judges and suppressing the judiciary.

Adegboruwa, who levelled this allegation on Wednesday, said it was time the Nigerian Bar Association directed all the lawyers in the country to stay away from the court until Buhari gave his commitment to uphold the rule of law. Read more

Confusion, anger over fate of Nigerian Shiite cleric

Supporters of Shiite Muslim cleric, Ibrahim Zakzaky are calling for his release, more than three weeks after he was arrested by the military during a bloody crackdown on his group. The military and police have assured followers of Ibrahim Zakzaky that he is alive and well.

But nothing has been heard from him since he was arrested with his wife on December 13, fuelling fears about his health and the potential for a new security threat Nigeria could do without. Read more

No Agreement to Rotate A’Ibom Governorship Ticket Among Senatorial Districts – Etiebet

Former Board of Trustee (BoT) member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Don Etiebet, has denied that there was an agreement in the state for the governorship ticket to be rotated among the three senatorial districts.

Etiebet explained that the agreement adopted by elders of the PDP in 1998 in the state was that the governorship position should rotate among the three major ethnic groups, namely the Ibibios, Annangs and the Oro nation. Read more

Hajj: Sokoto’s Last Stampede Victim to Leave Hospital

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Thursday visited Hajiya Fatima Isa, popularly known as Dammu, the last Sokoto’s patient in hospital from the September 2015 hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia.

A statement signed by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said Dammu, who had been on admission at the East Jedda hospital in Saudi Arabia since the tragedy, is from Sokoto South Local Government Area of Sokoto State. Read more

Edo poll: Is Obaseki anointed candidate?

All is not well in the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo State, as the battle over who succeeds Governor Adams Oshiomhole gathers momentum. The party primary is imminent, but there are fears that the party might implode, if the rumpus caused by Governor Oshiomhole’s choice is not handled properly.

Oshiomhole is said to have penciled down the Chairman of his economic team, Godwin Obaseki, as his preferred successor and reportedly asked other aspirants, who are his loyalists to step down for him. Read more

Abia North re-run: We are loyal to Kalu

The candidature of the former governor of Abia State and Peoples Progressive Alliance (PPA) candidate for Abia North senatorial re-run election Dr. Orji Kalu has received a boost on Monday at a reception in Arochukwu organised by the Arochukwu Grassroots Movement (AGM) in honour of the former governor.

Speaking on behalf of the movement, Mazi Ibe Joshua described Kalu as the hope for the hopeless, noting that his intimidating credential as a businessman and politician speaks volume of his capacity to drive the much anticipated and desired legislative agenda for the people of Abia North. Read more

$2.1b arms cash: Buhari not after PDP chiefs, says govt

Critics of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption battle got a reply yesterday.

The President has been accused of fighting a personal battle, particularly against leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Read more

‘Faleke should accept Deputy Governorship’

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State and former Senatorial candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, Mr. Adewale Abel has implored the Deputy Governor-Elect, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke to accept his new status in the interest of the Okun people.

Abel disclosed this in Lokoja in an exclusive chat with Vanguard, saying it will be unpardonable for Okun to lose out in the political scheming going on in the state. Read more

Sex worker jailed for letting clients rape, abuse daughters

A sex worker who allowed her clients to rape and indecently assault her daughters in “almost Victorian” conditions has been jailed for five years.

The mother – who cannot be named for legal reasons – beat her children with bamboo sticks and belts and kept them locked in a bedroom for days at a time. Read more

UNICEF, College urge Osun to adopt UBE policy

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)  in collaboration with the Osun State College of Education, Ilesa has implored the Osun State government to adopt the 2004 Universal Basic Education (UBE) policy to accommodate pre-schoolers.

The policy mandates every public primary school to have a pre-primary school linkage to cater for children aged three to five. Read more

My vision for EKSU, by VC

Professor Samuel Oye Bandele assumed duties as the seventh Vice Chancellor of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti last month. He has unfolded a nine-point agenda to improve the 33-year-old university, reports ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA.

You are coming into office with a vision and mission to leave EKSU better than you met it. What is your agenda? Read more

AAUA VC seeks to improve ranking

The Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Prof Igbekele Ajibefun, has expressed readiness to enhance the status of the university to improve its ranking.

Ajibefun who clocked one year in office yesterday, said he would seek greater partnership with foreign institutions. Read more

The difference training makes

Yimika Adedayo joined pupils of Yaba Model Nursery and Primary School, Yaba, and Nathan Nursery and Primary School, Yaba, to present popular song, “We are the World”, at the launch of the Bunmi Adedayo Foundation (BAF) at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos on Tuesday.  Though devoid of the emotions that the USA for Africa super group put into the original song that made waves in 1985 the performance was beautiful. Read more

Joy as Nigerian Breweries inaugurates new classroom/library

It was a happy moment at Awo-Omamma in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State when the Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc, handed over a six-classroom block with modern facilities to Ubachima Primary School.

Managing Director/Chief Executive of NB Plc, Nicolas Vervelde, who was represented by Mr Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser, said the project, built under the Nigerian Breweries-Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund, was aimed at enhancing the quality of education pupils of the school enjoy.  Read more

NNPC/MPN competition promotes mathematics, science

Lucille Education Centre, Bonny in Bonny Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers State, has won the sixth edition of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) quiz competition.

The competition was organised in collaboration with the Bonny, Kingdom Development Committee (BKDC) for eight secondary schools in the locality. Read more

Greater Tomorrow old students pledge support

Class of 95, Greater Tomorrow Secondary School, Benin, has promised to provide financial support to its alma mater.

Members of the Class gave the assurances at their 20th anniversary reunion party held in Benin. Administrator of the school, Elder Patrick Ikponmwen, praised the old students for living up to the philosophy of its founder by succeeding in their careersRead more

Daesh Claims Responsibility for Deadly Libya Blast

Earlier in the day, a car bomb had exploded at a military training camp in the city of Zliten, killing 70. More than 100 people were present for a military training.

Libya has been in a state of turmoil for years after the Arab Spring protests in early 2011 led to a civil war, and a western military intervention helped Islamic rebels overthrow the country’s long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi. Read more

DP Ruto urges forgiveness, fair 2017 elections

Deputy President William Ruto has pushed for reconciliation and assured Kenyans that the General Election next year will be free, fair and peaceful, dismissing Cord leaders’ claims of a plot to rig the poll.

He said those perpetuating the allegations were engaging in propaganda that is informed by fear of losing the elections. Read more

Chicago TV exec tells female reporters not to wear hats on cold days

It can get more than a little chilly in Chicago. When the wind blows – and the place’s nickname is “the Windy City” – it can be decidedly Arctic.

Yet one television executive apparently decided that his reporters, or rather his female reporters, did not need the comfort of a hat. Read more

China’s Stock Market Was Open Only for 29 Minutes

For the second time this week, ‘circuit-breakers’ halted trading in China’s stock market. This time, the stock market was open for all of 29 minutes before the blue-chip CSI 300 index fell by 7% and the circuit breakers ended the trading day.

Stocks crashed after China’s central bank lowered the yuan’s so-called reference rate, its trading peg to the U.S. dollar, by the largest margin since August, when the yuan dropped a couple percentage points over two days.  Read more

Sweden and Denmark have highest number of sexual assaults in Europe

Sweden and Denmark are the countries where the most sexual assaults occur in the EU.

A chart compiled by Statista for The Independent shows the percentage of people who said they experienced sexual harassment as adults in the EU’s member states. Read more

Police criticised for insulting ‘stupid’ teen suspected of stealing their hubcaps

The family of an 18-year-old accused of stealing the hubcaps from a police car have complained about a Facebook post which featured the teen’s mugshot, along with the words ‘stupid is as stupid does’.

Officers in Warwick, Rhodes Island claim that Shawn Bartis and an unnamed 17-year-old accomplice had stolen the hubcaps off a marked police car and were in the process of attempting to take more equipment from it when they were caught by officers around 7 p.m. on Sunday night. Read more

About The Author

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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